Paul is The Beached Boys'
Drummer, he is our Dennis Wilson...
SIGN – Aries
– Born Johannesburg SA, however,
raised as an Essex boy.
– Leyton Orient FC, good food, good
company & great music.
DISLIKES – Golf fashions, ironing
shirts & time wasters.
FOOD – Enjoy all food but have
special affection for hot salt beef
bagels from the Brick lane bakery.
MOVIES – Blue Velvet, This is
Spinal Tap, American Graffiti, The
Rear Window, 12 Angry Men, The
Producers, Laughing Gravy.
BOOK – The Dice Man (Luke Rhinehart).
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.
TV PROGRAMMES – Steptoe & son, Six
Feet Under, The Monkees, Shameless,
Bilko, Edna the Inebriate Woman,
The Barmitzvah Boy.
CAR – 1962 Soft Top, Baby Blue,
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
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
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
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
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