Paul Speare

Musician

Composer   

Music Producer

I am a freelance musician, playing flute, alto flute and baritone sax, as well as tenor and alto saxes. I also compose, record and produce music at my home studio and at other studios.

In the past I was a member of the infamous Birmingham band Dexys Midnight Runners and played on the album Too-Rye-Ay (1982) as well as the singles: Come On Eileen, Jackie Wilson Said and The Celtic Soul Brothers. Later on I played on much of the Elvis Costello album Punch The Clock (1983) as one of the TKO Horns, and toured with him in the USA, Europe and the UK. I have worked as a session musician for various artists throughout my professional life.  I was particularly proud to play on the influential protest song Nelson Mandela (1984) by The Special AKA.

I have recorded and played live with various bands in the last few years, including Stone Foundation on their albums Everybody, Anyone (2018), Live Rituals (2017), and Street Rituals (2017) which was produced by Paul Weller. 

I produced the album A Sea Of Green (2019) by The Dave Ingham Group (see Media page).

My recent work has included sessions for Paul Weller's album On Sunset (2020) on which I played on two tracks: More and Old Father Tyme.  I have also written and produced a soundtrack for visual artists Harry Pye and Gordon Beswick (Team Beswick and Pye) for their exhibition John Lennon Is Not Dead celebrating the 80th birthday of John Lennon, October 2020.

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