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About PaulaVintage style singer Paula Marie has been a professional entertainer for well over a decade. Starting out at the tender age of 18 as a pub and club act in the year 2000, this talented vocalist began wowing audiences all over Yorkshire with her rich, expressive voice and bubbly personality.

From a young age, Paula Marie just wanted to sing and entertain. She began music lessons on the electronic organ at the age of 10 and was soon playing many of the golden hits of yesteryear in a variety of styles such as jazz, swing, Latin and easy listening. Her passion for singing started soon afterwards, and she began formal singing lessons at the age of 14.

Her love of vintage vocalists began in her early teens after coming across the Doris Day classic 'Calamity Jane' on TV one day. She was immediately taken by the warm, golden voice of Doris Day, with her stellar performance of classics like 'Secret Love' and 'The Black Hills Of Dakota'. Spellbound, she had to hear more and began collecting various Doris Day CD's, listening intently to her phrasing and truly heartfelt delivery. From here, she also discovered the films of Judy Garland and was equally enthralled by her voice. This led on to discovering other great vocalists of the era including Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby and Vera Lynn to name but a few.

Paula Marie studied music at G.C.S.E. and 'A' level before going on to study the subject at Manchester Metropolitan University. Here she met several like-minded individuals and performed in various jazz and pop ensembles. It was at this time that she embarked upon her first professional singing engagements, and she graduated in 2002 with an upper second class honours degree in music!

In the summer of 2002, Paula Marie flew off to sunny Jersey to begin a contract with 'The Modern Hotel Group'. As a resident entertainer, she sang in various team production shows and was also able to start developing her own solo cabaret act, performing the songs made famous by all her favourite singers, which to her delight went down a treat and brought in lots of good comments to the hotel management! The following year she continued her artistic development on the Isle of White. Working for 'Warner Holidays', she continued to develop her cabaret act alongside singing lead in the team production shows and fronting the in-house band. From here, she went on to work for 'Shearings Holidays', this time as a solo resident singer and host. This gave her lots of opportunity to just sing and experiment with different material. When she left the company in 2005, she was a confident and polished performer ready to pursue her career as a solo entertainer.

Since then, Paula Marie has continued to entertain audiences at weddings, birthday parties, anniversary celebrations, vintage/ww2 themed events, corporate functions and restaurants throughout Yorkshire and all over the UK.

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