Paddy Cole has been an institution on the music scene in Ireland since the showband days of the 1960s. He first came to national prominence as a member of the hugely talented Capitol Showband, fronted by Butch Moore who was also Ireland’s first Eurovision representative.

Journalist and broadcaster Tom Gilmore from Sylane, Tuam, has just compiled a 230 page book entitled Paddy Cole – King of the Swingers. It provides a lovely insight into the life and times of one of the real characters of the showbiz circuit.