|Paul Stranahan is a drummer, composer, band leader, marimba player and teacher.
He leads two different groups: The Paul Stranahan Trio (PST) and Paul Stranahan’s Insomnia (PSI). The instrumentation is usually guitar, bass and drums and sometimes saxophone. Both groups strive for a creative, interactive style but in different ways. Paul is also involved with the avant-metal band Red Side Visible. Please check out www.myspace.com/redsidevisible to find out more. The Trio plays original compositions, jazz standards, and some jazz-rock-fusion. The band has two CDs. One is called “Climbing Somewhere” which features eleven songs all written by Paul. Some songs are more in the straight ahead jazz vein and some others are more on the fusion side. The other CD is called “Solar” and has seven jazz standards and two originals by Paul.
The Paul Stranahan’s Insomnia (PSI) is an offshoot of the Trio and is dedicated to adventuresome, all original compositions. It will mix everything from free form avant-garde to progressive rock to jazz-fusion and whatever else it wants to on any given night. PSI has a NEW CD out, which features Jeremy Bleich on bass and Chris Bober on guitar on most of the songs. Mike Barna and Jeff Charmek play guitar on an additional two songs. The latter have also teamed up with Paul in the band Broadview Collective and released a self titled CD in 2005. To email Paul... email@example.com.