Paul Santo is a Grammy™ Award winning American multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, singer, producer/engineer, career coach/consultant-for-hire and low-budget philosopher who has appeared on records by artists as diverse as Aerosmith, Ringo Starr, Jonny Lang, Ozzy Osbourne and Michael Bolton, to name a few, with numerous gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards to his credit. Paul has written, recorded, performed on and engineered records from Boston to LA to London, reggae to metal and country to hip-hop. He has been at the console as both Steven Tyler and Joe Perry’s personal engineer (as well as Aerosmith’s house engineer at Pandora’s Box) and recording sound for artists such as David Gilmour, Eric Clapton, Kid Rock & Eric Carmen and producers like Desmond Child, Jack Douglas and Mark Hudson.
Aside from his recording and production prowess, Paul is a go-to studio and live musician. He has appeared on records as a guitarist, keyboardist, bassist, singer and drummer from major (Sony, Koch, Ryko, Epic, and more) to indie labels, as well as played shows and toured with a variety of music’s biggest acts. His unique and expressive style is best described in the words of one peer: “He plays all the notes I wanted to hear, but never expected to”.
Outside of the topsy turvey world of rock and roll, Paul has composed pieces for the iconic PBS program “Nova”, “American Pickers” and “This Old House” as well as The Discovery Channel, The History Channel and Lifetime Channel movies. He has also appeared on network television on both “Late Night with David Letterman” and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” Paul has performed live to audiences numbering from 1 to 20,000 people.
From soundtracks to soundchecks, Paul Santo has done it all, including being a trained dispute mediator…a valuable asset when working closely within the unique relationships found in music .
Currently working as music business consultant/guru, composing music for TV, film, mobile apps, video games and other recording artists, while occasionally touring the world with The Joe Perry Project and sitting in at any open mic that’ll have him, Paul offers a wide range of musical services and has recorded, written and/or played with The Raspberries, Ozzy Osbourne, Ringo Starr, Aerosmith, Chris Botti, Eric Carmen, Marti Frederiksen, Cheap Trick, DMC, Alejandra Guzman, Jonny Lang, Eric Clapton, Jack Douglas, David Gilmour, jazz great Charlie Haden, Johnny Johnson, Desmond Child, Adrian Belew, Randy Cantor, Leann Rimes and Kid Rock among many others.