Gogo (Canadian musician)

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Gogo
Birth name Paul Roland Gogo
Born (1965-04-24) April 24, 1965 (age 51)
Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
Genres Rock, progressive rock, pop, psychedelic rock
Occupation(s) Musician, author
Instruments Keyboards, piano, vocals, electric violin
Years active 1983–present
Associated acts Trooper, Paul Laine, The Super Groovy Band

Paul Roland Gogo (born April 24, 1965), known as Gogo, is a Canadian rock-and-roll keyboard player, and multi-instrumentalist, best known for being the keyboardist of the Canadian rock band Trooper. His career has also included stints with rock vocalist Paul Laine.

He was featured in the 2008 documentary film, Mellodrama: The Mellotron Movie.[1] Gogo has an extensive collection of vintage electronic musical instruments [2] which were on display in 2005 at the Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria, British Columbia.

He is also the author of Frank Ney: A Canadian Legend, a biography about British Columbia legislator, and longtime Nanaimo mayor Frank Ney.

In 2004, Gogo played a major role in the creation of Joyride!, the debut album of his psychedelic rock group, The Super Groovy Band. The album has received positive acclaim from reviewers around the world.[3][4][5][6]

As part of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics festivities, Gogo was featured when Trooper performed on February 21, 2010. Coverage of the event was broadcast in Canada and around the world on networks such as CTV and MuchMusic.[7]

He is also the cousin of guitarist David Gogo.

Early life[edit]

The youngest of seven children (all musicians), Gogo received formal training in music and dance during childhood. He was raised in Nanaimo by his parents Ken and Dodie Gogo,[8] who were prominent musicians in the city.

Gogo's first professional gig came at age 13, when he became the youngest ever hockey organist for the Nanaimo Clippers, a Junior "A", ice hockey team.

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