Paul grew up in Motherwell, Scotland where he studied tuba and piano throughout school and university. Paul graduated from Strathclyde University's BA Applied Music with First Class Honours, receiving the university's Alexander Stone Award for excellence in the field of Composition. He went on to study an MMus in Composition for Screen at London's Royal College of Music, graduating with Distinction. Paul's studies at RCM were generously supported by a Douglas & Hilda Simmonds Award, the Henry Wood Trust, the North Lanarkshire Educational Trust, a Dewar Arts Award and the Cross Trust.

Since graduating from RCM in 2015, Paul has lived in London composing music for a variety of media projects including films, web series, online interactive games and theatre. He has composed various pieces for the concert hall including several pieces for a cappella choir as well as library music published by Universal and Warner/Chappell.

While in London Paul gained vast experience as an arranger and conductor, working with ensembles such as Real Voices and the London International Choir as well as other individuals and groups. He continued to collaborate with filmmakers and media creators as a composer, winning several awards for his compositions and working on many interesting projects. Paul also has a wealth of experience in orchestrating, programming and music preparation, gained through working on his own wide-ranging projects as well as assisting composers on other projects, including George Fenton.

In 2019 Paul returned home to his native Scotland where he works from his studio in Lanarkshire collaborating with many talented filmmakers, directors and colleagues.



2019 Miami WebFest - Best Score

Dreaming Whilst Black


2014 Marvin Hamlisch Film Scoring Competition

Sebastian's Voodoo



2014 Unchosen Short Film Competition - Best Original Score

Vicky - The Musical (co-composed with Sam Jones)



2015 Limelight Film Awards - Best Original Score

Vicky - The Musical (co-composed with Sam Jones)


The Internship (2019)

Directed by Aaron Christian

The Time Tree (2018)

Directed by Celine Cotran

The Last Publican (2017)

Directed by Dean Stalham

House Share (2015)

Directed by Kyle Eaton & Daryll James


His Father's Son (2015)

Directed by Adjani Salmon


Now It's Only Us (2015)

Directed by Rafael Pereira

Hunting Gatherers (2015)

Directed by Darren Beattie

Amour (2014)

Directed by Koby Adom


Herman and Liza (2014)

Directed by Celine Cotran


Evan (2014)

Directed by Julian Smith

Echo and Maria (2014)

Directed by Shihan Tan

Layla (2019)

Directed by Celine Cotran

New Year (2019)

Directed by Rory Waudby-Tolley

Dreaming Whilst Black (2018)

Produced by Four Quarter Films

After Eights (2016)

Directed by Celine Cotran

Mr. Madila or The Colour of Nothing (2015)

Directed by Rory Waudby-Tolley


Twin (2015 100-Hour Film Challenge)

Directed by Cole Paviour


The Greeting of 10,000 Things (2015)

Directed by Rafaela Luo


Grounded (2015)

Directed by Celine Cotran

The Day After Tomorrow (2014)

Interactive online game

Directed by Martin Percy

Vicky - The Musical (2014)

co-composed with Sam Jones

Directed by Rouzie Hassanova


The Life That I Have (2018)

SATB a cappella

Caritas Christi Urget Nos (2017)

SATB a cappella

I See His Blood Upon The Rose (2015)

SATB a cappella


Live For Today (2014)

Orchestra, choir and soloist

Commisioned by Glasgow City Council


Prayer of St. John Vianney (2013)

SATB a cappella


Andante for Tuba (2012)

Solo Tuba and orchestra


Rondo for Tuba (2012)

Solo Tuba and orchestra


Ave Maria (2012)

SATB and Brass Quintet