Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota Paul was known for his smooth soulful voice. He started singing in the church choir and gained the attention of Smokes McJean. McJean quickly signed him to Flashbulb Records. Sonda's second album Left The Building would go on the be his best selling album! Including the ever so popular If I Don't Claim You a cover originally sung by Dawn Loar. Later when Flashbulb was purchased by ALLURE RECORDS , Paul has been a regular on the label ever since that historic day!