"To send light into the darkness of men’s hearts–
such is the duty of the artist."
Paolo C. Perez is a freelance musician whose journey of helping others find their voices started long before he began to sing. Raised in a family of holistic healers, Paolo has worked to combine the restorative qualities of music with his work as Reiki Practitioner in an effort to inject laughter and light in everything he does. New York credits include Music Direction for the Rock and Roll tribute group - The Rock and Roll Playhouse, the Radio Theater adaptation of Muppet Shop of Horrors, and keyboards for the New York premieres of Self-Help Guide to Killing Your Boss, and Doug Motel’s This is the Story. He is a proud mentor with EPIC Players (EpicPlayersNYC.Org) a neuro-inclusive theater company who provides professional opportunities and free workshops to actors living with developmental disabilities. You can also see him play the first Monday of every month at Revival at Caroline’s Comedy Club. For more info, check him out @ TheRealPCP on Instagram.
Musician by several means, Perez is also one-half of the Brooklyn-based band, The Chocolate Sweatshop, providing acoustic covers and originals through a wide range of musical styles.
As a composer, Perez created an original score for Spectrum Theater's production of Naoimi Iizuka's Polaroid Stories, providing the character Philomel with a voice that she had otherwise been robbed of. He also has a loyal subscription of comissions from his work on theme songs, writing original music for New York-based comedy group, Nameless Comedy, and the European-based travel company Share My Fare.
Perez has also performed and recorded music for contemporary composers such as Julie Mandel, Matthew Koraus, and Nicholas Esposito VIII. In 2012, he performed several pieces from Albert Tepper's Shakespeare Garland for Soprano, Piano and Clarinet.
For a complete list of accompaniment and direction credits, please feel free to contact him directly and invite him out for a cup of tea. He's not likely to say no.