“This Anglo-German duo build bridges between the countries with their own beautifully written songs and folk favourites.”
About Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer
“With two grand voices – individually and in harmony” (Folker-German Folk Magazine), the Anglo-German duo Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer offer a versatile miscellany of self-penned and imaginatively arranged songs, delivered with guitar, woodwind instrumentation and occasional percussion.
“I’ve never seen our audience so spellbound!” (Malc Gurnham, Bedworth Folk Club)
So, what is it that makes this internationally touring pair so irresistible? Whilst Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer are acclaimed for their image provoking songwriting, expressive vocals and authentic musicianship, they are frequently recalled for their warmth, humour and their remarkable ability to engage with their audience. Karen’s natural theatricality and life affirming playful energy compliment charmingly with Paul’s calm geniality and combined they magically turn a great performance into a real event.
The duo has toured its shows extensively taking in New Zealand, Australia, Germany, Ireland and most corners of the UK, wooing audiences with Karen’s southern German accent tinged with an ‘oatcake induced’ North Staffordshire dialect from Paul’s heritage.
The pandemic has seen them focusing their attention on writing, home recording and developing their online presence. Their live stream ‘Afternoon Tea with Paul & Karen’ is now in excess of 90 shows and still attracts a dedicated international following. The new album ‘Auf Wiedersehen, Me Duck’ is now set to be released early 2022.
The Anglo-German duo Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer hails from Staffordshire, although Karen is originally from Stuttgart, Germany. The rumour goes that it was there Paul ‘discovered’ her busking in a city centre park and invited her to perform in England. The two of them have now been playing music together since 2012.
In the last five years they have spread their wings very successfully into the British and European folk and festival scene and perform now mainly in Theatres, Village Halls, Folk Clubs and of course at Festivals throughout the UK. Festival appearances in the UK include Beardy Folk Festival, Great British Folk Festival, Celtic Connections (DKOS), Acoustic Festival of Britain and many more (please click here for past events). In addition they tour annually in southern Ireland and Germany - and in 2019 they embarked on their first tour of New Zealand and Western Australia.
Their albums ‘One by One’ (2013), ‘Marble Town’ (2015) and ‘The Whole Charade’ (2018) have received glowing reviews in folk and music industry magazines (e.g. Acoustic Magazine, Folk North West, The Living Tradition, Stirrings Magazine, Folker, Folk Monthly). Especially the latest album ‘The Whole Charade’ as well as their latest single releases have also been enjoying considerable airplay in Europe, the U.S and Australia.
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The Press about Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer
- “...precious pearls in the music scene.” Bietigheimer Zeitung (German newspaper)
- “It seems that there is nothing that this duo cannot bring into fruition with their own unique style and passion.” Secret Sounds (website)
- “An Englishman and a German prove impressively how much fine music flies under the well-informed radar. With two grand voices - individually and in harmony..." Folker (German Folk Magazine)
- “Great Show!” (Graham Norton)