Paul's career began with the release of his solo debut "Stick It In Your Ear" on Electra. The album, producd by Bruce Fairbairn, attained success that sent the then 20 year old Laine on tour with acts such as BRYAN ADAMS, JOE SATRIANI, RICHARD MARX, and THE JEFF HEALY BAND. Kahil Turk re-released the album with new artwork and bonus tracks in 1994 and Paul acquired new fans across Europe and in Japan. Paul has also had a very successful career singing backing vocals for POISON, THE SCORPIONS, LOVERBOY, and JAMES COTTON.
Paul Laine left home at 13 and by the time he was 16, he was playing regularly in bars he wasn't even old enough to be in. At 18 he started saving money and eventually recorded a 3 song demo to submit to record labels which was subsequently rejected by everyone.
Discouraged, he formed a management company to help new bands but sold his share of in it less than a year later. With the money he redid the demo because of many comments about the production quality. This time the tape generated some interest but nothing came out of it.
Laine went back to the drawing board with more cash and entered a 16 track studio where he produced an impressive demo that led to a major label bidding war.
MuchWest VJ Terry David Mulligan gave demo to Bruce Allen (Bryan Adams, Anne Murray) and a management deal was signed.
8 months later he was signed to Elektra Records and put a band together to play his original tunes live. Bruce Fairbairn produced 1989's 'Stick It In Your Ear' which featured special guest appearances by Mickey Curry (Bryan Adams) on drums and James Cotton on harmonica.
He did a cross country tour with Kim Mitchell, but the album died a horrible death at radio and retail and the band fell apart. Pat Steward would then work with Bryan Adams before joining Vancouver's The Odds. Paul Gogo is currently keyboardist for eternal favourites Trooper.
Laine struggled back on the bar scene before an opening came up to front U.S. hard rock Danger Danger. He also did backing vocals on the Bruce Fairbairn produced 'Face The Heat' by The Scorpions.
Laine toured with Danger Danger in Europe in 1998 in support of their album 'Four The Hard Way'.
1989 Dorianna (Elektra)
1989 We Are The Young (Elektra)
1989 Stick It In Your Ear (Elektra)
Paul, a Vancouver-native, sang all the harmonies for the Scorpion's ground-breaking "Face The Heat" disc as well as material for Chicago-based blues artist James Cotton. Being super producer, Bruce Fairbairn's favorite backing vocalist, Paul was constantly on call at Vancouver's world famous Little Mountain Studios. Before Little Mountain closed it's doors last year, Danger Danger contacted Laine.
"Stick It In Your Ear" found considerable international success upon it's release, which saw Paul on tour with Bryan Adams, Joe Satriani, Richard Marx & The Jeff Healey Band. His debut received rave reviews throughout North America as well as Japan and Europe. In the UK, "Stick It In Your Ear" was the number four best selling hard rock album of 1990, according to Raw Magazine (beating out The Black Crowes, Judas Priest, Alice Cooper and even AC/DC!)
In 1993 the members of Danger Danger came across Laine's debut album. They loved his voice so much they offered him the lead vocalist spot in their band, whom he has fronted ever since. With some spare time he recorded another solo album in 1996, once again with the help of Steward and Gogo, but his loyalty remains with Danger Danger.