Paul began his career as an assistant engineer at Ridge Farm Studios and then spent several years in the US playing guitar with Rick Dufay (ex-Aerosmith). Paul has since worked with a variety of acts including Sir Bob Geldof, Sir Tom Jones, Ian Hunter (Mott The Hoople), Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel, The Pogues, Holy Holy (featuring Tony Visconti, Woody Woodmansey and Glenn Gregory), Marti Pellow, Robin Gibb, Pete Wylie (The Mighty Wah), Steve Norman (Spandau Ballet), Daphne Guinness, Mark Nevin (Fairground Attraction), Reeves Gabrels (David Bowie, the Cure) and Lisa Ronson.
In early 2018 Paul was invited to perform in the house band at Shane MacGowan’s 60th birthday concert in Dublin and shared the stage with Johnny Depp, Nick Cave, Bono, Bobby Gillespie, Clem Burke, Glen Matlock and Steve Nieve.
In 2016 Paul toured the USA twice with Holy Holy playing David Bowie’s ‘The Man Who Sold The World’ album. The second tour included house band duties at the Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall performing with Debbie Harry, Cyndi Lauper, Jakob Dylan, Rickie Lee Jones, Perry Farrell, Cat Power and Esperanza Spalding amongst others.
Paul recently co produced two albums for Tom Wilcox’s Maniac Squat label - Lisa Ronson’s ‘Emperors Of Medieval Japan’ and “Gothic Novel’ by Last Day Sect. They have earned great reviews (Mojo and Classic Rock Magazine amongst others) and ‘Mesmer’ by Last Day Sect was single of the week on BBC Radio Scotland in November 2018. Both records feature a breadth of talent including Morgan Fisher (Mott The Hoople, Queen), Terry Edwards (PJ Harvey, Pogues, Gallon Drunk) and David Bowie collaborators Mike Garson, Reeves Gabrels, Earl Slick, Erdal Kizilcay and Kevin Armstrong. In 2017 Paul recorded a version of Matt Johnson’s ‘Phantom Walls’ in Spanish with vocalist Gillian Glover for The The’s triple album Radio Cineola.
Paul has also recorded many albums of production music in a variety of styles, including Rock, Punk, Indie, Blues, Acoustic Roots, World, Rockabilly and Folk. He has recorded projects for many leading publishers including Sony, BMG, KPM, Universal, Cavendish, JW Media Music, Boost Music, 5 Alarm and Juice Music. To date, he has over 900 tracks registered with the Performing Rights Society.