...Picture of Paul HicksPaul Hicks - Biography
sound is not unlike the honey tones of Van Morrison, of whom Hicks
has always been a great fan.
While Kettle of Fish is his
first solo CD, Hicks
is no newcomer to the music industry.A familiar face to Melbourne audiences over the past decade, he has been front man and songwriter for three roots country bands (The Haybalers, Broken Spoke and the High Kings) and was the host of Nu Country TV for two series.
The release of Kettle of Fish however, not only marks a new direction as a solo artist, but a dramatic lifestyle change as well.
After growing up in the north-east Victorian town of Wangaratta, Hicks
headed off for a career in the city and travel that took him right around the world.He
worked for a time in London, later returning to Melbourne when he
felt it was time he
focused on his
A full circle was completed last year though, when he
moved back to the family farm to enjoy a more peaceful, country lifestyle.
The change of pace has proved fruitful in terms of musical inspiration, with Hicks
writing almost constantly since his
now has enough new material to consider releasing a follow-up CD to Kettle of Fish and he
could possibly be back in the recording studio by the middle of the year. Fans of Paul Hicks can expect a body of work as beautifully crafted as Kettle of Fish, yet reflective of his evolution as a songwriter and someone on a personal search for truth and meaning.