07 Sep AMP Review: Pal Steelo
New to Music Synch Licensing from Ireland
Having previously sung for the Irish trad band De Danann Paul McDonnel is a veteran of the Irish music scene and has opened for acts like Jools Holland and Kirsty MacColl, yet Paul’s own band Pal Steelo instead produces contemporary country type of pop which is sweet and straight forward, and does exactly what is says on the tin. These are songs about longing, care and hope. Not all songs have the country feel though. For example, Days without you makes one think of a male Tracy Chapman, and Josephine, much of which is stripped back to a piano, gives a slight Rickie Lee Jones feel. Paul’s voice is tender and full of emotion, and stays that way throughout, whilst painted on varying aural tableaux. Much of this music sounds is American, and not surprisingly Pal Steelo has been extremely successful on the American Broadjam review charts, as well as having penned a song that reached the top five on the Irish charts. These are carefully crafted songs that wear their hearts on their sleeve.
Styles: Contemporary Country, Soft Rock, Singer Songwriter, Pop, Acoustic, Piano
Moods: Sentimental, Strong, Mournful, Perseverance, Jangly, Motivational, Sensitive, Soothing, Relationship, Reflective, Wanderous, Heartwarming, Hurt, Honest, Mystical, Serene, Pleading, Elegant, Minimal, Sincere, Loving