PAUL LAINE

COUNTRY: Canada

STYLE: Hard Rock
PhotobucketPaul Laine was born in Vancouver, Canada. He left his home when he was 13 years old, and began playing in bars at the age of 15. At the age of 17 he started a management company with friends Les Horne and Fran Adamson and raised enough money to record an album and shopped it in the U.S., immediately garnering the attention of CBS who offered him a deal. It wasn’t long before other labels came to the table, and Paul was snatched up by Elektra. His demo also got the attention of Canadian VJ Terry David Mulligan, and Laine was promptly signed to a management deal with Bruce Allen Talent (Bryan Adams, Loverboy, Michael Buble’, Martina McBride, etc.) and went into Little Mountain Studio to record with mega producer Bruce Fairbairn (Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Poison, the Scorpions, AC/DC, etc.)

Laine then formed a band around Kenny Kaos (guitar), Scott Brown (bass guitar), Pat Steward (drums) and Gogo (keyboards) to record and perform his compositions. In 1990, he released his debut album called Stick It In Your Ear. Laine has also recorded and arranged backing vocals for Scorpions, as well as the multi platinum release of Poison’s Flesh and Blood.

In 1993 the members of Danger Danger came across Laine’s debut album. They liked his voice and offered him the lead vocalist spot in their band. He recorded 5 albums with the band during this period. He finally left the band in 2005 to work with his own band, Shugaazer.

He co-owned a successful recording studio in Vancouver, Canada. In 2007 he wrote, produced and performed all the music to webshow Connected life, which airs weekly on MSN Canada.

Now Paul is ready to come back with a new solo album. All details will be available shortly so keep tuned in.

AOR Heaven reissued Stick It In Your Ear in 2011 as part of its Classix line. The reissue has four bonus tracks and has been digitally remastered and features expanded liner notes. All told, it’s a pretty nice reissue. Perhaps not enough to make replacing an old version worthwhile, but it’s nice for those of us who missed this gem the first time around.

ALBUMS
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– Stick It In Your Ear [1990]
– Can’t Get Enough [1996]

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