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"Remarkable songwriter... we should all work on helping make him the star he deserves to be."

- Mojo

“... an unpretentious, refreshingly honest songwriter... one of the bedrocks of the UK alt. Country, folk and Americana scene"

- 3 Chords And The Truth


"Paul is an incredibly talented songwriter with big, catchy melodies. His songs are at times very humorous, rebellious, sometimes sad but always refreshingly honest. His material is like him – confident, highly original and totally individual."

- Think Country Magazine 

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'Market Town'


Released 12/7/2019

Clubhouse Records


1. The Morning And My Love

2. Market Town

3. Chicago Sky

4. Daddy Will You Hold My Hand?

5. Sing To The Starts

6. How Did You Know?

7. This Must Be What They Mean

(When They Sing About The Stars)

8. A Long, Long Time Ago

9. Sing With Me

10. Grandad's Pants


Produced By Joel Payne


Paul McClure: Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Harmonica, Percussion

Joel Payne: Piano, Organs, Keys, Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Percussion

Ukulele, Vocals,

Rhiannon Payne: Vocals

Matt Weeks: Mandolin

Special Guest: Ally McErlaine (Texas, Red Sky July) plays slide guitar on

‘Daddy Will You Hold My Hand’

Album Cover by Trevor Deeble





'Songs For Anyone'

Released 22/1/2016

Clubhouse Records

1. Gentleman's Agreement

2. Unremarkable Me

3. I Could Be a Happy Man

4. Don't Take Me Under

5. Everyday Is Mine to Spend

6. Holding a Ten Ton Load

7. So Long

8. My Big Head Hat of Dreams

9. Yesterday's Lies

10. My Little Ray of Sunshine

11. A Song for Anyone

12. Lady Flossington

Featuring the talents of Clubhouse Records label mates the album boasts the exquisite harmonies of Hannah Elton-Wall (Redlands Palomino Company) and the multi instrumental skills and producer credit of Joe Bennett (The Dreaming Spires)

"An album of exceptional quality" 9/10 Americana-UK

"Fresh, vibrant, intimate feel.." R2

“This one is very, very good.”  - American Roots UK

"Honest it is. Revealing it is also. But musically it is undoubtedly an essential listen." - FATEA magazine 



'The Continuing Adventures Of The Rutland Troubadour - Vol. 1'

The first in a series of official bootlegs released by Rutland Troubadour Records containing Studio demos, home recorded demoes and live recordings.


1. FEELS LIKE COMING HOME (studio demo)

2. EVERY DAY IS MINE TO SPEND (demo, home recording)

3. UNREMARKABLE ME (demo, home recording)

4. POLYANNA studio demo (resonator guitar)

5. MOMENTS LOST (demo, home recording)



8. Unremarkable (Me live)

9. SONG FOR ANYONE (demo, original version)

10. SO LONG (demo, home recording)

11. LADY FLOSSINGTON (original version, home recording)

12. GENTLEMAN'S AGREEMENT (studio demo)

13. SONG FOR ANYONE (demo, home recording)



'Smiling From The Floor Up'

Released March 2014

Clubhouse Records

1. Long Gone out of Here

2. Pollyanna

3. Lost and Found

4. For You

5. Any Number You Like (As Long as It's 4)

6. Song 6

7. Keep It Together

8. Smiling from the Floor Up

9. Lola-Rose

10. Moments Lost


Sunday 6th

Country Soul Sessions, Soho


Friday 11th 

Cambridge Folk Club


Saturday 12th

Hallaton Museum, Leicestershire 


Thursday 17th

The Greystones, Sheffield


Saturday 19th

Towcester, Northamptonshire 


Sunday 20th

LATR @ Three Hounds Beer Company. Beckenham. London

Wednesday 23rd

Whats Cooking, Leytonstone


Thursday 24th

The Tuppenny, Swindon

Friday 25th

House Concert, Stoney Stratford

Saturday 26th

House Concert. The Tryst, Hastings

Tour Dates

' Baby That's You'

You can buy the single HERE

Paul and James will divide 100% of the profits from the sale of the single between their two chosen charities with The East Midlands charity EMICS ( which was started in Rutland receiving Paul’s share with Jame's going to Once Upon a Smile ( which is is a children’s bereavement charity providing emotional and practical support to bereaved families at their time of need.

The video was filmed on location in Liverpool and produced and directed by Martyn Chalk of Lone Palm Studios ( with Harry Pill on the camera (whilst walking backwards).

And for those that want to know: Yes it is a one shot, and a one take.

Baby Thats You will soon be featuring on the soundtrack to the film 'Made You Look' ( starring James Sutton, Gemma Oaten and Matt DiAngelo.

The film soundtrack is being written and performed by Paul.

Daddy Will You Hold My Hand?

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Daddy Will You Hold My Hand? is the first single taken from the album 'Market Town' (Clubhouse Records)

Inspired by Paul's daughter Flossie who stars in the video.

The video was shot at Rutland Water and at Paul's House.

Filmed by Martyn of Chalk Star Films

Taken from the album 'Smiling From The Floor Up.'

Video by Trevor Moss at The Anglophone Recording Company.

'For You'

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