Paul DeLong

Performer & Educator

Paul DeLong is best known for his multi-platinum success with rock artist Kim Mitchell. He has forged a career which encompasses Funk, Fusion, Jazz and Latin styles, working with such diverse artists as Tom Scott, David Clayton-Thomas (B,S & T), Hilario Durán (Arturo Sandoval), David Blamires (Pat Metheny), Domenic Troiano, Carol Welsman, Lawrence Gowan, Carlos Del Junco, Doug Riley, Roger Hodgson and The Canadian Tenors to name a few. As a Juno Award winner and respected session player, Paul has performed at P.I.T. and the NAMM show in L.A. He’s also been invited to perform twice at the Montreal Drumfest and at the Cape Breton Drumfest.

Always active on the studio scene, Paul has recorded numerous jingles and worked on TV shows such as Degrassi Junior High, Top Cops, Counterstrike, E.N.G. and more recently, How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?

As an educator, Paul has been a faculty member at the prestigious, Humber College in Toronto for 25 years; he’s written several articles for Modern Drummer magazine and has taught and performed at KoSA 2010. His book, "DeLong Way To Polyrhythmic Creativity On The Drum Set", is distributed worldwide by Hudson Music. As a Broadway style drummer, in 1994 Paul started doing shows like Tommy, Joseph and Rent in Toronto, then did the tours with these productions across Canada and the U.S. He was the first sub on the Toronto production of The Lion King for 3-1/2 years, and in 2004 he was first chair for the musical Hairspray. Next came Hair in 2006 and Peter Pan in 2007.

Paul's fusion band The Code, has 4 CDs; the last release being Dreams Speak Song. Paul has recently been involved with various tribute acts including Heavy Weather (Weather Report tribute), Brass Transit (Chicago tribute) and You Can Close Your Eyes (James Taylor tribute). For the past few years he has also performed with Jeans 'n Classics, which pairs a Rock band with a Symphony orchestra, and more recently, he’s been recording with the newly reformed version of the band FM.

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