Oral History Information
Paul Kirk has been the audio engineer for the Buccaneers football team in Florida since 1999 and credits his love of music and sound starting with organ lessons when he was 7 years old! His family encouraged his interest in music and when he was a teenager he switched to bass guitar and joined a rock band in his neighborhood. In 1981 he was hired by a local music store while still playing in bands. It was during that time that his love for audio engineering really took off as he would often be the “sound guy” for his bands and others who heard he could help them. Paul worked for several noted retailers (Modern Music, Paragon Music, Thoroughbred Music, Guitar Center and Sam Ash) while still pursuing his goals as an audio engineer. He formed the LLC Awesum Audio and in 1999 connected with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. While providing the audio for the stadium, Paul worked on many musical and sporting events including two Super Bowls, the second of which was held in Tampa Bay and the Buccaneers won!