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Paul Brooks


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Paul was also a talented and accomplished Programmer, / Sequencer / Composer and Producer having programmed on Coldcut’s Let’s Play Album. Paul’s band Analog did their first performance at the Hobo Workshop in 1974 and Paul worked on many projects at the Gighouse Studios in Coventry.

Started playing drums over 30 years ago on an old Olympic kit. Having upgraded via Maxwin to a Hayman kit, he began by touring abroad with covers bands, before playing in the backing bands for Percy Sledge and later the Marvelettes.

During this time, he was very passionate about fusion, his favorite drummers being Billy Cobham and Bill Bruford.

Joined a Jazz-rock band in 1980 called Pzazz and made an album and toured extensively, including two tours with Level 42.

From there, joined a band called “Mummy Calls”. who were signed for a ridiculous amount of money to Geffen records in 1984, and made a record with Hugh Padgham producing. The band dissolved the following year and Paul co-wrote the track “Beauty Has Her Way” which appeared on “The Lost Boys” soundtrack.

In the years from ‘85 to ‘92 he divided his time between session drumming and programming, working with and for diverse artists including Nick Kershaw, Gary Moore, Greg Lake, Bonnie Tyler, Pino Palladino, Dream Academy, Coldcut, Danny Thompson, etc. etc.

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