With a variety of basses and Macs running Logic Pro, Paul is available for online sessions.  He may even be tempted to do the odd gig  with other good musos - as long as it's going to be fun!

One-to-one bass guitar lessons are a possibility for serious bass students in the Whitstable/Herne Bay area - get in touch.

West End theatre credits include: Time, The Rocky Horror Show, They're Playing Our Song, Smokey Joe's Cafe, Chess, A Clockwork Orange (RSC). Oh, and Sinderella... Jim Davidson's naughty adult panto.

Notable  TV shows:  Harty, The Hot Shoe Show,  Auf Wiedersehen Pet, Coogan's Run,  What's That Noise, Jim Davidson's Generation Game, Challenge Anneka, Dead Ringers, The Weekenders (Reeves & Mortimer), Dodgem, Rory Bremner, apparently.

Working for the prestigious (mainly) advertising - orientated recording company Mingles (later known as Music By Design} Paul contributed to hundreds of UK and Irish jingles - from Maxwell House ("Get The Max") and KFC to the now famous Toys'R'Us TV campaign.

For the Music Sales Group (now Wise Music Group) Paul transcribed and played bass on more than 50 "Play Guitar With..." and "Play Bass With..." soundalike music books/CD's.

And he was a stalwart writer/member of 80's/90's popular south London jazz funk outfit 'Lipslide' (featuring the late, brilliant altoist Andy Mackintosh).

Paul Townsend is an arranger and veteran bassist/musician, based in Whitstable, UK - a seaside town some 60 miles south east of London in north Kent.

A dedicated music professional for over 50 years, Paul has a wealth of experience in virtually every facet of the industry as an instrumentalist, writer and producer.

With a musical backgound starting with piano lessons at the age of 6 in his native Rhondda, playing in brass & silver bands and local pop groups, he became a member of the Band Of The Welsh Guards, having studied percussion, piano and cello at Kneller Hall - the now sadly defunct Royal Military School Of Music.

Leaving the army in 1976, he embarked on a successful career as a bass guitarist, Throughout the 70's, 80's, 90's and into the new millennium he enjoyed a career supporting a who's who of musical artists, in almost every sphere of performance; from TV and radio ads, through jazz, West End theatre, TV shows, many recording sessions to international tours with major acts.

Recording & touring/performance artists include: Cilla Black, The Proclaimers, Sir Cliff Richard, Salena Jones, Roy Wood, Bono & the Edge, Madeline Bell, Keith Emerson, Iris Williams, Mike Batt, Sir George Martin, Lulu, BBC Concert Orch., Roger Taylor, Petula Clark and many others.

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   PAUL TOWNSEND                                                                       ARRANGER * BASSIST * COMPOSER