Paul Samotis / Bio

Paul Samotis started playing guitar when he was 15 years old (July of 1998). He was known to have started writing at around 17 and has since been hooked at performing live. First at coffeehouses, then, into local bars and clubs at 19.

After a few failed attempts in bands (Notably, as the drummer for Daniel, as the guitarist for Race for Last, as the bass player and lead singer for The Edison Effect and as the bass player of Saffron), he took his solo performance to the forefront. Of course, tripping and falling every once in a while.

In 2006, Paul took note of an underground guitar style known as "Percussive" and "Fingerstyle" guitar. His interests in this style led him into a 4 year term of practice and study of the style, playing a variety of different types of shows, including, and most recognized at, metal shows. This led him to want to write songs again, but, keep his reputation on guitar.

In January of 2009, Paul started his venture into a new style of Pop/Acoustic music giving a lot of people a fresh perspective on the art, using the guitar as a drum, a piano and a bass.

Paul has since played over 150 shows locally with a couple off shoots out of state. He is slowly becoming a staple name in the Southeast Michigan area. He has been invited to play with the likes of punk rock legend, Joey Cape of Lagwagon and recently performed with Decca/Universal Music's Norwegian songwriting prodigy, Thomas Dybdahl.

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Wyandotte, MI

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