Paul Byrom is considered by many to be one of Ireland’s finest crossover tenors. Starting in the business at a very young age, the Dublin-born singer has been in the music industry for over 25 years. Paul loves performing in a wide range of productions, from operas to oratorio to recitals and in particular, musical theatre.
After releasing his first album at age 14 (The Golden Voice of Paul Byrom), Paul got a taste for recording studios and soon became a recording artist. Subsequently, he recorded his first major album as a tenor (VELVET), in 2005 and swiftly followed this with his first Christmas album (I’ll Be Home for Christmas) in 2008.
This has led to many appearances on Irish television and radio, from “The Late Late Show” to “Ireland AM”, including the hit reality dance show “Celebrity Jigs and Reels”, where he reached the finals.
Paul is also very fond of acting and made his onscreen debut in Ireland’s longest-running soap, “FAIR CITY.”
His talent as a singer has taken him far and wide, and some of his many career highlights include performing for dignitaries such as Emperor Akihito of Japan, former Irish Presidents Mary McAleese and Mary Robinson, and most recently, for United States President Barack Obama.
In 2007, Paul was approached by Phil Coulter to become one of the original soloists in the hit live show Celtic Thunder. He toured North America and Australia with the group and had six No. 1 World Billboard Chart albums with the group. This allowed Paul to perform on many international TV shows including “The Today Show.”
After leaving the production in 2010 to pursue his solo career, his subsequent album (This is the Moment) debuted at No. 1 on the World Billboard charts and was shortlisted for a Grammy nomination.
This has led to a successful solo touring career and he now performs his shows regularly throughout Ireland, North America and Canada. In 2013, Paul filmed his first solo TV special for Public Television, called “This is the Moment Live”, with his orchestra. It has aired throughout the United States, Canada and as far away as Australia. Paul’s last album, (Thinking of Home) reached the top of the iTunes, Amazon and World Billboard charts and features two of his own, original songs. He has been named IRISH TENOR OF THE YEAR by the Irish Music Association on two separate occasions.
Paul is an avid sports fan and gets invited regularly to perform the anthem for the Boston Celtics. He has also performed at six All-Ireland Finals, and at many international rugby games. He was hugely honoured to be the official voice on “Ireland’s Call” for the Rugby World Cup in 2011.
Despite 2020 being a catastrophic year for many in the music and entertainment business, Paul will be releasing his latest album with full orchestra this autumn (What I Did for Love). This album promises to showcase Paul in his best light, in what will be his most crossover album to date. This proves that even with a world pandemic, Paul Byrom will continue to perform – and plans to do so for the next 25 years!!