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Bliss Band

Paul was born in Birmingham, two years before 'little brother' Martin, and went into the music industry in the early Seventies, fronting a band called The Bliss Band. The band released two albums on CBS America, 'Dinner With Raoul' in 1978 and 'Neon Smiles' in 1979. Lead guitar with the band was none other than Phil Palmer another ex-member of The David Essex Band.

As well as playing and recording Paul is also a songwriter and he has had songs recorded by Olivia Newton John, The Hollies, Sheena Easton, Justin Hayward and Celine Dion to name but a few. In 1997 Paul released an album of his own material called 'The Edge of Coincidence'. For the past few years Paul has been touring with The Moody Blues as their keyboard player and he is well known by their fans.

Paul Bliss is ex-Dog Soldier. Jeff 'Skunk' Baxter of the Doobie Brothers produced the debut album 'Dinner With Raoul'. An amalgam of AOR laziness and Pomp Rock majesty, many collectors of the genre regard the Bliss Bandís second outing, 1979's 'Neon Smiles', as the singer's finest recorded work West coast group from the late 70's ...

Discography:

Dinner With Raoul - 1978
Neon Smiles - 1979
The Edge Of Coincidence - 1997 (solo album)

Bliss Band: Dinner With Raoul
Dinner With Raoul - 1978
Released: 1978
Label: CBS U.S.
Producer: Jeff Baxter

Featuring:

Paul Bliss - Vocals and Keyboards
Andy Brown - Bass and Vocals
Phil Palmer - Guitar and Vocals
Alan Park - Keyboards
Nigel Elliott - Drums and Percussion

Michael McDonald/Jeff Baxter/Keith Knudsen/
Victor Feldman/Stephen Kupka/Greg Adams/
Mic Gillette/Michael Gillette/Leonard Pickett/
Emilio Castillo/Gregory Adams/Maureen McDonald
Venetta Fields
Track listing:
  1. Rio - 3:35
  2. Over The Hill - 3:19
  3. Slipaway - 3:45
  4. Don't Do Me Any Favours - 4:04
  5. On The Highway - 3:24
  6. Right Place, Right Time - 5:12
  7. Stay A Little Longer - 3:06
  8. Here Goes - 4:23
  9. Whatever Happened - 4:04
  10. Take It If You Need It - 2:57

Bliss Band: Neon Smiles
Neon Smiles - 1979
Released: 1979
Label: CBS U.S.
Producer: Geoff Westley

Line up:

Paul Bliss - Vocals and Keyboards
Andy Brown - Bass and Vocals
Phil Palmer - Guitar and Vocals
Alan Park - Keyboards
Nigel Elliott - Drums and Percussion
Track listing:
  1. Stagefright - 4:34
  2. How Do I Survive - 4:08
  3. Hollywood - 3:51
  4. Someone Else's Eyes - 4:21
  5. Doctor - 4:31
  6. Chicago - 5:40
  7. We Never Had It So Good - 3:14
  8. If It Takes Until Forever - 2:37
  9. Something About You - 3:59
  10. That's The Way It Is - 7:15

Paul Bliss: The Edge Of Coincidence (solo album)
The Edge Of Coincidence - 1997
Released: 1997
Label:
Producer: Paul Bliss

Line up:

Paul Bliss - Vocals and Keyboards
Guitars - Phil Palmer
Vocals - Susie Benson (4)/Mickey Feat (9)/
Jackie Rawe (13)/Ian Palmer (14)
Background vocals - Sharon Campbell
Track listing:
  1. Castles On Quicksand - 4:45
  2. Heartache To Heartache - 3:52
  3. How Do I Survive - 4:25
  4. Musical Pictures - 3:39
  5. Chicago - 5:38
  6. Rio - 4:16
  7. I Used To Love The Radio - 3:52
  8. One In A Million - 4:10
  9. Valiant Heart - 4:27
  10. The Eyes Of A Child - 3:56
  11. Hand On Your Heart - 3:23
  12. Unsung Heroes - 4:23
  13. If Love Is Out The Question
  14. Telepathy - 4:17
  15. Law Of The Jungle - 4:00
  16. Innocent Eyes - 3:09