Paul Ledding’s musical stylings teleport you to a classier time and place, making it easy to imagine yourself sitting in a nightclub circa-1950 with a glass of fine whiskey in hand.
A modern take on a classic sound, Ledding’s eclectic 2014 debut EP Play Me A Song masterfully explores his vocal versatility, while placing him in the spotlight alongside renaissance stars like Michael Bublé, Jamie Cullum and Ben L’Oncle Soul.
Ledding’s debut EP Play Me A Song, which is currently being played on CBC, CJSR, and CKUA Radio, tells his story of finding love and the lessons he learned along the way. The first single from the album, He’s Not The One, was recently nominated for Jazz Recording of the Year at the Edmonton Music Awards. Ledding is currently writing new material for his forthcoming full-length album, which will elaborate on his style by incorporating pop, r&b and soul inspirations.
“One of the best male Jazz singers that Edmonton has to offer.”-Jeff Kolbuc (Jeffrey’s Café)
For this show he will be joined by Edmonton songstress, Beth Portman, Her new & old favourite original songs along with covers from the 20s to the 50s from the Andrew Sisters to Patsy Cline. Smart, funny and engaging, singer-songwriter/ukulele star Beth Portman created a musical style she calls Acoustic Folk Jazz -- a nostalgic concoction of early jazz, folk, swing, blues and bluegrass. It's a vintage flavoured evening of feel good music.