Paul Ubana Jones Profile

John Dix
14 Feb 2015

Paul Ubana Jones has been described as an acoustic Hendrix and that wild mop of hair, now grey, consolidates the comparison.

Born in 1952 to an English mother and Nigerian father, Paul Ubana Jones was introduced to the work ethic to which he still subscribes at a very young age. "I was five or six when I started pushing barrows around London's East End markets for a shilling," he says. "I learned very young that you need a strong work regime and if you don't work hard, nothing happens."

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Paul Ubana Jones at the Redcliff Café, Te Anau, 2015
Paul Ubana Jones with Pagan's Trevor Reekie
Pagan's Sheryl Morris and Trevor Reekie with Paul Ubana Jones
Paul Ubana Jones, 1990
A pagan flyer advert for Paul Ubana Jones' 1989 debut album
Paul Ubana Jones at the 1998 New Zealand Music Awards, taking home the award for Best Folk Album for Blessings And Burdens
Paul Ubana Jones - The Owl and the Moon (live at Endeavour 2013, Marlborough Sounds)
Paul Ubana Jones with Palestinian Tony Majdalani, 2012
Paul Ubana Jones in a Pagan Records publicity shot
Paul Ubana Jones at a recording signing in 1989 at Gisborne's Captain Beyond store
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Paul Ubana Jones - Rest In My Arms (live January 2011 at Criffel Station, Wanaka)
Paul Ubana Jones - Raga-Bird Without A Song (Live at Titirangi Theatre, 4 May 2012)
Paul Ubana Jones in Kerikeri, January 2015
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One (U2 cover)
Paul Ubana Jones - The Mountain Song (live January 2011 at Reva's, Whangarei)
Paul Ubana Jones and Bryce Wastney at the Elevate Bar, Christchurch, 2015
Paul Ubana Jones, 1989
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Paul Ubana Jones in an early 1990s publicity shot
Paul Ubana Jones in Kerikeri, January 2015
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Paul Ubana Jones - Here Comes A Change (live January 2011 at the Pier Hotel, Kaikoura)
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Paul Ubana Jones - One (U2)
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Paul Ubana Jones performing at Blues at Bridgetown, Bridgetown, Western Australia, 2012
Paul Ubana Jones in 2012
Paul Ubana Jones in Kerikeri, January 2015
Paul Ubana Jones in Kerikeri, January 2015
Paul and Bryce Wastney, 2014
Paul Ubana Jones with Bryce Wastney and a 25 piece choir, at Old St John’s in Nelson, performing and recording the Songbook & Six String concert DVD and documentary
Paul Ubana Jones and Bryce Wastney - Songbook & Six String Promo
A late 1980s publicity proof sheet
Paul Ubana Jones
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