Saturday, December 19, 2020

DJ Interviews: Paul Tait

Hello everyone its your old friend DJ Dizzy & I had the pleasure of sitting down with a singer named Paul Tait who had alot to say about his music & his humble beginnings.

How'd you get started in music?
I had been playing piano and drums, writing my own music, and acting since teen years.  I was living in New York City seeking work as an actor when my desire to play\entertain as a singer-songwriter became impossible to ignore.  Music won out as the truest form of expression.  I settled in the Boston area and became a part of the then robust scene, but would travel often back to NYC to play industry showcases and shop demos.
Who are your inspirations or influences?
Pretty much what we call classic rock, the years from 1965-1975 in particular.  Naturally amazing music was made before and after that period.  The Beatles were the "building foundation" and everything else the structure.
What advice would offer aspiring performers?

No one has a plan they can sell you!  No one has the “secret to success”.  Manager Herb Gart (Don McLean, Argent, etc) once told me the One Rule.  “If you quit you will fail.”  No flip side.  No guarantee if you work hard you’ll get a deal.  BUT if you give up, indeed, you will fail!

How do you set yourselves apart from other bands or singers?
Never have I listened to another act, local or otherwise, and compared myself or thought "Wow I have to compete with them!"  I have always been me - for better or worse.
Any new gigs or albums in the future?

I retired due to health reasons in 2018.  But one never knows...

Special thanks to him for doing this interview & I wish him luck in his music. So until then I'll catch you The Flipside! Stay awesome & rock n roll!

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