With a life divided between his birthplace of South Africa, and his current home, the United Kingdom, the one constant in Paul Slack’s life has always been music. With a deeply embedded respect for the great artists who forged the way forward when it came to communicating through music, Paul Slack has often found himself utterly awestruck by the power and potential that can be found in music.
Simply put, Paul Slack loves a good tune, and loves being able to bounce to a rhythm. Above and beyond that, he loves music that has a story to tell, a message to deliver, a gift to give. And he uses his own music to do so, in his own original and heartfelt way.
Paul Slack is a singer-songwriter who loves performing. He has numerous old school tapes full of ideas for songs that stand testimony to his love for producing music. Funky Pop-Rock is how he’d describe most of his music, although he has been known to throw a few curve balls with the odd ‘moody’ guitar song here and there. Paul Slack’s music speaks of his love for variety, but also of an understanding he has as an artist that one has to cultivate a sound of their very own.
Looking forward, Paul Slack wants to work with other musicians and artists to produce music that is greater than the sum of its parts. He will also be jumping at every opportunity that arises to perform his music live and present it with a flare that his musical idols would be proud of.
“Let’s brighten up the cosmos – there’s enough darkness out there.”
Wish I’d been around when these guys were alive:
The 70s – The Birth of Funk and Greatest Musical Era Ever
John Lennon (the greatest songwriter who ever lived)
Sly and the Family Stone
Cool and the Gang
The 80s – Early to Mid-80s Only (things went downhill after that…)
Michael Jackson (Off the Wall & Thriller only)
Prince (probably one of my greatest influences considering he has it all: the great tunes, musicality, showmanship and originality)
Duran Duran (and they’re still going!)
The Smiths (discovered later on in life, and now a devoted fan)
George Michael (Faith is a great example of classic pop, very good song writing and musical production)
The 90s – Eclectic Era of British Pop and Grunge
Blur (biggest influence in the 90s)