Paddy Cole, affectionately known as The King of The Swingers, has taken his style of Jazz, Dixieland and Swing band music all over the world – and back home too. He is the grand old man of Irish Showbiz. Heart-warming and hilarious, this book is full of great stories from the world of music.
The colourful story of the 80-year-old saxophone player and singer affectionately know as The King of The Swingers. Paddy Cole has taken his style of Jazz, Dixieland and Swing band music all over the world – and back home too. Paddy Cole is the grand old man of Irish Showbiz who still is young at heart and has built a new radio career with his show on Dublin’s Sunshine Radio every Sunday. His story is as heart-warming as it is hilarious!
Fantastic … will make a great stocking filler
Time is running out … get it while you can
The new book by Paddy Cole is a welcome addition to the list of memoirs from those who created a unique contribution to Ireland’s musical history. Paddy has seen it all; from his days as a child prodigy playing in Castleblayney with his dad and Maurice Lynch, to the Capitol showband, the Big 8 and his own trad band, Paddy has starred in and survived every twist and turn in a notoriously fickle business … All the great stories are here … It’s a superb read and a sure-fire hit for the Christmas stocking ... Get it while you can … Paddy Cole’s memoir is excellent
As heart-warming as it is hilarious
Fascinating and brilliant stories
His book is a real page turner, full of delightful memories from the early showband years to more recent times, and sprinkled with Paddy’s natural and infectious style of storytelling
The book is absolutely fantastic … a wonderful book … a great Christmas present
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