40 years makes a difference - studio,live,tv,touring
The inner city scene called and Paul soon moved into Newtown and joined a legendary punk/grunge band called The Ceremony.The gigs included Frenchs Tavern, The Southern Cross Hotel,Middle Harbour Skiff Club,Sandringham Hotel and many other venues and parties he doesn't remember.
This was followed by Bambholy with regular gigs at the famous Palace Hotel.
Paul was fortunate to be coached by legends including Richard Coleman - Choirboys and Vale Steve Prestwich - Cold Chisel. Other influences included John Shand from Mark Lees One Way Ticket and Ignatius Jone's drummer from Arms and Legs Jeremy Cooke.
Paul studied jazz with John Shand who besides being a great Sydney Jazz legend is now the long time resident jazz critic with The Sydney Morning Herald.
Other gigs included a long engagement at North Sydney Hotel and gigs at NSW University with the dynamic Victims Of Gravity with Hugh Monroe as lead vocalist who at the time was a popular TV personality on Simon Townshend's Wonderworld.
This led to recording and performing in a video clip with the Ozzie icon John St Peeters.
Paul then moved onto his passion which is Country Rock with the Rusty Nails in South West Sydney.
While on a corporate gig in New Zealand with Air New Zealand Paul hooked up with Kevin Millar who is a well known Canadian guitar legend and has toured extensively with the resident band for the Rugby 7's in the UAE.
Paul continues to collect drums,teach and jam when he can in between his busy corporate leadership gig.Most recently he sat in at the Hard Rock Cafe in Las Vegas.
Pauls influences include Paul Hester, Steve Prestwich,Richard Coleman, Rob Hirst, Liberty De Vito and mostly the legend Kenny Aronoff.
This drummer has attended clinics with both Kenny and Liberty and has the ability to move between hard rock,blues,country and funk/pop.
Paul's favourite country influences include Emmylou Harris,Patsy Cline,Keith Urban and Patsy Cline.
Paul plays a Yamaha Live Oak Custom Kit and has an extensive collection of other kits including Tama and Premiers along with a large snare drum collection.