Paul Carmichael

Thursday 13th June 2019

Tickets: £15.00 Seat 

Doors: 7.30pm

Show: 8.00pm-10.00pm


Each booking will receive a complimentary CD called “In the Distance” 

A retrospective compilation of live and studio recordings going back over 20 years.
Featuring: Phil Todd (Saxes), Ralph Salmins (Drums), and many more.
Live recordings from the late 80s.

Paul Carmichael

Paul’s musical upbringing was based around Classical Piano. However his love for Jazz and Blues swiftly propelled him into picking up the bass and performing around the world as an accomplished bass player. Playing the London circuit as well as at the famous Ronnie Scotts, his credibility as a bass player was making waves and led to a series of new opportunities and musical collaborations across the music industry.

Paul toured with Barbara Thomson’s Paraphernalia and Jon Hiseman, Dominic Miller (Sting’s guitarist) and working closely with renowned guitarist, writer and producer John Themis. An important milestone came around 1982 when Paul recorded the classic album with Allan Holdsworh IOU.

Actively working on the London Scene in both live and session work for Radio and TV, this included a regular spot on a show called ‘Playaway’ which ran for several years.

In 2014 & 2015 Paul toured with the Bob Malone Band in the UK, performing a repertoire which included a series of great Blues and New Orleans R&B. Other collaborations included playing for Artists such as; Lulu, Manu Dubango, Soft Machine and Charles Aznavour, Dory Previn, Paul has been fortunate enough to have worked in some of the biggest London Theatre Shows including; ‘Les Miserables’, ‘Joseph and The Technicolour Dreamcoat’, ‘Cats’, ‘Just So’ and ‘Moby Dick’, produced by Cameron Macintosh.

Paul also produced and co-wrote on the Debut CD for Vanessa Haynes (Incognitos singer) called “Stay With Me” Paul last solo recording was ‘Wax is Melting’, at the beginning of 2012 with a clear direction of where his music was heading, exploring ideas on instrumental improvised music. Paul calls this a World Album rather than a Jazz album, although it is both!

At Hampstead Jazz Club Paul will perform from Wax is Melting, and 3 new compositions which will be recorded later this year, as well as a title from the IOU album, in honour of the late Allan Holdsworth, and singer Paul Williams Fellow musicians on this line up include new up and coming musicians.


Paul Carmichael – Bass

Chris Neill – Keyboards

Rob Hughes –  Sax

Mike Horne –  Drums

Tim Cansfield – Guitar

Please note, The Club is not licenced to allow access to Children under the age of 16 after 9pm, so for evening performances, please do not book tickets for children under the age of 16. Children aged 16 and above are welcome at any time.
Seats are not numbered and you will be seated at available tables. Please note tables seat 4 people, so for bookings of less than 4 people, you will be seated and share a table for 4.Please NOTE, there is NO food served in the Jazz Club, there is a bar for drinks. We advise booking a table for dinner at the Duke of Hamilton upstairs at least 1hr before show-time – Book Here

This is a fully seated event.  Seats are not numbered and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.


Doors: 7:30 pm | Show: 8:00 pm

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