How long have you been playing?
I've been playing Guitar since I was 11. Singing in bands since I was 13. Playing bass and other instruments since I was about 14. Pass me my mandola, doll head.
What was the first concert you ever went to?
How am I supposed to remember this? It wasn't Frampton's '78 tour. Or the stones Flashback, or anything half decent. More likely shit hair metal in a crap'ole. It didn't turn me off music, all is good.
What gear do you use?
Peavey Blues Classic 15" Guitar Amp, Carlsbro 1975 Super Stingray Guitar Amp, Peavey Bass Amps, Fender 5-String Mandolin, Shergold 12-String Masquerader, Shergold Marathon Bass with custom wound pickups, Shergold/Hayman Cloud 6-String, Yamaha Acoustics, Paul-12 Custom 12 String Acoustic, Paul-6 Custom Parlour Dobro, Paul-8 Custom Mandola, Paul-H76 Custom Electric. Yamaha Piano's.
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
The musicians around me. James Harbidge, Ian Cowley, Stevie Palmer, James Benton, Ste Busby, Steve Harris.
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
I'm currently writing with Set Busby and James Harbidge.
If you could jam with anyone, who would it be?
My friends. And maybe Levon Helm. Maybe Stephen Still and Neil Young. Maybe Joni.
You're stuck on a desert island and only get to bring one album with you. What do you pick?
"I'd have to say... the best of"
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The second line-up of the Sonny Feelgood recorded this track as part of a four track EP in 1998 at Gavin Monaghan's Magic Garden Studios.
Paul Grimsley - Guitar/vocals
Recorded live in 2006 at Bar Bank prior to their successful acoustic set. All rights reserved.2003 James Harbidge.(Interjections by Jack the Biscuit (Ade Taylor) and Matt Challoner)
Paul Grimsley - Vocals
When Durango Management setup a studio in the Gem building in Birmingham, England in late 2001, it was Shipman/Grimsley who recorded for Nice Goose Records. A mixture of Lo-Fi and New Digital, the recordings mixed multi-instrumentalism with comedy and carbon monoxide from a gas heater which was the only ways of heating the vast studio room. The Durango Sessions were born.
Paul Grimsley - Guitar/vocals/vocals
Throughout 2003/4 Harbidge Busby and Grimsley recorded at a studio in Hednesford which Ste and James had spent time fastidiously setting up.The result was an album of new material.During that time various former bandmates and friends joined the sessions.Just Seventeen was written by Harbidge/Grimsley during 1998 and originally played in the band's MKII lineup.When Mark Crowley (from MkI & II) joined the sessions on drums the opportunity arose to record the track and lay rest the The Sonny Feelgood.
Paul Grimsley - Guitar/vocals/songwriter