"Paul Castle writes the kind of songs that make songwriting the valuable and worthy trade it is. Well crafted intelligent lyrics set to contagious melodies and artists like Frances Black and others have been quick to realise this and snap up his material. 'Hold Out For Summer', a 6-track ep perfectly illustrates his musical and lyrical attributes. 'Write Him A Letter' and 'Louise (Kick Off Your Dancing Shoes)' are the tuneful radio playlist staples while 'Just About Leaving' leaves a melancholy yet powerful after effect, while the wistful title track nails his melodic colours to the mast. 'Old Bear TV Theme Song' shows another side with an infectious children's song. 'Hold Out For Summer' proves the art of quality songwriting is alive and well."
[John O'Regan, Broadcaster/Freelance Journalist]
"My kind of music, redolent of that heyday of singer songwriters"
[Tim Blackmore, The Unique Broadcasting Co (ref BBC Radio 2)]
"Lovely lovely album"
[Nonny James, BBC Local Radio]
"Paul, you don't know me. But I just bought your CD in a charity shop for £1.00 - it's really good. Cheers!"
released February 22, 2012
All songs written and performed by Paul Castle
Paul Castle, vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards
Peter Falkner, acoustic and electric piano
Damian A. Dorelli - piano (on 'Just about leaving')
Bob Cairns - guitar, b.vocals
Pete Ward - bass, b.vocals
John Davies - flute, b.vocals
Mat Fox - hammered dulcimer (on 'Old Bear theme song')
Alison Goldfrapp - b.vocals
(on 'Old Bear theme song')