3. Owen Paul
Owen Paul, the Scottish singer, producer and co-writer of the 1986 UK and European smash summer hit (My Favourite Waste Of Time) has done a wide variety of things since he hit the charts in the 80's. He played a leading role in a major musical theatre production, toured the UK and Europe with Phil Collins as one of 'Mike and the Mechanics' and was their vocal arranger on their 'Rewired' album and was even harassed by Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne in the infamous "noisy neighbours" episode on MTV's record breaking show The Osbournes.
For over ten years he ran a West End theatre in London's Leicester Square (home of the Boy George musical “TABOO”) as well as a successful Ballroom and Latin Dancing Club. He produced a triple platinum selling album for the Japanese band 'Buck Tick' which became number one in their native country and Co-Produced the winning UK entry for Eurovision 2001 held in Copenhagen, for the young Sheffield singer Lindsay Dracass, having a UK top 20 hit at the same time.
In 2009 he returned to live performance with the Scottish Supergroup 'Four Good Men' and then became lead vocalist for XSM (Ex Simple Mind) featuring original Simple Minds members Derek Forbes and Brian McGee.
After a lengthy hiatus from solo live performance, he returned to the stage in 2012 once more under the name Owen Paul. He performed at numerous 80’s festivals throughout the summer of 2013 as a solo artist and also secured a spot as guest DJ on Absolute 80’s radio station.
In January 2014 Owen released “The One” his first official single in the UK since 1987 and followed this with the release of his new album “About Time II” in the autumn of the same year.
He currently tours with his Live 80s show and Owen Paul - Acoustic 80s as well as on his own as a solo artist.
November 2016 brought the release of two brand new versions of his unforgettable 80’s classic “My Favourite Waste of Time (Part One and Part Two) to celebrate its 30th Anniversary, plus a multitude of dance remixes.
This year sees the release of his EP; Acoustic 80s, the release of a new single 'Amazing', remixed by Grammy nominated DJ/Producer Stonebridge in September and an album to follow.
Follow Owen on social media
- Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheOwenPaul/
- Twitter - https://twitter.com/owenpaulreal
- Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3Z7X7Ciu64BoFFdIT0bIc
- Instasgram - https://www.instagram.com/owenpaulofficialpage/
- Website - http://theowenpaul.com/