Paul Akister XFactor

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Paul Akister, born Paul David Akister, was born on the 7th April 1989 in the Lancashire city of Lancaster, UK. From a young age, Paul’s passion for music grew deep inside of him after hearing such artists as Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles and Al Green to name a few.

Over the past 10 years Paul has self trained his voice to create the soulful instrument that it is today. Even at the early age of 25 he has gained notoriety within the industry as ‘the man with the liquid gold voice’.

Over the past 2 years he has gained popularity and recognition for 2 appearances on the UK X-Factor in 2013 and 2014.

In 2013 he made it through to the judges houses but was controversially sent home.

In 2014 he made it through to the live finals and within the first couple of shows was tipped as one of the favourites, gaining a huge support from the public. His exit from the competition was once again met with a public outcry, causing a media stir in the process.

He technically missed out on the X-Factor tour, yet due to such huge popularity with the public the producers contacted him after the show and asked him to join it.

During his appearances, Paul has acquired the support and admiration from acclaimed musical artists such as Gary Barlow, Naughty Boy, Boy George, Adam Lambert and Olly Murs.

Paul’s main focus now is to give back to his fans that have been so loyal and supportive in his journey over the past couple of years. He is currently working on his own music in the studio and is looking forward to releasing an album in the near future.


Soul & Motown
Marvin Gaye

• I heard it through the grapevine
• Let’s get it on
• How sweet it is to be loved by you
• Sexual heeling

Stevie Wonder

• Signed sealed delivered
• Isn’t she lovely
• Ribbon in the sky
• Superstitious
• Master blaster

Al Green

• Tired of being alone
• let’s stay together
• How can you mend a broken heart

The Temptations

• My girl
• Ain’t too proud to beg
• Beauty is only skin deep
• Just my imagination
• Get ready

Lionel Richie/ The commodores

• All night long
• Dancing on the Ceiling
• My destiny
• Easy
• Three times a lady
• Say you say me
• Truly

Otis Redding

• Dock of the bay
• These arms of mine
• I’ve been loving you too long

Sam cooke

• A change is gonna come
• Cupid

Donny Hathaway

• A song for you
• I love you more than you’ll ever know

Four Tops

• It’s the same old song

Smokey Robinson

• Tracks of my tears
• Being with you


• Purple rain

Modern songs

• Dancing on my own – Callum Scott
• Stay with me – Sam Smith
• Like i can – Sam Smith
• I’m not the only one – Sam Smith
• All of me – John Legend
• When i was your man – Bruno Mars
• Treasure – Bruno Mars
• 24k Magic – Bruno Mars
• Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
• I need a dollar – Aloe Black
• Say you won’t let go – James Arthur
• Stay – Rihanna
• Jealous – Nick jonas
• Jealous – Labrinth
• Hold back the river – James Bay
• Let it go – James Bay
• Scars – James Bay
• I won’t let you go – James Morrison
• New Shoes – Paolo Nutini
• last Request – Paolo Nutini
• Jenny don’t be hasty – Paolo Nutini
• One Dance – Drake
• Say Something – A great big world
• Ghost – Ella Henderson
• Alive – Chase & Status

So many more modern songs…. Paul will also learn songs for your occasion if required.