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Paul Filek something special in Slice show

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 A good sized Wednesday night crowd took in Paul Filek at the Slice, April 11.
 While a lot of sensitive folk pop singers sound very similar, Paul Filek proved to be something special especially when being backed by a drummer.

 His engaging on stage personna was only matched by  an upbeat rock sound reminiscent of a young Joel Plaskett mixed with a touch of Jack Johnson and James Blunt.

Paul Filek played for an enraptured audience, April 11. Photo by Richard Amery
The Kamloops born singer/ songwriter showed his R and B roots by dashing off a decent version of Michael Jackson’s “ Billie Jean,” which he ended by moonwalking off the stage.

 He displayed a  quirky, self-deprecating sense of humour with a rousing rendition of  “My Mother Thinks I’m Cool” which he prefaced by telling an extended story about his family, being the youngest of six children and noting most of them married mates with PHds.

 He was a top 40 finalist on Canadian Idol in 2007 and had a hit with his first major commercial release “ Falling For You,” which  was released in 2011 and probably why he encouraged everybody to listen to Rock 106.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 18 April 2012 10:40 )  
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