Paul is a songwriter from the London area who writes songs primarily in a pop rock style. He is equally accomplished at writing both lyrics and music. Paul grew up in Blackpool in the North West of England and first became seriously interested in music in the late 1980’s after being given a copy of Appetite for Destruction by Guns ‘N’ Roses on cassette tape. In 1990 Paul attended his first live concert aged 10, which was Guns ‘N’ Roses Use Your Illusion tour at Wembley Stadium. This was the performance that inspired Paul to take up the guitar.
Throughout the 90s Paul expanded his musical influences to cover a wide range of 90’s rock including Nirvana, Pixies, REM, Smashing Pumpkins, Rage Against the Machine and Idlewild. Paul began writing songs of his own and played guitar in various local rock bands at small venues around the North West of England. In the 2000’s Paul ‘retired’ from the local band scene but continued to write guitar based rock songs and began recording them on a basic home recording set up. Looking to add some further depth to his songwriting, Paul taught himself some studio basics and began using drum machines and synthesizers in his music.
In 2013 Paul decided to shift his focus from guitar based rock music to writing more commercial pop rock style songs. He initially wrote about 30 songs and recorded them at home using a basic Pro Tools set up. He then chose his 6 favorite songs and had them produced by a local studio to give them a bit more studio polish and began the process of contacting publishers to generate interest in his material. In 2014 Paul signed a publishing agreement with Touch Records / PLG Music to topline some projects.
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Writer, London UK