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Paul Camilleri is an Englishman with a Maltese name and Lebanese roots. Since 2004, his trio has established an outstanding reputation as an energy-driven and equally soulful power act, bringing down the houses at approx. 100 concerts throughout Germany, England and Switzerland in support of the likes of Status Quo, John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers, Popa Chubby and Eric Burdon & The Animals. The renowned blues magazine «Blues News» described Camilleri's last album «Another Sad Goodbye» (produced by «the king of the New York city blues» Popa Chubby) as a «competent mixture of blues and rock» – it went on to sell more than 7,000 copies. Over the past two years, Paul and his band played to more than 70,000 people and racked up lots of airplay in Switzerland – something not so common nowadays for an act with its roots in the blues tradition. In Germany, his songs could be heard on various radio stations, and WDR2 even voted his record «Best Album Of The Week» in June 2005. The recording of his performance at the WDR Rockpalast 2004 festival was broadcasted on WDR, Swiss TV and 3 SAT on different occasions and is now available on DVD. The ultimate big bang took place this year: Paul Camilleri recorded his brand-new album in England. His fourth and to date most consummate and representative collection of catchy rock’ n’ blues tracks was produced by Francis Rossi, the lead singer and guitarist of Status Quo fame. All 13 tracks are completely dedicated to the spirit of rock and blues – nine of them were penned by Camilleri & Rossi, two were written by the successful songwriting duo Rossi/Young. To round off the next chapter in Paul Camilleri's career, it's worth mentioning the following quote by blues luminary and living legend John Mayall which just about sums up the atmosphere that Camilleri and his band create night after night when belting out their unique style of rock 'n' blues to audiences all over Europe: «Paul and his band rock. An exciting blend of blues and rootsy rock 'n' roll – go for it!» Quite a compliment considering the amount of guitarists and acts John Mayall has seen in his lifetime …

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