We had the good fortune of connecting with Paul Hoyle and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Paul, what do you love most about your work?
When I was 11 years old, I heard a female vocalist playing a guitar in a music festival , and it made me feel something very strong inside. That feeling has stayed with me all my life. Then I realized that only the people that were present in that festival were able to feel what I felt, so I wanted to capture that sound so more people could have that same experience. I wanted to learn how to record audio, and my parents bought me a small reel-to reel. I started to record every sound and voice that I could hear, and later on I wanted to play guitar to recreate the same feeling. I am a professional Music Producer and Engineer now, and what I love the most is to capture the feeling from the music of the artists that I produce, and create a document that could be heard for generations, in the form of audio recording.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
What I do everyday is to connect artists with their audiences through the presentation of their songs. The music bussiness is very cut-throat, and it took many years to develop a real trust with my artists-clients. They know that I want the best for them, and they have confidence in the decisions I make for them and the suggestions for their careers. I think in a music production career you need to be honest, about the quality of the songs that are presented for a project, about the preparation of the artist, and about the possibilities that a production has in a specific Market.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Since I love music and nature, I would recommend the Arsht Center in downtown Miami, South Beach, the Fairchild Botanical Garden and for a real Cuban experience, go to Versailles in Calle 8, Coral gables.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My father always thought that I could be anything that I really wanted to be. I grew up in Lima, Peru, with little possibilities of a music career, and no money to think about going to another country. He always encouraged me to have goals, work hard and save money for my projects. I started selling books, buying equipment to be able to play in a band, and started to make money in the music bussiness. After a few years I applied to Berklee College of Music in Boston, with enough money for a plane ticket and one year of College. At the end of the second Semester I met a woman that became my wife, and she encouraged me to apply for a scholarship, I was able to stay 6 more semesters and start my career as a music Producer.