Paul Melia releases his debut album Hold Onto The Colours in 2013. The album title is a direct reference to the colourful world of sound through synesthesia.
The album was written, produced,arranged including orchestral arrangements by Paull.Drum duites were handled by Johnny Boyle(The Frames,Picturehouse,Pugwash).It was recorded in various places including Pulse Studios,(Dublin), Paul’s own Studio and the Orchestra was recorded with the Malmo Symphonic Orchestra in Sweden.
Artwork duites were by James Marsh.James is most well known for his superb Talk Talk album sleeves. Talk Talk are without a doubt a major influence so it was a special moment for Paul when James came on board for this project.Hold Onto The Colours was mastered by Jon Astley(Tori Amos,Tears For Fears,George Harrison).
The album features a wide gamut from classical, rock, jazz, world,pop to experimental music.Paul has played various places including Electric Picnic,Whelans,Sugar Club,Grand Social etc.In 2010 released the "Miss You EP" and single "Miss You" to great reviews.
"Hold Onto The Colours" out now on CD/Digital in Ireland on Itunes,Spotify,Bandcamp