Paul De Lisle

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Paul DeLisle
Paul De Lisle performing with Smash Mouth in 2014
Paul De Lisle performing with Smash Mouth in 2014
Background information
Birth namePaul Gerald DeLisle
Born (1963-06-13) June 13, 1963 (age 59)[1]
Exeter, Ontario, Canada
Occupation(s)Bassist, vocalist, songwriter
Instrument(s)Bass, vocals
Years active1990–present

Paul Gerald De Lisle (born June 13, 1963) is a Canadian musician and songwriter.[2] He is the bassist and the only consistent member of the pop rock band Smash Mouth since their formation in 1994.

Early life and education[edit]

De Lisle was born in Exeter, Ontario, the son of an Air Force pilot.[3]


In the early 1990s De Lisle was a member of the band Lackadaddy, which played hip-hop and punk music.[4][5]

De Lisle was a founding member of Smash Mouth in 1994, and still performs with them.[6][7]

Aside from Smash Mouth, De Lisle is also an avid surfer. He is also the writer of the band's single "Pacific Coast Party", among others.[8][9]

De Lisle wrote Smash Mouth: The Official Biography, a history of the band.[10]

De Lisle also stepped in as temporary vocalist after Harwell was taken ill mid-show at a concert in Urbana, Illinois on August 27, 2016.


  1. ^ "Today in history". The New York Times. Associated Press. June 13, 2014. Retrieved June 14, 2014.
  2. ^ "Smash Mouth brings its inescapable hits to Flamingo for a pool party concert". Las Vegas Sun, Brock Radke, Aug. 23, 2017
  3. ^ "Smash Mouth's Niagara Connection: Paul De Lisle". GoBe Weekly, DAVID DeROCCO
  4. ^ "Somebody Once Told Me: An Oral History of Smash Mouth’s ‘All Star’". Rolling Stone, By Brittany Spanos, June 12, 2019
  5. ^ "Smash Mouth surprised many". Syracuse Post Standard, via Newspaper Archives, December 03, 1999 - Page 148
  6. ^ "Smash Mouth guy is coming to town to sing Smash Mouth songs alone". Omaha World-Herald, By Kevin Coffey / Jan 10, 2019
  7. ^ "Smash Mouth Tries to Escape ‘Shrek’ at Alumni Concert". The Emory Wheel, by Naomi Keusch Baker | Sep 28, 2016
  8. ^ "Song Details (Song Number: 758228)". Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 3 March 2012.
  9. ^ "GETTIN' JINGLY WITH IT". Sun-Sentinel, Sandra Barrera, December 14, 2001.
  10. ^ "All that glitters is still gold for Smash Mouth". By CRYSTAL SCHELLE, Herald and Mail, Jul 12, 2015

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