Brother Paul Brown, The Waterboys

Brother Paul Brown The Waterboys

Brother Paul Brown has been playing keyboards with The Waterboys for well over a decade, and as you’ll hear that is one of many strings to his bow. In his inimitable style, Brother Paul covers an enormous amount of ground that will make you want to see him play when he’s next in your town.

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Discussion topics covered during the show (links will open in new tab):

The Waterboys: 

Brother Paul’s Patreon 

Seeing Parliament-Funkadelic for the first time

Bro Paul’s challenging teenage years

Xavion – Eat Your Heart Out

Playing with Shirley Brown and ducking her high heel shoe

With Ann Peebles and The Memphis Horns

Charles Hodges and Hammond B3

Dick Wagner Remember The Child Memorial Fund

Working with Bobby Rush

Becoming part of The Waterboys

Passing Through –  first performance with The Waterboys’ Mike Scott and Steve Wickham

Brother Paul Brown Keytar Solo

Mike Farris

Working with Gloria Gaynor

Mike Farris – Snap Your Fingers

Brother Paul’s keyboard rig

Lessons learned as a keyboard player

Brother Paul’s collaborative bucket list: Peter Frampton, Robert Plant and Paul Rodgers

Working with Deborah Bonham and playing John Bonham’s tambourine and gong

Playing with a badly injured finger

Tag a keyboard player: Al Greenwood, Rev. Charles Hodges

Desert Island Discs: Alive! – Kiss, Foreigner – Foreigner, Frampton – Peter Frampton, Toys in the Attic – Aerosmith, Dark Side of the Moon – Pink Floyd, Feels So Good – Chuck Mangione, Red Headed Stranger – Willie Nelson, Sketches in Spain – Miles Davis, 99 lbs – Ann Peebles, Chega de Saudade – João Gilberto, Space Escapade – Les Baxter.

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