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Resume

As a new father back in Canada and putting down roots, Paul is making the transition from a touring musician into film composing and producing.

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Film/ Theatre/ Media

~Scoring for an on-line documentry Avoid In Ice. Two sailors attempting to navigate the North West Passage in a 39 ft sailboat [2018].

~Soundtrack for a short student film, Vancouver Film School [2016].

~Composer and on-stage music director for The Private Widdle Social Club, a vaudevillian-Burlesque monthly theatre troupe based in Kent/ London UK [2001-2012].


~Composer/ musician and actor for the play Wreck Beach [Vancouver/ Edmonton 2000].

~Live in-studio musical performances/ interview on national BBC and CBC radio.

~Original compositions featured on CBC 1 and BBC 3.

~Producer of short films hosted on Youtube.

~Video event production with CTRE in Owen Sound [2018]

~Freelance on-set props and set-dec for television, commercials and feature film [1987-2014].




Performance

~Touring and recording drummer for The Be Good Tanyas. A female fronted Vancouver folk band. [2000-2003]


~Current member of Groanbox [2008 to the dormant present]. Groanbox is a world roots trio featuring Micheal Ward-Bergeman on accordion, Paul Clifford junk-yard percussionist, and Cory Seznec on strings. Multiple tours of the UK and Europe. Notable performances; collaborating with The Metropolis Ensemble in NYC [2009], and in Colorado with the Breckenridge Arts Festival Orchestra [2015] performing composer David Bruce’s Groanbox (a classical music homage to the band).

~Recording and touring drummer for My Sweet Patootie, an original folk-jazz trio with multiple tours in the US and Canada [2013 to present].

~Active in the Kent and London blues scene UK [2003-2012].

~Multiple cover and function bands throughout career.




Education

~One year jazz program at Malaspina College,Vancounver Island, private instruction with Buff Allen. [1991].

~Participant in Afrocubanismo at The Banff Centre Of The Arts. A two week intensive with private and group lessons/ workshops with many of Cuban's finest musicians [1996].

~Privaste drumset instruction in New Orleans with legendary Johnny Vidocavich [2015].

~Two week private Bata instruction in Havava with drum master Arango [1997].

~Multiple pilgrimages to New Orleans.

~Participating in two self-organized Chilas, a two week off-grid and self inflicted total media blackout retreat, bringing only food, water and drum kit. [1997 and 2004]


Recording Projects


Converting a praire farm house into a studio for three months to write and record solo album Rootballs. [2002].

~Freelance record producer for Smugglers Records, Kent UK [2010-2012].

~Restoring a 1959 Airstream trailer into a mobile recording studio. Presently capturing environmental performances and field sounds along with video footage for soon-to-be launched Youtube channel The Jawshop- Adventure Recording [2016 to present].

~Host of The Jawshop Podcast. A podcast about music production and adventure recording [2016 to present].

~A decade of experimental 4 track recording in a west coast gulf island cabin, learning the rudiments of composing and sound design [1990-2000].