Paul Brennan

Welcome to Cairns and Townsville Wedding Entertainer and solo Singer Guitarist's Paul Brennan's website. I specialize in Cafe's and Bars, Weddings, Parties and Corporate functions.

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Cairns, Atherton Tablelands, Mission Beach, Cardwell, Townsville and all points in between, are the regular places I perform at as a musician singer guitarist. I have also been known to go much further afield on many  occasions.

I personally consider myself very lucky to make a full time living as a Solo Singer Guitarist/ Entertainer between Pt Douglas, Cairns and Townsville. Singing and playing guitar is something I love to do anyway, and it kind of runs in the family too. My Dad is a great singer and many members of my extended family are full time working musicians also.

So when people like yourself ask me to perform at their wedding, hotel, corporate function or party... Hey, I'm more than happy to.

My song list has grown to be quite extensive over the years, as I am always learning new material - check it out.


An outdoor Wedding Reception at Nunu's, Palm Cove... a very popular Wedding destination FNQ.

The Gig

For the most part I play the guitar and sing in the local bars and clubs in and around Cairns and Townsville. But I also get to do some really cool stuff too on occasion too, such as playing support to some high profile Australian acts as they pass through.

Such as Ash Grunwald, Diesel, Richard Clapton, John English ad Boom Crash Opera.

 Recent Highlights

  • February 16th 2018 I played support for Ash Grunwald at the Kirwan Tavern in Townsville. That was a great night I got to pull out a few original songs and play them to a very appreciative crowd. Ash has long been a favorite act of mine so I felt it to be quite the honor to be asked to play support and warm up the crowd for him.

       

  

   

  • Flew to Papua New Guinea to play at the Royal Papuan Yacht Club in Pt Moresby for New Years Eve 2017-18. I also played there on Anzac Day 2017 and 2018.

  • 2018 saw me playing at quite a few weddings between Port Douglas, Cairns and Townsville. Couple that with a steady stream of corporate, parties and hotel gigs, 2018 has been a good year so far


Testimonial

Hi Paul,
We can't believe how quickly time has got away from us. After returning home from our wedding in Pt Douglas we went straight back to work, the joys of being a married couple, we are loving it :)

We really appreciated all of your assistance in getting us to where we needed to be for our big day on September 6th 2017. Everyone really enjoyed the music and we received heaps of positive feedback about your performance.

Continue doing what you do best, you're an amazing musician Paul.
Thanks again for your amazing work,

Tianni & Geoff Harrison

Bendigo - Victoria

Testimonial

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 actually checked out as well as you. I mean they were really good too but you were just so much better for what we wanted. Thanks again Paul :)"

Stephen and Lyndell Blake - Adelaide Sth Australia

Testimonial

"Port Douglas is one of Queensland's and Australia's premier tourist destinations. It is very important to us that all of 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

Paul Brennan has been a regular solo singer/guitarist at our venue "The Garage" for over 5 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 acoustic guitar and sing, plus throw in some harmonica here and there just to spice things up a little bit, the harmonica was actually my first instrument.

A few years ago I added a stomp box which is a small box like object I tap my foot on and it creates a bass drum effect along with a beat.. sounds good to.

The Songs

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

Breaks

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.

In the case of Weddings I really feel it is so important to fit in with what is happening on the night in and around speeches etc.  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"

 Equipment

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.

In Closing

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, Townsville and beyond - please keep me in mind.