Paul started playing drums at the age of 9, his hands were too small at the time to play guitar. By the time he was 13 he was performing in Europe and by the age of 15 he was playing professionally in niteclubs. While in college, Paul toured and performed in a funk band in the mid-west. He even played in a jazz band at the time that toured as an opener for the Bob Hope show. By age 20 Paul returned to the East Coast played in several original projects and began making some good money as a session drummer in NYC. Paul had the opportunity to meet a lot of great people in the music business and word began to spread about his talent banging on the skins.

Paul grew up listening to Led Zeppelin and modeling himself after the less is more style of John Bonham.