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PAUL SANTO

 
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PROPAGANDA

 

Paul Santo is a Grammy™ Award winning American composer, producer, engineer, singer and multi-instrumentalist 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 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 toured with the likes of Joe Perry. 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..." and "The Tonight Show.." Paul has performed live to audiences numbering from 1 to 20,000 people. Believe it or not, Paul also does music career coaching & consultation on all matters creative and business and is a trained mediator.

From soundtracks to sound checks, Paul Santo has done it all. 

Currently 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 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, Charlie Haden, Johnny Johnson, Desmond Child, Adrian Belew, Randy Cantor, Leann Rimes and Kid Rock among many others.

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

Recipient of Grammy™ Award: Alejandra Guzman - "Soy"

Grammy™ Nominee: Aerosmith - "Just Push Play" - Rock Album

Grammy™ Nominee: Aerosmith - "Jaded" - Best Rock Song

Mix TEC Award: Aerosmith - "Jaded" - Record Production/Single or Track

 
 

 

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"American Pickers" History Channel TV show: composer/performer/recording

Aerosmith- "Music From Another Dimension":
assorted keyboards, assorted engineering, assorted organizing, editing, pre-production and writing session coordinator/editor with ST & JP, mayhem contributor and moral support

"Last Hours In Suburbia" Lifetime Television: composer/performer/recording

"The March Sisters At Christmas" Lifetime Television:
“Renovation Blues" composer/performer/recording
"The Goldfather" NatGeo TV show: composer/performer/recording
Redneck Roundup" Animal Planet TV show: composer/performer/recording

Joe Perry- "Man of Peace" from Amnesty
International "Chimes Of Freedom:

The Songs of Bob Dylan" CD: Hammond Organ

Recent appearances (guitar)
on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and in the Amnesty International "Man Of Peace" video

Discovery Channel "Extreme Engineering": composer/performer/recording

"Nate Berkus Show" and "Mi Corazon Insiste" (Telemundo TV): composer/performer/recording

Animal Planet: "Must Love Cats" and "Dogs 101": composer/performer/recording

Steven Tyler iPhone Application "AppSoLewdly"
audio recording and editing


PBS/Nova Series "Making Stuff"
composer/performer/recording


Joe Perry "Have Guitar Will Travel"
keyboards; guitarist/keyboardist/vocals in Joe Perry Project (Sony)


 Raspberries:  "Live On Sunset Strip" (Ryko)
engineer


Ozzy Osbourne - "Under Cover"
guitar (Epic)


Ringo Starr - "Ringo Rama":
engineer, Pro Tools, guitar, keyboards, backing vocals, co-writer (Koch)


Aerosmith - "Honkin On Bobo"
engineer, Pro Tools, Wurlitzer electric piano, Hammond organ, piano, pump organ (Sony)

Elton John, Rod Stewart, Ozzy Osbourne & others - 
 Tsunami/Hurricane Relief recording of "Tears In Heaven"
:
bass (All major labels)


Chris Botti (w/Steven Tyler) - "To Love Again"
 (Produced by Bobby Colomby)
:
engineer, Pro Tools (Sony)


DMC - "Checks, Thugs and Rock and Roll"
(Joey Kramer & Tom Hamilton)
:
drums/bass producer & recording, Pro Tools


Alejandra Guzman - "Soy":
engineer, Pro Tools, guitars, bass, keyboards; "Soy" was the winner of two Grammy awards (Sony International)


Aerosmith - "Just Push Play":
engineer, Pro Tools, drums and bass preproduction, keyboards, Steven Tyler, Joey Kramer & Tom Hamilton's personal engineer (Sony)


Jonny Lang - "Long Time Coming":
keyboards (A&M)


Aerosmith - "O Yeah":
Pro Tools, engineer (Sony)


Alejandra Guzman - "Futbol" Theme (Televisa World Cup Soccer): drums, guitar, engineer, Pro Tools

Aerosmith "Angel's Eyes" (Charlie's Angels soundtrack): engineer/tracking

Kid Rock:
engineer, Pro Tools, vocal tracking for special release


Michael Bolton - "Only A Woman Like You":
bass, guitars, engineering, Pro Tools (Jive)


Sakis - "Ola Kala":
guitar (Polygram)


Steven Tyler & Lenny Kravitz (Sly Stone tribute):
Pro Tools, engineer


Bon Jovi, Jonny Lang, Leann Rimes, Santana, & Backstreet Boys:
demos for new CDs: performance, engineer, Pro Tools


Aerosmith with Chuck D, Buster Rhymes & others:
2003 ESPY Awards theme "Let's Get Loud": engineer, Pro Tools


Aerosmith - "Lizzard Love" from "Rugrats Go Wild" Soundtrack: engineer, Pro Tools (Hollywood)

Cheap Trick-"Scent of a Woman", single remix:
engineer, Pro Tools, keyboards