Paul Perrilles is a professional musician who derives from Peoria, IL. Paul found his passion for drums at a very young age. The drums have been his family for 3 generations, and he picked up the drumsticks just like his father and grandfather did before him.


Using his sticks and his imagination, Paul is able to blend together a variety of musical genres to fit into any style he is playing in the moment. He has played with many bands playing several different genres from jazz, folk, rock, funk, and R&B. Paul has also shared the stage with Lenard Simpson, Adam Larson, Reggie Thomas, Geof Bradfield, Art Davis, Victor Garcia, Tanya Darby, and Fareed Haque. 


Paul is now pursuing a new musical endeavor called The Perrilles Project with some of the best musicians in Chicago. The purpose of this group is to produce emotional genuineness within each listener. 

“The first duty of love is to listen.” Paul Tillich


The Perrilles Project has performed at several notable clubs and performance spaces such as: The Jazz Estate (Milwaukee, WI), Fulton Street Collective, Bourbon on Division (Chicago, IL), Cafe Coda (Madison, WI), Nightshop (Bloomington, IL), and the Iron Post (Champaign, IL). This band released their first EP in July 2018, which can be found on bandcamp:

Paul maintains an active performance and teaching schedule. He is available for performance inquiries, private lessons (in person or Skype), and masterclasses. Please message this email address for any questions: Thank you!

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