"The kind of family artist that has great passion for the art he creates along with the talent that appeals to grown-ups and children alike."
--Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles
THE NEW VERSION OF AWARD-WINNING BEARS, BEES & BUTTERFLIES IS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE!
PLEASE GO TO THE "SHOP" PAGE.
SO FAR ONLY THE PHYSICAL CD IS AVAILABLE. STAY TUNED FOR DOWNLOADS.
HERE IS A QUICK PROMO ON YOUTUBE
Hey! Check out the new AWESOME mixes of the award-winning Bears, Bees & Butterflies. Wow! For children and great for grown-ups too. New instruments like real Hammond B3 organ (kids love the sound of a B3! LOL), real grand piano, more percussion, electric lap steel (that shimmery slide guitar sound in the background), more fiddle (yes, you read that right, more fiddle!), cooler bass lines, and more. Here are some preliminary (almost done but pretty much there) mixes. Thanks for listening!
A note from Paul:
My site is currently being re-designed into two different sites -- one for my music for children, and the other to reflect my Americana/bluegrass/roots original music (with perhaps a link to my acting reel/credits).
If you would like to hear some of my Americana/roots music, here are a few with players such as Eammon O'Rourke from Kathy Mattea's band is on fiddle and Josh Shilling on hammond B3 from Mountain Heart, Stuart Duncan and Jim Van Cleve on fiddle, and more.
My musical shows for kids combine songs with improvisation, storytelling and lots of movement. There is a video link below, and you can youtube my name for other clips.
The newly designed Bears, Bees & Butterflies CD is here! With an illustration (an actual painting!) by Tim Bowers, the multi-award-winning recording -- Parents' Choice, iParenting Media, Independent Music Awards, Children's Music Web, International Songwriting Contest, Unisong Contest -- is ready for you!
Excerpts from a recent school performance showing the energetic and interactive nature of Paul's shows -- positive, upbeat messages and lots of motion!
Here is a music for children showcase I did for libraries. A good representation of my show/workshops for children.
Here's a video of Paul playing his original blues/roots song, Just Like a Cat, backed by Hank Stone on harmonica. Not a huge crowd, but a lively performance!
Whatever the scenario, Paul's performances and workshops combine a spontaneous sense of humor, personal warmth, and engaging simplicity that draws from a rich well of diverse talents.
Have a listen to the sound clips of Paul’s original songs, browse the site, and call 1-888-467-7687 (IMPROVS) or e-mail info AT paulhelou DOT com or -- phelou AT aol DOT com for more information. Enjoy! Check out Paul on myspace! Myspace