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About pcb music...

pcb music provides music direction, composition, production, and performance to theaters and locations throughout the United States.  As a Nashville-area based company, pcb music often partners with Vanderbilt University, Tennessee Repertory Theatre, Nashville Children's Theatre, Nashville Shakespeare Festival and Community Spirit (Adams, TN).  From fully producing music and theatre events to solely providing artistic guidance and technical support, pcb music tailors each project to the needs of the client or organization.

Paul Carrol Binkley, President and Founder of pcb music, calls upon and coordinates an ever-expanding choir of colleagues developed over 30 years of performing from Bluebird to Broadway in order to fulfill the vision for each of his company's projects.  For more information read below.  To hear samples of Paul's music, click LISTEN on the bar above.  Watch for new exciting projects in 2014!



About Paul...
In 1986, Paul Carrol Binkley signed his first record deal with Benson Records and recorded a beautiful and highly regarded solo album called "Silent Serenade". This recording included pieces originally considered for Windham Hill's first "Guitar Sampler" which simply took too long to come together. Years later, Lloyd Barde, founder of Backroads Distributors, would print in his catalog: 
"If Windham Hill had maintained their acoustic profile and continued into the 90's with their earlier guitar centered approach, Paul Carrol Binkley might well have been carrying the banner." 

Paul Carrol Binkley has been playing the guitar and composing his own music since he was nine years old. He trained at the Berklee College of Music in Boston (where he received a Jim Hall Jazz Award), Austin  Peay State University, and the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University. His music has been heard everywhere from the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, to the Lincoln Center in New York; from CMT to NPR; from Holland to Singapore. He once had a symphonic work profiled in American Symphony magazine, a Country song video playing on CMT, and a solo acoustic album playing on over 120 Jazz radio stations in the same week. He has toured the United States & Canada with Broadway shows, performed in numerous shows for Gaylord/Opryland and toured Eastern Europe before the fall of the “Iron Curtain”. 

His solo recordings including “Silent Serenade”, “Closer to Home”, “Passages for Acoustic Guitar” , “Flying Colors”, and “Do You Hear What I Hear” have received national recognition on such broadcasts as “Music from the Hearts of Space” and NPR’s “All Things Considered”.  “Flying Colors” was called:

“...one of the cleanest and most substantive guitar recordings I’ve heard in a long while...” 
Music Row Magazine.  

Highly respected as an acoustic guitar specialist, he has been called upon for both recording sessions and live performances by artists as diverse as Lari White, Mandy Barnett, Jim Nabors, Holly Dunn, Janie Fricke, Jennifer McCarter, Lorrie Morgan, Jennifer Hanson, The Fifth Dimension, Percy Sledge, The Knoxville Opera, the Nashville Jazz Orchestra, the “Cosmic Jazz Faculty” with Rod McGaha, Jeff Coffin and Future Man (Bela Fleck and the Flecktones),Chris Walters Band, the Joe Murphy Quintet and the Modern Jazz Tuba Project. 

He also performed guitar duties for country super group “Alabama” for 5 years including their historic “American Farewell Tour”. At the end of their touring he created orchestrations for Randy Owen’s Pops Symphony performances.  

For the past 15 years Paul has served as music director for the Tennessee Repertory Theatre, The Nashville Shakespeare Festival, Mockingbird Theatre, The Nashville Children’s Theatre and the Coterie Theatre in Kansas City (Rated as two of the top 5 Children’s Theatres in the United States by Time Magazine). His original music has accompanied many award winning plays at Theatres across the country including the Eugene O’Neill Theatre in Connecticut, The Alliance Theatre in Atlanta and the Birmingham Children’s Theatre who produced Paul and Scot Copeland’s adaptation of “The Wind in the Willows” in 2007. Also released in 2007, is Paul’s latest film score for “Adrenaline”, the first full length action film in history to be shot in real time with no edits.  He works as musicologist and copyright infringement consultant for such national clients as Budweiser, Infiniti, Nissan, Nike, Motorola, GE, Sony, EBAY, Apple and many others.  In cooperation with Scot Copeland and Nashville Children's Theatre (NCT), "Jack's Tale" with Paul's original music will be performed once again at NCT in Spring 2015 following a run at The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.

Live Performance/Recording Credits
Alabama (RIAA Country Band of the Century)
Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry, Jeff Cook
Lorrie Morgan, Marty Raybon, Lari White
Lynn Marie Rink, Mandy Barnett, the McCarters, 

Brittany Allyn, Holly Dunn, Janie Fricke, T.G. Shepard
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Red River Boys
Sandy Patty, Fifth Dimension, Jennifer Hanson
Nashville Jazz Orchestra, Knoxville Opera
Nashville Chamber Players, Percy Sledge
Pat Patrick Orchestra, Carrie Tillis, David Alford
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (National Tour)
Cosmic Jazz Faculty:
(Rod McGaha, Jeff Coffin, Barry Green, Chris Walters, Joe Murphy, Tony Nagy, Future Man)
Modern Jazz Tuba Project, Conversation
Chris Walters, Jeff Taylor, Joe Murphy
Grand Old Opry, Prime Time Country,
NPR: (All Things Considered - Morning Edition)
Opryland U.S.A., Gaylord Entertainment

Nashville Symphony, Nashville Opera

Music Direction/Sound Design Credits
Nashville Children’s Theatre
Jack’s Tale (original score)
Tom Sawyer (original book)
Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse (original score)
Seussical
Charlotte’s Web (original score)
Treasure Island (original score)
The Wind in the Willows (original score)
Schoolhouse Rock (original tracks)
Bambi (original score)
Miss Nelson Is Missing
Einstein is a Dummy
Junie B. Jones
Go Dog, Go! (original tracks)
The Reluctant Dragon (original score)
Bridge to Terabithia (original tracks)
Bud not Buddy (original songs)
The House at Pooh Corner (original score)
The Fisherman and His Wife (original score)
A Woman Called Truth
Sing Down the Moon
Puss In Boots (original score)
Alexander and the Terrible,
Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Alexander Who is Not, Not, Not, Not Going To Move

Vanderbilt University Theatre
Green Bird (original score)
Cradle Will Rock
Rosencrantz & Gildenstern are Dead (original score)
Taming of the Shrew (original score)
Dead Man's Cell Phone
TN Performing Arts Center (TPAC) Education
Give Yourself a High Five
Tennessee Repertory Theatre
The Columnist
Cabaret
Jekyl & Hyde
Clybourne Park
God of Carnage
Superior Donuts
All My Sons
Big River
Pump Boys & Dinettes
Sweeney Todd (contractor)
1776
Fest de Ville
Holiday Memories (original score)
To Kill a Mockingbird (original score)
The 39 Steps
Yankee Tavern
Noises Off
The Crucible
Intimate Apparel
The Piano Lesson
Inherit the Wind
Fool for Love
Mockingbird Theatre

Hamlet
Glass Menagerie (original score)
Of Mice and Men (original score)
A Doll’s House (original score)
A Southern Christmas Sampler (original score)
Night of the Iguana (original score)
SPIRIT: The Authentic Story of the Bell Witch
HOT Holiday (original score)
Ghostlight
Nashville Shakespeare Festival

Romeo & Juliet
Taming of the Shrew (original score)
Twelfth Night (original score)

Coterie Theatre - Kansas City
Between Land and Sea:
A Selkie Myth (original score)
Thoresen Theatre - Lynchburg, Virginia

A Name For The Moon (original score)
Community Spirit, Inc.
SMOKE: A Ballad of the Night Riders

SPIRIT: The Authentic Story of the Bell Witch of Tennessee
Tennessee Center for the

Creative Arts Center Stage
The Robber Bride Groom
Brigadoon
The Man of La Mancha
Dark of the Moon (original score)

Iowa Theatre Artists' Company
Pump Boys & Dinettes
Falcon Theatre and Hudson Theatre (L.A.)/Lynn Marie Rink
Wrap Your Heart Around It (Winner Best Production - United Solo Theatre Festival, NYC 2012)