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.
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.