.30Paul Mulqueen is master of crowd-pleasing covers. The self-taught singer/guitarist is also an original songwriter.
Paul has been solo concert support to acts like Leo Sayer, The Platters, the Ten Tenors, Rita Coolidge and many more…
In the early nineties he was flown to Hollywood to perform at Marilyn Monroe’s crypt for the anniversary of her death. The song was and original composition about her called “Lady in Lights”.
He also performed in Europe through the nineties before settling back in Australia to continue his career.
“I love doing requests” he said, “in fact most of the performances I do hinge on requests. When you play what people want to hear, we all have a great night”.
“I would have to say the most requested song I have would be one of my original songs called Fly (available on iTunes).
“I was often asked was it a Neil Diamond song or who wrote that one and where could they get it.”
Paul also sounds uncannily like Neil Diamond and can cover just about all of his popular songs.
Born in Bendigo, Victoria, he was one of seven children. His family ran the local funeral parlour, a business that had been in the family since 1853. He said he grew up watching Johnny Young’s Young Talent Time and was inspired to sing and play guitar from then.
These days Paul juggles a double life, running an advertising agency by day and as an entertainer by night!