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Paul Joans

Paul Joans

Paul Joans


Singer/Songwriter/Musician inspired to return to music after a near death experience. Paul's songs are about love, loss and lifes little hurdles. Who is Paul Joans? Music has always been an important part of Paul’s life. From the age of 5 he would give vocal performances in the living rooms of family friends and relatives. A few years later he began to take an interest in playing and writing music when he discovered that a large wooden piece of furniture at his grandmothers was in fact an upright piano. Read more on Last.fm
Singer/Songwriter/Musician inspired to return to music after a near death experience. Paul's songs are about love, loss and lifes little hurdles. Who is Paul Joans? Music has always been an important part of Paul’s life. From the age of 5 he would give vocal performances in the living rooms of family friends and relatives. A few years later he began to take an interest in playing and writing music when he discovered that a large wooden piece of furniture at his grandmothers was in fact an upright piano.

It was not long before his impatience grew as he would have to wait to play the piano. Paul convinced or wore down his parents into buying his first keyboard, a Casio MT32. In his teenage years Paul developed his song writing skills and was the front man to many teenage bands. Of particular popularity was the Oxford based band “Profile” of which Paul provided vocals, keyboards and song writing duties for over five years. During this time “Profile” gained recognition enough to be mentioned in both NME and Melody Maker for their performances. Entering his twenties Paul’s musical aspirations had to be put on hold as he focused on finding a job and settling down.

Life was progressing well until in 2009 tragedy struck when Paul suffered a hear t attack. Lying in a hospital bed and fighting for his life Paul found himself casting his mind back to when he felt at his most happiest. All of a sudden in a blinding flash of memories Paul saw himself as a boy playing on his grandmother’s piano, a broad grin on his face. At that moment he knew that if he survived this ordeal he would dedicate the rest of his days to writing and performing music.

By lucky coincidence just as Paul returned home to recover he received a phone call telling him that the very same piano he had played as a child needed a new home or it would have to be destroyed. Needless to say the piano soon ended up living with Paul and provided the very inspiration to start writing music again. And he has been working hard ever since. Some have compared Paul’s songs to that of David Grey or Elton John, but when asked about these comparisons Paul is modest. “I write music that I would like, I try to deal with whatever subject is occupying my mind, finding love late in life, the personal sacrifice made by those that serve in wars or the bitter loneliness that a divorced parent feels.

I try to write music for people that have lived, young and old. I write music that one day I hope will matter to somebody”. . Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..

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