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BMus (Hons)

Originally from South Wales and now residing in Cheltenham Paul is in demand as a Conductor and Adjudicator throughout Europe. As a player, Paul enjoyed considerable concert and contest success with Black Dyke Band and made several CD, radio and television appearances with celebrities such as Elton John, Jools Holland, The Beautiful South and Sting. Paul was fortunate to be part of the team that made the Brass Band “Grand Slam” holding the European, British Open and National Titles in the same year. Whilst studying music in Huddersfield University Paul also played with YBS, Brighouse and Rastrick, Grimethorpe and Fodens bands where possible. As a Conductor Paul’s main influence and passion for conducting came from James Watson during his tenure at Black Dyke. After graduating from University Paul returned to Wales and spent six years as Musical Director of the Newbridge band where he led them through a period of unparalleled success in their history; notably Champion Band of Wales on 4 occasions and Champion Band of Great Britain 2nd section. He also led the band from 3rd section to Championship during that time. As Musical Director of the Flowers band together they continue to re-wrote their record books achieving their highest ever results at the National Championships of Great Britain, British Open and Brass in Concert Championships. Paul became the first conductor to achieve seven West of England regional titles (five consecutive), a hat trick of Yeovil Entertainment titles and six wins (including a hat trick) at the popular, and lucrative, Butlin’s Mineworkers contest as well as three French Open titles. In addition, he has won the Grand Shield, British Open Senior Trophy and had podium places in all UK major competitions. In 2019, he won the Dutch Nationals Championships on his debut with the Schoonhoven Band.

Quedgeley, Gloucester
07989 719759

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