Paul Moeller
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Paul Moeller

San Diego, California, United States | SELF

San Diego, California, United States | SELF
Band Classical New Age


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1998 - Adopted Strangers
2009 - Aurora



Paul Moeller is an independent songwriter/musician from North San Diego who composes and performs beautifully evocative instrumental music.

Growing up in Cincinnati, Ohio, Paul inherited his wide-reaching love of music from his dad, who was prone to have classical, country, pop, showtunes and god-knows-what-else all stacked up on the same turntable. As a youngster, he learned to play piano, studying at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music under Ilona Voorm - a Bela Bartok protégé, and soon started composing original tunes. During those rebellious teenage years, he taught himself to play the guitar, and continued writing songs, performing at a wide variety of events. Along the way, he also acquired a 12-string guitar and developed a distinctive and hypnotically percussive playing style.

In the mid-90’s he began writing, arranging and performing music with Ginny Frazier, who recorded with world-renowned musician Peter Buffett, and performed on the Disney ‘Pocahontas’ movie soundtrack. Together, they founded the group Circles & Arrows, and explored music that fused folk, blues and rock with traditional African and Native American instruments. Paul arranged and produced their debut album, ‘Adopted Strangers’, which received enthusiastic critical acclaim, and was selected as one of the top local recordings of 1998 by the Cincinnati Post ( …”a stunning and intriguing album”). Mike Breen of City Beat described the work as “Beautiful, lilting songs that soar with spirituality...captivating and often hypnotic...". One song from the CD, "Hidden Heratige" was rerecorded by Peter Buffett, and featured on his "Spirit Dance" CD (Hollywood Records)

While managing to keep his fingers plugged into his classical roots (it's theraputic), Paul has released his first compilation of highly melodic instrumental pieces, entitled 'Aurora'. He performed many of these tunes at the 2008 San Diego County Fair.

It’s hard to describe or categorize Paul's music...

Inspired songwriting. Haunting, uplifting melodies. True talent!