Jordan Paul (musician)
|Black-and-white shot of a man in his early twenties with long, brown hair.|
Paul in early 2015 - Photo by Roger Psutka
|Born||1 June 1992|
|Genres||Rock, pop, ambient, world, experimental, psychedelic|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, singer, songwriter, composer, film scorist, music producer|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, sitar, keyboards, bass guitar, ukulele, drums, synthesizer, kalimba, tamboura|
|Labels||People Zoo Records (Canada), Leesta Vall Records (United States)|
|Associated acts||Fairview, Sloan, World Away, Andrew Scott, The Gravelberrys|
Jordan Paul, U.E. is a Canadian experimental singer-songwriter, composer and musician––well-known for composing in a wide range of musical styles and for his vocal virtuosity. He was a founding member, guitarist, and lead vocalist in Canadian pop group Fairview  and has publicly appeared as solo singer/songwriter since 2013. He has also written for films and television programs, including The CW's, The Secret Circle , and Canadian short-film, "Best Buds." He performed for over eight hours at 2014's Nuit Blanche festival in Toronto for an experimental performance piece. He is one of the recipients of the Jim Fay Music Bursary and Summer Songstudio's 'Most Pitchable Song.' He was an attendee of the 2013 Coalition Artist Entrepreneur program, where he began to further his foothold in the music industry. Bob McKitrick, of The Gravelberrys, plays bass in Jordan Paul's band. Record producer Chris Birkett (Buffy Sainte-Marie, Sinéad O'Connor, The Pogues) hailed Paul as "Canada's Jeff Buckley." Jordan Paul has also performed with Austin Gibbs, Silverstein, Rik Emmett, and Ten Second Epic.
Paul's song 'Archetype X,' appeared in the Top 100 Alternative Charts on iTunes. Subsequently, the single was reviewed by Jer of Sleeping Bag Studios in British Columbia, who describes Paul's sound as, "if Queen, Mimicking Birds, Radiohead, and Led Zeppelin all had a beautiful love-child."
Jordan Paul's single 'Rain'—set to be released in fall 2016—features drummer Andrew Scott of legendary Canadian band Sloan. The record is being release in part with Leesta Vall Records (Brooklyn, NY) on limited edition 7" vinyl; cut on a Sun Records era lathe and cutting-head. Side B of the records contains a previously unreleased ambient composition, "Rain, pt. 2."
The album's recording began at Orange Lounge in Toronto, engineered by Aidan Vickery.
The drums were recorded at Coalition Music in Scarborough, Ontario.
- 2010: Lost In Translation, EP
- 2015: Snacks, EP
- 2016: Rain, 7-inch (Leesta Vall Artists Agency, Brooklyn, NY)
- 2013: I Want Your Love
- 2015: Archetype X
Guitars: Jordan Paul plays Fender Guitars and custom guitars. He is most known for using a custom Jazzmaster with Lollar Regal pickups, made by Canadian Breed. He also plays a Larrivvée acoustic guitar, made in British Columbia.
Paul played the Six String Nation, Voyageur guitar—created by award-winning writer and broadcaster Jowi Taylor at Hugh's Room in Toronto. Taylor is quoted as describing Jordan Paul as having, "an extraordinary voice and a really unique songwriting style that [is] a bit of a highlight for me." The guitar has been played by many other Canadian musicians, including Stompin' Tom, Feist, Charles Spearin, Bruce Cockburn, Stars.
Awards and Achievements
- 2014 – Most Pitch-able Song – Archetype X
- SHINE Music Bursary (in memory of Jim Fay)
- Songwriters Association of Canada
- 2016 – Featured Songwriter (February)
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