I have had a lifelong relationship with music, both as a passionate fan and listener and as an artist.

I played in local bands as a teenager, then more serious and professional ones in London – as a guitarist, bass player and songwriter.

An excellent, but indescribable ‘indy’ -ish band later  gave way to several years involvement with Hip-Hop based music (in the late 1980s).

In the 90s I ‘went back to basics’ scrapping electronic equipment and writing instrumental pieces on an old Mexican guitar I found in a second hand music shop in Clapham.

These pieces later became songs and I made 4 albums on CD but left many more unrecorded and unresolved – there are about 100 songs in all from this period.

Recently I have been unable to find and justify time, money and energy to record and produce my songs, but occasionally, about one or two days per year on average, I manage to work with Marcus Cormack, a wonderful engineer and drummer, and I revisit old songs that I feel are worthy of attention.

I demo them on my own at home, to determine the additional instrumentation (bass, harmonies, keyboards etc.) and then spend a day with Marcus recording the parts professionally, adding drums and additional production, to try and communicate to others what I think is good about the song.

Once or twice I managed to reconnect and work with Pete Johnston who was the main writer and producer in one of my childhood bands.

This is a brand new page that I hope to develop, but for now, here are a few basic links to my musical endeavours.

PAUL O’KANE ON SOUNDCLOUD

PAUL O’KANE ON BANDCAMP

PAUL O’KANE’s ‘NEW EMOTIONS’ ALBUM ON iTUNES

PAUL O’KANE WITH PETE JOHNSTON ‘MY LAST REFUGE ON iTUNES

PAUL O’KANE ‘OUR STORY’ ALBUM ON iTUNES

PAUL O’KANE WITH PETE JOHNSTON ‘WHO’LL TELL ME’ ONiTUNES