BIOGRAPHY

Paul is an iconic arranger and conductor who made his mark starting in the 1970’s working with Elton John on his debut album, Elton John.  Paul’s innovative arrangements, combining powerful rock rhythm sections with a classically arranged full orchestra, launched Elton’s stellar career, and solidified Buckmaster’s reputation as a hit arranger. Well-known titles from that era include “Your Song”’, “Tiny Dancer”, “Madman Across The Water”, “Sixty Years On”, “Take Me to the Pilot”, “Levon”, etc.  Paul went on to arrange and conduct for countless iconic artists including Miles Davis, Rolling Stones, David Bowie and Harry Nilsson.  In 2002, Paul won a Grammy for Best Arranger Accompanying Vocal, for his string orchestra arrangement on the band Train’s hit single “Drops of Jupiter”.  He also arranged the strings for Grammy award winner Taylor Swift’s hit single “Back to December”. Most recently Paul has be working with Hunter Hayes, Brandi Carlile, Goo Goo Dolls, Chris Cornell, Idina Menzel, Heart and Ben Folds.

SELECTED DISCOGRAPHY
ARTIST
TITLE
CREDITS
Taylor Swift
"Back to December" - Single
Speak Now / Big Machine Records
ARRANGER / CONDUCTOR
Train
"Drops of Jupiter" - 2002 Grammy Winner: Arrangement of the Year
Drops of Jupiter / Sony Music
ARRANGER/CONDUCTOR
Idina Menzel
"Extraordinary"
idina. / Warner Bros. Records
ARRANGER
Elton John
"Your Song"
Elton John / Rocket Island Records
ARRANGER/CONDUCTOR/MUSICAL DIRECTOR
David Bowie
"Space Oddity"
Space Oddity / Virgin Records
ARRANGER/CELLIST/CONDUCTOR
Miles Davis
"New York Girl"
On the Corner / Columbia Records
ARRANGER/CONDUCTOR
The Rolling Stones
"Sway"
Sticky Fingers / Virgin Records
ARRANGER/CONDUCTOR
Elton John
"Sixty Years On"
Elton John / Rocket Island Records
ARRANGER/CONDUCTOR/MUSICAL DIRECTOR
Carly Simon
"You’re So Vain"
No Secrets / Elektra Records
ARRANGER/CONDUCTOR
Lloyd Cole
"Margo's Waltz"
Don’t Get Weird On Me, Babe / Capitol Records
ARRANGER/CONDUCTOR
Elton John
"Tiny Dancer"
Madman Across The Water / Rocket Island Records
ARRANGER/CONDUCTOR/MUSICAL DIRECTOR
Miles Davis
"Black Satin"
On The Corner / Columbia
ARRANGER/CONDUCTOR
Heart
"Sweet Darlin'"
Beautiful Broken / Concord Records
ARRANGER
Ferras feat. Katy Perry
"Legends Never Die"
Ferras EP / Metamorphosis Music
ARRANGER/CONDUCTOR
Goo Goo Dolls
"When The World Breaks Your Heart"
Magnetic / Warner Bros Records
ARRANGER/CONDUCTOR
The Tenors
"I Remember You"
Under One Sky / Universal Music Canada
ARRANGER
The Rolling Stones
"Moonlight Mile"
Sticky Fingers / Virgin Records
ARRANGER/CONDUCTOR