The Papers

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Biography: The Papers

With over 36000 views on you tube for their latest single, The Papers are a band on the way up. Influenced by Dr John, Bob Marley, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors and the Clash, The Papers are from London UK with a lot of history. John Fitzsimons (see him on UK X factor!) is on lead vocals with Mike Fitzsimons on bass, while expert “hit man” Norman Marsh provides the thunder on the drums. Rob Bright is on lead guitar and Paul Smail, keyboard player, punctuates the sound with melodic jazz organ and piano. It’s a fab sound, combining reggae, pop, and rock.

The Caribbean influence spills into the music, with aspects of blues and country on the new single Cowgirl kiss. The previous single Live your dreams featured Barrack Obama himself with an extract from his acceptance speech in 2008. “It doesn’t matter who you are …… you can make it if you are willing to try”. Their first single, “How Many More” also featured a US president - Ronald Reagan. Heading up the indie charts the singles have got them national and international radio airplay. They have released two studio albums and a live album, recorded as they headlined the tree festivals in 1984.

With a wealth of experience, the band are a tight unit. They have played all the major clubs in London and supported Osibisa, Jimmy Page, Supertramp, Fairport Convention, Dr John and many other artists. .

New material for the next album is on the way, scheduled for release in August. Their songs reflect a concern with love, human rights, fairness and equality.

Biography: The Papers

With over 36000 views on you tube for their latest single, The Papers are a band on the way up. Influenced by Dr John, Bob Marley, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors and the Clash, The Papers are from London UK with a lot of history. John Fitzsimons (see him on UK X factor!) is on lead vocals with Mike Fitzsimons on bass, while expert “hit man” Norman Marsh provides the thunder on the drums. Rob Bright is on lead guitar and Paul Smail, keyboard player, punctuates the sound with melodic jazz organ and piano. It’s a fab sound, combining reggae, pop, and rock.

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The Papers on Tour

  • 09 | 12 | 2017 Exeter Heart of Oak pub
  • 16 | 12 | 2017 Torquay Dolphin Inn
  • 07 | 07 | 2018 Exeter The Bowling Green

Past Gigs The Papers

  • 08 | 2017 Exeter The Weary Traveller pub
  • 08 | 2017 Exeter Phoenix Arts Centre
  • 08 | 2017 Dartmoor Devon Langaland festival
  • 06 | 2017 Plymouth The Junction
  • 06 | 2017 Paris Irish pub festival
  • 06 | 2017 Teignmouth Club night
  • 06 | 2017 Berlin Fest after hours
  • 05 | 2017 Teignmouth Club night
  • 01 | 2017 Exeter Heart of Oak pub
  • 12 | 2016 Cediton The Bucaneer pub
  • 08 | 2016 Dartmoor Langaland festival
  • 08 | 2016 Exeter Respect festival
  • 01 | 2016 Paris Irish pub
  • 12 | 2015 Teignmouth The cave club night
  • 11 | 2015 Exeter The monkey suite
  • 11 | 2015 Teignmouth The cave club night
  • 09 | 2015 Teignmouth Club night The Cave
  • 09 | 2015 Berlin Redhouse festival
  • 09 | 2015 Antwerp Uk ska festival
  • 09 | 2015 Ostend Via club party
  • 09 | 2015 London Woolwich APW
  • 09 | 2015 Paris The Irish Pub
  • 06 | 2015 Exeter Exmouth Festival

Discography The Papers

  • 2017 Cowgirl Kiss Single |
  • 2016 living in the rythm of life Single | Neon Rock
  • 2015 Live your dreams Single | Neon rock
  • 2007 British Ska Album | Captain Oi!
  • 2006 Fahrenheit in a centigrade world Album | Hot core
  • 1984 Heat from the Street Album | Chrysalis
  • 1984 The only One I see Single | Fantastic
  • 1983 Reggae on the radio Single | Radioactive
  • 1982 How many more Single | radioactive

Media

  • Sound The Papers Get Up Stand Up ...
  • Sound The Papers - Irradiation Ed...
  • Sound GLOBAL WARNING! (Live in Lo...
  • Video The Papers - yeah yeah yeah...
  • Video Papers Live at The Pavilions.
  • Video living in the Rhythm of Lif...
  • Sound The Papers - Watchtower
  • Video Live Your Dreams
  • Video John Fitzsimons puts on a s...
  • Video Miracle - The Papers
  • Video The Papers - How Many More?...
  • Video Cowgirl kiss
  • Video The Papers - Reggae On The ...

Fan Radar

5,845 Fans
50,794 Views

Origin

  • Exeter GB

Founded

  • 1981

Members

  • Mike (harry) Fitzsimons Bass player/ BV
  • Dexy D angelo Trumpet
  • Norman marsh Drums
  • Rob bright Lead giitar/ BV
  • John Fitzsimons Lead vocals/ rhythm guitar
  • Bob smith Keyboards

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