The Papers

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Biography: The Papers

With over 11000 views on you tube for their latest single, The Papers are a band on the way up. Influenced by The Clash, The Police and Bob Marley, The Papers are from London UK with a lot of history. Irish twin brothers Mike and John Fitzsimons lead on vocals and guitar/ 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 pop, rock and reggae.

The Caribbean influence spills into the music, especially on the new single “Live your Dreams”. Barrack Obama himself leads us into the track 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 single 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 early 2017. "Cowgirl Kiss" is a fun take on natural and “the rhythm of life” celebrates cooperation and peaceful co-existence. Their songs reflect a concern with human rights, fairness and equality.

Biography: The Papers

With over 11000 views on you tube for their latest single, The Papers are a band on the way up. Influenced by The Clash, The Police and Bob Marley, The Papers are from London UK with a lot of history. Irish twin brothers Mike and John Fitzsimons lead on vocals and guitar/ 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 pop, rock and reggae.

The Caribbean influence spills into the music, especially on the new single “Live your Dreams”. B...

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The Papers on Tour

  • 09 | 12 | 2016 Cediton The Bucaneer pub
  • 13 | 01 | 2017 Exeter Heart of Oak pub
  • 28 | 08 | 2017 Exeter The Weary Traveller pub
  • 09 | 12 | 2017 Exeter Heart of Oak pub

Past Gigs The Papers

  • 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 London Woolwich APW
  • 09 | 2015 Berlin Redhouse festival
  • 09 | 2015 Antwerp Uk ska festival
  • 09 | 2015 Ostend Via club party
  • 09 | 2015 Teignmouth Club night The Cave
  • 09 | 2015 Paris The Irish Pub
  • 06 | 2015 Exeter Exmouth Festival

Discography The Papers

  • 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 The only One I see Single | Fantastic
  • 1984 Heat from the Street Album | Chrysalis
  • 1983 Reggae on the radio Single | Radioactive
  • 1982 How many more Single | radioactive

Media

  • Sound The Papers Get Up Stand Up ...
  • Video Live Your Dreams
  • Sound The Papers - Irradiation Ed...
  • Sound The Papers - Watchtower
  • Video living in the Rhythm of Lif...
  • Video Miracle - The Papers
  • Video The Papers - Reggae On The ...
  • Video The Papers - How Many More?...
  • Video The Papers - Android live E...

Fan Radar

5,859 Fans
10,292 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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