What they're saying about Paul Downes

Why aren't these people incredibly famous?


His own material shows incisive use of imagery and mood for the exotic. Well worth a listen.

Rock and Reel

Wonderful... Magnificent throughout.

Melody Maker

Downes does it and it's brilliant.


One of the most able and talented, yet underrated singer/guitarists on the folk scene.

The Folk Diary

Always an incisive guitarist and, over time, has developed a smoothness and depth in his singing voice together with estimable songwriting skills.

Folk Roots

Your expertise and obvious talent was most appreciated by the largest audience this season.