Feb 9 2011

Band Bios Part 1: Paul

The Mediocre Fight

Paul - The Bass PlayerIn the early 80’s, Paul was brought into the world in a small town in Iowa.  After seeing a circus performance at a young age he developed an unhealthy obsession with clowns, regularly wearing face paint and rainbow pants. His parents, fearing this unusual obsession might have resulted from his early upbringing in remote, rural Iowa, moved the family to the suburbs of Minnesota in search of a normal childhood for young Paul.  In Minnesota, Paul tried out for the 5th grade band as a euphonium player. His love for music grew, and his parents wholeheartedly supported this new hobby.  Paul flourished as a young adolescent, picking up guitar and bass and becoming star of his high school show choir.  Completely free of his former clown fetish (or so his parents thought), Paul graduated high school and moved to Chicago to study computer science at Northwestern.  These days, as a college grad, Paul is the bassist for Mediocre Fight, and works as a full-time computer programmer on the side.  The highlight of Paul’s young musical career was meeting fellow bassist Michael Cera while rehearsing with the Mediocre Fight.  Paul hopes to one day follow in Cera’s footsteps, but in reverse, first achieving status of bass player extraordinaire and later becoming a teenage movie star.  Judging by his recent performances, he is well on his way to both.