Paul Wilson (musician)

Paul Wilson (born 20 October, 1978) grew up in Kinlochleven in the Scottish Highlands. Originally a member of Terra Diablo, he is currently the bass player in the Northern Ireland-based indie rock band Snow Patrol. He occasionally sings backing vocals.

Wilson formerly played both guitar and keyboards for Glasgow-based band Terra Diablo. In March 2005, he replaced longtime member and Snow Patrol co-founder Mark McClelland on bass. He played his first official show with the band in Dingle, County Kerry on 1 April 2005. As a multi-instrumentalist, he was considered an integral part of the creative process on Snow Patrol's 2006 album, "Eyes Open".

An injury to Wilson's left arm and shoulder forced the band to cancel several of their French and Germany shows in late 2006.

It is now rumoured that he is in a relationship with actress Sophia Myles, who has previously dated actor David Tennant.

Trivia

*Wilson is left-handed. His equipment includes a left-handed Rickenbacker 400x and Fender Jazz Bass.
*Wilson has a Terra Diablo tattoo on his left arm.
*Wilson plays bass, guitar, piano and sings backing vocals sometimes.
*Wilson has been playing guitar for 19 years and then changed to playing the bass.
*Is a vocal supporter of LA-based band Silversun Pickups (he joined Silversun Pickups on stage during 'Lazy Eye' when the two bands toured together in early 2007).
*Paul will go and live in America for 6 weeks soon after the tour ends.
*Paul can play the banjo.

External links

* [http://www.snowpatrol.com Snow Patrol]
* [http://www.terradiablo.com Terra Diablo]


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