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 Is Love Enough? (2020), Everybody, Anyone (2018), Live Rituals (2017), and Street Rituals (2017) which was produced by Paul Weller. 

My recent freelance work has included sessions for Paul Weller's albums Fat Pop (2021) and On Sunset (2020) - see Media page for details. 

I have composed and produced soundtracks for visual artists Harry Pye and Gordon Beswick (Team Beswick and Pye) and produced albums for musical artists such as The Dave Ingham Group.  See Media page.

***LATEST***

 

Pizza Express Holborn Show

10th January 2023 at 8pm

 

Live performance of all Time and Place pieces with the full band and vocalist!

 

Tickets

My current project is Time and Place - a collection of original compositions performed with a superb group of musicians - with influences from jazz, soul, classical and cinematic genres. The first four pieces were recorded live for YouTube in March 2022 and we are working on an EP for release in the late Autumn of 2022.  We also have a live show booked at Pizza Express Holborn (London) on 10th January 2023.  Ticket Link  See Time and Place page for more details and links.