As a proudly Canadian songwriter and performer I’ve had the great fortune of playing music all over the province of Quebec in a variety of cover bands and originals groups; so many incredible memories with even more yet to come.
Tebo & The Visionaries
Teaming up with an inspired group of talented musicians, this full band experience will remind you just why you fell in love with music in the first place. Reminiscent of full sounding lineups like Van Morrison, or the E-Street Band, Tebo & The Visionaries offers an unprecedented live show experience worthy of celebration with the best of friends. Click here for details about upcoming Show Dates and Locations near you.
|Kim Weinmeister : Drums, Percussion, Vocals|
|Dave Hayward : Bass, Vocals|
|Ram Ko : Violin, Vocals|
|Antoine Tousignant : Lead Guitar|
|Paul Tebo : Rhythm Guitar, Lead Vocal|
Vox Café Duo
This power duo sees Tebo performing acoustic coffee-house style covers & originals with guitarist extraordinaire Antoine Tousignant, bringing the finest rock classics and eclectic favourites spanning every decade from today all the way back to the 1940s with a heavy emphasis on classic rock form the 70s. The finest musical interpretations of familiar tunes, chill interaction with patrons and guests, and the most memorable moments for your next special event. Click here for details about upcoming Show Dates and Locations near you.
Singing & playing acoustic covers and originals every week, either in your local pub or coffee house, or streaming live on Twitch from the project studio, join me for chill sounds with mellow vibes to ease your weary mind. Click for details about upcoming Show Dates and Locations near you.
Cunninghams Got Talent
Cunninghams Pub is a family owned Irish Pub nestled in the heart of Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec where Tebo hosts a weekly open mic jam every Thursday night. It is also the home of a songwriting contest called Cunninghams Got Talent, providing aspiring artists with the opportunity to showcase their original music and compete for a cash grand prize. Visit the CGT Facebook Page for more details.
Singles From my 24-Song
I’m currently working on a 24-song originals project, with each song representing a specific hour on the 24-hour clock. This crazy musical journey runs the whole gamut of emotions from drunken revelry, to moody introspection, with plenty of chaotic moments thrown in for good measure.
At the beginning of 2021 I decided to take on an ambitious new creative project to write 24 original songs as part of a compilation exploring the various musical styles that have influenced me as a musician and songwriter throughout my life.
Each song in the project represents one hour on the 24 hour clock, and as such they are affectionately referred to as the ‘2AM song’, or the ‘5PM song’, etc. Eventually all 24 songs will be released as part of a massive final album experience, but in the meantime you can hear each of the individual singles below as they become available.
2AM – Before We Go
4AM – Silent Running
6AM – Mourning
Music & lyric videos for most of my original songs can also be found on my YouTube channel.
I grew up the son of a a talented jazz guitarist with incredible chops and an equally impressive ear for quality in music. It was his creative integrity and vast knowledge of music in general that inspired me from a very young age to pursue my own musical dreams and leave my creative mark on the world in any way possible.
In the early 90s I was fortunate enough to meet a fellow musician from the opposite end of town named Steve Cefaloni, at the time unaware of the musical importance that meeting would have on my life. We went on to form my first blues cover band together, a group called Freeway Jam. We cut our teeth on the local music scene covering staples like Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Howling Wolf and many more.
Later that decade I continued my musical journey by fronting a variety of blues/rock cover bands, a rite of passage that saw me sing in a multitude of seedy biker bars and roadhouses across the province. Those smoky beer-soaked nights are a distant memory now but they will forever be a tattoo on my memory of how people from all walks of life can be moved by the simple sound of music.
Somewhere in the shuffle of those cover band years, Steve introduced me to an even more unlikely group of stand-up hooligans. Playing covers 4 to 5 nights each week had it’s high points but there was a desire inside me to write music. The comfort of playing other artists popular music is one that brings instant gratification, and the hard work of writing was foreign to me, but Steve, Enzo, Jim and I broke new artistic ground together and we formed an all-originals lineup called the Soulmasons.
Although our originals were solid and the music was real for us, the allure of paying gigs was too important to me back then and sadly the Soulmasons parted ways. However during the pandemonium of those sketchy bar-band years I became disenchanted with the underbelly lifestyle of those smokey bars and their questionable managers. This saw me focus more on corporate gigs, fronting a variety of startup bands, some successful, others not. I sang disco, jazz, metal, all in the name of being a full-time working musician. It was hectic, but any musician who knows will understand it’s all part of the game.
After Y2k had come and gone, I selected two of my most enduring cover-band allies and we formed a power acoustic trio called Touchwood. Armed with hundreds of songs from all popular genres, we descended on the urban bar scene capitalizing on our sheer wealth of cover song knowledge; quickly becoming a common name among all of the Irish pubs and lounges throughout Montreal.
With gigs pouring in I decided to focus on filling up the slower nights of my week by hosting open-mic jam nights at a couple of Touchwood’s most popular haunts. it was then that I met a soul brother with the most inherent talent for music I had ever seen, my musical twin Mr. Anthony Roach.
In the years that followed I finally found the courage to create a band of my own, focused entirely on my personal collection of songs that had been rattling around in my brain ever since my teenage years. Over the course of 5 years I experimented with various lineups with the help of many close acquaintances. The culmination of which became a personal milestone band for me called Tebo & the Bare Essentials.
Taking a break from the music scene to raise two amazing girls, the departure from live performances culminated in a creative rebirth during pandemic, spending an unprecedented amount of time at home in the project studio led to many important realizations which have ultimately led to a laser-focused motivation to continue pursuing a life filled with music and artistic collaboration.
Today, as a full time entrepreneur and musician gigging every week in and around Montreal, I’m deeply inspired to bring my absolute best to everything I do, never leaning on laurels, and living each day as if it were the last.