Paul Robert Laine (born October 12, 1967) is a Canadianmusician who has worked with several rockbands during the course of his career. He began his professional career as a solo artist, then was the singer of Danger Danger out of New York for eleven years, then fronted his own band, Shugaazer. Paul now has a new band called Darkhorse, whose new album called Let It Ride was released April 29, 2014.
Laine was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. He left his home when he was 13 years old, and began playing in bars at 15. At the age of 17 he started a management company with friends Les Horne and Fran Adamson, and raised enough money to record an album and began shopping it to the U.S. market. It immediately garnered the attention of CBS which offered him a deal. It wasn't long before other labels came to the table, and Paul was snatched up by Elektra. His demo also got the attention of Canadian VJ Terry David Mulligan, and Laine was promptly signed to a management deal with Bruce Allen Talent, and went into Little Mountain Studio to record with mega producer Bruce Fairbairn.
Laine then formed a band around Kenny Kaos (guitar), Scott Brown (bass guitar), Pat Steward (drums) and Gogo (keyboards) to record and perform his compositions. In 1990, he released his debut album called Stick It in Your Ear. Contrary to popular belief, the album Can't Get Enuff is not an official release. It's a bootleg of unfinished demos which were never supposed to be released. Laine has also recorded and arranged backing vocals for Scorpions, as well as the Multi platinum release of Poison's Flesh and Blood.
In 1993 the members of Danger Danger came across Laine's debut album. They liked his voice and offered him the lead vocalist spot in their band. He recorded 5 albums with the band during this period. He finally left the band in 2005 to work with his own band, Shugaazer.
He co-owned a successful recording studio in Vancouver. In 2007 he wrote, produced and performed all the music to webshow Connected life, which airs weekly on MSN Canada. In 2011 he decided to form a new band called Darkhorse. Their debut single and video "In the Country" was released on September 3, 2013. Their full length album, Let It Ride, was released in April 2014.