No one was more surprised than Paul Pesco when he was told that his services were no longer needed as musical director for Daryl Hall and John Oates. Pesco had been playing with the Hall and Oates band and on Daryl Hall’s web series Live From Daryl’s House since 2010 when their previous musical director, Tom (T-Bone) Wolk, died suddenly from a heart attack in February of that year.
But being let go from Hall and Oates didn’t stop Paul from regrouping his priorities.
During his long, illustrious career he’s worked with such mega stars as Madonna, Steve Winwood, Jennifer Lopez, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, and Cyndi Lauper. He’s also worked on several film soundtracks including Around the Bend, Be Cool, the Oscar-winning animated film Happy Feet, and Robots with composer John Powell.
It’s obvious that playing guitar for Hall and Oates is not the only gig in town for Pesco.
So what’s he been up to for the past few months? Quite a bit actually. At this moment Paul is hard at work in Brazil. He’s putting together a new album, new pictures, and has new concerts in the making. Paul will also be playing with a Brazilian artist in September.
Speaking of concerts, Pesco has one scheduled for Wednesday, March 5 at 8:00 p.m. at The Winery at St. George in New York. And, according to him and his wife, Tatiana, everyone will be surprised at what they’ll hear. If anyone would like to attend they can call the venue at (914) 455-4272 or check out their website for more information.
Most importantly, Paul wants to thank the press, his fans, friends, and his family for all the support they’ve shown him during these last few months.
Everyone is invited to visit Paul on his Facebook page. Ask him questions and let him know what’s on your mind. Pesco appreciates all his fans and will answer your questions.
One thing is very true, Paul Pesco is a great musician who will never let a little snag in his career come between him, his music, and especially his fans.
Now sit back and enjoy as Paul shows off his guitar and singing skills in this video taken with Karl Allweier and Alfred Sire on Open Mic Blues night at Millbrook R & B in Millbrook, NewYork.