Paul Meander - Biography
Acoustic bass, Guitar, and Percussion




Paul is currently in Australia, where he is gonna stay for a while

so, for the time beying, he is not availabile

But we have planty of replacement!

Paul Meader

Paul was born in London in 1958 and emigrated to Australia at the age

of five. He began his musical career at the age of twelve studying

classical and flamenco guitar. At thirteen he switched to electric rock

guitar joining his first professional rock band one year later. He

performed at the famous Sydney Opera House and won a scholarship to the

Sydney Conservatorium of music. He spent his teens performing on the

Sydney rock scene inspired by guitarists like Eddie Van Halen, Jeff

Beck and Jimi Hendrix.

In the early eighties he became fascinated by the sound of Jazz and

switched to electric bass guitar. In 1984 he traveled to Europe with a

jazz piano duo performing in Rome, Cannes and London.

After returning to Sydney two years later Paul began studying the

double bass and was accepted into the Jazz course at the Sydney Conservatorium

of music. He spent a further 3 years playing in the Sydney Jazz and

Latin scene before returning to London in the late eighties to pursue

his studies further. In London Paul played with many different jazz

artists and eventually met Robin Nolan one night at the 606 Club.

Before too long Robin and Paul were working together on the jazz

standards repertoire and playing small gigs in and around London.

Inspired by the sounds of Gypsy Swing they also played in a trio

dedicated to the songs of Django Reinhardt. It was this trio that

eventually made it's way to Amsterdam during the Summer of 1993 for a

week of street playing. Due to the success of their visit they made the

city their home. Since living in Amsterdam Paul has produced nine CD’s

with the RNT and is currently working on Volume 9 of the Gypsy Jazz

Play Along songbook series. Paul has been a professional musician for thirty

years has toured extensively throughout the USA, Canada, Japan,

Scandinavia and Europe. Paul has also been fortunate enough to have two

of his original compositions featured in the Hollywood movie featuring

Richard Gere entitled "Autumn in New York".

Paul plays Acoustic bass, Guitar, and Percussion.

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