Paul Durrant

The son of top London session musician Jimmy Durrant, Paul was given his first guitar by family friend Pete Townshend of The Who. From that point on Paul was destined to a life in the music business and has had an illustrious career as a Musician, Touring Technician, Studio Manager, Engineer and Producer.

Paul has worked in some of the world's great studios including Air, Berwick St, Genetic, Eel Pie Studios, Hit Factory NY, Monnow Valley, Oceanic, Olympic, Rockfield.

Moving from London to Cardiff in the early 90's he founded the famous basement Grassroots studio, the first community studio in Wales. Grassroots went on to become the model that inspired the hundreds of community studios that now abound across the whole U.K. Catatonia, Bullet For My Valentine, Eddie and the Hotrods, Lostprophets, Manchild, People In Planes, Stereophonics, Super Furry Animals, Technotronics and Tigertailz amongst countless others all recorded with Paul at Grassroots.

In 2000 Paul finally closed Grassroots basement studio in order to resurrect and manage the famous Monnow Valley Studios in Monmouth whose client list is littered with the likes of Black Sabbath, Big Country, The Cult, The Charletans, The Coral, Echo and the Bunnymen, EMF, Judas Priest, Manic Street Preachers, Queen, Oasis, Pulp, Robert Plant, Rush, Stereophonics, Stone Roses, Super Furry Animals and many more.