ABOUT




Owen Paul, the Scottish singer, producer and co-writer of the 1986 UK and European smash summer hit (My Favourite Waste Of Time) has done a wide variety of things since he hit the charts in the 80's.


For over ten years he ran a West End theatre in London's Leicester Square (home to the Boy George musical “TABOO”) as well as a successful Ballroom and Latin Dancing Club.


He produced a triple platinum selling album for the Japanese band 'Buck Tick'; co-produced the UK Eurovision entry in 2001 for Lindsay Dracass and toured the UK and Europe with Phil Collins as one of 'Mike and the Mechanics', becoming their vocal arranger on the 'Rewired' album.


In 2009 he returned to live performance with the Scottish Supergroup 'Four Good Men' and as lead vocalist for XSM ( Ex Simple Mind ) which featured original Simple Minds members Derek Forbes and Brian McGee.


In January 2014 Owen released “The One” his first official single in the UK since 1987, following this with the release of the album “About Time II” in the autumn of the same year.

 

November 2016 brought the release of two brand new versions of his unforgettable 80’s classic “My Favourite Waste of Time (Part One and Part Two) to celebrate its 30th Anniversary, plus a multitude of dance remixes. 


In 2017 he released an EP; Acoustic 80s,and a new single 'Amazing', remixed by Grammy nominated DJ/Producer Stonebridge.


He is currently recording a new album of Americana/Folk originals, and tours with Owen Paul's 80's and on his own as a solo artist.


In 2020 he released 5 tracks including the Heritage Chart number 1 'Beauty of the Sun' and a Lockdown chorus version of My Favourite Waste of Time which featured guest artists Toyah, Glen Matlock, Lee John, Carol Decker, Cheryl Baker and many more.

 

His latest single is at number one in the Heritage Chart with Mike Read and is a cover of George Michael's A Different Corner.