Paul Franks is “Paulunplugged”, and is not your typical solo acoustic artist. While many solo acoustic acts cover or emulate other traditional singer/songwriters, Paul takes advantage of his 20+ years of electric guitar prowess combined with his front-man skills in various rock bands. This allows him to perform more complex arrangements on the acoustic guitar, as opposed to traditional chord strumming of most acoustic acts. The result is an engaging performance of acoustic versions of true rock songs, transcribed to bring in a unique acoustic feel, while retaining the original intent and rock appeal.
Having fronted a number of bands, Paul understands the importance of engaging the audience and customizing his performance to the venue and temperament of the crowd. He accomplishes this by playing a wide variety of musical genres, and mixing in just the right balance of stream-of-consciousness interactive humor, always maintaining the flow of the musical performance. His influences range from some of rock’s guitar virtuosos, to the top pop, country and alternative artists across the years.
Paul is a full time musician in regular rotation and with a full schedule across the North Coast of Ohio, from the Erie Islands to Cleveland. He plays diverse venues such as wineries, corner bars, private and corporate gatherings, musician jam nights, larger clubs, special events and festivals.