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Just a selection of the mostly-Bristol / South-West UK-based bands that Paul has played with over the past 35 years - Claire Gaynor & Big River, Nikki B Band, Red Sea, The Fabulous Marx Brothers Blues Band, Dreamscape, Stretch, Pleasure Principle, The Controls, Hard Up and a myriad of function and covers bands.
- Screen name:
- Paul Whittington
- Member since:
- May 09 2013
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 2-3 nights a week
- Most available:
Inspired by the likes of Ian Paice, Simon Kirk, Bill Bruford, Alan White, Simon Phillips, Jeff Porcaro, Steve Gadd, Vinnie Colaiuta, Lenny White, John Bonham, Steve Ferrone, Dave Weckl, Billy Cobham and then . . . he ended up playing like himself . . oh well :-( Paul started playing jazz at the age of 10 driven by his father playing a mean jazz piano learning the fine art of brush and stick rudiments which he’s now forgotten :-) With the release of Deep Purples Made in Japan in 1973 the brushes went back in the cupboard and the rest is history.
Whilst having played in many bands representing a cross section of styles his heart is firmly in the more technical side of AOR.
Live and depending on venue Paul alternates between acoustic and electronic drums. Occasionally he will take a hybrid of acoustic and Roland electronics to deliver triggered samples and percussion.
Acoustic drums - 7 piece chrome Power Series Ludwig with Zildjian / Paiste cymbal stock
Acoustic drums - 7 piece silver sparkle DW Performance Series with Zildjian / Paiste cymbal stock
Acoustic percussion - Cajon, cabasa, hand drums etc. . . .
Electronic drums - 8 piece Roland VDrums with 1kW - 4kW Mackie backline & desk
So not me
So not me Track number: 9 Year: 2014 Album: Claire Gaynor - Raison d'être Genre: Rock
One of Claire's rockier tracks. Enjoyed putting a lot of off beat rhythms across the straight groove, especially nice to play across Ben's bass line ( Seth Lakeman ).
Don't ever let it show
Don't ever let it show Track number: 14 Year: 2014 Album: Claire Gaynor - Raison d'être Genre: Rock
A great rock ballad from Claire with a signature acoustic lead break from Paul Merrell !
The Readhead said
The Readhead said Track number: 7 Year: 2015 Album: Paul Merrell - 1PM Genre: Rock
A great instrumental track from Paul off his new album 1PM. Nice to just get down and dirty with some rock n funk :-) !
One way trip
One way trip Track number: 7 Year: 2014 Album: Claire Gaynor - Raison d'être Genre: Rock
Good stomper. Wanted to get some alternative patterns in rather than plodding away on the back beat all the time, great live !
There goes Elvis
There goes Elvis Track number: 10 Year: 2015 Album: Paul Merrell - 1PM Genre: Rock
A great straight ahead rocker from Paul with the occasional 'doff' to the old rock'n roll classic !