Paul Hanley (musician)

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Paul Hanley
Paul Hanley c.2012
Background information
Birth name Paul A. Hanley
Born (1964-02-18) 18 February 1964 (age 52)
Manchester, England
Origin Ireland
Genres Indie rock, punk rock, hip hop
Occupation(s) Musician, Songwriter
Instruments drums
Years active 1980–present
Labels Beggars Banquet, Castle, Chaos Tapes, Cog Sinister, Cottage, Flying Nun, Kamera, Newmemorabilia, Receiver, Rough Trade, Sanctuary, Strange Fruit
Associated acts Factory Star
The Lovers
The Fall
Shout Bamalam
Website The Lovers

Paul Hanley (born 18 February 1964) is an English drummer, best known for playing drums in The Fall and The Lovers.


Paul Hanley was the drummer in The Fall between 1980 and 1985.[1] For much of that time he was part of a two-drummer line-up with Karl Burns and also played keyboards. He was preceded as a member of The Fall by his brother, Steve Hanley, who remained in the band for a further 18 years before forming ARK, which again featured Paul on drums. They subsequently moved on to Tom Hingley and the Lovers. Hingley, himself, was the erstwhile singer with Manchester alumni Inspiral Carpets. The Lovers' first album, Abba Are The Enemy was released in 2004. Their second, Highlights, was released in March 2008.

He was also briefly a member of fellow ex-Fall member Martin Bramah's group Factory Star, as was his brother Steve Hanley. Bramah ejected them from the group in April 2010 without explanation.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Paul Hanley is married with three children.


With The Fall[edit]

Studio albums[edit]