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.
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.