Musical composer, Paul Loomis of Luminous Sound and The Loomis Agency, has been a Dallas icon since the early 80’s. He has written numerous memorable tracks for notable brands such as Trophy Nissan, Dairy Queen, Stanley Steemer, Pepsi, Frito-Lay, Universal Studios and many, many more.
A Grammy-nominated composer and musician, Paul worked as an apprentice to the National Jazz Ensemble in New York City and studied under the internationally famous jazz arranger and composer Gil Evans. He received two jazz fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, and is a proud graduate of the University of North Texas music program where he was part of the part-time faculty and wrote music for the legendary One O’clock Lab Band.
Paul is perhaps best known as the writer/producer of Vanilla Ice’s first album “To The Extreme” which went to number one on the Billboard Charts and sold more than 11 million copies. In addition, Paul has worked with artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Whitney Houston, and Dionne Warwick, among many notables.
His early success helped him build a multi-million dollar, state-of-the-art recording complex called Luminous Sound Studios, and Paul has used this facility to capitalize on another of his unique skills — commercial jingle writing and composing. Sought out by corporations and ad agencies alike, Paul has created some of the best-known and most enduring commercial jingles in the country.
AdChat DFW’s Editor-in-Chief, Patty Harrison, recently sat down with Paul to learn more about this incredible musical talent living in our midst in Dallas-Ft. Worth.