Paul Humphreys

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Legal name: Paul David Humphreys


Paul David Humphreys (born 27 February 1960, in London) is a British musician and songwriter who is best known for his contributions to Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD), a new wave band which he founded alongside Andy McCluskey in 1978. John Doran in The Quietus remarked: "If, roughly speaking, McCluskey is the intellect and inquisitive nature in the group, then Humphreys is the heart."

Humphreys provided synthesizer/keyboard work and vocals from the band's inception in 1978 until his 1989 departure, seven years before their dissolution, and returned for their 2006 reformation. His songwriting contribution features on all of the group's studio albums, save for 1991's Sugar Tax. Humphreys sang lead vocals on many OMD tracks, including the singles "Electricity", "Souvenir", "Never Turn Away", "Secret" and "(Forever) Live and Die". He became the frontman of now-defunct spin-off band The Listening Pool in 1989, and was half of the duo Onetwo from 2000 to 2013.

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Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 Synthesizer Greatest, Volume 1 Ed Starink 9

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