Paul Filek is a Canadian singer songwriter from Kamloops, BC who’s released three albums since 2006 with producer Henry Small (formerly of the band Prism) and most recently a 2012 five song EP, Paper Planes and Spare Change, produced by Jeff Dawson (Daniel Powter, State of Shock, The Dudes).
One thing that’s certain is that Paul’s confident, accomplished songwriting are commercial in their appeal, as evidenced by his charting success on Canadian radio. His smooth and effortless, funky vocals and heart-on-the-sleeve lyrics are infectiously hard to deny. His feel good songs fit perfectly on top forty radio, sandwiched between songs of similar style by Maroon 5 and Train.
Paul made the decision to pursue music professionally after an interesting story unraveled on his 23rd birthday, which led him to work with a local producer and music industry mentor. If you want to hear a good piece of folklore, just ask Paul about the night he was performing in a small club when some guy claiming to be John Mellencamp wandered in and asked if he could hop on stage to play a few tunes.
Word travels fast in a small town. The following morning Paul was invited to a local radio station to share the story of his bizarre encounter. During that visit Paul ended up playing one of his songs on-air and the DJ was so impressed by his song, performance and charisma that the two soon formed a production relationship together, which resulted in the release of Filek’s first three albums.
In 2013 Paul Filek is focusing on his full time music career more intently than ever. With a finely crafted new EP under his arm and a full tank of gas, Paul delivers fun and engaging live performances with a sense of humor and storytelling that his fans can’t resist.