A lot of my life has been about edu-tainment. Entertainment with an educational component. I was raised in a large family (9 kids, I was the 6th) and exposed to a huge variety of music growing up. My father had a deep love and appreciation for classical music, my mom played piano and adored old musicals, and my older brothers and sisters had a ball playing early rock ‘n roll and listening to comedy albums! I was so totally enamored with the music of the 60′s that when I was 13 years old, I could name the local pop radio station’s top 50 hits of the week, which artists sang which song, AND the record label each “hit” was recorded on. Music has always able to move me, and I am so grateful for that.
I’ve written over 2,000 songs on every subject imaginable and in just about every genre. Of those songs, about 700 of them were written in schools with students and teachers at Young Writers’ and Teachers conferences. That’s edu-tainment, since a lot of the songs were based on enhancing curriculum, and the idea was always to make learning fun. A lot of teachers have thanked me for making subjects like Social Studies and Science come to life musically. Hey… it’s what I love to do!
I’ll be the first to admit that the songs aren’t all gems. In fact, some of them I look back, wrinkle my nose and think, “I wrote THAT??” But some of the songs just work, for whatever reason. They take hold and never stop giving, which is why songs like “Funkydiscombooblegum”, “Deerfoot” and “Bury Me In A Burlap Bag” are always enthusiastically requested and remembered by people 25 years after they first heard them! I’ve studio-recorded about 250 of my songs: 12 albums in total, 6 which are presently available for purchase and listed on this website, and six more which I’ve been working on the past ten years and have recently completed. They’ll be made available to the public in the near future. I’ve had the pleasure of working with some brilliant musicians and producers on these albums, in particular Peter D’Amico, Willy Joosen, Pamela Flunkin and the late, great Graham Jones. Typical of an artist, I have put so much time energy into creating songs and bringing them to life, but very little effort into marketing them, relying basically on word-of-mouth. But that’s about to change, thanks to paulomusic.com. Please take a few moments to listen to some of the songs we’ve chosen for you to enjoy, and if you like them, spread the word around, and let me know what you think. Music makes the world go ’round. Wishing you all the very best . . . Paulo