With a father who played trumpet and trombone in Royal Navy bands and six musically talented brothers and sisters, playing some sort of music was a given for Paul J Penton. At age four, after seeing Tom Jones sing ‘Delilah’ on the renowned Top of the Pops he was inspired to race up and down a nearby soccer field singing at the top of his lungs and he hasn’t stopped since.
By the age of ten in the midst of the 70’s folk era, Paul borrowed his sister’s guitar and began learning classics from Cat Stevens, Carole King, Ralph McTell, James Taylor, The Eagles and The Beach Boys. By age 16, he was writing his own material.
Now with almost 40 years of singing and strumming up his sleeve and schooling through Berklee Music College – Paul J Penton is one of Australia’s new breed of craft based singer-songwriters aiming to get placements in film and TV.
Hear and see current songs being created at PJ’s personal song loop challenge