Paul Josef Olsson is currently the lead singer for the Alan Parsons Live Project. He has five released albums. He has toured with various artists over his lifetime, including The Alan Parsons Project, Kid Rock, Muse, Train, Rufus Wainright, Iggy Pop, Beth Orton, Bob Geldof, Something Corporate, Ben Harper, Nelly Furtado, Placebo, Michelle Branch, and others.

Biography

He was born in Houghton, Michigan to a musical family. His father had a DMA in choral music and was an avant-garde 12-tone composer, A&R executive for Motown Records, and later a professor at Michigan Tech; his mother was a music/voice major and schoolteacher. He started playing violin at age 6. PJ caught the attention of Columbia records, who in mid-2000 released the album "Words For Living" which received positive reviews in the United States. Olsson also received nationwide exposure from an appearance on the David Letterman show and the inclusion of his song "Ready for a Fall" on the soundtrack album for the television show Dawson's Creek.

Though recently from Los Angeles, he has recently returned to his home town of Houghton, Michigan.

In 2003, Olsson began working with Alan Parsons, and has since become the current front-man for the Alan Parsons Live Project concerts. PJ appeared on Parsons' most recent studio album A Valid Path and live album Eye 2 Eye: Live In Madrid.

According to his Rock Camp website, Olsson's early influences are said to be from artists like The Beatles, Pink Floyd, and Steely Dan.

Olsson also produces and writes for other artists and writes songs for movies, TV, and advertising.

Olsson has moved back to Houghton in 2004 from Los Angeles to be closer to his wife and children according to information posted on his Rock Band Camp website.