Multi-Instrumentalist, Musical Director and Creative Producer with past clients as Celebrity Cruises and Sony Music UK. Classically-trained with background in Musical Theatre as Musical Director, now in own creative space with focus on electronic productions as well as composition for media. Genuine passion for the music is key!
Previously a session pianist and guitarist with a high degree of musicality to easily grasp your concept and project.
Seasoned in Electronic Productions to realise and develop your ideas in the digital and recorded realm.
Looking to collaborate and produce for the creatively curious and the open-minded.
Unique voices, mature/ open characters and interesting concepts and proposals welcomed!
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Interview with ProducerPaul
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: At the moment, I'll have to say the full-scale theatre productions of Celebrity Cruises where I produced, arranged, composed, supervised and musically directed three productions for the cruise line, working alongside each respective Director and Choreographer for each show. After tracking all the recordings, I was flown out to Miami for the rehearsal process to work alongside the cast, the Creative Team including the Musical Director and the Vocal Coach there..A lot more crazy stories..you'll have to wait..
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Mullaha, Bespoke compositions for Media for three agencies in UK & US, A few serious Production collaborations and piano practice when I have the time/ during break times!
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Imad Salhi. Collaborator, close friend and colleague with an inspiring work ethic!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. Simplicity.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To be completely honest and ego-free, serving only the art and the final product.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The vibe when the session goes into full throttle/ Goosebumps from a magical musical moment, when you learn something you didn't know before..so many things..!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: I'll have to think about this one! Ha! Ask me when you meet me..:)
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Can't think of any off the top of my head..
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is your vision?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Look at what the working styles, characters and approach of your potential clients can bring you. Put away all the logistics and egos aside and visualise how your collaborator can bring your ART to the next level! When it boils down to it, I would say the most important thing is if you click with them!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Melodica, Thumb Piano, Doromb (Jew's Harp), Guitar, Laptop (If there's electricity)
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Too long to describe in a text box, sorry! Lived and loved music all my life!
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Electronic, Punchy.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Already achieved (mentioned above)
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Macro! Focus on getting down the idea and the intention rough and fast. Tweaking, fine-tuning and technical stuff comes later..
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Musicality and Musical Language.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Musical ideas, texturally, musically and the energy, most often the result of the combination with the collaborators.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Creative, Collaborative, Excited, Elevated and getting lost in the music.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Minimal. Macbook Pro, Fully Weighted MIDI keyboards, Guitars, Genelec Studio Monitors, Focusrite 8 pre-amp Audio Interface, Rode Condenser Microphone & Mouse. Studio located in a complex of music studios so Drums & further microphones available to set-up on demand.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: My colleagues: PRIDE, J.A.C.K (Moussa), Madeon.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Currently, Productions (Full-Scale Theatre Productions, Pop Productions, Beat-Writing, Part-writing, Song-writing)