Paul was born in 1984 in Edinburgh. He began his musical education whilst still at school before moving to Aberdeen to undertake a degree in music at the University of Aberdeen. Following his graduation in 2006 with a First Class BMus (Hons.) degree, Paul began his studies for a PhD in composition at the University of Aberdeen the same year.
Paul studies singing with Jean Webster at the North East of Scotland Music School. He also studied with Stephen Varcoe and Margaret Cable at the Hereford International Summer School and has taken part in masterclasses with Raimund Herincx, Kate Hughes and Donald Maxwell.
Paul was awarded the Ellie Pirie award from Aberdeen Bach Choir in 2006 and has received the Derek Ogston Postgraduate Music Scholarship for 2006-7 from the University of Aberdeen. He was also awarded the Norah Bentley Chapel Award for services to the University Chapel Choir.
As a soloist Paul has appeared with the University of Aberdeen Choral Society, Aberdeen Orpheus Choir, Peterhead Choral Society, Hawick PSA Male Voice Choir, Hereford International Summer School Chorus and the University of Aberdeen Chapel Choir. He regularly gives recitals in and around the North East, performing various repertoire but specialising in English Art Song of the Twentieth Century.
Paul is also active as a conductor and is currently musical director of the University of Aberdeen New Music Group, University of Aberdeen Gilbert and Sullivan Society and conductor of the Learig Orchestra. He also conducts the University Chapel Choir.
As a composer Paul has had pieces performed at the St. Magnus Festival in Orkney and has written for Mark O' Keeffe, Principal Trumpet with the BBC SSO. His most recent piece, Black Holes for Organ, was premiered by Roger Williams in Aberdeen in November 2006.
Plans for 2007 include a performance of the Dvořák Te Deum with the University of Aberdeen Choral Society, a recital of Finzi songs in the Cowdray Hall Lunchbreak series and a performance of Mozart's Coronation Mass with Peterhead Choral Society.