Paul is, without doubt, one of the greatest unsigned talents in drumming. Even Doogie admits he is one of the best drummers he has ever worked with.
La Paz had five drummers in total during their career and Paul was drummer number 2. He was unquestionably the loudest though and it was a sad day when he left the band to join Glasgow (the band, not the city...) mainly because we had to invest in a bigger PA to compensate for the volume drop.
He makes very complex drumming set pieces like the intro to Stargazer look effortless and when he kicks the double bass pedals into Kill The King the effect is like a controlled stampede.
Now he plays regularly with No Dice and it is thanks to his energy and enthusiasm that the La Paz gigs were put together successfully.
So the Winner of The Current La Paz Drummer award goes to: PAUL McMANUS!!!
"Thank you, thank you. I'm not big on speech making or anything but...
My thanks also go to those who keep me playing past my sell-by date:
DW Drums - John Good – undisputed king of drums
Hart Dynamics - The legendary Peter Hart
Sabian Cymbals - Just joined the Sabian family last week – many thanks guys
Vic Firth Drumsticks – whoops, there’s another rainforest gone
Poole Percussion - Austin, Dorset’s coolest surfer
Roddy McKenzie - Livingston goalkeeper and Personal Trainer Extraordinaire
John McCormick – No Dice Manager, life coach and general Sorter Outer of the McManus household.
I'm filling up now so I'll just finish by adding...and anyone else who knows me...I'm here till Tuesday...try the veal"
NEWS! - 01-03-10 - Paul has just joined GUN. Read Paul's Tour Blog with GUN here.