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Inspired by the great artists and composers of the classic era of recording, film and television, the approach and music of Paul David Trio represent a step back in time to when music was crafted to a standard rarely seen in today’s modern, fast-paced world. Music created as it truly was meant to be – an art form.

Paul Chaplin

Guitar and Vocals
Discovering a love for and playing music from an early age, Paul comes from a musical family that spans from the late 1940’s right through to the present day. Having been immersed in the Pop and Jazz culture whilst growing up has given Paul a thorough grounding in various styles, and adapting these styles to the approach of the Paul David Trio represents a fresh twist on many standards that we have all come to know and love.

Ben Barnes

Drums and Percussion
A well established and highly respected musical family, Ben carries on the tradition of fine musical performance as the driving force of the rhythm and percussion section of the group. Spanning a career of more than 20 years and a keen Jazz exponent, Ben has extensive experience in big band and small ensemble formats, playing with skill and enthusiasm. He now brings these skills, completing the Trio and offering drive and structure to the group.

Steve Gidney

Acoustic and Electric Bass
Steve’s wide-ranging and extensive experience as a multi-instrumentalist in both performance and high-level teaching affords him a unique position in the Paul David Trio. He describes the group as “a journey of discovery in musical structure and style”. There is no doubt that Steve’s enthusiasm and approach to acoustic and electric bass playing jazz and Latin music from the classic era gives the group its verve and drive.

The Autumn Leaves
Fly me to the Moon
The Girl From Ipanema