Paul comes from a long line of musicians, including his uncle who composed
jingles, his grandfather who was a session guitar and banjo player, and
his father, a professional drummer. Paul's influenced by drummers such
as Martin Chambers and Mitch Mitchell, who went beyond the standard role
of timekeeper and actually played off of a song as if they were playing
a melodic instrument. It was the Beatles that really made him want to play
Paul toured with The Furs for five years and played all over the
world. After a few years of touring, they wrote and recorded the "Midnight
to Midnight" album.
After seeing Paul perform with Steve Jones and Charlie Sexton Iggy Pop
recruited him to play on the album "Instinct" and tour
behind it. Working with Iggy was a dream come true for Paul. Every night
was a different experience and he often reached new heights in performance with
Iggy and his band:
"I didn't mess up or anything, but onstage with Iggy I sometimes forgot
what I was doing, like I was transported someplace else. Iggy was completely
unpredictable onstage and he sometimes appeared insane, but he was really
a level-headed guy who was very disciplined and easy to get along with.
But when he performed it was from the gut. It was the opposite of playing
with The Furs."
Paul's experience though considerable, left him wanting a bigger hand
in the music he was a part of.