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 many things in the years since he first came to musical prominence.
He has 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' as well as being their vocal arranger on their last album 'Rewired.' Owen was even harassed by Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne in the infamous "noisy neighbours" episode on MTV's record breaking show The Osbournes.
For over ten years he ran a West End theatre in London's Leicester Square (home of 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' which became number one in their native country and Co-Produced the winning UK entry for Eurovision 2001 held in Copenhagen, for the young Sheffield singer Lindsay Dracass, having a UK top 20 hit at the same time.
In 2009 he returned to live performance with the Scottish Supergroup 'Four Good Men' and then became lead vocalist for XSM ( Ex Simple Mind ) featuring original Simple Minds members Derek Forbes and Brian McGee, who to date have successfully toured the UK, the Philippines, Holland and completed a three week tour of Germany in 2012.
After a lengthy hiatus (some twenty years or so) from solo live performance, he returned to the stage in 2012 once more under the name Owen Paul. In late 2012 Owen appeared on BBC 1’s Watchdog as part of their ‘rogue traders’ team. He then performed at numerous 80’s festivals throughout the summer of 2013 as a solo artist and also secured a spot as guest DJ on Absolute 80’s radio station.
Throughout the year he also continued his working relationship with XSM, performing at huge outdoor events in both Germany and Holland. He currently tours with his Live 80s show and Owen Paul - Acoustic 80s as well as on his own as a solo artist.
In January 2014 Owen released “The One” his first official single in the UK since 1987, available now through iTunes, Amazon and Spotify, and followed this with the release of his new album “About Time II” in the autumn of the same year.
November 2016 brings 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, all available on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and more.
Next year will see the release of a new single in March and an album to follow.