Cairns Solo Singer Guitarist/Entertainer, Paul Brennan, specializing in Hotels, Weddings, Parties and Corporate functions. Cairns, Port Douglas, Mission Beach, Cardwell, Townsville and all points in between.
I have been lucky enough to make a full time living as a Solo Singer Guitarist/ Entertainer for over 25 years. It is something I love doing anyway. I work regularly as a solo musician entertainer at the Central Hotel in Port Douglas the Chill Cafe in Palm Cove and also at the Palm Cove Tavern.
Heading further south to Mission Beach I perform regularly at The Garage Bar and Grill, Mission Beach. The Zenbah, Mission Beach and the Mission Beach Tavern. Further south again at the Marine Hotel in Cardwell.
"Hi Paul, well we are back from our honeymoon now had a fantastic time in Fiji. Once again thanks for playing for us at our wedding in Palm Cove in August. Everybody is still talking about how good you were. I don't know if you knew, but there were a few guys we were going to choose from. The others were good too but you were just much better for what we wanted. Thanks again"
Stephen and Lyndell Blake - Adelaide Sth Australia
My song list has grown to be quite extensive over the years, as I am always learning new material - check it out.
Anyway I'll let you be the judge and let my music speak for itself. If you would like to see a couple of videos of me singing and playing guitar just keep scrolling down this page.
I was the longest serving musician/entertainer to have ever worked on the internationally renowned Dunk Island resort before it was shut down due to cyclone damage in 2011, from August 2006 till February 2011. Four and a half years all up.
For the most part of that I was working 6 nights a week, I actually played over 1,000 gigs there in that time, many of which were weddings and corporate functions.. under that sort of workload you can't help but get better at what you do.
September 4th, 5th and 6th 2015, I was the wedding singer for Kaitlyn and Anzac Kirk on Dunk Island, sharing the stage with Safia and Gang of Youths. No expense was spared, huge firework display a stunt pilot performing aerial acrobatics overhead in an old WW11 fighter plane. What an idyllic location it was too, on a plateau looking out over Tamana and Bedarra Islands as the sun was going down.
On New Years eve 2012/2013, I supported Boom Crash Opera on Fitzroy Island that was a great night over a thousand party goers seeing the new year in.
June 2013, I felt privileged to be asked to support one of my all time favorite Australian Legends, Richard Clapton in an outdoor concert at Jupiters Casino in Townsville. I felt like I was playing at "Big Day Out" with a huge stage, colored lights rigged up on the scaffolding, people everywhere. I was in my element
May 2014 I supported Diesel at the Resort in Mission Beach that was a biggie and hey that guy can really play.
June 2014 played support for John English on Dunk Island Main Bar.
"Port Douglas is one of Queensland's and Australia's premier tourist destinations. It is very important to us that all the acts that perform at our venue are of the highest standard. Paul is a great act and an absolute sure fire winner with our guests every time he plays. His ability to read the crowd and play the appropriate songs is almost uncanny and he makes it look so easy too. It is plain to see Paul is very dedicated to his craft and I would happily recommend him to anyone seeking a great performer."
Stephanie Griffin - Asst Manager Central Hotel Pt Douglas Qld
This photo was taken at Kewarra Beach
Paul Brennan has been a regular solo singer/guitarist at our venue "The Garage" for over 3 years now. Paul is one of those rare soloists who actually pulls a crowd every time he plays. Aside from being a great act he also interacts and relates to the crowd on a personal level which is one of his major strengths as an act. We highly recommend Paul Brennan to anybody who is seeking a top line solo musician."
Matti Rix - Owner Garage Bar and Grill. Mission Beach Queensland
What I Do
I let my music speak for itself I do not use any backing tracks or drum machines, whatever happens on stage is live. I play an acoustic guitar and sing what you hear is what you get.
The songs I perform are a blend of slower ballads ideal for early in the night to more uptempo harder driving songs as the evening progresses.
If you would like to view my song list you will notice I have quite a mix of songs specifically designed so there is something for everybody. I am always open for requests and if I know the song I will happily play it for you.
A big night at Foxy's Bar on Fitzroy Island
I tend to take my breaks where I see fit, for example if a group were to walk in just as I am about to go on a break there is a good chance they might leave, if I take a break then. So...
I don't adhere to any sort of rigid break sequence, I play it by ear
Bottom line my philosophy is simple "I'm there to work and make sure the night is a success"
I only use professional industry standard equipment. I could waffle on with all sorts of technical jargon about this, and that, but I wont bore you - however, I will say any top line touring artist today, would happily plug into my system and feel very confident about using it too. It is very good equipment.
By having the right equipment for the job I give myself the best possible chance of success. You only get one chance to make a good impression.
A few years ago I was working in with the Australian Songwriters Association as their coordinator in Nth Queensland. Nine guys from the ASA were traveling around Australia in a coaster bus recording original artists for a national TV show called Wax Lyrical Songwriters. When they arrived in Cairns they camped at my place wherever they could find a space, for a week. It was a very big week. To show their appreciation they made a video for me of a song I wrote called "Shine On" Thanks guys.
If you are looking for a solo entertainer, slash, singer guitarist in Cairns who is competitively priced to perform at your Wedding, Hotel, Party or Corporate function and willing to travel anywhere from Port Douglas, Cairns, Mission Beach, Townsville and beyond - please keep me in mind.