Paul Leim, Drummer
For most musicians, there is a distinct
separation between various segments of the entertainment
industry. Few other musicians have so successfully bridged
the gap between records, motion pictures, live performance
and television as Paul Leim. In the last twenty five years,
Paul has compiled an enviable "track record"
in all four areas and has earned his distinction as one
of the foremost drummers in the entertainment industry
In concert venues and recording studios
all over the world, Paul has performed for a seemingly
endless list of top artists, composers and producers.
Paul has performed on tours or special engagements with
Doc Severinsen, The Berlin Orchestra, The London Symphony,
The Boston Pops, Tanya Tucker, Randy Travis, Tom Jones
and Neil Diamond.
Number 1 Platinum albums credits with
Lionel Richie, Dolly Parton, Peter Cetera, Tanya Tucker,
Randy Travis, Michael W. Smith, Reba McEntire, Kenny Rogers,
Lorrie Morgan, Mark Chestnut, Lyle Lovett, Sandi Patti,
Amy Grant, Colin Raye, Shania Twain, Kenny Chesney and
many others, including Pe Werner and "Pur" (German
"Pop" artists), make up a remarkable variety
of rewarding record projects in Pop, Jazz, Big Band, Country
and Contemporary Christian markets.
Paul has performed on motion pictures
with John Williams such as "Star Wars “Return
of the Jedi”" and "The River" and
“Dirty Dancing.” Done television shows including
three “Elvis Presley” television miniseries
specials, episodic television series "Fall Guy",
"Spencer for Hire", "The Tonight Show",
"Growing Pains", and "Dolly", "The
Grammy Awards", eight years as staff drummer on Dick
Clark’s "American Music Awards" and now
a current staff member of the “The Grand Ole Opry”
in Nashville, Paul has had a variety of musical experiences
only dreamed of by aspiring players.
Of the thousands of records, soundtracks
and albums Paul has played on, over 200 have been certified
multiple Gold and Platinum. That translates to more than
300 million in unit sales and $4 Billion in sales including
multi platinum recordings. Over 100 of those are Dove,
Grammy, CMA or Academy Award Recipients.
Being well established and known for
his own style and sound, contributing to the success of
the tremendous artists he works with, and, having raised
3 happy healthy kids with his wife Jeanie, "Has been
a life dream come true for a farm boy from Troup, Texas".