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Paul was born in Toronto, Ontario, and grew up with Van Morrison’s cousin, who was an accomplished drummer. Paul was inspired by the ability and passion he observed and started taking drum lessons at the age of twelve. By the age of seventeen, he found himself with a studio at the same store where he took lessons; giving lessons to beginners. That same year, Paul joined his first band called “The Strangers,” playing songs like “Poison Ivy,” “She’s Not There,” “Harlem Nocturne,” etc. During his first year of high school, Paul was asked to join the senior band. Eventually he was traveling across the country, playing in rock and rhythm & blues bands professionally. At the age of twenty one, he started the two year course at the Toronto Conservatory of Percussion, where he found a new love for jazz and blues. When he completed his studies, he toured across the country to the west coast and joined a band in Vancouver playing Easter Be – In’s at Stanley Park and various concerts and festivals in the lower mainland. In 1977, he moved to Victoria, where he took his first (canned music) gig for some extra cash with Candu Music. In eight months he bought the company and has been running it since. In the eighty’s, Paul joined the nostalgia band “Doc & The Doo Wops”, playing a variety of gigs with the band which included the Conference Center and The MacPherson Playhouse. With literally tens of thousands of functions under his belt to date, Paul is still working in his passion and fulfilling his purpose in life. He’s a people person and good communicator of detail to bring these very important functions to a successful conclusion. He is more than a Disc Jockey; he is a polished entertainer with a strong presence on the mic and a good sense of who is in the room with a positive attitude and a sincere desire to leave the people thinking…”this was one of the best function’s they have ever attended.” Contact Paul Watterson on (250) 514 3580


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About candumusic

Paul was born in Toronto, Ontario, and grew up with Van Morrison’s cousin, who was an accomplished drummer. Paul was inspired by the ability and passion he observed and started taking drum lessons at the age of twelve. By the age of seventeen, he found himself with a studio at the same store where he took lessons; giving lessons to beginners. That same year, Paul joined his first band called “The Strangers,” playing songs like “Poison Ivy,” “She’s Not There,” “Harlem Nocturne,” etc.

During his first year of high school, Paul was asked to join the senior band. Eventually he was traveling across the country, playing in rock and rhythm & blues bands professionally. At the age of twenty one, he started the two year course at the Toronto Conservatory of Percussion, where he found a new love for jazz and blues.

When he completed his studies, he toured across the country to the west coast and joined a band in Vancouver playing Easter Be – In’s at Stanley Park and various concerts and festivals in the lower mainland.

In 1977, he moved to Victoria, where he took his first (canned music) gig for some extra cash with Candu Music. In eight months he bought the company and has been running it since. In the eighty’s, Paul joined the nostalgia band “Doc & The Doo Wops”, playing a variety of gigs with the band which included the Conference Center and The MacPherson Playhouse.

With literally tens of thousands of functions under his belt to date, Paul is still working in his passion and fulfilling his purpose in life. He’s a people person and good communicator of detail to bring these very important functions to a successful conclusion. He is more than a Disc Jockey; he is a polished entertainer with a strong presence on the mic and a good sense of who is in the room with a positive attitude and a sincere desire to leave the people thinking…”this was one of the best function’s they have ever attended.”

Contact Paul Watterson on (250) 514 3580

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