Soundhaven Music Group
Paul Nielsen
Co-Owner, Producer and Writer



B
orn and raised in Los Angeles, Paul Nielsen began making music at age seven when his dad showed him a few chords on the family ukulele. He immediately started writing songs and playing by ear the radio hits of the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Beach Boys and other pop stars of the day. By seventeen, he was performing in popular cover bands and duos in the LA area.  He continued writing songs all along, making the move to Nashville in 2003 to pursue songwriting in earnest.  Almost immediately, he was signed as a writer with Americana Entertainment on Music Row.  Paul has had several cuts, the latest being the title track (“Ain’t No Mistake”) on the debut CD from Gateway Entertainment recording artist Derek O’Bannon.  His jazzy, crowd-pleasing ballad “Just Because” has been cut in two languages – English and Latvian!  In 2005, Paul released his first independent CD, “Trust the Water,” which has received universally high praise.  As a performing songwriter, he is an official artist on the roster of “Nashville Unleashed,” a bi-weekly show (produced by Jack and Diane) featuring a distinguished cast of Nashville-based writer/artists.

Paul is also a sought-after guitarist, often accompanying Nashville’s top talent in showcases and in the studio.  He brings an exceptional ear to his audio productions, and he possesses fine engineering chops as well.

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