- Born and raised in Terrace BC, Paul received his first guitar at 16 but didn’t pick it up until he was 18 – and he hasn’t put it down since. Raised on gospel and country, Paul played in rock bands until the defining moment when his cousin gave him tickets to see Stevie Ray Vaughn. From then on it was nothin’ but the blues, throwing himself into the likes of Buddy Guy, Jimi Hendrix and Muddy Waters, Paul soaked up everything he could lay his hands on.
After moving south to Victoria BC, Paul formed various blues bands until releasing an album under the name TAXI. On their inaugural CD release, TAXI won a spot on the Rocktoria compilation CD (100.3 the Q FM). From there Paul, with his slow-burning, soulful sound, has been featured with the likes of Etta James, Robert Cray and Robin Trower on the North American syndicated show Blues Deluxe out of Arlington Texas. The CD was also rated an impressive 8 out of 10 by ROLLING STONE.com. An avid singer-songwriter, Paul has gone on to win the Vancouver Island Original Music Competition and seized first place in the province-wide Shaw Star Discovery Competition with judges from EMI, House of Blues and Sony Records.
Paul has jumped onto the International scene winning first place in the Song of the Year competition for his song “About You,” beating out thousands of entries for the VH1 Save The Music Foundation. The competition is judged purely on songwriting and lyrics with judges ranging from Capitol Records to Norah Jones to Universal Music manager Stephanie Wright, who has worked with Sting, U2, The Black Eyed Peas and Stevie Wonder. Playing with bands like Sonny Landreth, Chillawack, Kim Mitchel, Sas Jordon, Long John Baldry, and Buck Wheat Zydeco
In 2010 Paul released his 2nd album ( Blue Words ) with rave reviews and international rotation in Europe and the US, he has enjoyed success selling albums world wide and been captivating audiences with his live performances. Paul is planning to release his third CD in the fall of 2018.