After studying classical guitar Spike discovered rock, blues, soul & funk and never looked back. He ended up as a session guitar-gun-for-hire in the Eighties, playing with a range of artists, both big & small. Nowadays he divides his time between performing with a variety of bands, writing & production projects, and studio session work.
He has had a long-running love affair with Blondie (ok, well the music at any rate), and talks about the buzz he still gets from these fantastic songs. ”Playing with this band’s such a huge blast …!” he says.
But his bandmates have to put up with his notorious obsessiveness – “if you’re going to do it, do it right …!” is his mantra.
Paul is an alumnus of the Royal College of Music where he spent 4 years studying orchestral Double Bass. He also spent much of that time skiving off to teach himself Bass Guitar and rock out!
Since then he has played both instruments on stages around the world, covering everything from classical and jazz to rock, pop, funk, gospel and blues along the way.
His two young daughters have ensured he has not slept in several years, leading to his other interest in coffee, about which he is a passionate nerd.