Paul D McDowell is a Music Artist. Handpicked by Gordon Raphael (the Strokes, Regina Spektor), praised and encouraged by Sir Paul McCartney (the Beatles), and mentored by David Cross, (King Crimson's violinist); Paul D McDowell has been writing songs as far back as he can remember.
Born and raised in Liverpool, Paul has toured his original music around the UK, Europe and across parts of Western Australia; having lived and created music for prolonged periods of time in Liverpool, London and Berlin. He is currently living and making music in Perth, Western Australia. Paul D McDowell has released four original solo albums, gaining radio airplay in Liverpool, Seattle, Berlin and London; as well as across the Australian continent.
Paul has recently been uploading and sharing 100 Daily Songs to his YouTube channel. 100 Days, 100 Original Songs, 100 Music Videos - completed on Friday 27th November 2020. It has been quite a ride!
He is currently writing, recording and producing his new album.
Paul's intricate fingerstyle guitar playing is influenced by folk, blues, classical, jazz and rock styles. His music stems from personal life experience, nature, stillness, meditation and self expression. He artistically creates transcendentally timeless tunes, poetically reflecting on the gift of now as an eternally shimmering present.
In his live performances Paul D McDowell plays solo with guitar and voice, occasionally supported by his loving fiancé and local Perth artist Michelle Gemina on drums. Other additions to his live show often include a variety of other elements including his homemade foot stomper recycled from an old chess / backgammon board, harmonicas, a loop pedal, percussion and other performers.
Following the recent release of his album ‘Oceans in a Droplet’, Paul toured around Western Australia in 2019 and is currently working on writing and recording his fifth solo album which he hopes to release in 2021/22.