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Past Shows

Sat. July 28th 2007
The Commodore Ballroom Vancouver BC (No Minors)
Payola$, The Sessions
Fri. December 2nd 2005
St. Andrew's-Wesley Church Vancouver BC (All Ages)
Virtuoso guitar player Richard Thompson - UK, Paul Hyde
Fri. June 25th 2004
Plaza of Nations Vancouver BC (All Ages)
Great Big Sea, Spirit Of The West, Paul Hyde, Chilliwack, The Salteens
Thu. June 10th 2004
The Commodore Ballroom Vancouver BC (No Minors)
Motown Meltdown, Bill Henderson, Paul Hyde, Doug Bennet, Tom Hooper
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Paul Hyde

Unknown - Confirmed: Oct. 18, 2021
Age: 66 (estimated)
other sites: earofnewt

Instruments: Vocals, Guitar details

Photo credit Alex Waterhouse-Hayward
*Hyde was a founding member, with Bob Rock, of the Payola$. Hyde and Rock formed the band in 1978, cheekily naming it after the U.S. radio scandal of the '50s. Rock would also start engineering and producing at Little Mountain Sound in Vancouver, where Payola$ relocated from Langford, British Columbia.
The band's major label EP, Introducing Payola$, was released on A&M in 1980. The band had made a few DIY recordings in 1979 before signing to A&M. Their other A&M releases were 1981's In a Place Like This, 1982's No Stranger to Danger and 1983's Hammer on a Drum.
In 1985, Hyde was a credited co-writer of the No. 1 Canadian charity single "Tears Are Not Enough" by Northern Lights. He also sang in the song's chorus. For Here's the World for Ya (1985), the band changed its name to Paul Hyde and the Payolas, but disappointing sales resulted in their being dropped by the label. The team resigned with Capitol/EMI and put out one album, Under the Volcano (1987), as Rock And Hyde. *Source Wikipedia

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Past Projects

Payola$Guitar / Vocals1979-2008



The Payolas - Eyes Of A Stranger 24hrs Interview
In this video: Paul Hyde + Bob Rock
Posted: Jun. 3, 2019
Filmed: Aug. 13, 2007
Bob Rock talks about meeting Paul Hyde
In this video: Paul Hyde
Posted: May. 30, 2019
Filmed: Jan. 1, 2010
In this video: Paul Hyde
Posted: May. 30, 2019


Listing last updated/confirmed Oct. 18, 2021