Recently they were voted the most popular new artists at College Underground Radio
Cameroon. We caught up with them to discover more about them.
What Musical Genre Do You Feel Best Describes Your Music And How Would You Describe Your Sound?
Our, 'Les Paul's' (The Paul's) music is best described as being 'Alternative Rock'! Our current album 'Night Worker' (at http://www.paullyrics.com/album/night-worker) contains a number of original tributes
to the late great David Bowie, in fact we are often told that our sounds resembles that of David Bowie.
How Did You Get Your Name? Is There A Story?
'Les Paul's' (The Paul's) are singer songwriter Paul Odiase (http://www.paullyrics.com/contact/artist-bio-paul-odiase) and song lyricist Paul Robert Thomas (http://www.paullyrics.com/artist-bio-paul-robert-thomas) who are both ex-London lads. Since both their names are 'Paul' their band names is 'Les Paul's' (The Paul's)!
What Are or Have been Your Musical Influences?
Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles
What Are You Working On Now? Any Future Collaborations We Can Look Forward To?
We are currently working on our new album called 'Les Paul's' (The Paul's) 'R-O-C-K-S' which will be featured on our main website at http://www.paullyrics.com/les-pauls-the-pauls-official-homepage
What Is Your Ultimate Goal In The Music Industry? What Is Your Plan Of Action?
The ultimate aim of 'Les Paul's' (The Paul's) is to become a household name known for our great original songs:)!
What Is Your Favorite Track To Perform Live and Why?
'The House of ill Repute' is our favorite and best rock song (listen at http://www.paullyrics.com/album/house-ill-repute-les-pauls-pauls/the-house-of-iii-repute).
What Has Been The Biggest Challenge In Your Career Thus far?
Our biggest challenge has been getting people to listen to the great original songs we create.
What’s Your Typical Songwriting Process?
Our song lyricist Paul Robert Thomas send his lyrics to our song writer Paul Odiase who composes the music and performs, records and masters them in his home studio.
How Has Social Media Influenced Your Career As An Artist?
Well, My Space was the first to influence and encourage independent artists to showcase and carry on creating music and although My Space isn't a force today, Reverbnation and Soundcloud has taken over with You Tube being the place to showcase your music videos. Unfortunately Facebook still hasn't become a force in the music social media.
What Are Some Tracks and Artists Currently On Your Playlist?
Mostly Bob Dylan and The Beatles
What Did You Do Before You Started Making Music?
Paul Robert Thomas was a farmer, a London police officer and Embassy worker. Paul Odiase was an actor, music producer and electronics technician.
Any Advice For Young People (Men or Women) That Want To Succeed In The Music World?
Work hard, produce the best you can and most of all, don't give up!
What Would You Change In The Music Industry If You Were A Top Music Executive?
We would like to see talent rewarded and the best songs being at the top of the charts and not those songs created and performed by manufactured artists that have had large sums of money invested in the songs, artsist's and large sums of money 'persuading' radio stations to play them irrespective of exactly how good the songs really are!
How Do You Feel About Originality?
'Les Paul's' (The Paul's) only create and perform all original songs, if an artist wants to perform cover songs that's up to them but cover songs have no place in our repertoire!
Is There Anything Else We Should Know About You Or That You Would Like to Add?
We are the greatest song writers around:)!
Les Pauls main music site is at http://www.paullyrics.com where you can find out what Andy Warhol said to me when we met each other, what the late great Robert Johnson’s grandson wrote to me and what Buckingham Palace recently sent me re. a song of ours and while you’re there you’ll discover loads of officially released songs, albums, concert video’s, articles, interviews and much more!