The talented, leading and famous musician of Chennai city, Paul Jacob has produced, promoted and collaborated with many international artistes .His Bodhi Music is a platform that supports independent music. Paul Jacob comes from a family of talented musicians. Paul Jacob did his primary schooling at St.Dominics Anglo-Indian Higher Secondary School, St.Thomas Mount, Chennai. Later after completing his high school education at St. Marys Anglo-Indian Higher Secondary School, Parry’s in 1987 he joined as a choir teacher in the same school. Paul joined and played in the school band from class six onwards. Paul stated that during his school days there were a lot of inter school band competitions happening, where there was always a though competitions between St. Bedes, Don Bosco, St. Marys and St. Patricks school. Paul Jacob had played with famous top bands at Hotel Chola and also at Hotel Park Sheraton. Paul also played with rock bands. He recalls the good old days when he played with the Image Band.
Having a good and great regard for AR Rahman, Paul Jacob said that he feels privileged to know him, who is a talented and dedicated musician. Paul Jacob did Advertisement Music, which according to him was a way to develop a relationship with technology from 1994 to 2007. He did Advertisement music for over 3000 products. Paul Jacob told the Chennai Plus reporter, Elwyn that he enjoys performing on live stage music shows and he is a specialist in playing Base Guitar and drums.Paul started Bodhi Records PVT Ltd, which is located at No-2 C, Raag Durbar, 45, Sterling Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai-34 in 1996. According to Paul the creation of Funky Bodhi Music, which is a mix of folk, contemporary and classical, had a lot of successful live shows. Paul Jacob participated in the Chennai Sangamam Festival and the Rainforest World Music Festival held in Malaysia. Paul stated that Music can do much to educate us, bring people together, make us feel our common humanity.â€
As a Music Director Paul Jacob has done a series of films, his first was a Telugu film named Allari. He also did a few Tamil films. Paul Jacob did some real interesting documentaries films related to music and art. I have some interesting projects on hand, he added. Paul Jacob stated that his most beautiful experience was The Sacred Music Festival, a combination of music from all religions, held in Berlin, House of Culture in 2003. Paul is inspired by The Beetles, Pink Floyd, Bob Dylan etc. He is more inspired by Peter Gabriel. Paul Jacob says that he plans to launch a new latest website of Bodhi soon with a live stage performance. Paul Jacob has a aim to bring the Sacred Music Festival to Chennai city. Paul Jacob is the Managing Director of Bodhi Records Pvt Ltd. He resides at Veteran Lines, Pallavaram, Chennai-43. He can be contacted on 9884275500.