Devil in the Deck is a theater show that I produced here in San Francisco a few years ago. We did pretty well with the critics and with audiences. Devil features live music by John Anaya.
In 2010 we took our magic theater show to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where it was a big success with audiences and chritics alike. Everyone loved the melding of magic, music, stories, and adventure.
I've been in a few MTV music videos but this was by far the most successful. The song is by DJ Samim. The video is by my good friends at the Ministry of Information (MOI) in Berlin. The song and the video were number one on the European music chards for the better part of a year.
My friends at MOI met with the record company and pitched the idea of a music video that spanned the globe. Three days later they were on a plane and spent the next two weeks in a dozen countries on a round the world trip. They shot during the day and flew to the next city each night. Most of the editing was done on the plane between shoots. When they got here to San Francisco we spent a day running around the city shooting some of my favorite spots with some of my best friends. You can see my GF dancing in Northbeach, my friend Shanan was the spokesmodel for TIVO at the time, you can see her dancing in front of the Old Vic houses, and the guy in bunny suit is my old roommate Scott.
Dark Kabaret is an elegant show with top burlesque and variety performers from all over the world.
The show started when my parents were coming to visit and they had never seen me on stage. Most of my work at that time was for TV, Films, corporations and private parties. When I mentioned this to some of my fellow performers they all voiced the same issue.
Performers came out of the woodwork jumping at the opportunity to do a show on a nice stage in a beautiful venue for their families. Ten years later, Dark Kabaret has become one of the big social events of the year in San Francisco.
Paul's promo video on YouTube. This 4.5 minute video includes clips of Paul performing in a variety of venues, styles, and shows.