The Paul Mirfin Band
‘a very talented musician with a unique sound, lyrics and mix of instruments’ Leon Schoeman – TBN presenter
The Paul Mirfin Band are a Knaresborough based group of musicians who, since forming just over 3 years ago, are fast gathering momentum as one of Yorkshire’s most talented producers of original folk rock music. With a background working on the railways and childhood years in Sheffield, Paul’s melodies and lyrics are full of Northern grit and honesty.
The Paul Mirfin Band’s sound brings a Yorkshire slant to American country porch music, leaning towards folk rock and blues and influenced by the likes of Johnny Cash and David Crowder. Layered with arresting vocal harmonies this band bring a touching truth and simplicity to the acoustic music scene that has captured media and music industry attention in the UK and United States.
After being featured on BBC1 Songs of Praise in 2016 as they performed for passengers and fans at Harrogate railway station Paul and the band have been broadcast on TBN, BBC Introducing and God TV as well as being on current playlists for Premier Radio, TBN Africa and UCB Radio. Through their songs they are able to transport listeners from the stillness and peace of ‘Trust in the Silence’ to foot stomping hoedown beats in ‘Bring the Rain’.
- Paul Mirfin – songwriter, lead vocals, guitar
- Ben Mirfin – drums, vocals
- Warren Timmis – lead guitar
- Mark Boyle – banjo, shruti
- John Evamy – violin
Diane Louise Jordan – BBC1 Songs of Praise Presenter
“Paul’s gigs seem to be having a profound affect on people”
David Grant – BBC1 Presenter
“You may not think trains and music naturally go together but up in Yorkshire Paul Mirfin is a man well versed in both”
John Sentamu – Archbishop of York
“I am delighted to hear that you were featured on Songs of Praise. I do pray that your story will have encouraged others as they tapped their feet along to your music!”
Velton Lishke – Actor and Producer
“I have just listened to this album for the first time and it is beyond amazing.. If you ever get a chance to check out Paul Mirfin and his band then do so. Trust me when I say….. absolutely brilliant”