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Paul Deakin

"This is the sound I have been looking for. So warm and resonate. If they were a music source, they would be vinyl (analog) and not a CD (digital). I absolutely love them!"

Paul Deakin began his drumming career at the age of 6, he managed to temporarily end the support of his parents by breaking his drumheads right out of the gate. Not long after that, he realized that sports were not his thing and the only way that he would attract any female attention was to follow in Ringo’s footsteps…so he cheerfully recalls. Paul soon began private drum lessons and practiced everyday…again challenging his parent’s ability to deal with his new-found “hobby”. He joined his first band at age 15 and quickly learned the difficulty of the music business but never wavered.

Paul Deakin studied music at the University of Miami and along with perfecting his drumming skills, also studied mallet percussion after college, taught music for a bit in Miami. At the age of 30, Deakin, along with lead singer Raul Malo and bassist Robert Reynolds, formed The Mavericks.

The band is now celebrating over 35 years together, have collected Gold and Platinum record awards, and in 1995, were the winner of the Grammy for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.

Deakin has also performed and recorded with other artists including David Mead, Matt King and Jason White. The Mavericks are currently signed to their own label Mono Mundo and distributed by Thirty Tigers.

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