wednesday, september 11th
paul bowen - The lone starjet
September 11, 2019 07:30 PM until September 11, 2019 09:30 PM
PAUL BOWEN THE LONE STARJET
Paul Bowen is guitarist, singer with Belfast Punk-Pop band, The Starjets. He was guitarist with Irish Rock band, Thin Lizzy, for almost 30 seconds. It's a long story. Became understudy to Irish Blues Rock legend, Rory Gallagher. Joined the Pogues offshoot, The Bucks, ended up as guest guitarist with Shane MacGowan's side project, The Popes.
Paul grew up on the Falls Road, Belfast during The Troubles. That upbringing, in what was then the most dangerous city on earth, strongly influences his writing. But Paul also looked to the outside world for inspiration away from his war ravaged hometown. He looked to America; its landscape, cities, its culture, its peoples. This too, shows in his music. Check out 'My Little Belfast Friend' and 'An Irishman In New York' on his website.
As The Lone Starjet, Paul plays with a distinctive Celtic American style, whose earthy Irish roots are always present. He's just written a special Texas song for you. 'Lone Star Angel'. Come along and check it out.