My name is Paul Wilson, I am a singer/football songwriter from Leeds. More of a lyricist, I take existing tracks, change the lyrics and create new music.
I have been following Leeds United since I was 6 and went to my first game in 1992 vs Scunthorpe in the League Cup.
I was born in Leeds, raised in Leeds and went to school at Garforth Community College.
It was here that I truly fell in love with both football and music. I played on a Sunday for Kippax Colts, a successful junior side coached by Steve Hull and Gary Batley, and went to the Leeds games on a Saturday with my step father, Phil and his father George.
I remembered writing songs for Tony Yeboah when I was only around 13, I was at Elland Rd when he scored his famous goal against Liverpool. I’m a big believer in football being a great place to “get away” from it all: that’s why I loved being at Leeds United.
At a young age, I got into djing and songwriting and attended Dewsbury College where I continued to learn the piano that I started as a child with my stepmother, Fran.
I wrote my first ever football song to the tune of “Kiss Me Goodnight Sergeant Major”
Method in the madness…
My Grandad used to tell me all his stories from the war and would love singing the old war songs, so in 2006 the World Cup was in Germany, “Sing For England” made it to the Yorkshire Evening Post, where an article was written about the song, still pride of place at home.
This was followed by “Go 3 Lions” an England Song to the tune of Grease Lightning, recorded with the brilliant Paul Eaglen Snr and “Bring it Back Home”, to the tune of “All the Small Things” recorded and performed with Rob Chew, a budding young artist from Kippax, whose music is available in all good online stores.
It wasn’t until some bad years that I started to refocus on songwriting. I found that writing songs helped with keeping me in a good place and finally plucked up the courage to record “properly” at The Medicine Room Studios.
“King Of Elland Road” is my signature track, the one that turned a few heads I would say. Written to the tune of Country Roads as a tribute to Marcelo Bielsa, it went down a storm with the Leeds United fanbase and is often heard at Elland Road being sung before the games.
I don’t class myself as a “good singer”. When I wrote “He’s Stuart Dallas” I handed the reins to Mark Jepson, his vocals propelled the track to The Belfast Telegraph, LS11 Podcast, Mighty Whites Podcast and even got a seal of approval from Stuart himself.
Together, we have decided to celebrate 100 years of Leeds United by holding a gig at The Irish Centre on 20th March 2020 where all my songs, all Leeds songs and a huge collection of songs from Mark’s band “The Strikes” will be played live!
Only £12 a ticket its gonna be huge, we have a singer from Norway, 2 from Ireland and much more happening.
I am available for the following, please contact me to discuss:
1. Club tracks – create lyrics for any football club/sports club who wishes to create an anthem
2. Live Performance – accompanied by full band, backing tracks or acoustic, up to you!!
3. Wedding Song – I have just started writing wedding songs for couples wanting to add a little humour and music to their day!
4. Recording – Through Medicine Room Studios come and record in the same studio I used with the help of the wonderful Dom Bennison, the genius behind everything you have heard!
5. Film – we can make digital, animated, live, whatever you like to make your music come to life
6. Photography – as on the tin
7. Web design
8. Dom Bennison Guitarist – Hire Dom for your venue and enjoy his wonderful array of musical talent