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New Project, Echelon Mall - October 13, 2018

Hello everyone! Hope you are doing good! I've been writing, recording and producing some new original songs and I've decided to put them out under the project name #EchelonMall. On these recordings I am singing and playing the majority of the instruments along with musical contributions from many of my friends. The first song I am releasing is titled, #TheDeep, (soundcloud link below). Credits are as follows... Charlie Paxson: vocals, guitars, drums, additional keyboards & programming, Yukihide YT Takiyama: guitars, Solomon Walker: bass, Fred Kron: keyboards, Jimmy Messer: guitars. Produced by Charlie Paxson. Mixed and engineered by Will Kennedy. Additional engineering by Jimmy Messer and Charlie Paxson. I hope you all enjoy, best and thanks, Charlie. #EchelonMall  


Hello Everybody! - August 27, 2018

Just checking in! I't's been a while since I've updated here! I'm in the process of re-designing my website and hopefully soon it will be completed.

In general things have been very good! A few recent highlights/happenings : I just finished a summer tour with Belinda Carlisle of the Go-Go's, doing some fun shows with Tony Award winner John Lloyd Young of "Jersey Boys", I've been in the studio with singer-songwriter, Shawn James.

Also... excited to mention....I'm now preparing for an upcoming run of September shows in Japan with "Gospels of Judas", very excited and looking forward to this. "Gospels of Judas", debut record on Warner Bros. Japan has recently been released, I recorded drums on some of this record and I am eager to play this music in front of audiences with my HIMURO band mate YT!

In addition.. I've been recording some original material of my own, but more about that to come....

Thank you for your time and reading!

More updates soon,

Thanks again!




(The below clips... Gospels of Judas poster, clip from Belinda Carlisle tour at the Mountain Winery, drum solo clip from John Lloyd Young concert at Catalina Jazz club in Los Angeles...)









HIMURO, James Blunt, Foreigner, Belinda Carlisle, YAZAWA, Colin Hay - May 4, 2017


Hope everyone is doing good! I wanted to share some of the things I've been up to recently with you. Thank you for your time and support!



As most of you know, for some time now I have had the privilege to work with the great Japanese artist Kyosuke Himuro. We have done many tours and recordings together over the years and last year it was an honor to be invited to participate in the epic and historic Kyosuke Himuro #LastGigs tour. We played baseball stadiums all over Japan, finishing with 3 nights at the Tokyo Dome. Himuro's fans are incredibly gracious and inspiring to play for and the band and crew are like a family to me. It's hard to put into words the powerful energy of these shows and how grateful I am to have been included in the experience. Extremely proud of all the work we have done. A thank you & arigato to all Himuro fans for your continued warmth and support! Below is a preview of the tour film, which in addition to dvd/blu-ray release, will also be shown at theaters all over Japan later this month.





James Blunt

James Blunt's latest single, "Bartender" has been released! I contributed drums to this track as well as the song, "Over", off his newest album, "The Afterlove". It was great to be back in the studio with James.




Also, a little while back, I got the opportunity to record with the legendary rock band Foreigner. It was an honor to play drums for new versions of 2 of their songs, "The Flame Still Burns", and "I Don't Want to Live Without You". These tracks are included on their upcoming 40th anniversary collection entitled, "40", which comes out later this month.







Belinda Carlisle

In February I did some touring with Belinda Carlisle of the Go-Go's, it always fun going out on the road with her and the band. Some of the concerts we did on that run were part of, "The 80's Cruise". Below is a clip of the Go's Go's classics, "Our Lips Are Sealed", & "Vacation", from one of the performances on the ship. I'm looking forward to doing some more shows with Belinda later this summer!





Colin Hay

I recorded drums for Colin Hay's new record, "Fierce Mercy". There is something very special about this collection of songs, perhaps one of my favorite records I've been a part of thus far. There is a pure, beautiful and honest sentiment permeating through these recordings. This album feature a cast of talented musicians from all over and I am incredibly happy for its release. Please check out "Fierce Mercy" below and if you are not already familiar with Colin's post Men at Work solo albums, I encourage you to delve into his extensive catalog.





(*I'm on all tracks with the exception of Tr. 12 & 13 which feature the great David Kemper.)




E. Yazawa

I spent the later part of 2016 overseas on the road with Japanese rock and roll icon, Eikichi Yazawa. We did a sold out two month tour of Japan culminating with a five night stand at the historic venue, Nippon Budokan. For more info on Yazawa :




Madden NFL 2017

Last year, I recorded drums for the Madden NFL 17 commercial featuring Ron Gronkowski.






Other recent happenings: I played a few shows in the US with Smash Mouth including performances at the Alamo Dome in San Antonio, TX for Big League Weekend and the Auto Club Speed Way in Fontana, CA for NASCAR. Later this month, I am looking forward to performing with John Lloyd Young (of Jersey Boys).



Thanks again as always!



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