Paul started playing bass in various bands in
his teens, which led to the formation of Melbourne band The
Runners. After a couple of years of constant live work The Runners
were signed to Mushroom records in 1981 and released their first
single Sure Fire Thing in 1982 followed by The album Hitting
the Wall and the single Endlessly. The Runners toured constantly
throughout the early eighties and went through many line up
changes before disbanding in 1985.
Paul spent the next couple of years playing with
various bands (Wendy
and the Rocketts, Steve Hoy and the Hoy Boys) before launching
a solo career in 1988. Again signed to Mushroom Records Paul released
his first single Stuck On You which received immediate airplay
and got to number two on the Australian charts. Paul then went
to London to work with producers Paul Muggleton and Mike Paxman
on the next single I Got You and the album Under a Southern Sky
(the song Southern Sky was later chosen for Australia Day Celebrations
at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney).
Paul worked live with his band for the next couple
of years before teaming up with American musician/producer T-Bone
Wolk (Hall and Oates Carly Simon) to work on his second album
Let It Fly which was recorded at Metropolis studios in Melbourne
and mixed in New York at Electric Lady and Bearsville studios.
Let It Fly was released in 1992 with the singles When We Were
Young and Lil Red Riding Hood. Paul worked live with his band
over the next couple of years touring extensively throughout Australia
including many aboriginal communities and Arnhem Land.
In 1994 Paul met Peter Wells
RIP (Rose Tattoo) and Cletis
Carr and together they formed Hillbilly
Moon and later that year released the album Hillbilly Moon
Volume One with the song She Left Me receiving solid airplay
on Country Music Television.
2006 saw Paul tour Australia with The Countdown
Spectacular, featuring 27 of Australia's top rock acts of the
70's and 80's performing to 100,000 people nationwide.
Paul is the Musical Director for The Australian
Shakespeare Company and wrote the score for their productions
of Much Ado About Nothing, Jungle Book (the next chapter) Romeo
and Juliet, Midsummer Night's Dream, Hamlet, As You Like It,
The Dream Fairies,Barassi the Stage Show, Cruisin Paradise,
Alice in Wonderland and songs for the critically acclaimed comedy
Paul has written for and with some of Australia’s finest
performers including Debra Byrne, Gerry Hale, Wendy Stapleton,
Dobe Newton, Donna Fisk and Michael Cristian.
In the last few years Paul has divided his time between writing
producing (Dobe Newton, Susan Lily and Curly Joe) and working
live and is currently working on a new album.