Mr Paul Geary
Paul started his playing career comparatively late; having had no formal music training at school started playing bass in a gospel church at the age of 18. Shortly after this went on to study music in the USA.
Paul is an honours graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston and B.I.T, Musicians Institute of Technology in Los Angeles California.
Upon return to the UK Paul quickly established himself as one of the UK’s foremost studio bassists and active session musician.
In 1991 he received his first break working with soul diva’s Lisa Stansfield and Gabrielle. Shortly after this in 1992 Paul was part of the Princes Trust Rock School event, and played alongside Jools Holland in front of Prince Charles. This was a defining moment for Paul, which inspired him to pursue music as a career.
In 1993, Paul was voted Best “New Musician” by the British Music Association. And that autumn started playing bass for Chris Norman in his own band, the former lead singer of Smokie and later that year Chris Rea.
1994 brought with it relocation to London to head up the Academy of Contemporary Music’s bass school. Paul still finds time in his busy schedule to lecture live performance workshops on the full time courses at the Academy. He is also assistant manager of the performance school and a contributor for Bass Guitar Magazine.