Paul [aka Clarky] is most noted as the lead guitarist for The David Cross Band [David is a former member of the pioneering progressive rock band King Crimson]. He is however also an instrumental rock / metal guitarist writing and recording solo material.
Musically educated at the University of London , Paul studied classical music ranging from the 16 th to 20 th centuries and has come to incorporate this knowledge into his own unique compositional and playing style. Paul's music education however was not limited to studying the classical masterpieces, he has played with numerous bands in many diverse styles like blues rock, heavy metal, funk, reggae, progressive rock and fusion.
In 1994, Paul joined The David Cross Band and has performed on several albums and international tours playing David Cross' own brand of passionate and complex progressive rock music along with some of King Crimson's classics too.
Paul's playing style is known for a striking balance between lyrical and melodic lines, and intensely technical phrases all driven from a passionate and highly expressive foundation. His music combines elements from Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods, in conjunction with rock and metal styles creating a wide ranging dynamic canvas. The listener is taken on a great aural saga from fragile delicate moments through to highly intense and energetic peaks providing a unique experience.