Senior Lecturer, Songwriting & Music Production
Paul started his career as a songwriter, guitarist and vocalist in The Montrose Avenue, signed to Sony records. The Montrose Avenue had top 40 singles and sold 60,000 copies of their debut album. They toured Japan, the USA, Europe and the UK, playing festivals such as Glastonbury and Reading, whilst appearing on TV shows such as TFI Friday. After The Montrose Avenue split up, he did session guitar work with The Crimea and Grand Drive, supporting The Stereophonics on an arena tour.
Paul started working as a producer and live sound engineer in 2002, working with artists such as The Measures, Pavement, Roots Manuva, Dan Raza, Corrine Bailey Rae, My Life Story and Placebo.
In 2005 he formed Nazca Lines, taking on the role of songwriter, artist and producer. Nazca Lines had support from a number of influential radio DJs such as Steve Lamaq and Tom Robinson, and signed a publishing deal with US company Lovecat Music. Tracks from their album ‘Beautiful Disaster’ have been licensed to a number of high profile US and Canadian TV shows, and international feature films.