Paul was Musical Director of Daventry from 2001 - 2005. During his time with the band he took it from thrid to the second section qualifing for the National Finals in both 2003 and 2005. In 2003 the band went as Regional Champions, this was the first time the band had been regional champion in any sections and was a huge honour.
Paul's musical career started in his school days as a Tenor Horn player. He has played at all levels with various bands, including Coventry Festival Band, Jaguar Cars (City of Coventry) and Ransoms.
Paul enjoyed many years success as MD of Dunchurch Band, taking them from the bottom of the third section to the top of the second, where they were due for promotion to the Championship Section. Unfortunately, the first section was introduced that year! Successes under Paul's leadership included wins at Reading, Pontins, Leamington Spa, Northants District and the South Midlands and East Anglia Area.
Paul went on to study for his degree in Band Studies at Sheffield University, and also is a licenciate of the Royal Schools of Music (Band Musicianship).
In 1998 Paul took the post of Musical Director of Ibstock Brick Brass during his time with the band they twice qualified for the National Finals and he took them from the Second to the First Section.