Brooklyn based acoustic pop artists DECOSTER is a vocalist/songwriter and classically trained guitarist. His 80s pop style ignites associations with The Police, Tears For Fears, Corey Hart,and Triumph. He has a vocal range and style that takes you from Sting to Michael Buble, and his lyrics delve into the passionate nature of his own experiences with love, doubt, and the complexities of this world.
DECOSTER began performing as a guitarist and background vocalist in the New York area with Bobby Stewart and the Contraires in clubs around Manhattan in 1998. He also worked with a corporate band The Dwight Howard Group during that period. When the Contraires disbanded in 2007, DECOSTER began his solo career in earnest, playing at venues like Arlene's Grocery in Manhattan and The Way Station in Brooklyn. In 2015, he performed in China at The Wanch in Hong Kon and The Yuyintang Club in Shanghai.
Paul DeCoster, the artist behind the project is joined by percussionist/drummer Rich Kulsar who has performed extensively with artists like Roger Waters, Mickey Dolenz, and The Zen Tricksters. He is currently drumming for The Halley DeVestern Blues Band in addition to this project. He brings rhythmic influences of R & B, funk, and Caribbean beats.
Paul DeCoster says, "As a musician, I've always found it easier to express my feelings and my imagination through sounds and lyrics. Very often, I tell a story that might be sparked by what I experience, or things I read about or witnessed that affect me. When I write a song, my words are my reality for that moment. When I sing it, I live it again."
DECOSTER has been interviewed by Andy Bale on WHUD-FM's "Hudson Valley Artist Spotlight" (whud.com) and Debby Mazille on her podcast "Debbie On The Verge" featured on 98.3 Magic FM in Rutgers, NJ (magic983.com)
DECOSTER performs "Many Ways To Celebrate"
DECOSTER performs Can't Stop Thinkin Bout
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