I released my first album in 2006, and since then, music has become my drug of choice. I've traveled across Western Canada performing, writing, and releasing new music, which eventually brought me to Vancouver, British Columbia in 2010.
Now, you can hear my collection of music almost anywhere music is sold or streamed, including Spotify, iTunes, and Youtube.
My albums, Honest Songs from a Dishonest Heart, Good to Meet You, Elephant Shoes, and Paper Planes (And Spare Change) showcase my unique blend of folk/pop and country music, with honest lyrics and catchy melodies that stick with you long after the music has stopped.
But that's not all! In February of 2023, I released my first song of many to come from my first self-produced collection of songs called "THE YEAR THAT WASN'T WAS." The song is called "Come Over," and it's an upbeat, feel-good track that will get you dancing and singing along in no time.
As a result of the Covid 'break,' I was able to step back from live performances and start learning the craft of recording music from home. It's amazing how technology has changed since I started recording music in the early 2000s. Having the ability to be creative and productive without having to leave the comforts of your home is very exciting!
Please keep checking this page for updates on the release of new music, or join me on any of the following social media sites: Facebook, YouTube, Instagram.
Introducing "The Year That Wasn't," my upcoming collection of self-produced singles, with the first release "Come Over" available in February 2023.
You can listen to these new original songs on any platform where music is streamed or sold.
Stay tuned for more releases from this exciting project!
It's been almost 11 years since I last recorded any original music, but I'm thrilled to announce that my new song "COME OVER" was released on February 24, 2023! You can stream or purchase it anywhere music is available. This is just the beginning of my journey as a musician.
When I left Kamloops in 2008, I was full of confidence and determination. I felt like I had the support of 80,000 people behind me every step of the way. However, as I entered the Vancouver music scene, my confidence began to wane. I was surrounded by so many talented musicians, and it was hard not to compare myself to them. Plus, it was challenging to get people to support me like they did back home.
To keep pursuing my passion for music, I started learning cover songs, and I soon found myself playing them exclusively. Although I was blessed with regular gigs performing at weddings, corporate events, and other celebrations, I began to lose some of my passion for music. I resigned myself to the fact that I would no longer perform or write original music.
Then came COVID. Although I don't want to minimize the disease's impact, the lockdown gave me an unexpected break. I found myself with time to spare, so I taught myself how to record music from home. At first, I scoured YouTube for tutorials, but I eventually enrolled in classes with Ryan Tedder from One Republic and Charlie Puth. Suddenly, I found inspiration again.
The COVID lockdown allowed me to recharge and gave me the opportunity to play music for myself, not just for others. I started writing music again and recording it from the comfort of my own home. Although I'm still learning every day, I'm excited to share my new songs with you all. Thank you for supporting me on this journey to live my dream as a musician.
With peace and love,Paul