Scroll down for Paul's biography!




Paul is The Beached Boys' Drummer, he is our Dennis Wilson...
  • STAR SIGN – Aries
  • FROM – Born Johannesburg SA, however, raised as an Essex boy.
  • LIKES – Leyton Orient FC, good food, good company & great music.
  • DISLIKES – Golf fashions, ironing shirts & time wasters.
  • FAVE FOOD – Enjoy all food but have special affection for hot salt beef bagels from the Brick lane bakery.
  • FAVE MOVIES – Blue Velvet, This is Spinal Tap, American Graffiti, The Rear Window, 12 Angry Men, The Producers, Laughing Gravy.
  • FAVE BOOK – The Dice Man (Luke Rhinehart).
  • FAVE BANDS (besides Beach Boys) – The Who, The Kinks, The Beatles, Arthur Lee’s Love, The Attractions, The Blockheads, The Stranglers, The Upsetters, The Wrecking Crew, The MGs, The Kaiser Chiefs, The Talking Heads, Kirsty MacColl.
  • FAVE TV PROGRAMMES – Steptoe & son, Six Feet Under, The Monkees, Shameless, Bilko, Edna the Inebriate Woman, The Barmitzvah Boy.
  • FAVE CAR – 1962 Soft Top, Baby Blue, Ford Consul.


FIVE FAVOURITE BEACH BOYS / BRIAN WILSON TRACKS –

1 Let Him Run Wild

2 All Summer Long

3 I’m Waiting for the Day

4 Good Vibrations

5 Don’t Worry Baby

"I think the first time I wanted to be in a band was watching “The Monkees” TV show in the 60’s. Seemed to me that singing, running around and having adventures was enough for any boy!

Fast forward to about 1973/4 and I began my musical journey when I was asked to be the drummer in a new band at school. I didn’t have a kit and couldn’t play, but of course said yes and furiously started learning.

School led to university and “Psycho Hamster” a unique psychedelic experience and stalwarts of free festivals in the late 70’s, early 80’s. At the same time I joined “the Treatment”, whose legendary status as psychedelic eccentrics still ripples out.

The mid 80’s saw a shift towards a more mainstream pop direction, eventually culminating with critically acclaimed but commercially doomed “the Company She Keeps”. When the “Company” folded I continued to play covers bands and the odd “Treatment” revival. My passion for the Beach Boys was partially satisfied in the short-lived tribute band “Endless Summer”, but it was only in the band’s resurrected form as “The Beached Boys” that things really came together.

For me playing has always been about GREAT SONGS and having FUN, FUN, FUN, and the music of the Beach Boys gives me the sheer joy of paying tribute to one of pop’s finest bands."

Paul