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Gregory Paul Group

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Location: Rochester, New York
Members: Gregory Paul: Vocals, Guitar
Aaron Boucher: Drums
Tony Wensel: Bass
About: In September of 2001, the duo of Gregory Paul (vocals, guitars and electronics) and Aaron Boucher (drums), added bass player Tony Wensel. In April 2002, the group signed with OnlineRock Records, a company affiliated with one of the largest music communities on the Web, and in September 2002, the group and label collaborated to release Spirit & Decibels, the band's first CD as a trio.

Before Wensel's arrival, Paul and Boucher had been performing and recording as the Gregory Paul Group in the unique duo configuration since 1998, winning popular and critical success in the process. In performance and on their recordings, the group creates a textured, hypnotic sound-Paul's alluring vocals interwoven with haunting, minimalist instrumentals, all propelled by Boucher's inventive percussion and Wensel's solid bassline. Billboard Magazine called the group "a hybrid of atmospheric ambience and powerful acoustics."

"Hybrid" is a good word for the GPG, as their influences are wide ranging. Echoes of world music, hip-hop, jazz, reggae, electronica, rock and Brit pop (to name a few) surge through the mix during the band's spirited, electric performances and on their CDs.
Equipment: None listed
Recordings: Spirit and Decibels Buy Now!
The Sea is Rough Buy Now!
Autumdivers Buy Now!
Free MP3 or Video: None Listed Click Here for other free MP3 Downloads
Influences: sound. elements. natural and processed noises, ambient, rock, pop, world, traditional, americana, electronica, hip hop, jazz, classical, minimalism, emergent, reggae, shoegazer, experimental, brit pop, the beatles, la monte young, steve reich, brian eno, my bloody valentine, slowdive, master musicians of jajouka, pink floyd, lee perry, david sylvian, amon tobin, led zeppelin, bob marley, jimi hendrix, james brown, ravi shankar, john cage, sigur ros, rem, nick drake, miles davis, tragically hip, fugazi, son volt, john lee hooker.

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