Short and Sweet...
Paul Lesinski has been playing guitar for 35 years and cites Mick Taylor, David Gilmour, Steve Howe and Ace Frehley as his primary influences. Paul has been a singer-songwriter for almost as long but pinning down his influences there is more tricky. A bastard love child of Pete Townshend, Neil Young and Peter Gabriel comes to mind.
Cutting to the chase:
- Paul co-founded and fronts the Northwest’s premiere Pink Floyd tribute band The Floydian Slips, now in its 17th year, consistently selling out Eugene and Portland Oregon venues
- While touring with The Strangers early in his career, Paul played more than 900 shows in five years across 17 states in the west coast, rockies, midwest and Canada
- Paul has appeared on 12 CDs via his solo work and with his bands The Strangers, Isor Wallobee, colorfield and as support for Matt Vrba and Allen Bush and on the Deep Roots compilations (6 and 9) and the St John's Poetry Sessions Volume 4.
- Paul has shared stages with Storm Large and The Balls, David Lindley, Luce, Train founder Rob Hotchkiss, The Motels, The Gin Blossoms, Jimmy Cliff, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Berlin, Dread Zeppelin and Glen Phillips of Toad the Wet Sprocket
Paul released his first solo CD, called A Fear of Flashing Light, in June 2010. His sophomore release, called Hearts & Reason, will be available in early 2015. The disc’s eight songs run the range from ballads “Safe” and “Numbers Radio,” to the tasty jam of “Summertime in Desertland,” to the groove rockers “Reason” and “Turn Around,” and a cover of Jerry Joseph’s epic “Hearts Gone Blind.” Guests on Hearts & Reason include Oregon musicians Asher Fulero (Halo Refuser, Surrounded By Ninjas), Sean Nobel Flannery (The Daddies) and Mike Walker (Renegade Saints, Mexican Gunfight).