Paul Helou: Home
"The kind of family artist that has great passion for the art he creates along with the talent that appeals to grown-ups and children alike."
--Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles
A note from Paul:
I am a guitarist/singer/songwriter, actor and writer.
My site is currently being re-designed into two different sites -- one for my music for children, and the other to reflect my Americana/bluegrass/roots original music (with perhaps a link to my acting reel/credits).
If you would like to hear some of my Americana/roots music, here is a bluegrass tune I arranged for my next recording. Eammon O'Rourke from Kathy Mattea's band is on fiddle and Josh Shilling from Mountain Heart is on hammond organ. Much more to come!
My musical shows for kids combine songs with improvisation, storytelling and lots of movement. There is a video link below, and you can youtube my name for other clips.
The newly designed Bears, Bees & Butterflies CD is here! With an illustration (an actual painting!) by Tim Bowers, the multi-award-winning recording -- Parents' Choice, iParenting Media, Independent Music Awards, Children's Music Web, International Songwriting Contest, Unisong Contest -- is ready for you!
Excerpts from a recent school performance showing the energetic and interactive nature of Paul's shows -- positive, upbeat messages and lots of motion!
Here is a music for children showcase I did for libraries. A good representation of my show/workshops for children.
Here's a video of Paul playing his original blues/roots song, Just Like a Cat, backed by Hank Stone on harmonica. Not a huge crowd, but a lively performance!
Whatever the scenario, Paul's performances and workshops combine a spontaneous sense of humor, personal warmth, and engaging simplicity that draws from a rich well of diverse talents.
Have a listen to the sound clips of Paul’s original songs, browse the site, and call 1-888-467-7687 (IMPROVS) or e-mail info AT paulhelou DOT com or -- phelou AT aol DOT com for more information. Enjoy! Check out Paul on myspace! Myspace