Paul Wheeler (AU)
Paiste Artist Since Sep 1987
14" Signature Power Hi-Hat
17" Signature Fast Crash
17" Signature Full Crash
17" Signature Power Crash
18" Signature Full Crash
22" 2002 Ride
10" Signature Splash
20" 2002 Novo China
Paul’s professional career began when he was discovered by Iva Davies and asked to join the band ICEHOUSE. An association which continues to this day.
Recording with ICEHOUSE resulted in albums such as MEASURE FOR MEASURE and MAN OF COLOURS produced by David Lord (Peter Gabriel, XTC, Tears For Fears). Man of Colours is one of the highest selling Australian rock albums of all time, which included two top-ten hits in the USA Billboard Charts. The following albums CODE BLUE produced by Nick Launay (Kate Bush, PIL, Midnight Oil) and BIG WHEEL produced by David Lord added another three top-twenty hits to the collection.
Paul has toured with ICEHOUSE extensively throughout Europe, America, Australia and New Zealand. Highlights include a stadium tour in the US with THE CARS, performing at Madison Square Gardens in New York City, the prestigious Montreaux Pop Festival in Switzerland, American TV shows “The Johnny Carson Show”, and “Top of the Pops” in the UK.
Other artists Paul has recorded and performed with include Adam Brand, Swanee, Doc Neeson’s Angels, Spy v Spy, Max Sharam, Jenny Morris, Vincent Stone, Richard Clapton, Brian Cadd, John Oates (Hall & Oates), Primary, Choirboys, Joe Camilleri, Russell Morris, Jim Keays, Darryl Cotton, Ian Moss, Paul Greene, Kevin Borich, The Whitlams, and Sneaky Sound System, McAlister Kemp and a myriad of other outfits.
In 2003, he played on albums for the band Lo-Tel for Sony Music, and solo artist Duncan James for BMG with UK producer Andy Gill. He toured with both bands, including national tours alongside John Mayer and Blondie. He also toured with the Countdown Arena Spectacular in 2006, playing with Choirboys and Alex Smith from Moving Pictures in all capital cities.
Paul continues to play with Iva Davies and Icehouse, who were inducted into the APRA and ARIA Hall of Fame in 2006. They are regularly invited to play at large concerts throughout the nation, such as the 2009 Sound Relief Concert at the Sydney Cricket Ground televised nationally, and the 2011 Arafura Games Opening Ceremony at TIO Stadium in Darwin.