Paul has been playing electric bass since the age of 14 and upright bass from 16. He’s recorded with Mary Coughlan, Declan O’Rourke, Juliet Turner, Katie Melua, The Chieftains, Colm Wilkinson, Donal Lunny, Ronnie Drew, Mark Knopfler and Van Morrison, and worked exclusively with Riverdance for four years between 1998 and 2001, holding the role of Musical Director for two of those years.
Paul has also performed live with Andrew Strong, Frances Black, Jimmy MacCarthy, Paul Brady, Alex Chilton, Rita Coolidge, Moving Hearts, Solomon Burke and Van Morrison. He’s recorded movie soundtracks with Mike Batt, Frank Patterson, Conor McPherson and the Irish Film Orchestra, and has performed in numerous musicals including West Side Story, Jesus Christ Superstar and Les Miserables.
Paul has broad teaching experience, having taught Bass and Musicianship with The Making Music Workshop based in the North of Ireland, and performed Bass Masterclasses on many occasions.