I am a session guitarist who does live and studio work. I strive to help you achieve your goals for your project, and, if you're going for radio, or pitching a demo to someone who is, then I strive to make sure that your song sounds current and modern as per what is seen in the Top 40 charts for your style of music right now!
Paul is a session guitar player who has spent his fair share of time in the studio and on the road. He's known for his ability to perform skillfully within many different genres, in many different musical situations, and all the while making his top priorities creating a comfortable environment for the clients, and helping them make their record or performance sound as they have always wanted it to sound. These skills have helped him be fortunate enough to work with artists, engineers, and producers such as Blood Diamonds(Universal), Benji who is on Tiësto’s label Musical Freedom, R. Anthony from The Voice, Jason Dunn from the band Hawk Nelson, Chris Buck Band (Two Top 40 Canadian Country Singles), Tommy Mac From Hedley, Dean Maher (ACDC, Slayer, Elton John), Paul Shatto (Chad Brownlee, The Higgins), Karen Lee Batten, Cash Crawford, Robyn and Ryleigh (Royalty Records/Sony Music), and many more.
He is also a two time BCCMA award winner and a final ballot 'Guitar Player of the Year Nominee and has played large festivals such as Sunfest and Rockin River Fest, done Radio/TV performances, as well as played arenas, theaters, and clubs all over.
My credits include
- Marshall Superlead
- PWE Event Horizon 3
- EVH 5150 III
- Marshall JCM 800 Cab
- Wizard 2x12 Cab
- Gibson Les Paul Custom Silverburst
- Fender Broadcaster
- Two Fender Telecasters
- Gibson Flying V
- Early 70s Guild
- A million pedals
- Fender Twin Reverb
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Reviews of Paul Kinman
Another great experience with Paul. Very creative and punctual, not to mention so very personable. Qualities that will keep me coming back!!
Paul is such a great find..what a gem!! A talented and truly professional musician. His turn around time was ridiculously fast. I will definitely look forward to working with him many more times in the future..Thanks Paul!!! Don
Paul is amazing. I asked the impossible from him he delivered! And, with a sore mouth ( he had just got his wisdom teeth pulled!).
The impossible job? I needed him to copy and re-record a complicated solo in the style is was originally played but in time and without mistakes. He responded quickly, professionally and he delivered a great product!
Paul is a great guy to work with. I'm a repeat customer, and every time I work with Paul, he has a great habit of over-communicating to make sure he gets it right and updates me regularly with progress and offers to do revisions to make sure the job is perfect. He's a pleasure to work with!
Great approach and comms. Paul really nailed the requirement and I highly recommend his services.
I liked working with Paul. He thrives on communication and did an amazing job implementing my ideas. I would highly recommend and I would definitely work with him again. Great Job!
I've now had the pleasure of working with Paul on multiple jobs and projects, and he has delivered every time. He is fast, a clear communicator, and he made sure I was satisfied with the work and offered revisions, even when I didn't request them. Paul is the man!
Paul is awesome. He was a pleasure to work with throughout the project. He communicated extremely well, asked for feedback, and delivered great work. Thanks, Paul!
Amazing musician, plus very friendly and helpful - guides you to the right direction. One take is all it took - that should speak for itself! Thanks mate!
Paul delivered once again adding solid guitar tracks to three songs at a competitive price. Third time is a charm and really enjoy working with him.
Second job with Paul and he really delivered. I had some uncertainties about the direction and needed a fresh approach and Paul delivered by interpreting what I needed. Very great with incorporating feedback. Can't wait to work together again.
Paul was completely attentive to the finer parts of this track and gladly performed retakes and rethinks based on feedback. The tracks were varied and rich giving me a great palette to build this song. Thanks, Paul!
Paul once again proved to be the ultimate professional...he's quick, concise, patient, and on our latest song, I think he pulled off his best work yet. Seriously, I can't wait to share this song with the world, and I think Paul's lead guitar work stands shoulder to shoulder with the guys you see in Guitar World...where he'll be one day, too!
Once again, Paul nailed it! This is my third time working with Paul, and he put down a killer solo that took our song to new heights. Won't be the last time we work together, either.
Paul is an awesome guitar player !! Very polite, serious and reagent, he got skills and takes time to give you his best by paying attention to every details. We had a lot of fun working this project together, and we are about to start the next one !
Paul has been absolutely great to work with. He listened to all of my suggestions and is very punctual. I felt like he put 100% effort into the project :)
This was my second time working with Paul, and once again, he was great. Not only did he totally get what we wanted to do, but he took the track to a whole new level. You want a guitarist who understands a wide variety of styles and can do a quality job fast, then talk to this guy!
Paul is a Great guitar session player! I definitely will work with him again
Paul was a pleasure to work with!
He is very attentive and strives to make you happy and deliver the track
you're looking for .
I would definitely call on him again for future session work.
Thank you Paul !
Paul is very professional, prompt, and is very easy to work with. He took the time to ask specific questions about what we needed, and made it work. Above all, the quality of his musicianship was excellent, and added a whole new level to the tracks. Wouldn't hesitate to work with him again...and I will!
I was very satisfied with Paul. He is very trustworthy. I will work with him again!
Great guitar player. Great parts. Paul went over and above to give me lots of options for a song I hired him to track on. If you want modern, this is your guy. Fast turn around and quality tracking. I will be hiring him again.
Paul is great! I needed a band last minute and he worked really hard to pull off my 90 minute set over just a few rehearsals. He is adaptable and makes sure you are happy with his performance. Other than being a great guitar player, he is also polite, kind and respectful!
Paul is my main guitarist, and I am honoured to have shared the stage with him countless times, as well as have him play on my recordings. He's perfect for me as a guitarist because he's able to turn what I have in my head into music that sounds even better than I imagined. Thank you Paul, for all your hard work! Write together soon!
I've hired Paul on many occasions to work with my artists as either a session musician live, or in a recording environment. Paul has been a staple of the music projects, and is able to lead a band and record with flare. He is extremely professional, and is able to get the exact sound we're looking for. Professional, fast, and fun to work with!
My band has been working on a Johnny Cash project recently and we needed some help with a couple of tracks.
Paul came into the studio and assisted us and he performed wonderfully.
Super easy to work and very organized.
I highly recommend him and would use his services again !
Paul has not just a knack but a real skill with the electric guitar. He combines fundamental musica chops with the ability to squeeze every bit of acoustic range out of an electric guitar. He takes an instrument and makes it into its own art. You can hear his work in "Tear Down the Wall" with Kieran Strange. If you can hire him, then hire him.
Paul is awesome. Highly recommended. Great player, great dude. Awesome sounds.
Paul is a great musician, a great guitarist. It has a lot of initiative, creativity and good taste. We worked together on a song that I composed and gave his work an incredible sound. Totally recommend, very professional and very responsible.
I am a singer songwriter and sent paul some songs to work on. the parts were bang on what was needed and the turn around time was fast reccomended
Awesome player, awesome dude, Paul has the knowledge and the gear to get outstanding results. Had him come in quickly and do a film score as time was pressed. And he was able to learn and perform bang on what was needed within minutes. Hope to record him again :)
Paul is just a genius, I have hired him to record some guitars to the new album of my band and he transformed the sound of the songs making it superlative, He is a gentleman too, and I'll hire him for new records for sure!