Paul Cusick: British classic multi-instrumentalist

Paul Cusick ( aka Q ), British born multi-instrumentalist, started his solo music career in 2009 with the release of his début album "Focal Point".

Previously Paul had spent years as the lead guitarist in several bands (Gabriel, Ripped & Riversea), but in 2008 his new year's resolution was to step out from behind his guitar and concentrate on his own song writing and production skills.

Focal Point was released on Paul's record label "Q Rock Records" and its success encouraged Paul to spend 2010 building a new studio in preparation for future recordings.

Paul's guitar style has been compared Steve Hackett, David Gilmour, Steve Rothery and Steven Wilson. His songs draw upon the sounds and audio landscapes created by bands such as Pink Floyd, Peter Gabriel, Porcupine Tree, Chroma Key and Nine Inch Nails. However, the long instrumental pieces that are sometimes associated with the progressive rock genre have been replaced by catchy vocal melody lines akin to those evoked by more mainstream rock artists such as Coldplay and U2.

There is no band as yet. Paul sang and played all the instruments and recorded Focal Point himself within the comfort, and solitude of his own studio. During the final days of the project Paul was joined at Fairview Studios by drummer friend Alex "The Groove Monster" Cromarty . Andy Edwards (Frost*, IQ) also made an appearance as guest drummer on the track "Touch".

Work is currently under way on album 2, a.k.a. P'dice with some samples and demos appearing on this site.

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