The Camino Side Project
From Montreal - Canada, Paul Farran is an alternative singer-songwriter and the artist behind The Camino Side Project. He travels far and wide for his debut solo album of movement & music, from Africa to Asia and back, and through Europe and North America. On a continuing journey which started a dozen years ago, The Camino Side Project is inspired by those enduring impressions, capturing life experiences in songs about places and people.
The Camino Side Project evolved as Paul, his wife Susanne, and their 2 little children backpacked for a half year. Leaving Zimbabwe, where they had settled as international development workers for 6 years, they made their way to South East Asia and ended the journey in Egypt, with a number of stops along the way.
of movement & music tells the story of this journey – it is a travel journal in musical form. It was recorded in 2017 & 2018 on 4 continents and 11 countries, in 14 studios, over 18 months, and with the collaboration of 25 fellow musicians and music professionals.
The Camino Side Project is indie alternative rock with acoustic tones. The debut album, of movement & music, has an introspective “road trip” feel which inspires wanderlust through intimate and engaging melodies…It fuses acoustic sounds, with modern guitars and baritone vocals, exploring and blending an eclectic mix of rock styles.
Between 1996 and 2004, Paul was guitarist, songwriter and co-founder of Montreal-based alt-rock band, Pacer, where he was (and remains) influenced by 90’s alt rock, post hardcore and 70’s rock.
Since 2005, Paul has been travelling, working and living in different regions of the world, taking him from the USA, to Africa, Asia and Europe…and giving him the honour of meeting and collaborating with a number of musicians along the way.
Paul’s current musical influences are diverse and range from indie-folk to alternative and hard rock, to Americana, blues and world beat, resonating warmly in The Camino Side Project’s debut album of movement & music.