Paul Carmichael Band - GO TO WEBSITE

My obsession with playing bass and improvising made me go professional around the age of 21. I played in bars and clubs around town at night, and by day practiced and rehearsed. This was in the late 70s. Soon after that I met Ian Carr (trumpeter and composer,) who ran the classic British Jazz Rock band Nucleus. This led to several tours of Germany, Switzerland, and Italy.
Through that I met Gary Husband, (drummer with Level 42, John McLaughlin) and Allan Holdsworth. Allan was trying to create a solo project and so we started a band that also included Paul Williams on vocal. This became the IOU band. It resulted in Allan’s first solo Album “IOU” and we debuted it in Los Angeles in the early 80s.
I returned to London to continue touring with Barbara Thomson’s Paraphernalia and Jon Hiseman (Colosseum). I made some recordings were with Dominic Miller (now with Sting). And John Themis solo albums (now a successful writer/producer).

For A full bio please go to Pauls personal website

When I started recording the new Album, Wax is Melting at the beginning of 2010 I knew how the music should go since we had been playing it regularly. But on this recording I explored some other ideas about how instrumental improvised music should go, so I prefer to call this a World Album rather than a Jazz album, but its both!

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Originally from Trinidad, but now living in London, Vanessa has one of the most passionate and powerful voices. And a great talent for writing, and interpreting songs. Change of Weather recorded her first CD at Eastcote Studios and it featured Co-writes with keyboard player Jeff Young (Jackson Brown, Sting, Steely Dan), and bassist Paul Carmichael, who also produced it.

When she came to the attention of Paul Carmichael he knew he had work with her. She was beginning to make waves wherever she sang. Not only was she getting all the ChangeofWeather musicians excited, but also she had that other rare quality, so often lacking in introverted talents – she had great charisma and contact with the audience. An instinctive interaction.

It is on a Vanessa Haynes live show, that the true power of her talent can be seen and heard

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Vanessa Haynes by changeofweather

She went on to do backing vocals for the great Van Morrison, Razorlite, and solo features in Japan working with M-Swift. She is currently on tour as featured singer with INCOGNITO. Become a fan on Facebook. Or check out YOu Tube - such as this.


A Successful Live band playing covers for private parties. Soon to be recording a new album of original material. Xtatic recently played to 10,000 people in Trafalgar Sqare at the street party for the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton

Xtatic Showreel Music for your party by changeofweather


Vanessa Haynes Artist

PAul Carmichael - Producer, Bass Player, DirectorPAul Carmichael - Producer, Bass Player, Director