Interview Archive page: published 2002

Oskar Paul

Archive interview at Strongroom Studios

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Oskar moved to London after a period as chief producer, engineer and programmer in Syrland studios in Iceland for 5 years.

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He has recently produced the UK’s fastest ever selling single – ‘Pop Idol’ Will Young’s No 1 ‘Anything is Possible’ with Cathy Denis as well as writing and producing forthcoming singles with Pop Idol’s Gareth Gates and also for Sarah Whatmore. Now signed to Sony Publishing UK, Oskar has spent the last 2 years mainly writing and producing for and with new artists geared towards hooky Pop material as evidenced by his success with bands such as Steps and S Club 7.

Oskar produced S Club 7’s Smash UK and US hit 'Never Had A Dream' plus tracks on their next album and songs on Hear'Say, Ladies First and David Chavet’s new albums.

Oskar Paul with George Shilling at Strongroom Studios, London

His next productions are Claire & H for WEA, new Sony artist Luan Parle and Nana Mouskouri’s daughter Lenou for Universal, plus he is writing songs with Ian McCulloch of Echo and the Bunnymen for his solo album and with Richie Neville of Five and Emma Holland on Jive.

Oskar has a state of the art writing and pre-production studio in The Roundhouse Studios in London and is a multi-instrumentalist. He has spent the last 2 years mainly writing and producing for and with new artists geared towards hooky pop material.

His credits include

S Club 7 Prod ‘Never had a Dream Come True’ 19 / Polydor
‘Two in a Million’ ( 2001 remake ), ‘Boy Like You’
Will Young Prod ‘Anything Is Possible’ BMG
Steps Co-wrote ‘Turn around’ Buzz / Jive
Gareth Gates Prod / write forthcoming singles BMG
Sarah Whatmore Prod / write forthcoming singles BMG
S Club Juniors Co-written songs for new album Polydor
David Charvet. 5 songs co-written and programmed Mercury
For forthcoming album
Ladies First Co-written songs for new album Polydor
Mike and The Mechanics Programming last album
Marc Almond ‘Open all night’ mix / programmed / co-written
Curve ‘Come Clean’ album recorded / programmed Universal
Secret Garden recorded / mixed 2 Albums Universal
Depeche Mode Programming Mute
Seal MTV unplugged Pro Tools / Programming
SJ ‘Shiver’ Mixed React

We would like to warmly thank Strongroom Studios for all of their help, George Shilling for asking the questions, Oskar Paul and Stephen Budd for setting the interview up.