Paul’s new venture, Paul da Vinci’s 60’s 70’s 80’s Explosion, features a kicking band of seasoned session men who can really sing and play. The hits, plus a wide range of classic music, (Motown, Swing, Rock and Pop) from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, and featuring his amazing 3 and a half octave voice, and the showmanship you would associate with such a seasoned professional. Standing Ovations and sell-out shows are a regular occurrence.
Paul Da Vinci started his musical career as a session singer, doing demonstration records for major songwriters, Tony Macaulay, Don Black and numerous others, pitching to artists like Tom Jones and The Hollies. He sang on numerous major advertising campaigns: British Airways, Smiths Crisps etc. He then went on to appear on albums by guitarist Gary Moore, Ringo Starr, David Essex, Jeff Wayne’s album Spartacus, and an album “Dear Anyone” by Don Black and Geoff Stephens. He appeared on Top of the Pops with Justin Hayward (“Forever Autumn”) and Elton John (“I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues”).
In the 70’s he had solo success as the legendary original voice on The Rubettes’ world-wide number 1 “Sugar Baby Love”, and his self produced and composed top 20 UK and European number 1 hit “Your Baby Ain’t Your Baby Anymore”. In the 80’s he had a hit with Tight Fit, “Back To The 60’s pt II” and has sold over 8 million records world-wide. He has also starred in the West End production of The Who’s “Tommy” to rave reviews (“Truly Exceptional ” – Time Out). and opened for two nights with his band for the legendary Fats Domino at The Royal Albert Hall.
Paul has recently played to capacity audiences at The Strode Theatre, Street and headlined The Somerton Arts Festival, and he is also performing in a wide range of venues, including intimate music venues, corporate, hotels, private functions, parties etc Paul has featured as a starring act on P&O Cruises, QE2, Princess Cruises and Royal Caribbean and has just returned from performing in Munich with the 15 piece Swing of Life Orchestra.
Paul has headlined at the Bavarian Film Awards and Narhalla Gala at the prestigious Bayerischer Hof Hotel in Munich.
‘‘Fantastic performance. Fantastic show! Guests LOVED this show, and they LOVED Paul. Paul had his audience up and dancing, having a great time. Wonderful feedback from guests. Paul and his entire band are a pleasure to work with!’
– Warner Leisure Hotels
“Just wanted to say a massive Thank you! We had a fab weekend – Paul Da Vinci – WOW! He blew the campers away, first standing ovation we’ve had at that show!”
– Mortons Media Group Ltd Lincoln
“I am a very regular visitor to Warners – especially Alvaston Hall and I felt compelled to send you an email regarding Paul da Vinci and his band. I think he rates as probably the best live band that I have experienced during many (always enjoyable) hotel breaks with Warners. I know the standard is generally high – but this band were exceptional. This is not just my opinion – I have never heard so much positive feedback from all the other guests that experienced this splendid performance. I also had the pleasure to meet Paul da Vinci after the performance; this band is top notch!!”
– Guest Experience – Alvaston Hall Hotel, Crewe Cheshire
“This show was great! What a voice! Every band member was lovely and really friendly. Both sets were great with fantastic vocals and multi talented musicians. Guests already booked up again for next year! Can’t wait to have them back with us.”
– Sue, Warner Hotels, Bourne Leisure
“Paul Da Vinci’s 60s 70s Explosion Show were fantastic to work with:
Fast set-up and sound check
Professional and slick musicians
Had the dance floor full
Standing ovations throughout the show!
In all, just brilliant!!”
– General Manager – Alvaston Hall, Crewe Cheshire
“I just have to say it was a real pleasure to see and hear Paul da Vinci and his incredible band at Cricket St Thomas in Somerset last night. Vocal heaven for me, what a fab night, the audience absolutely loved it, such a great performance.”
– Lynsey Simon
Still… to this day… THE best voice in the music industry.”
– Jackie Kelly
“Truly exceptional” – Time Out
“Superb microphone singing” – The Daily Telegraph
Megan Chungh – Park Hotel, Newcastle
Just a quick one to say how amazing everything went at our function thanks to Big Foot Events! From the very beginning they were extremely helpful and made sure everything was looked after without giving me too much hassle either! The Photo Booth, Candy Floss Cart and Popcorn Cart were all fantastic and a great hit with all of our family and friends and the staff running them were absolutely amazing! They were all set up and ready to go well before the event started and made sure they were always helpful! So a massive thank you to you all!
Amy Casey – Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
I just wanted to say a big thank you for being a part of our snapdragon festival this year. Once again Rex was a massive hit and the children and adults loved him. The two members of staff that came to the event were very professional and catered to any requests we had.
George – Golden Sands Holiday Park
We absolutely love having Noughty 90’s here, such lovely people and amazing sets! They had everyone up and dancing on the dance floor.
Mr & Mrs Pravitt – Private Wedding, Stoke On Trent
It was absolutely incredible, I cannot thank you guys enough for how amazing it all was. The Ranger and Rex were outstanding, every single guest loved them to pieces and we certainly had the wow factor for our wedding. Just the idea of having a dinosaur is one thing, but the way Rex, Trixxie and the Ranger worked tirelessly to entertain the entire wedding party just added to the overall effect. We've had non-stop comments from those who attended saying it was pure magic, videos of the experience have gone viral and we even had guests from the hotel desperate to catch a glimpse of Rex. I cannot overstate how incredible you all have been, from the day a weirdo messaged Lauren asking for a dinosaur at their wedding, to speaking with Jade to coordinate everything and then finally meeting Rex and the Ranger on the big day. Everything worked out a million times better than I ever thought possible, and my dad was very pleased to see Rex was appropriately dressed with his bow tie. Amazing, amazing, amazing, thank you all, from the bottom of our hearts.
Andrew Edmeads – Frimley Lodge, Surrey
Both acts went down a storm at the weekend. Really pleased with everything! Madonna did all the hits and even included some iconic costume changes! She had the audience up Voguing at the front! ABBA Fever had the crowd on their feet from the start and would be a worthy headliner in the future.
Barry Herridge – Ely Beet Sports & Social Club
The evening on Saturday was wonderful, Planet Abba we're superb and also so welcoming to the audience. As you know this is the 3rd year in a row I have used your agency and as always you have given me a wonderful evening, thank you.