About Incredible Shrinking Boy
Incredible Shrinking Boy is the story of a young man coming to grips with the frightening reality of the world he was born into. Originally, a song written by singer/songwriter Paul Taneja on a hot summer afternoon in 2003, Incredible Shrinking Boy is about a journey and the road he continues to travel down today. What separates Incredible Shrinking Boy from many rock bands today is Paul’s willingness to wear his heart on his sleeve, combining clever lyrics with catchy pop music. Sometimes storyteller, other times impulsive thoughts turned into music, there is no denying a talent that spawns unforgettable modern pop/rock songs.
In 2003, several music industry pros recognized a unique ingredient in this songwriter’s music. From Hollywood A&R folks who have worked with bands such as Stone Temple Pilots, Queens of the Stone Age, Weezer and Maroon 5 to the president of ASCAP in Nashville, these people saw something that compelled them to contact Paul and mentor him.
In 2005, his song “Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll” was heard at an L.A. music conference during a film/TV panel. The crowd went wild and the panelists were impressed; Paul was offered a number of publishing deals and a record deal. To this day, songs have been considered for a number of television shows such as Kyle XY, Dirt, The Hills, Laguna Beach, Critic’s Choice and Parental Control.
During 2006-2007, Paul’s songs “Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll,” “Point of no Return” and “City Nights” were featured on a number of compilation CDs distributed to reputable labels and music supervisors throughout the music industry.
In 2007, Paul was recognized by administrators for his powerful songs and invited to record at Chicago’s prestigious Flashpoint Academy, in order to help instruct film/music students who will one day make their living in the entertainment industry. Recently, Flashpoint Academy has shown interest in shooting a music video for one of Paul’s songs.
The band performs at many venues throughout Chicago and is always ready for the next gig. Most recently, they were invited to perform at the International Pop Overthrow festival and Chicago’s famous MOBfest, which has launched many bands who have now secured their homes in the music industry. The Killers, Rachel Yamagata, Disturbed, Plaine White T’s and Kill Hannah have all performed at MOBfest.
Incredible Shrinking Boy, like the story behind it, is the adventure of a character in search of a home where loyal fans will connect and follow along on the journey.