THE PAUL COX BAND
Biographies - Band Members
PAUL COX - Vocals - Full Biography
Born in Wolverhampton (August 15th 1959), Paul sang in several rock bands in the Midlands in the late 70's, before moving to London to audition for "Darts" in 1980. He made the last two, and though not getting the gig, he realised his future as a singer lay in the south.
1998 -99 ................
........Paul released a new solo CD "Ain’t Nothin’ Doin’" to critical acclaim and a lot of airplay. The CD features some of the UK’s finest musicians. There are a number of stand out tracks, give it a listen. The Paul Cox Band are working all over Europe to rave reviews, Paul Jones - Radio 2 /Jazz FM says " the best voice in the UK"
Played to critical acclaim at Litlecoate House, The Farnham Maltings Festival, Claire Festival and BB's Blues Festivals. Released second CD on Note "Real World" produced by Roger Cotton the follow up to his very successful first CD on Note Records. Featured in a "Paul Cox -Special" on Paul Jones’s JazzFM London show, JAZZ me BLUES! Who says of Paul "one of the best voices in Europe" and "one of my favourite artists". Performed a storming set to a large crowed, closing the "Blues on the Farm" event at Chichester.
In January Paul and the band were in the Studio recording his new CD 'Good To Me” produced by Roger Cotton and recorded at Roundel Studio.
Paul working in the studio with the Batcodes on thier album "With Friend Like Thess..." with Jim Mullen, Alan Barnes, Zoot Money, Gipie Mayo, Papa George and Val Cowell. Paul also did some Gigs with Frankie Miller's Full House - Paul also worked with Tim Hain on his highly aclamed album " On Man Went To Mojo"
Paul was featured with the Barcodes on a Paul Jones BBC radio 2 special for the launch of Barcode New album. Paul is going to relaese a new album "Real World + 5 Live!" which will incluse some ne live tracks recorded both in Italy and the UK. Paul is also touring with Frankie Miller's Full House Band up and down the Country
Paul's live performances never disappoint try and catch him if you can.
Mike provides cutting edge guitar and tons of enthusiasm to the band. He has gained a reputation amongst the cognoscenti as one of the best guitarists on the British scene today....and quite right too! Has given valuable service to the likes of, Blodwyn Pig, Georgie Fame William Bell, Hershey and even Val Doonican. He also plays a lot of Led Zepplin in Fire & Water.
He has been regular in the Paul Cox Band.
One of Englands finest Sax & Harmonica players, Nick has proberly played with everyone by now!! (Van Morrison, Paul Young, Bill Wyman, Lonnie Donegan, etc.) A dynamic and harmonic player and natural horn section master
He is a class musician with a dry wit. A long standing member of the band and a very nice guy. Who adds something new to every perfomance.
Matt is a very versatile and accomplished player As a professional, Matt's performance experience covers a wide range of musical genres, from Jazz ( National Youth Orchestra, Ronnie Scotts, 100 Club ), to Pop/Rock/Blues ( Texas, William Bell, Edwin Star, Steve Cropper, Willie Tee, Bernie Marsden, The Bluetones, Kim Wilson, Pee-wee Ellis ) to Classical ( Royal Shakespeare Brass Ensemble, English Brass Group ).
Matt has also played in a variety of shows (Cabaret, les Miserable, Annie, Oliver, West Side Story, Carmen) both in the west end and the home counties. But his first love is blues and soul.