The story so far…
Paul Rose is without doubt one of the most unique and talented guitarists in the world today. Fundamentally a rock guitarist, his extraordinary playing style touches on blues, country, jazz and folk, blended together into a style that is entirely his own. Never a gig goes by where audience members don’t comment that Paul is the best guitarist they’ve seen and heard.
Born in Newcastle, north east England in July 1966, Paul’s natural gift shone through at an early age. He was already being hailed as one of the best guitarists in the region by the age of 16, playing regularly on the Newcastle live scene with the most popular local bands of the day.
Since then Paul has continued to go from strength to strength, having released a total of 12 solo albums to date, selling worldwide to an ever increasing circle of fans. Coupled with his stunning live shows built on 25 years of tough performing experience, Paul is now gaining the worldwide recognition he deserves.
Paul has been noticed along the way by some pretty high profile guitar movers and shakers, with Rory Gallagher calling Paul a “Hot Player” and Seymour Duncan naming Paul in his top 5 players (that was 2nd between Jeff Beck 1st & Roy Buchanan as 3rd). As well as many of the major guitar mags writing rave articles about Pauls playing, both in album and concert reviews.
Recognised as an electric guitarist, Paul has recently been playing many solo gigs with nothing but an acoustic guitar and a sample pedal to promote his first ever acoustic CD “The Learning Curve.” These gigs have been very well received indeed, with one reviewer writing “this is a truly world class guitarist at the very top of his game.” This is not to say Paul has totally turned his back on the Fender guitars he loves so well, in fact quite the contrary.
Paul’s 12th and new album Double Life was recorded at the Steakhouse in Hollywood, CA, which is owned in part by Steve Lukather, and has been used by many guitar orientated artists such as Jeff Beck, Steve Vai, Eddie Van Halen etc. The musicians met for the first time on day one of rehearsals, and the album was rehearsed, recorded and mixed from start to finish in 15 days.
With this, Paul is now breaking into the German market, having played several highly successful tours there, with upcoming interviews and features with several important music magazines and websites. He is fully endorsed by LsL guitars, Steinberg,IKmultimedia, GHS strings and the legendary pickup maker Seymour Duncan. With a 13th album currently in production, Paul is facing a future just as spectacular as his musical gift.