Folk \ Country
**Singer/Songwriter: CD: "Paul Pearcey – Up Close".**
Paul is a songwriter who grew up in St. John's and Mount Pearl, Newfoundland. His first foray into the music scene was in the early 1970's with Race Hanlon of Mount Pearl, where the duo played in several venues. Paul also played solo around St. John's in the 1970's and 80's, as well as in a band, Tallis, in the mid 70's with Bob MacDonald and Len Power. He performed as part of a folk duo in the 70's and 80's with his cousin Bob Wiseman, who later joined the Masterless Men.
Paul's first CD, 'Up Close' [SOCAN], was recorded in Bob Wiseman's studio, Eastern Star Productions, and released in 2000. It contains 12 original songs, several of which, including Witless Bay Barrens and Santa's Autograph, have received acclaim through local radio play. A number of the CD tracks include the backing vocals of his sisters Betty and Ruth, and of Bob Wiseman, Bob MacDonald and Race Hanlon. Other superb local musicians also contributed to the project. They are: Paul Monahan, Wally Cobb, John Noseworthy, Perry Dawe, Shane Monahan, Junior Reid, and Glenn Hiscock.
Paul is currently working on a second CD of original songs, while continuing to write songs, poems and recitations, and paint when the creative mood strikes.