ABOUT




Owen Paul, the Scottish singer, producer and co-writer of the 1986 UK and European smash summer hit (My Favourite Waste Of Time) has done a wide variety of things since he hit the charts in the 80's.


He played a leading role in a major musical theatre production, toured the UK and Europe with Phil Collins as one of 'Mike and the Mechanics', was their vocal arranger on the 'Rewired' album and was harassed by Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne in the infamous 'noisy neighbours' episode on The Osbournes.

 

For over ten years he ran a West End theatre in London's Leicester Square (home to the Boy George musical “TABOO”) as well as a successful Ballroom and Latin Dancing Club. He produced a triple platinum selling album for the Japanese band 'Buck Tick' and Co-Produced the UK Eurovision entry in 2001 for Lindsay Dracass.



 

In 2009 he returned to live performance with the Scottish Supergroup 'Four Good Men' and as lead vocalist for XSM ( Ex Simple Mind ) featuring original Simple Minds members Derek Forbes and Brian McGee.

 

He returned to the stage as a solo performer in 2012, appearing on BBC One’s Watchdog as part of their ‘rogue traders’ team and securing a spot as guest DJ on Absolute 80’s radio station.


In January 2014 Owen released “The One” his first official single in the UK since 1987, following this with the release of the album “About Time II” in the autumn of the same year.

 

November 2016 brought the release of two brand new versions of his unforgettable 80’s classic “My Favourite Waste of Time (Part One and Part Two) to celebrate its 30th Anniversary, plus a multitude of dance remixes. 


In 2017 he released an EP; Acoustic 80s,and a new single 'Amazing', remixed by Grammy nominated DJ/Producer Stonebridge.


He is currently recording a new album of Americana/Folk originals, and tours with Owen Paul's 80's and on his own as a solo artist.


 

Owen Paul • My Favourite Waste of Time • 80s Show • XSM Ex Simple Mind • Acoustic 80s • lynne@owenpaulmcgee.com