London born multi-faceted vocalist, songwriter and AAMA Award (The African Australian Music Awards) winner Paula Baxter (aka Miss P) started her musical journey at a young age. Artists like Nina Simone, Chaka Khan, Eva Cassidy, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston fuelled Paula's passion for music leading her to study a Bachelor of Music and pursue a career as a vocalist. After graduating Paula went on to perform with various original and cover bands before getting snatched up by Norman Cook's (Fat Boy Slim) to sing backup vocals for one of his projects ‘The Alfabet Tree’. After several years of playing the UK circuit the band released their debut album and embarked on a European tour.
After mild success Paula left the band to concentrate on her own career which lend to a relocation to Sydney. Once fully immersed in the Sydney music scene it didn’t take long before Paula was a vocalist in demand, called upon to lend her vocals to artists such as Christine Anu, Richard Clapton, ‘1927’, James Morrison, Mark Williams (Dragon) Paul Mac and Jessica Mauboy. Paula was also called upon as backing vocalist to international touring artists; Tony Hadley (Spandou Ballet) Belinda Carlisle (The Go Go’s) Josh Groban (US), Ben Portsmouth (Taking care of Elvis UK) and Michael Franti (Spearhead USA)
One of the most exciting musical moments for Paula was sharing a stage with the great Smokey Robinson during a short promotional tour in 2012. Paula remarked on ‘how amazing it was to see one of the all time musical greats mesmerise the audience with his magical voice, a moment I will never forget’.
Paula’s television credits include: 100 judge on Channel 7's All Together Now, Love Child, The Voice, The Today Show, Sunrise, Good News Week, Spiks & Spacks, Rove Live and Mornings with Kerrie Anne.
Paula’s original music is a blend of soul infused reggae, funk, disco, house and pop which she delivers with a unique vocal style that is sultry, soulful, powerful and distinctive. Paula’s debut EP ‘Experience’ co -written with Paul Searles (Skunk Hour) was released in 2010 to rave reviews. Paula's album "Ama' is due for release early 2019.
Paula is also an experienced vocal teacher with over 5 years experience and a passion for working with and developing young voices. But it doesn't stop there, outside of her original projects, Paula can be found entertaining the troops at various corporate events with her cover funk band 'Miss P's Soul Kitchen'. With so many great credits to her name it 's no wonder Australia has adopted Paula Baxter as one of their most exciting and captivating artists to watch out for....