Rick Paul is an independent songwriter, singer, musician, music producer, and writer, originally from Schenectady, New York, now based in Orange County, California. His songs combine memorable pop/rock and country melodies with mature, often thought-provoking, lyrics on life and love. His songs have been recorded by independent artists from the USA, Europe, and Asia, including Little River Band lead singer Wayne Nelson, who recorded "Little Child Lost" back in 2000 to promote the Child Alert Foundation. In 2004, teenage pop singer Nominjin took "All I Need to Know" to Top 5 in Mongolia for both radio and video play.
Rick's first full-length album, "Love Holds On", was released in July 2009. In reviewing the album, Janet Goodman of Music News Nashville indicated, "this Southern Californian artist has a unique whispering charm about his vocals that makes one take notice from the first warm note." Since that time, Rick has released two additional full-length albums of original songs, 2016's synth- and pop-flavored "In and Out of Love Again" and 2019's guitar-oriented pop/rock "The Road That I Must Take", as well as the 2014 Christmas carols album, "What Child is This?". Rick has also released a number of singles and several EPs, including "Make Me Feel", a 2008 duet project with Beverly Bremers ("Don't Say You Don't Remember").
Rick performs frequently in Orange County, California. His singing has drawn comparisons to Dan Hill, Don Henley, Randy Newman, and Neil Young, while his piano playing is most frequently compared to Rick's biggest musical influence, Elton John.