A Band Called Paul is the creation of former orchestral percussionist, soundtrack composer and session musician Paul McDonnell. Based in Dublin, Ireland, the band’s music showcases the broad experience and influences from Paul’s career with deft lane-changes between hard rock, Latin Jazz, electronica, pop, reggae and world music.
Paul was percussionist with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra in Ireland for many years, while also being the original drummer with Irish ska/rock band The Pale. He has performed and recorded with many industry luminaries such as Elmer Bernstein, Jimmy Webb, Paddy McAloon (Prefab Sprout), Midge Ure and Bill Whelan (Riverdance) to name but a few. He has also composed soundtracks to two feature films, many short movies, TV commercials and theatre productions.
The band’s debut album Primero was released on February 21st, 2019. It is available to stream on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music and Deezer. It’s also available to purchase on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon Music.
Sync and licensing information
All tracks by A Band Called Paul are available for non-exclusive licensed use in commercials, television productions, films and games. Instrumental versions and stems may also be made available for use in same.
Unless indicated otherwise (for example, by collaboration) all songs are written, produced and 100% owned by Paul McDonnell.