Paul began singing with the Rawstorne Singers while still at secondary school and performed in all the major cathedrals in Britain. As a primary school teacher in Chorley, he became a member of Preston Opera, where roles included Escamillo Carmen, Papageno The Magic Flute, Don Carlos Ernani, title role Macbeth, Mephistopheles Faust, Dulcamara L’elisir d’amore and Anckarstroem A Masked Ball.
In 2000, he joined the Chorus of Opera North. His roles with the Company include: Brander The Damnation of Faust, Ernesto The Thieving Magpie, Father Hansel and Gretel, Ned Keene Peter Grimes, Assassin/Messenger Macbeth, the Barker The Adventures of Pinocchio and Morales Carmen. In 2009, he sang at the opening of the Howard Assembly Room in Leeds and made his debut at the Bridgewater Hall in Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast. Recently, he was the first to perform a new English translation of Sibelius’ Origin of Fire. He has often sung as soloist with the Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North, including Fauré Requiem and Rossini Petit Messe Solennelle, and regularly performs solo and oratorio concerts throughout England.