Paul 'Birdie' Henry, a dynamic songwriter who specialises in ballads, reggae, gospel and folk. Paul has had 3 of his songs featured in the top 10 in the Jamaica song festival, where he collaborated with a numerous artists. He takes a versatile approach to song writing and is passionate about bringing artists together through music.
Paul first became passionate for songwriting at the age of 16 and decided to further his studies at The Jamaica School of music where he studied rudiments and guitar. Over the years he has become associated with the likes of Jessie Green, Jimmy Cliff and the late Gregory Aliston who Paul worked with. In coming in contact with these greats it influence his song writing style and introduced him to other genres.
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Interview with Paul 'Birdie' Henry
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: The musicians that really inspire me are quite diverse: Ed Sheran - I like Ed Sherans music as he is a guitarist like myself and I also like his style of mixed genres which adds to his unique sound. Andrew Crouch- Andre Crouch really made an impact on the gospel genre and truly elevated the gospel sound. he was definitely an innovator of sound. Jimmy Cliff - Jimmy has really uplifting music and is an artists that reflects my style of writing. Bob Marley - Bob Marley was a brilliant lyricist and certainly brought a poetic style that I enjoy to reggae music. His featured conscious, melodic sounds that will forever be timeless.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring life to a song and bring feeling and reality to the song. I like my songs to be applicable to everybody's life and make it fun, whilst creating a song emotional connection with the lyrics.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: The artists I would like to work with would be with vocalists like Jennifer Hudson and Mini Riperton and Donnie Mccurklin because of their vocal technical ability and interpretation of songs. I think they would be the ideal type of vocalists for the type of songs that I construct.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: When working with a client, I would always recommend for them to be open with their requirements, so that the song may suit their brief. What you will expect from me in return will be attention to detail to the genre and lyrics of the song. I am always willing to adjust my services according to the budget and time scale requirements of client.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: 'My promise my clients is that I will serve to the best of ability and to produce a song that will energise listeners.'