Paul Tait Bio
For four decades Boston native Paul Tait has performed both as a band leader and as a singer/songwriter/pianist. He independently released a series of critically acclaimed recordings, including: "Pop Musician", "Television City", "I Still Believe", “Back In Business”, “Angels Of The City”, "Song to the Moon" “1975”, “Frenemies”, and “I Didn’t Quit I Surrendered”.
As an actor, Paul performed in regional theater and on Off Broadway. Productions included: "Mr. Roberts", "Jesus Christ Superstar", "Tales from the Wayside Inn", "The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail" and Harold Pinter’s "The Homecoming" for which he won a Best Actor award from the Boston Globe.
As an author, Paul Tait has released three critically acclaimed volumes of poetry; “Stray Lines”, “Markings in the Cave” and “Pirate Conductor”. All books are in the eReader format and available from Amazon.com, Barnes and Nobles, and many more online book retailers.
In September of 2007 Paul launched his first website and announced his presence in the online digital download market. So much backlog did he have that six full CD’s were released at once! Each subsequent year saw another two CD’s released; all of it digitally re-mastered material recorded in the 80’s, 90’s and early 2000’s.
(Note: In order to make discovery easier for new fans, Paul has recently whittled his online catalog to a handful of releases).
In addition, Paul employed his theater and film making skills to create videos for many of the tracks.
The combination of digital downloads and video presence earned him an international audience ranging from Asia to the United Kingdom; Saudi Arabia to his native United States.
In 2010 Paul released the critically acclaimed CD “…born at night…” his first new collection of songs in seven years.
“all that is left is all that remains” was released in March of 2011. Some critics called it the best work he had ever done.
2012 saw the spring releases of "Mixing My Emotions: 1995-2010" and "Two On One", a collection that combined both "...born at night..." and "all that is left is all that remains" on one 18 song CD.
In August of 2012 Paul released the EP "PTEP8" which reunited him with 1980's studio partner Ed Daley for the first time in 18 years.
On New Years Eve 2012 a companion CD to Paul's 2009 release "I Still Believe: The Best of Paul Tait" was dropped. "Rest of the Best of: 1984-2003" was a 16 song compilation featuring tracks from CD's no longer in print and some that have never been on CD before.
Then on Thursday February 28, 2013 the final anthology of Paul's material was released. "AlternaTait Deluxe" featured 16 songs ranging from radio jingles, bizarre experiments, cool experiments, 80’s garage rock, a sci-fi adventure, lost mixes, out takes and the very first recordings Paul Tait released in 1983, “I CAN’T SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS” and “POP MUSICIAN”.
After a three year break from recording, Paul Tait released the CD “Full 88” on April 7, 2015. The album included “Run Wild”, “Someone Else’s Eyes”, “Midnight Angels”, “Destiny”, “Unrequited” and five more piano based tracks expertly co-produced and mastered by Boston legend Joel Simches.
In November of 2015 Paul released “Everything is Subject to Change”, a guitar-centric flip side to “Full 88”. Joel Simches was once again on the boards (as well as playing bass and drums) and Casper Jones who had played guitar with Paul on his comeback recordings in 2010 and 2011 joined him; adding his one of kind guitar wizardry.
January of 2017 saw the release of “Diligence: 1983 – 2003” an anthology that put all of Paul’s best known songs, rare tracks, live tracks, and re-issued tracks on one 40 song download (or double CD burn).
Currently on the market Paul Tait has nine CD's; featuring over one hundred songs, and spanning 32 years (1983-2015).
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