Paul Davie: Beatles, Badfinger and Beyond

Liverpool NY based Paul Davie is one of the most traveled musicians in Central NY. In 2001 (at ripe old age of 36!) Paul formed a local Beatles/British Invasion band, The Fab Five with four other friends who loved that important era in popular music history. Paul could never have predicted, that his passion for the genre would lead to working personally with dozens of his 60’s & 70’s music heroes he grew up listening to on vinyl, and on the car radio. And with that, he has experienced performances as far away as Liverpool, England and Sydney/Perth/Liverpool Australia!

Paul’s efforts have also been featured in Newsweek magazine (50th anniversary of The Beatles issue), CBS Sunday Morning and on most CNY area radio & TV stations and news outlets in print and on-line. (Check out his “EPK/Electronic Press Kit” page by clicking the button up top!)

In between living those dreams, Paul has a full schedule of 150+ solo/duo/trio acoustic gigs all over upstate NY – Syracuse, the Finger Lakes & Lake Ontario Wine Trails, the 1000 Islands Region and more. He also entertains at weddings & receptions, veterans hospitals, senior living centers, libraries and birthday parties. His other business, “My Generation Music Promotions” produces several shows a year in conjunction with local non-profit organizations, including BeatleCUSE, Homeward Bound Harmonies and John & Yoko’s 45th in Syracuse.

Here is a list of some of the national level artists Paul has worked with on stage and behind-the-scenes:

Rock & Roll Hall of Famers:

  • Denny Laine of MOODY BLUES (co-founder ’64-’66) “Go Now” & PAUL McCARTNEY & WINGS (“Band On The Run”, “Live & Let Die”)
  • Felix Cavaliere, Dino Danelli & Gene Cornish of THE RASCALS (“Good Lovin”, “People Got To Be Free”, “Groovin”)
  • Roger McGuinn of THE BYRDS (“Mr. Tambourine Man”, “Turn, Turn, Turn”)
  • Ian McLagan of FACES/SMALL FACES (“Stay With Me”, “Itchykoo Park”)
  • Dave Mason of TRAFFIC (“Feelin’ Alright”, “We Just Disagree”, Only You Know & I Know”)
  • John Sebastian of THE LOVIN’ SPOONFUL (“Do You Believe In Magic”, “Summer In The City”)
  • Terry Sylvester formerly of THE HOLLIES (“Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress”, “He Ain’t Heavy (He’s My Brother)”, “The Air That I Breathe”)
  • Hilton Valentine of THE ANIMALS (“House of The Rising Sun”, “We Gotta Get Out Of This Place”, “It’s My Life”)

Other music stars from the 60’s/70’s/80’s/90’s:

  • Joey Molland of BADFINGER (“No Matter What”, “Baby Blue”, “Day After Day”, “Come & Get It”, “Without You”)
  • Earl Slick of DAVID BOWIE band (“Fame”, “Golden Years”) and JOHN LENNON Double Fantasy LP (“I’m Losing You”, “Nobody Told Me”)
  • Bernard Fowler of THE ROLLING STONES tour band (1986-2018) “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”, “Street Fighting Man”
  • Pete Best of THE BEATLES (original drummer 1960-62, “Love Me Do”, “My Bonnie”)
  • RICK DERRINGER (“Rock & Roll Hootchie Koo”, “Frankenstein”, “Hang On Sloopy”)
  • Brian Ray – guitarist/bassist for PAUL McCARTNEY and THE BAYONETS (“Crash Boom Bang”)
  • Gerry Marsden/GERRY & THE PACEMAKERS (“Ferry Cross The Mersey”, “How Do You Do It”)
  • Peter Noone of HERMAN’S HERMITS (“Henry The 8th”, “Mrs. Brown You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter”)
  • AMBROSIA / Prog rock pioneers (“How Much I Feel”, “Holdin’ On To Yesterday”, “You’re The Only Woman”)
  • Phil Solem of THE REMBRANDTS (“I’ll Be There For You”/Friends TV show Theme)
  • Spencer Davis of the SPENCER DAVIS GROUP (“Gimme Some Lovin”, “I’m A Man”)
  • MARK HUDSON – Hudson Brothers/Grammy winning writer/producer for RINGO STARR & AEROSMITH
  • John Ford Coley, formerly of ENGLAND DAN and… (“Nights Are Forever”, “I’d Really Like To See You Tonight”)
  • THE GRASS ROOTS (“Midnight Confessions”, “Let’s Live For Today”)
  • “John & Mary” / John Lombardo and Mary Ramsey of 10,000 MANIACS (“These Are Days”, “Trouble Me”)
  • Derek St. Holmes / lead singer for TED NUGENT BAND (voice of “Stranglehold”, “Hey Baby”)
  • PAT TRAVERS Band (“Boom Boom, Out Go The Lights”, “Snortin’ Whiskey”)