Paulo Mendonca

Paulo Mendonca boasts a prolific musical journey, with a repertoire that includes five studio albums and two live studio recordings. Between 2004 and 2011, he resided in the UK, co-founding the publishing company, PhrasedDifferently, with Hiten Bharadia. It was during this phase that Paulo collaborated with a roster of renowned songwriters and artists. This list includes the likes of Jessie J, Craig David, Chris Cornell, Lemar, Andrew Strong, Miley Cyrus, Josh Kear (known for Lady Antebellum and Carrie Underwood), and Gordon Kennedy (who’s worked with Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, and Garth Brooks), among others. In his upcoming masterclass, Paulo delves into the nuances of songwriting and producing. He aims to impart invaluable insights to budding artists and bands, guiding them on their path to success. He emphasizes the significance of crafting that perfect three-minute hit and articulates why such achievements are instrumental in establishing a sustainable music career. Starting as an unassuming talent from Sweden, Paulo’s life was transformed by his initial hit. This masterclass will narrate this transformative journey, offering a glimpse into the highs, lows, and the pivotal moments that shaped his career. Additionally, for those passionate about guitars, Paulo will conduct a clinic, sharing techniques and tips on effective practicing.

Paulo Mendonca – Unplugged –

During the Pandemic, Paulo got bored and the desire to come out to play became very strong. With the restrictions to consider, Paulo decided to go back to where it all once began. Playing Acoustic. With his newfound love for the more stripped-down format, there´s now room to both play music and share interesting stories and anecdotes from 30 years in the industry. Also share tips on how to write songs and producing. During his many years as an artist, Paulo has managed to play as Special Guest with Tina Turner, shared the stage with Peter Gabriel, wrote songs for Andrew Strong (The Commitments), Miley Cyrus, Jessie J and Craig David. Toured Europe and Japan and released six albums under his own name.