This week, Ira Sternberg spoke with tenor Paul Byrom, performing in Myron’s Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center March 14 at 7 p.m. In this 30-minute episode of Talk About Las Vegas, Byrom talks about singing as a soprano as a kid and recording his first album at age 14; why he sees himself as a classic crossover artist; why he refuses to be pigeonholed as a performer; why he retains his roots in Ireland while performing all over the world; the importance of social media; and why he keeps fit (including running in the New York Marathon!).
With a worldwide following across his more than 20 years of performing, Byrom has earned two No. 1 World Billboard albums and his own PBS special performing traditional songs he grew up singing in his homeland of Ireland. Byrom continues to top Billboard charts with his interpretation of tunes spanning pop staples, Broadway showtunes and beloved standards. Known for performing internationally as an original member of renowned vocal supergroup Celtic Thunder, Byrom has gone on to give prominent solo concerts for world leaders such as the emperor of Japan and former U.S. President Barack Obama.