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Paul Kleff

Formed: 2008
From: Grand Rapids, MI, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Background

Paul Kleff is a rock/metal guitarist and music instructor
based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA.

As a young musician, Paul was drawn to the fire,
expression and speed of artists like Edward Van Halen,
Randy Rhoads, George Lynch and Yngwie Malmsteen.
Armed with an electric guitar, he set out to learn the styles of
his heroes and began practicing and developing a lead
guitar style based on both blues-influenced rock and the
neoclassical shred styles of his newer influences.

Paul’s current CD release, titled “Machined,” is a four-song
EP with two instrumental songs and two songs featuring
guest vocalist Jerry Keyzer. Compositionally, the songs
cover a wide palette of rock, metal and shred guitar styles.
Heavy, progressive instrumental metal blends with epic
vocal songs with intense, melodic lead guitar to form a bold
musical statement in “Machined.” Paul was also featured
on the 2008 compilation CD, “Guitars from the Shadows,”
along with 12 other musicians from all over the world.

Paul has toured in the USA, performing and presenting
instructional clinics at music stores throughout the midwest
and northeast.

Paul teaches music and guitar lessons at his studio in
Grand Rapids. Having helped hundreds of students reach
their musical goals, he continues to develop specialized
programs of study for each individual student based directly
on their musical goals. As a featured instructor on several
guitar websites, Paul has a strong web instructional
presence and will be featured on additional guitar
instructional websites in the future. He is also developing
new instructional products set to be released in late 2009.
A full-length CD is also planned for release in 2010.

As a guitarist, composer, teacher and performer, Paul has
established himself as a top instructor and emerging
recording artist. In the future, look for Paul to continue to
gain exposure as a performer, artist and instructor.

[http://www.paulkleffmusic.com/about.html]

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