Miss Paula Flynn
A native of Forkhill, Co. Armagh, Paula Flynn grew up listening to the country, folk and bluegrass records that she found at home. Singing came naturally and she spent her teenage years winning talent competitions and sharing stages with iconic Irish figures like Joe Dolan. In the intervening years the voice has been put to good use accompanying agit-folk anti-hero Jinx Lennon in gigs at home and abroad as well as in the studio.
In 2007, while still studying at Dublin City University she recorded a version of David Bowie's Let's Dance which found its way into the hands of Ballygowan advertising executives. The voice did it for them, and it seemed to strike a chord with the punters too. After fielding calls along the lines of "Who's the girl singing the Bowie song?" EMI came on board decided to release it as a single which went on to top the Irish charts.
Resisting the pressure to release an album of covers Paula went back to college where she not only earned her degree but also picked up the Uaneen Fitzsimons Award for Communications Studies which was instituted by the broadcaster's family after her tragic death in a car crash in 2000.
Miss Paula is currently working on her solo debut album and really enjoying the process. With college out of the way her time is spent in the studio, when she isn't making radio documentaries or playing gigs with Jinx Lennon. Her Christmas single 'Happy Christmas Valentine' is the first fruit of the process and was co-produced with ex Bell X1 mainstay Brian Crosby.