Paul comes from a family of Gloucestershire dance-band musicians stretching back at least four generations. He plays English fiddle, recorder, and sings. He has performed at venues from Adlestrop to Zanzibar with artists ranging from the CBSO to Laurie Lee. He has been a member of the Old Swan Band for more than 30 years as well as playing with Johnny Coppin and others. He was a founder member of the Mellstock Band, John Kirkpatrick Band, Edward II & the Red-Hot Polkas, and The English Country Dance Band.
He has provided music for radio, television and film and has tutored regularly at the Folk South-West Easter school and the Traditional Carols weekend. He published a book of tune arrangements, "The College Hornpipe (pub. Folk South West) and co-wrote "The Coleford Jig" which contains most of the traditional tunes collected in Gloucestershire.