Best known for his multi-platinum success with rock artist Kim Mitchell, drummer Paul DeLong has forged a career which encompasses funk, fusion, jazz and latin, working with such diverse artists as Tom Scott, Domenic Troiano, David Blamires, Colm Wilkinson, Doug Riley, Hilario Duran, David Clayton-Thomas, Roger Hodgson, Lighthouse, and FM, to name a few.
As a Juno award winner and respected session player Paul has performed at P.I.T. and the N.A.M.M. shows in L.A., twice at the Montreal Drumfest, and at the Quebec Drumfest. He is one of SABIAN cymbals most popular and effective clinicians.
Paul also has his own band – ONE WORD, which plays fusion classics by the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Tony Williams Lifetime, Weather Report, and Return to Forever.
Paul has taught part-time at Humber College in Toronto for over 30 years, and has written several articles for Modern Drummer magazine. He also taught and performed at KOSA 2010, and at the Stickman Drum Experience in 2013, and has done online video lessons for Drum Hang and Drumeo. His books, “DeLong Way To Polyrhythmic Creativity On The Drumset” and “DeLong Way to Musical Phrasing on the Drumset” are distributed worldwide by Hudson Ltd. Paul endorses Gretsch, Sabian, Vater, and Remo Drums/Percussion.