Paul Mosley

Paul Mosley and The Red Meat Orchestra return following their successful album and folk opera The Butcher:

“Featuring a stunning 20 songs, with 20 plus musicians from six different countries ‘The Butcher’ is an epic ghost story told in songs.”
– Alex Gallacher, Folk Radio UK

Wintertide is a seasonal offering with many of the original crew from The Butcher Recordings and including Jack Harris, Esther Dee and Josienne Clarke.

A new Mosley original in the classic folklore style this tale takes The Butcher’s ghost story template and adds a classic Seventies singer-songwriter vibe full of feather light acoustic guitar, gorgeous group harmonies, Zappa-esque insistent percussion and growling bass saxophones.


A fabulous album by the hugely talented UK singer-songwriter Paul MosleyThe Butcher is a folk opera – a ghost story told over 20 songs and featuring a plethora of fantastic musicians (The Red Meat Orchestra) and guests including Jamie Lawson and Josienne Clarke:

Singer-songwriter and musical adventurer Paul Mosley shares the singing duties on this beautifully arranged and produced album with various guests taking on different roles: Jamie Lawson (whose eponymously titled album reached number 1 in 2015), Josienne Clarke (BBC Folk Awards Winner 2015), Esther Dee (ex Medieaval Baebe) and Carolyn Mark (Canadian singer songwriter, Juno nominee). The musicians, under the name The Red Meat Orchestra feature Paul’s old band Moses, Bird Radio, musicians from Florence & The Machine, Feist, Benjamin Clementine and Patrick Wolf’s bands. The album is quite some musical adventure itself and one that oozes quality throughout.

“Featuring a stunning 20 songs, with 20 plus musicians from six different countries ‘The Butcher’ is an epic ghost story told in songs.”
– Alex Gallacher, Folk Radio UK

“He is one of the very few people we know who constantly produce excellent sweeping concept albums. His new album ‘The Butcher’, over two years in the making, is no exception. Part ghost story, part redemption tale, part love story……one epic folk opera!’”
– Laurel Canyon Music

“It’s an expansive work of two distinct parts, each of ten tracks, a composition of sweep and presence that compels you to take part … and you certainly should.”
– Folk Words

“It will take you a while to thread your way through the story, even with Paul’s explanatory notes, but the music is rich enough to carry you through the bits you don’t quite understand the first time round. The Red Meat Orchestra can be everything from a rock band to a full orchestra with brass, strings, woodwinds and a harp.”

“Cinematic in scale, the album is bold in execution”
– Northern Sky

“fine acoustic-pop tunes to savour”
– Flipside Flipside


A Chattering of Birds – Paul Mosley (f0088) – 22 April 2013

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A Chattering of Birds - Paul MosleyA Chattering of Birds - Paul Mosley

About Paul Mosley:

Paul Mosley has been described as writing “genius songs” (BBC6 Music) and having “the loveliest of voices” (Rhythm Magazine). Previously front man of alt folk favourites Moses (Soho Festival Best Live Act, BBC Radio 2 play lists and fans from Graham Coxon to Jamie Oliver) he’s established himself as a solo artist with many admirers of his craft:

“What a voice!” – Jools Holland

“A cults cult, a real gem” – Drowned in Sound

His second album was declared “A genuine lost classic” by BBC6 Music and Volume Magazine described his songs as “uniquely comforting and disturbing at the same time” which he liked. His last release, the sumptuous A Chattering of Birds, was also a critical success:

“…sometimes-disturbing magic realist folk-pop…a honeyed voice that could calm George Galloway” ****
– Q Magazine

“Paul Mosley knows how to craft a good song and present it beautifully…great modern folk writing” ****
– Trevor Raggatt, R2/Rock’n’Reel

“Paul Mosley, on this album, is not just good. He is magnificent. The band too. You can quote me!”
– Frank Gutch Jr., FAME

In addition to his own musical projects, Paul composes for theatre, especially puppet theatre and has worked with several notable companies. Over the past 2 years he’s toured providing the live soundtrack to a number of puppet shows (his own compositions) including the recently successful Barely Human Puppets new adaptation of Beowulf.

Paul Mosley

Paul Mosley


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