Paul Delong

Best known for his multi-platinum success with rock artist Kim Mitchell, Paul has forged a career which encompasses funk, fusion, jazz and latin, working with such diverse artists as Tom Scott, Domenic Troiano, David Blamires, Lawrence Gowan, Carlos Del Junco, Carol Welsman, Dave Restivo, Brownman Ali, Colm Wilkinson, Doug Riley, Hilario Duran, David Clayton-Thomas, Roger Hodgson, Rik Emmett, and The Canadian Tenors to name a few. As a Juno award winner and respected session player Paul has performed at P.I.T. and the N.A.M.M. shows in L.A., twice at the Montreal Drumfest and at the Cape Breton Drumfest. He is one of SABIAN cymbals most popular and effective clinicians. Always active on the studio scene, Paul has recorded numerous jingles and worked on TV shows such as Degrassi Junior High, Top Cops, Counterstrike, E.N.G. and more recently, How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?

Paul has taught part-time at Humber College in Toronto for the past 27 years and written several articles for Modern Drummer magazine. He also taught and performed at KOSA 2010, and at the Stickman Drum Experience 2013, and has done online video lessons for Drumhang and Drumeo. His first book “DeLong Way” To Polyrhythmic Creativity On The Drumset is distributed worldwide by Hudson Ltd., and has just completed his second book, which deals with the subject of phrasing. In 1994 Paul became involved in musical theatre, first subbing on shows such as Tommy, Joseph and Rent in Toronto, and then touring across Canada and the U.S. with those same productions. He was the first sub on the Toronto production of The Lion King for three and a half years and in 2004 was first chair for the musical Hairspray. Next came Hair in 2006 and Peter Pan in 2007.

Paul’s fusion band The Code has 4 CDs, the last release being “Dreams Speak Song”. Paul has recently been involved with various tribute acts including Heavy Weather (Weather Report tribute), Brass Transit (Chicago tribute) , Shower The People (James Taylor tribute) , and Pretzel Logic (Steely Dan tribute). For the past few years he has also performed with Jeans ‘n Classics, which pairs a rock band with a symphony orchestra.

He is also involved with the new, updated version of the band FM which has a new CD entitled Transformation.
Current endorsements include Yamaha drums, Sabian cymbals, Remo drumheads, LP Percussion and Vater sticks.

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