Paul Cook, aka Didge Tall Paul grew up in a village just outside of Dartford and has lived in Kent for most of his life; and after doing a fair bit of travelling including Australia of course, has now been living in Gravesend with his wife and two children for the past 15 years.
He has been playing didgeridoo for about 25 years and is now considered to be one of the foremost didgeridoo performers in the UK with several appearances on radio stations across the country, television and also producing music in film such as Tom Clancy‘s “Remainder.”
Paul has produced three didgeridoo albums over his many years of playing: Hollow, Raspberry ripple and his latest album 10 tunes from 22 years of tongue twisters.
Paul started making didgeridoos around about the year 2000 and his instruments are widely respected by players across the world. He makes to different styles of didgeridoo. One is with imported wood from Australia which has been termite eaten and then shaped with the use of very long chisels and the other is with a variety of native English would known as split wood didgeridoos.
He has been teaching didgeridoo for many years within Gravesend didgeridoo club which meets every fourth Saturday of the month, runs workshops at a large variety of festivals and visits schools to teach didgeridoo and aboriginal Australian culture. Throughout the year he runs a stall at festivals selling and teaching didgeridoo and many other musical instruments from around the world.
Paul also runs his own festival called elementary didgeridoo Festival which is now in its fourth year, This is a world music Festival with music from Africa, India, Slovakia ,Tibet to name but a few and of course a fair bit of didgeridoo.
For details on all that Paul does you can visit his websites at www.didgetallpaul.co.uk ;
or for the Festival www.elementarydidgefest.com