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Paul Deakin
The Mavericks
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According to Paul Deakin, just as he began his drumming career at age 6, he managed to temporarily end the support of his parents by breaking his drumheads right out of the gate.   Not long after that, he realized that sports weren't his thing and the only way that he would attract any female attention was to follow in Ringo's footsteps…so he cheerfully recalls.  Paul soon began private drum lessons and practiced every day…again challenging his parent's ability to deal with his new-found 'hobby'.  He joined his first band at age 15 and quickly learned the difficulty of the music business but never wavered.   Paul Deakin studied music at the University of Miami and along with perfecting his drumming skills, also studied mallets and after college, taught music for a bit in Miami.  By age 30, Deakin, along with lead singer Raul Malo and bassist Robert Reynolds, formed The Mavericks.  The band is now celebrating over 25 years together, have collected Gold and Platinum record awards, and in 1995, were the winner of the Grammy for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.  Deakin has also performed and recorded with other artists including David Mead, Matt King and Jason White.  The Mavericks are currently signed to the Big Machine Label Group and are recording and planning tours for the upcoming year.

Paul is currently using the IP-2B.
Paul Deakin