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Paul Roth Musician Bio

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Born and raised on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Paul Roth moved to Sydney after finishing school to pursue music and complete a Bachelor of Music (Performance) majoring in guitar at Wesley Institute. Over this time Paul played countless gigs throughout Sydney and surrounding venues with several different acts, some as a permanent member and some as a temporary fill-in. Within this Paul played in a range of original projects and covers projects, which gave him a very large spectrum of performance experience, from pubs to weddings, functions and outdoor festivals. Paul also joined a Keith Urban tribute band which saw him touring to regional areas of Australia.

Paul also has a lot of recording experience, recording an EP with his original duo “Almost a Trio”, as well as his own solo EP, “Remember This EP”. On top of this, Paul has done some session recordings for several other aspiring artists, including Chilean guitarist Ricardo Tampier and Sydney based Angelene Harris among others. Paul has also had a great deal of experience teaching guitar, spending a couple of years tutoring guitar full time in a variety of different music schools, private and public schools and at home.

In 2010, Paul decided to focus more on his solo work and so purchased his own professional pa and began to do a lot more solo shows. Paul’s original sound infused a mix of acoustic folk, jazz and pop. Paul also performed solo covers under a different name, “Paul Karl”. This saw Paul recording his own debut EP “Remember This EP” as well as doing more gigs in and beyond Sydney, ranging from pubs to more weddings, corporate events and other parties. Playing solo, Paul now has a memorised repertoire of approximately 20 original songs and between 150-200 covers, ranging in styles and eras from 70s all the way through to today’s music.

Paul completed his 3rd international contract of 5-6 months in Japan at the end of November 2014, performing live 5-6 days a week on the “Michigan” boat on Lake Biwa, run by Biwako Kisen. After this he decided to go up to Niseko, Japan and do some freelance gigs at various bars during the snow tourist season.

Paul has since then twice completed 3.5 month contracts as a guitar vocalist for Carnival Cruise Lines onboard the Carnival Magic and Carnival Liberty, cruising through the Caribbean performing as a solo guitar-vocalist 6 nights per week. Paul is now living in Hong Kong as a freelance musician and guitar tutor.

Performance Experience

Very wide range of performance experience including many different genres, performing solo or as part of a group, lead vocals, backing vocals and guitar.

Carnival Magic, Carnival Cruise Lines, USA

Completed 3.5 month contracts performing 6 nights per week as a solo guitar-vocalist on the Carnival Magic and Carnival Liberty cruising through the Caribbean.

Biwako Kisen, Japan

Performing either solo or as part of a duo or trio, singing lead or backing vocals and playing guitar for 4-5 performances per day.
Jun 2011 – Nov 2011; Nov 2013 – April 2014; July 2014 – November 2014

Keith Urban Tribute Show

Playing guitar and singing harmonies in a Keith Urban Tribute Show, touring through rural NSW. Also lead singing in the support covers band.
2013; March – October

90s Tribute Show

Playing electric guitar and singing backing vocals for a 90’s tribute band, performing across Sydney.
2012-2013 October – May

Solo Performing

Performing solo (guitar and vocals) throughout Sydney at various weddings, functions, pubs etc.
March 2010 – October 2013


Paul Roth, “Remember This EP”, 2011
Guitar, Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals

Almost A Trio, “Nothing To Do EP”, 2009
Guitar, Backing Vocals

Ricardo Tampier, 2010
Acoustic Guitar

Angelene Harris, “Over The Water”, 2012
Electric Guitar

Original Projects

Paul Roth,, February 2011 – Current
Solo acoustic original songs, mixing influences of pop, folk, jazz and blues, performing largely throughout Sydney and surrounding areas. Recorded an EP, “Remember This EP”, in 2011.

Second Storey Window, 2010 – 2011
Playing electric guitar and singing backing vocals for Sydney based Indie/Rock/Pop band “Second Storey Window”.

Paul Liao, 2008 – 2011
Accompany Sydney singer/songwriter “Paul Liao” on lead acoustic guitar, performing at various pubs and events throughout Sydney.

Almost A Trio, 2007 – 2009
Playing acoustic guitar and singing backing vocals in an acoustic originals duo, mixing styles of jazz, folk and pop and recording an EP “Nothing To Do EP” in 2009.

Teaching Experience

Teach Me The Guitar, April 2016 – Current – Paul’s own in person and online guitar tutoring service.

Sutherland Shire Christian School, March 2010 – May 2011

Green Point Christian College, March 2010 – May 2011

Forte Music, October 2010 – May 2011

G4 Guitar School, February 2009 – April 2010

Aria Music, February 2011 – May 2011


WESLEY INSTUTE, Drummoyne, NSW 2006 – 2009 BA Music (Performance)

UNSW, Kensington, NSW 2012 MA Arts (Development Studies)