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The Musicians  :  Paul BALBI

Biography before The BISHOPS

 

Paul was born on December 12th, 1951 in Malta. He was educated at St Peters School and Huntersville High School, both in Sydney, Australia.

He has previously been employed as a fork lift driver and an upholsterer. 

He quotes musical influences as Traffic, Cream, Frank Zappa, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones

As drummer in The Count Bishops, he plays an Eddie Ryan made custom built drum kit with Premier fittings.

He played drums in various bands, such as Bootleg in 1971, and Head, also in 1971 in which he replaced Peter Leighton shortly after their 7" single release. 

Ace Records

Head changed their name to Buffalo and the music became heavier. They released a single, "Suzie Sunshine", prior to the album release, in April 1972. The album, "Dead Forever", was released in May 1972. 
Later in the year, Buffalo released a non album single, "Just A Little Rock 'n' Roll" backed with "Barbershop Rock". Paul played the drums on both tracks and on the album.

While the band was writing and rehearsing for their next album, Paul left in the first months of 1973.

The last BUFFALO record featuring Paul was released in 1974 as a 7" E.P. (Extended Play) simply called "Buffalo" (released with a picture sleeve).

Paul left Australia after his departure from Buffalo
 


 

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