Paul Byrne is a 45 year old freelance drummer/percussionist based out of Dublin, Ireland. Paul has been playing drums for over 35 years now, starting his musical career with the famous Artane Boys Band. After graduating from Artane, Paul spent 2 years studying under the watchful eye of the late John Wadham. From there he started playing in the local Dublin Jazz scene and then moved on to other styles, which has led Paul to develop a diverse range of styles. Paul is frequently booked to play orchestral music, musicals, traditional, folk, pop/rock, jazz and Latin.
Some of the highlights of Paul’s career include playing the Clannad reunion concert in the Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow in 2007 and working on their 1st tour in 10 years in 2007, continuing to 2010 which has included TV appearances and recordings. Working with Moya Brennan (singer from Clannad) over the last 10 years on numerous tours (including an appearance in front of 2.2 million people for the jubilee concerts in Rome, 2000), TV appearances and recordings. Working with Camille O’Sullivan over the last 10 years on her 5 star reviewed Edinburgh Fringe shows in 2007-2019, a 6 week London west end run at the Apollo Theatre, TV appearances and recordings. Paul is considered the 1st call for a lot of bands, musical directors and producers. He is regularly engaged for recording sessions, TV/DVD sessions and live concerts.
CURRENTLY WORKING WITH
Camille O’Sullivan, The Hothouse Big Band, Finbar Wright, Motherland, Ewan Cowley, Kevin Walsh (MD), David Wray (MD), David McGauran (MD), Dermot O’Callaghan (MD), David Hayes (MD), These Charming Men, Jody Trehy, Soulpower, Gavin Murphy, Derby Browne, Joseph Malik, Eanna Hickey, Keith Burke and I’Soul’Nation
HAS WORKED WITH
Clannad, Moya Brennan, Glen Power (The Script), Jack L, Bagatelle, The Rock Tenors, Bob Downe, Luan Parle, Rodrigo y Gabriela, RTE Concert Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, Phil Coulter, Carlos Nunez, The Chieftans, Duke Special, Jools Holland, Sharon Shannon, Paddy Keenan, Kila, Carol Keogh, Leslie Dowdall, The Vard Sisters, The Irish/Celtic Tenors, Dr. Miller, Mundy, The Cafe Orchestra, Duncan Maitland, Steve Coleman, Galldubh, Stocktons Wing, Lia Luchra, Aoife Ni Fhearraig, Liam O’Connor, Tommy Fleming, Rain, elaine k, The Carnival Saloon, Rafter, The Blues Brothers Showband, Jason Kravitz, The Essential Big Band, The Dublin City Jazz Orchestra, The Irish Jazz Orchestra, Bob Wooton, Owen Brady, The Dead Flags The Wilders and Spring Break.