Paul Mearing

 

Position: Lead guitarist/ Backing Vocals

Instruments: USA std Stratocaster Circa 1987, Sigma electro Acoustic, Custom Built Telecaster, Harley Benton DC Custom, Fender and Boss Amplification  

Musical Influences Robert Cray, Greg Koch, Brent Mason, Paul Simon, Clannad, Kate Bush, Santana

Pink Floyd, Jeff beck, Jimmy herring ,Van Halen, Black Sabbath, James brown, Sam&Dave.

Favourite Book: Science Fiction and Horror

Favourite FilmsThe Godfather trilogy, Star Wars, Star Trek, Goodfellas, Lord of the Rings, Excalibur, The Last Samurai, Mission impossible films.

Musical Background

Born in 1970 he grew up watching his Mum play acoustic guitar in a folk group singing traditional English folk songs which inspired him to start playing at the tender age of 8.

Both his brothers played drums and Bass so it was inevitable he would end up playing guitar, they spent many years gigging the pubs and clubs of London and beyond with their little covers Band playing everything from Santana to The shadows which gave him a good foundation for inspiration.

He spent many years on the corporate scene as main guitarist for the Soultraders which was a blast which led him to work with Producer Ian Court who used him as session guitarist at high barn studios.

After recording A twist of Blue with Jazz vocalist Fiona Ross he have spent the past decade playing with Tribute acts :Sounds of Weller, Crockodile Mock, Dirty Santana and currently the MB's (Mearing Brothers) traditional stax soul band.

 

Paul says : 'I had the pleasure of touring with Love Street in 2015 and  was delighted to join the guys this year even with a pandemic in full effect, with a mix of magic and country/folk I instantly felt at home and the guys are spiritually connected to what they play which is refreshing these days.@

 

Hobbies : Playing Guitar is a never ending lesson and like life we keep on learning, but he also have done a few self builds and set ups for years. His natural Telecaster is home built and one of his favorite guitars

He has sold a few he made over the years and people seem happy with my efforts so when he retires he'll spend it setting up and modding guitars. 

 

The loves of his life are his wife Rhonda ,his my kids and now grandchildren just to make him feel even older.

 

He loves nature and  regards himself a seeker of truth.