Gabriola Arts Council

Cultivate Festival 2023

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Paul Gellman Band

Paul Gellman Band

Most Gabriolans will be familiar with Paul Gellman, who has been an integral part of our vibrant music scene for many years. Paul is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist (piano, guitar, violin), with three albums of original music, the latest being Globalize, released in June, 2020. Paul first came to Gabriola in 1973, before joining The Perth County Conspiracy and traveling back to Ontario. He returned to Gabriola and formed the band Island in 1977. Since then, he has been a band leader, side person, coach and musical director. He brings a full band together for a show at this year’s Cultivate Festival featuring mostly original music with a few favourite covers. There will be dancing!

Band members: Brad Shipley – guitars, mandolin, vocals, Brian McMahon – bass, horns, vocals, Al Murray – drums, Nicole Poynter – vocals, and a special guest or two!