Who was/is Leston Paul ? - CDs, Vinyl LPs, DVD and more
A self-build guitar his grandfather had given to him in his childhood was the introduction to music. He started taking piano lessons at the age of 15 and realized, ''This is my calling to planet earth''.
In the mid Seventies he was invited to play the organ with the Ambassadors, a brass band from Trinidad. To be able to play with the band he had to learn to read musical scores and made a lot of experiences, also in arranging and harmonization.
This led to a job with a local publishing company. At Cucumber Pulishing, owned by Ben Romany he did the notation of the music scores for lots of different artists. This was also where he met the (Mighty) Duke, a veteran Calypsonian in 1980. Duke gave him the the opportunity to arrange his album. ''He made the craziest decision of his life to allow me to arrange his album 'Harps Of Gold'''. The album was recorded at Sharc Studios which were placed in an old tracking station of the U.S. Army in Chaguramas on the north coast of Trinidad and run by film producer Hugh Robertson. Leston worked at Sharc Studios for the next years and arranged and produced records for the Hammilton Brothers, Funny, Ken Haywood and others.
Leston has worked with nearly all famous artists from Trinidad including Merchant, Baron, Lord Kitchener, Machel Montano and Mighty Duke. He's still producing music in his studio in Mt. Lambert, Trinidad.