Paul Filek is a Top 20 Canadian Idol Finalist who uses a Looper Pedal to create his own band live on stage transforming a small space into a large party! Upbeat, Unique, and Memorable. Focusing on CURRENT songs in the genres of Top 40/POP/AltRock Paul will deliver songs from artists like Ed Sheeran, Imagine Dragons, Maroon 5, Vance Joy, Calvin Harris, The Chainsmokers.
Born in Kamloops BC, Paul did not begin his musical career until his 23rd birthday. While Paul was performing in a small local pub, a guy claiming to be John Mellencamp wandered in and asked if he could hop on stage to play a few tunes. Word, travelling fast in a small town, found Paul invited to a local radio station the very next morning to share the story of his bizarre encounter, during which he ended up playing one of his songs on-air. Impressed by his performance and charisma, the DJ and Paul formed a production relationship, resulting in the release of Paul’s first three albums.
From those humble beginnings, Paul has worked with producer Henry Small (formerly of the band Prism) and most recently released a five song EP, Paper Planes and Pocket Change, produced by Jeff Dawson (Daniel Powter, State of Shock, The Dudes). He has opened for Carly Rae Jepson, Jully Black, Corb Lund and Styx, as well as performed the anthem at the Calgary Flames hockey games. He has been featured as one of BC’s best musicians on Virgin Radio in Vancouver, BC, and CBC.
Winning crowds over with his easy charm and warm voice, Paul provides wonderful musical accompaniment to any event.