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PKH has been an active musician since the age of eleven when he started drum lessons at school. Inspired and influenced by Gary Numan he aspired to synthesis which neither personal finances nor comprehensive education could afford.
His first 'synthesizer' was a Casio VL-Tone. An incredible instrument that a lot was learned from. Progressed (?) onto a Casio CT-403 where he learned about chords and the knack of trying to manually sync the VL1 sequencer to the 403's rhythm patterns.
After saving up he got his trusty Roland SH-101 second-hand in 1984 and the love of everything synthetic and programming synths began. He also got a Moog Prodigy later, but they parted company due to financial strains.
An experienced live performance keyboard/bass player, PKH was one half of duo No Shelter, laterly Fascination a club covers act that appeared in venues between Shepards Bush and Glasgow!
In 1987 his claim to fame was playing at The Marquee Club on bass with Blue Ice in a national newspapers Battle Of The Bands competition.

His main influences are Numan, Duran, Depeche Mode/Yazoo, JM Jarre, Japan, Ultravox, T.Dolby, Nik Kershaw, Scritti Politti, Go West,TalkTalk, Fad Gadget, Toyah, Kate Bush, Steeley Dan/D.Fagan, Marillion, It Bites, Wendy+Lisa, Sneaker Pimps, Curve............

Influencial musicians: Gary Numan, Billy Currie, Nick Rhodes, Richard Barbieri, Mick Karn, Pino Palladino, Mark King.

Currently listening/liking; Kylie, Nerina Pallot, Lissie, Lisa Hannigan, Imelda May, Goldfrapp.

PKH was using an old PC with Cubase/Yamaha SW1000xg/ Pro53/ Oddity/ impOSCar/ ReBirth VSTi's and a Roland JV1080, Novation 61SLmkii. Focusrite Trakmaster, RODE NT2A and NS10Ms monitors.
Recent lack of activity due to a major pc failure.

PKH is now armed with Cubase 6 / Focusrite Scarlett 8i6/ Pro53 / Oddity / impOSCar / Arturia V Collection / Novation V-Station / Roland JV1080 and a Novation 61SLmkii.
Basses: Three STATUS series 2000; Westone Thunder 1A Fretless.

In 2002 he attended Leeds College of Music where he graduated with an HND(distinction) in Music Production.

PKH is currently looking at ways to make a living from his music/sound design and adding more original compositions to Soundcloud.

PKH Paul Kingsley Hurst, Guisborough, Britain (UK)

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  • A Comment on Nerina Pallot's
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    Love Electric at 3.11
    on July 02, 2014 08:40

    The song is ok Nerina but the choice of synth sounds and drum programming is quite poor I'm afraid.

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    Sculptured Stone at 1.15
    on June 26, 2014 09:21

    @EDDO2001: yes, this is my own composition. Thanx for listening.

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    Astradyne vers' 2012 (Ultravox cover) at 3.49
    on June 25, 2014 15:12

    @mechanism-music: that's very kind of you to say so; I took a long time over it.

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    The Pleasure Principle (covers project) Excerpts at 1.14
    on June 16, 2014 22:54

    @Jay Romero (RELEVƎ⅃ƎЯ): I'm using the Arturia Modular Moog V3, it's one of my own custom patches. Thanx for the kind comments.

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    The Pleasure Principle (covers project) Excerpts at 1.46
    on May 17, 2014 10:37

    @Dave Price UK: cheers Dave. Yes a lot of work is going into re-creating these tracks. I hope I can do it justice in the end.

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    Are 'Friends' Electric? LO80 (pkh cover) at 3.56
    on May 17, 2014 10:35

    @Dave Price UK: thanx for that Dave. I play bass with my fingers normally so I've had to learn to play with a pick to get that Gardiner sound; damn tricky!

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    Are 'Friends' Electric? LO80 (pkh cover) at 3.22
    on May 17, 2014 10:34
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    Are 'Friends' Electric? LO80 (pkh cover) at 4.39
    on May 17, 2014 10:34

    @TheVoiceOfPolymoog: thanks TVOP. The tracks are all my own work,programming/playing; there are no original tapes used at all.

  • A Comment on mattbkcjessup's
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    Strange Dreams remaster written by matt jessup ... at 4.26
    on May 10, 2014 11:23

    This one is more Jesus Jones I think with the mix of tech and guitars.

  • A Comment on mattbkcjessup's
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    dont break your silence at 5.44
    on May 10, 2014 11:19

    While I enjoy this Matt it is so like GN it could be from something like 'Pure'.

  • A Comment on mattbkcjessup's
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    dont break your silence at 0.24
    on May 10, 2014 11:18

    Inspired by 'The Image Is' I wonder?

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    Are 'Friends' Electric? STUDIO (PKH cover) at 2.08
    on March 27, 2014 15:08

    @mechanism-music: I used all VST software synths. Arturia Moog Modular for the Polymoog 203a sound and Minimoog V and GForce Minimonsta for the other Minimoog sounds. There are six different synth sounds in total on the track.

  • A Comment on Nerina Pallot's
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    The Hold Tight at 0.07
    on January 09, 2014 15:02

    Could live without the drumsticks; bit irritating.

  • A Comment on Nerina Pallot's
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    The Hold Tight at 4.06
    on January 09, 2014 15:02

    Very good stuff Nerina.

  • A Comment on Nerina Pallot's
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    Get To Feel at 3.54
    on January 09, 2014 14:56

    Good strong song Nerina, like it.

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    Love Hurt Bleed (LoveHurstBleed mix) at 1.59
    on January 08, 2014 21:20

    @Flip Martian: Thankyou very much, that's very kind of you.

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    A Winter's Dance at 6.17
    on December 28, 2013 17:46

    very nice Martin

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    Warriors 2013 Prod MASTER PKH at 5.30
    on November 26, 2013 15:34

    @Tempus:: Oh I'm pleased you like it. I thought it would give me chance to show the funkier-fretted style to my bass playing. Thanks Kev.

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    Love Hurt Bleed (LoveHurstBleed mix) at 3.40
    on November 26, 2013 15:31

    @Tim DG Eilers: thankyou so much Tim for listening and commenting. Pleased you enjoyed it.

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    Love Hurt Bleed (LoveHurstBleed mix) at 3.56
    on November 26, 2013 15:30

    @Innocent Synth: Very kind of you to say so. Thanks for listening.

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    Love Hurt Bleed (LoveHurstBleed mix) at 0.57
    on November 26, 2013 15:29

    @Evil Alter Ego: cheers EAE thanx for listening.

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    Love Hurt Bleed (LoveHurstBleed mix) at 2.57
    on November 26, 2013 15:29

    @Hanoi1968: Really kind of you to say so. I am quite pleased with how this turned out. Thankyou.

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    Love Hurt Bleed (LoveHurstBleed mix) at 2.41
    on November 26, 2013 15:28

    @Evil Alter Ego: :) glad you liked it, thanx for listening.

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    Love Hurt Bleed (LoveHurstBleed mix) at 0.22
    on November 26, 2013 15:27

    @Innocent Synth: Lovely of you to say so, thanx.

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    Love Hurt Bleed (LoveHurstBleed mix) at 4.10
    on November 26, 2013 15:27

    @JonHeath: Pleased you liked it Jon. Thanx for finding time to listen.

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    Love Hurt Bleed (LoveHurstBleed mix) at 3.59
    on November 26, 2013 15:25

    @Tempus:: Oh thankyou Kev for continuing to listen,comment and support my efforts. It is appreaciated.

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    Love Hurt Bleed (LoveHurstBleed mix) at 0.31
    on November 26, 2013 15:23
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    Gary Numan - Love Hurt Bleed (Sam Wale Remix) at 3.01
    on November 24, 2013 20:08

    Big epic sounds with nice half-time feel. Good luck.

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    Oxygene part IV (J.M Jarre cover) at 0.47
    on November 24, 2013 16:32

    I'm afraid not. I couldn't legally charge for cover versions. Every track is available as a download I think so that's the best I can do. Thankyou very much for listening and your interest.

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    Everyday I Die LO80 (cover) at 4.19
    on November 24, 2013 13:41

    @El Greebo: I think I could've improved this if I'd played my real bass; I was just too lazy on this occassion.

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    Everyday I Die LO80 (cover) at 3.24
    on November 24, 2013 13:40

    @El Greebo: Your support is amazing. Thanks very much.

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    Everyday I Die LO80 (cover) at 3.07
    on November 24, 2013 13:39

    @David Reitz: Cheers, thankyou

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    Everyday I Die LO80 (cover) at 1.51
    on November 24, 2013 13:39

    @thesheriff99: That's really kind of you to say so. Thanx.

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    Everyday I Die LO80 (cover) at 1.03
    on November 24, 2013 13:38

    @El Greebo: The drums and reverb choices were key to getting this to sound as 'live' as possible. Also used lots of tempo change to get the feel of the original.

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    Everyday I Die LO80 (cover) at 0.30
    on November 24, 2013 13:37

    @El Greebo: Mmm I seemed to connect quite well with this one. Thanx

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    Warriors 2013 Prod MASTER PKH at 6.13
    on November 24, 2013 13:36

    @the dmb experiment: Thanx very much indeed.

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    Warriors 2013 Prod MASTER PKH at 4.42
    on November 24, 2013 13:35

    @ThinkingFish: Pleased you like it, thanku

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    Warriors 2013 Prod MASTER PKH at 2.56
    on November 24, 2013 13:35

    @El Greebo: thanx. I thought I'd give it a fretted funk Mark King feel instead of the fretless Joe Hubbard approach.

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    Warriors 2013 Prod MASTER PKH at 0.32
    on November 24, 2013 13:32

    @El Greebo: Cheers Stewart.

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    Love Hurt Bleed (LoveHurstBleed mix) at 4.05
    on November 24, 2013 13:30

    @A.J.W experiment: You are too kind. Thankyou very much.

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