Paolo Fuschi was born in Palermo, Italy where he lived until the age of 22. In those years Paolo developed his passion for Blues guitar and he performed with several artists in the music scene of his hometown.
In 2002 Paolo moved to Manchester, UK to attend the Popular Music and Recording Degree at Salford University, where he graduated in 2006. In the meantime Paolo explored Manchester music scene by playing at the jam sessions around the city and discovered and absorbed many musical genres such as Funk, Soul, Jazz and Reggae. This intense musical journey led him to develop his guitar skills in those genres.
In 2007 Paolo formed his first musical project as Blues guitarist and singer-songwriter called Fuschi4. The Italian-British outfit performed at the most prestigious Blues Festivals in U.K. such as The Great British Rhythm And Blues Festival, Maryport Blues Festival and Hebden Bridge Blues Festival. Fuschi4 also performed at renowned music venues such as Band On The Wall in Manchester and The Flower Pot in Derby (in this particular occasion as supporting act to Dr Feelgood). In March 2012, Fuschi4 released their first album titled ‘Can’t Hold Out’ which was featured in several radio stations in the UK including BBC Radio Lancashire.
As well as working with Fuschi4, Paolo constantly collaborated with other artists. Between 2012-2013 He recorded and toured with Singer-Songwriter Sam Gray with whom he performed at prestigious venues such as Manchester Apollo and The London O2 Arena. During the same year, Paolo also recorded and performed with Trio Valore a organ trio featuring the drummer Steve White (Paul Weller, Style Council, Oasis, The Who), bassist Damon Minchella (Paul Weller, Ocean Color Scene) and Justin Shearn (Beggar Joe, Sam Gray, Buffalo Brothers).
In February 2014 Paolo released the heavily Soul influenced album 'Skint & Golden' co-written with the Italian singer-songwriterFabrizio Cammarata, The album was playlisted throughout Europe.
2015 Paolo became co-founder and permanent band member of the Buffalo Brothers, a 9 piece funk band. Buffalo Brothers ALBUM FRESH FROM THE HORN WAS RELEASED in 2015 and have been played on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 6 by Craig Charles several times as well as the most prestigious Funk and Soul & Funk Radios around the globe. The band has also performed in very prestigious festivals such as Kendal Calling and Manchester Jazz Festival as well as some of the most important iconic music venues in the country such as Band On The Wall in Manchester and The Blues Kitchen in London.
Between 2016 and 2018 Paolo collaborated with Harmonica player Mat Walklate. with whom he released the album Kicking Up The Dust in April 2016. The album was featured on BBC Radio 2 as well many blues radio shows around the globe. In October 2017 The duo also released the single Out Of The Sun.
Martin Connor & The Soul Apostles
Julie Gordon (Nu-Soul Artist, Happy Mondays)
Dave Luvin (Jazz Double Bass Player from Kansas City, U.S.A.)
Kyla Brox (Soul-Blues Artist)
No Good Beatnik (Jazz Funk Outfit led by Keyboardist Henry Botham)
Charlie Cooper (Soul Singer)
Baked A La Ska (Ska 12 Piece Band)
Lauren Housley (Singer-Songwriter)
Franny Eubanks Band