Paul Walsh: Private security for the stars

Paul Walsh
Paul Walsh works in private security and his clients have included Metallica, Slipknot and Justin Bieber. Don't Give Up Your Day Job podcast talks the psychology behind his job.


This episode of Don't Give Up You Day Job brings a very interesting guest with a unique perspective on the world. Paul Walsh works in private security both nationally and internationally. His clients are diverse and have included none other than Metallica, Slipknot and Justin Bieber.

When not protecting mega music stars, he can be found working for the NZ Police and The Special Tactics Group providing specialist protection, investigation and training all over the world. We talk about his time in Afghanistan and Tanzania, the psychology behind his work, and learn more about the close call with Metallica in Mexico. Plus much more.  

We’ve also included a previously unreleased conversation between Danny McCrum and Gavin Downie about guitar amps, mic selection, Fender vs Marshall and how he helped develop Dave Dobbyn’s great tone.  

This is a fascinating listen, check it out!





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Don't Give Up Your Day Job

27 Nov 2017

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