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Michael Paul made his debut as musical director for Tommy Boy recording artist, Kristine W, helping to launch a local Las Vegas favorite into the discriminating dance market. In the time since, he has made a steady and relentless return to his true strenths, writing and performing. In nightclubs, fairs, and festivals across North America, Michael proves that he is a valid singer / songwriter on a mission.

Michael Paul possesses a rare gift for music that speaks for itself in his performances and recordings. On stage he takes audiences on a captivating journey through country, rock, and blues, while delivering a strong message of peace, hope, and equality on every front. In the studio he is the drummer, bass player, guitarist, keyboardist, lead / backup singer, and producer. In addition, Michael redefines the role of recording artist by writing all of the music on his newest work. A savvy mixture of rhythmic tracks, his latest demos encompass fun bar anthems, inspiring romantic ballads, and unadulterated pop. Recorded in his basement, Michael continues his skills as an inspired songwriter, whose keen observations on life and love are universal.

"These songs are about love, anger, resolution, and stopping to look at ourselves and our place in society," notes Michael. "In recent years, I've seen a steady decline in the expectations of the entertainment industry. There seems to be fewer and fewer artists who can back up their visual hype and excite their audiences without truck-loads of technical support. The music industry especially, seems to have given up on the rewarding process of locating and marketing gifted artists. Instead they recruit 16 year old Barbies & Kens and spend millions making them look like they have talent. I find this sad. We're missing out on the artists who would inspire the world 20 plus years from now. The kind of artists who find their way back into our children's mainstreem long after they're gone."

A second generation entertainer, Michael Paul has certainly come a long way since playing drums with his father in Gary, Indiana. Seizing every opportunity to perform in front of an audience, Michael fondly recalls his musical youth. "When I was 8, I would sneak in the back door of some bar, where my dad's band was playing and sit right behind the drummer's seat where no one would notice me," he laughs. "Then, after everybody, including the drummer himself, were too drunk to care, I would jump on the drums and try to pursuade the band to play anything but their normal setlist, usually ZZ Top or the Stones."

Having pushed his father's band as far as allowed, Michael did what any rebellious teen would do, and in 8th grade, he recruited four other misunderstood members of the school band to help him carry out his plan to become a superstar. Unable to sneak a five member group of minors in the back door of the local bars, Michael and his band would play their unusual mixture of country originals, classic rock, and teen pop at local battle of the bands' and school functions. "We would have all the girls screaming and in love with us and all the boys who wanted to hear Metallica booing us. In 9th grade, I'm proud to say we confused everyone equally." Michael smirks.

Realizing colleges didn't offer degrees in country stardom, at 18 Michael began touring the nightclub circuit and honing his skills on the stages of nearly every mentionable casino on the bright streets of the Las Vegas strip. "Las Vegas taught me how to deal with rejection, success and everything in between. It taught me how to persevere. I don't go away. I don't back down. Just watch what happens next."