Juno award winner, multi-platinum artist, author and educator, Paul DeLong’s work spans many genres of music encompassing funk, Afro-Cuban, rock and jazz. A member of Canada’s music royalty and considered one of North America’s top drummers, Paul DeLong’s many successes during his lengthy career have coalesced into his passion project, jazz-fusion band Paul DeLong’s ONE WORD.
Well-known for his work with legendary artists such as Kim Mitchell, Domenic Troiano, Lawrence Gowan (Styx), David Clayton-Thomas (Blood, Sweat and Tears), Roger Hodgson (Supertramp), Tom Scott (L.A. Express) and David Blamires (Pat Metheny). These and many other artists have requested his expertise behind the traps for live performance, TV and studio work. DeLong’s innate skill with diverse types of drumming, combined with his knowledge and instinctual understanding of rhythm along with his musicality, place him in high demand.
Together for five years, Paul DeLong’s ONE WORD is a seamless fit of five extraordinarily talented artists….Victoria Yeh (electric violin), Marco Luciani (keyboards), Steve Lucas (bass), Michael Murray (lead guitar) and Paul DeLong (drums and percussion). Their stunning performances of fusion classics by The Mahavishnu Orchestra, Weather Report, Jean-Luc Ponty, Return to Forever, Allan Holdsworth and many more….both beautiful and powerful….will keep you mesmerized.