Growing up in a household where a huge variety of music was played all the time, Paul developed an extremely eclectic taste in music, which has enabled him to mix a hugely diverse range of musical styles – rock, folk, singer/songwriter, world, jazz and most notably, orchestral, for artists as diverse as Mott the Hoople, Shirley Bassey, Manhattan Transfer and the Boston Pops.
His attention to detail, instinct for sensible logistics and friendly demeanor has enabled him to become a popular Tour Manager and Project Leader.
Lady Gaga at the amFar Gala
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AES Convention (musical performances)
Monkey: Journey to the West
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies
Paul McCartney's 'Secret' Times Square Performance
Hall & Oates
Paul has also toured with:
The Beautiful South
Everything But The Girl
Manic Street Preachers
They Might Be Giants
Junior Walker & Edwin Starr
The Empire Strikes Back
A multimedia concert featuring selections from Danny Elfman's scores to fifteen of Tim Burton's films; including Batman, Edward Scissorhands, Beetlejuice, Alice in Wonderland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Big Fish. Clips from the films are shown overhead and include Tim Burton's original drawings for the characters and scenic design.
The concert concludes with a medley of songs from The Nightmare Before Christmas, with Danny Elfman reprising his singing role as Jack Skellington.
Star Wars - A New Hope
The Empire Strikes Back
Return of the Jedi
A presentation of the entire movies, with the John Williams' score performed live by a symphony orchestra and chorus and synchronized to the film.
Fourth of July Celebration, Evening at Pops TV show, Christmas at Pops TV show, Summer Concert Tour, Christmas Concert Tour, New Year’s Eve show.
There have been several Beatles orchestral projects over the years, but this is the first where the orchestrations are actually taken from the original recordings. The project was given unique access to the original recordings and charts at Abbey Road. As a visual backdrop they were also given exclusive use of 600 never-before seen photos of the Fab Four. Following the world premier with the Kalamazoo Symphony, I have been retained as the Sound Consultant and Mixer for all engagements.
A presentation of the entire movie – the score performed live by a symphony orchestra and chorus – synchronized to the film.
A touring show, playing large prestigious arenas and concert halls all over the world. Featuring a complete screening of all the movies in the Lord of the Rings trilogy in HD on a giant overhead screen, with Howard Shore's entire score performed live and synchronized to the film.
“Technically it came off brilliantly... Fellowship was clear and detailed, with well-balanced sound and an orchestra that sounded extremely natural despite being amplified.”
— Washington Post review of Lord of the Rings ‘Live to Projection’
The entire film, with all the music performed and sung live, featuring Danny Elfman reprising his role as the lead character, Jack Skellington, many of the original cast from the movie: Catherine O'Hara, Paul Reubens, Ken Page and more, plus 5 actor / singers voicing all the other characters. Debuted with 4 sold-out performances in Tokyo, followed by eight sold-out performances at the Hollywood Bowl, and performances including Barclay Center in NYC and Wembley Arena in London.
A presentation of the Ridley Scott movie, with Hans Zimmer's score performed live by a symphony orchestra and chorus and synchronized to the film.
A presentation of James Cameron's movie, with the score performed live by a symphony orchestra and chorus and synchronized to the film.
Final Fantasy - Distant Worlds
A presentation of the music from the video game series, “Final Fantasy”, featuring a full symphony orchestra, chorus and rock band.
Paul Shaffer In Symphony
Long-time David Letterman band leader's symphonic project.
Guest Artists with the following orchestras:
Boston Pops, Cincinnati Pops, New Jersey Symphony, Buffalo Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony, Taipei Philharmonic Pops Orchestra, Toronto Symphony, Rochester Symphony, Utah Symphony, Napa Symphony, Augusta Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Knoxville Symphony, Greensboro Symphony, Slovenia Symphony Orchestra (live national TV).
Guest Artist with the following orchestras:
Sydney Symphony, Adelaide Symphony
Barbie at the Symphony
Deni Bonet Symphonic
Exciting New York City-based electric violinist and singer-songwriter's new symphonic project.
A light symphonic performance featuring a CGI version of Barbie, projected on a large video screen; interacting with the conductor and giving the background to the musical pieces and the various instruments in the orchestra. Aimed at giving young girls (and their mothers!) an introduction to classical music in a fun and informative manner.
Nice Jazz Festival
New York Voices
Count Basie Orchestra
Jackie Robinson Jazz Festival
JVC Jazz Festival
Nice Jazz Festival