Paul is a session musician and percussion educator based on the central coast of NSW.
Raised in Perth WA in a home where the likes of The Shadows, Ricky Nelson, Elvis, Buddy Holly, The Beach Boys, and The Beatles were often spinning, by age 11 he knew he wanted to pursue a career in popular music and began to learn the drums.
Paul was performing at his local church and in bands by the late 80's. Into the 90's he had established himself in Perth’s corporate and original music communities playing semi- professionally in a variety of situations and musical styles. This led him to enjoying moderate commercial success in local bands such as indi cow-punk band Petal and 3-piece retro-funk trio 3PH which won Perth's major band competition The Next Big Thing in 1997.
In 1993 Paul was part of a handful of musicians booked by producer friend Ainslie Grosser for the very first recording session in his newly built recording studio. One of the tracks recorded in that inaugural session was for Singaporean performer Geraldine Ho which became an Asian chart topping hit after being included in the soundtrack of what went on to become a Singaporean cult teen film. This was the catalyst for a busy and fruitful season of recording session work throughout the 90's for Paul via Ainslie and other top Perth producers and musicians. Today Ainslie Grosser is a Grammy Award winning mix engineer based in Nashville TN.
In 1999 Paul relocated to Sydney after being approached to join Sony Music Australia's newly signed Leah Haywood in her backing band. One of the band’s great highlights was playing Leah's hit single "We Think It's Love" to a record crowd of around 90,000 at an Australian pop music pre Olympics showcase at Sydney's Domain in 2000.
Then in 2001 Paul was invited to audition for country music performer Adam Brand for his "Built For Speed" tour to run throughout 2002. Paul went on to perform around 180 shows across Australia with Adam spanning over two and a half years, watching Adam earn numerous CMAA Golden Guitar awards along the way and also a Mo Award for 'Male Country Performer of the Year'. Performing with Adam in front of the Saturday night crowds as the top billing at many of the major annual music festivals across Australia such as the Deniliquin Ute Muster along side such acts as Kasey Chambers and Lee Kernigan were definite career highlights. After falling in love with country music and the Australian country scene, Paul was soon performing and touring regularly with more Australian country artists such as Adam Harvey, The Sunny Cowgirls, Michael Carr, Melinda Schneider, and Catherine Britt.
In 2008 Paul founded his own music production company Let's Make Tracks! Productions producing and engineering a range of musical projects from simple drum tracks to complete records.
In recent years, Paul and his family have made the central coast of NSW their home where he often works with locals Bill and Nash Chambers at their Foggy Mountain studio and with Jeff McCormack at Music Cellar studio. He is head drum tutor at East Gosford Music taking in students of all levels and ages, and continues to enjoy a career as a backing musician with many of Australia's biggest country music artists and musicians. The Tamworth Country Music Festival is Paul's personal annual highlight where he regularly backs various exciting up-and-coming artists through to seasoned performers such as Troy Cassar-Daley, Kasey Chambers, Paul Kelly, and Billy Thorpe. Paul is one half of a part-
time duo act with long-time friend Andrew Winton which in 2012 won Tamworth's busking competition.
Paul is known for his versatility, spontaneity and his 'felt and not heard' approach to the drums. He performs regularly with a Crowded House and Split Enz tribute act based on the central coast called The Crowdies where he enjoys the challenging process of authentically recreating the music of two of Australia’s (and New Zealand's) great bands, and performing their songs verbatim to enthusiastic crowds across Australia. He looks forward to working with Dan, Ian, and Brad for The Greats Of 70's Country Music show as they together pay homage to these blockbuster 70’s country songs by bringing them to life for audiences young and old in 2016.