Paul has been Musical Director for winners of X-Factor and The Voice; he has duetted with Grammy Award winner Jason Mraz; played keyboards for Spice Girl Melanie C; and mentored young artists starting out in the industry including Aaron Floyd and The Voice Kids 2017 winner Jess Folley.
He began his career in television, working on various major entertainment shows including SM:TV Live, CD:UK, Fame Academy, Big Brother and T4. He worked in several positions: producing, filming, editing, writing scripts and interviews, casting, briefing presenters and studio guests, doing audience warm ups and looking after the welfare of contributors on reality TV shows.
Alongside this he would often return to his family’s music venue & recording studio in Essex to record live music videos for artists, and engineer studio sessions. He was fortunate enough to encounter a number of artists on their way to success including teenagers Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran. Paul also performed regularly himself and in 2007 Jason Mraz invited him to duet his international hit ‘I’m Yours’ on his UK tour.
In 2011 he left his job as Producer on the TV show Big Brother, to become Musical Director for Matt Cardle, who had recently won The X-Factor. They met during studio sessions and with Matt’s new found success, embarked on a UK theatre tour to promote Matt’s debut album. Live performances on X-Factor and other TV and radio shows followed… and many years and UK tours later Paul and Matt are still working together.
Alongside working with Matt, in 2013, Paul became Musical Director for The Voice Andrea Begley to promote her debut album after winning The Voice UK. Then in 2014, he met Spice Girl Melanie C on Matt Cardle’s Porcelain Tour and accompanied her on keyboards playing hits ‘I Turn To You’ and ‘Never Be The Same’.
He is now putting all of these experiences to use, mentoring and managing a new generation of talented young artists in their early teens. This includes The Voice Kids 2017 winner Jess Folley. His aim is to help them develop from great singers into creative exciting artists.
In his free time, Paul likes to keep fit and has run various Marathons including London, Rome, Paris and New York. He also teaches piano and runs community choirs, bringing people together to sing and get into music.
Christmas Concerts ON SALE NOW!
November 24, 2019
Tickets are ON SALE now for my Choir Christmas Concerts on Sat 21st & Sun 22nd December. I'll be hosting and conducting the festive concerts in the beautiful Ashlyns Chapel in Berkhamsted. We've got several BRILLIANT guest performers (including a name or two you may recognise), and there'll be 100 singers in the choir to serenade you whilst you enjoy mince pies and mulled wine and get all Christmassy. Last year tickets sold out within a week, so we've added a second night. Get in quick though to avoid disappointment :)
Matt Cardle Shows
November 16, 2019
Great time performing with Matt and Ali at a couple of intimate Pizza Express Live shows in Central London. Thanks to all the fans who came along. These might be the last shows of this kind for a while as, next up we're rehearsing for December's full band shows. Click the link for tickets for those...
October 19, 2019
This weekend I was up in Blackpool with Jess Folley as she performed at Nickelodeon Slimefest 2019. We had a great time with all the other acts including Max & Harvey, Diversity, Kira Kosarin, Raye, New Hope Club and Roadtrip. Check out the behind the scenes footage video!
Choir Christmas Concert
December 09, 2018
Thanks to everyone who came to my first ever Choir Christmas Concert! We sold out Ashlyns Chapel and in the process raised £3000 for Chiltern Music Therapy. Combined with other gigs I'm happy to say we helped raised over £12,000 for charitable causes in December 2019! Thank you to our guest vocalists Jess Folley & Azu Yeché, the audience and of course the choir for being absolutely brilliant. Click the link to see us performing Lean On Me!
St Clements Dane Concert, London
December 18, 2017
My choir ended a busy year of gigs with a Christmas concert at St Clements Dane Church on The Strand in London. The event raised money for The Anderson Foundation (for children with Autism). It was a fantastic night and an amazing way to end the year. Thanks to everyone who has been a part of Choir On The Green. Can't wait for everything to come in 2018.
July 16, 2017
Last night the wonderful Jess Folley won the final of The Voice Kids UK. Thank you to everyone who voted for her. It means the world to her and her family. If you'd like to follow her career from here, go check out her website. There you can join the mailing list and there are links to all of her social media pages too. Well done Jess!!!
July 08, 2017
I'm happy to announce I'll be running The Bullen's New Music stage at Berkofest 2017, on Sept 9th. First person confirmed to appear is the brilliant Jess Folley who is currently finalist in The Voice Kids UK on ITV. The main stage is headlined by Dan Gillespie Sells (lead vocalist from The Feeling), Alabama 3, and John Power (Cast). Tickets on sale now.
West End Live with Matt Cardle
June 24, 2017
Matt and I returned to the stage in Trafalgar square for the second year running, to perform The Prologue from Les Miserables. The crowds were enormous, and we were onstage after the amazing Kerri Ellis who is a really tough act to follow, but as always Matt was brilliant.
April 22, 2017
I made it around the Marathon today in 3hrs 14 minutes. I was running for The National Autistic Society. Thanks to everyone who has sponsored me. The generosity from Matt Cardle fans, Aaron Floyd fans, my choir, friends, relatives and strangers has been amazing. In under a week my page received over £3500 of sponsorship so I'm really grateful. It's a great cause and you've all made a big difference. Special thanks to Dean Floyd for the generous donation... and for signing me up in the first place!
Choir On The Green with Blake
March 31, 2017
Well done to everyone in Choir On The Green for a fantastic night singing with Classical Brit Award Winners Blake. From humble beginnings a year and a half ago, the choir has grown into something really special. I feel so lucky to have such a great group. To see more photos, or learn more about Choir On The Green, visit the website.
European Tour with Aaron Floyd
December 12, 2016
Congratulations to Aaron for another amazing tour. We went all around Germany and Switzerland supporting German Pop Star Lukas Rieger. Thank you to Lukas and his team for being so generous and welcoming... and to all the fans who made this an incredible experience. Aaron, his family and I can't wait to return again soon. Check out the photos here x
Bars & Melody Tour with Aaron Floyd
October 31, 2016
What an AMAZING time! Huge thanks to Bars & Melody for taking a chance on an unknown singer in Aaron, and having him as their support act... and massive congratulations for Aaron for what he achieved. Going from an unknown singer at the start of the tour, to having scream fans queuing up for autographs by the end. It was an incredible achievement. Alongside the shows in the evening we also visited BBC radio stations. Aaron worked really hard but had the time of his life. So happy for you Aaron. Well done youngster!
Matt Cardle Intimate & Live Tour
August 03, 2016
Just came to the end of our 6th UK tour together. They're always great, but this one was probably my favourite so far. Amazing crew (thanks chaps), support acts and fans. Special shout out to my onstage gambling partner Tom Peters for getting married to the lovely Hayley mid-tour and turning up and drumming that night!! What an incredible time. Limited edition Intimate & Live album out now...!
Choir On The Green Launch!
October 04, 2015
My new choir launched in Ashley Green, Buckinghamshire. If you live in or around Berkhamsted, Chesham, Amersham or Hemel come along and have a sing with us. No auditions or music experience required. Just a fun, friendly group singing contemporary music. From more info visit the website
Isle Of Wight Festival 2014
June 14, 2014
Matt and I had our biggest gig of the summer, performing at The Isle Of Wight Festival. I'd always wanted to go to this festival and it didn't disappoint. Huge crowds and great bands. Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Kings Of Leon headlined and Matt drew in a really great crowd too.
Weekend ITV Performance with Aled Jones
May 13, 2014
Matt and I performed 'Not Over You' for the first time on national television. Aled Jones and the crew were lovely and I managed to catch up with some old TV friends too.
Matt Cardle Porcelain Tour
April 24, 2014
21 shows across the UK and Ireland with Matt and The Band. Melanie C also joined us in Liverpool, Manchester and London. Such an amazing trip. We even won a pub quiz.
TV Performances with Melanie C
August 20, 2013
Matt, the band and I performed his single 'Loving You' with Spice Girl Melanie C on Daybreak, Paul O'Grady and This Morning.
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Here are some of the artists I've had the pleasure of working with...
Musical Director, Keyboards, BVs I’ve worked with Matt as keyboard player and Musical Director since his first solo tour after winning X-Factor 2010. This has included theatre tours, arena concerts, music videos, TV performances (X-Factor, Alan Carr, MTV, T4 & more) and radio gigs including Jo Whiley's Radio 2 Live Lounge. I also performed the album tracks ‘First Time Ever I Saw Your Face’, ‘All That Matters’, 'Millionaire' and ‘Not Over You’.
Keyboards I've accompanied Melanie at various shows including Shepherd's Bush Empire in London, performing hits 'I Turn To You' and 'Never Be The Same'. To see us performing on Loving You with Matt Cardle on ‘This Morning’ click here.
Acoustic Guitar / Vocals I performed with Jason on his UK tour in 2008 whilst he promoted his album ‘We Sing We Dance We Steal Things’. He invited me to duet his hit single ‘I’m Yours’. He is one of my all time favourite artists and an absolute legend so I’m really grateful to him and his management for having me along.
Mentoring / Keyboards Jess is the winner of the first ever UK series of the hit TV show: The Voice Kids. I am mentoring her as she continues her journey after the show, helping her reach her potential as one of the most exciting, creative young artists in the UK.
Managing / Mentoring / Keyboards / Musical Director I've managed and mentored Aaron through the launch of his music career. In our first year we toured the UK supporting teen pop group Bars & Melody and then toured Europe supporting German Pop Star Lukas Rieger. Aaron now has thousands of followers and a very exciting career ahead of him. He's taken a temporary break from music to focus on his GCSEs, but will be back in 2018.
Musical Director / Keyboards / Bass / BVs After Andrea won The Voice in 2013, I became Musical Director for her album launch tour of England and Northern Ireland. I played keyboards, bass and sang backing vocals. The shows received some fantastic reviews She is an absolute pleasure to work with and her album is really beautiful.