Trumpeter with Mr. Wilson’s Second Liners.
Paul is a performer, singer, trumpeter and educator. He has an extremely adaptable and broad range of skills that he creatively employs across his arts practice and teaching.
He began a formal training in Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University and and later transferred to study Theatre Arts (Acting) at Manchester Metropolitan University School of Theatre. Paul went on to appear professionally as an actor on the stage and in television. Notable appearances include Separate Tables at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre and Life on Mars for ITV.
Living in Manchester, Paul was part of the city’s thriving alternative scene and member of music collective, Single Cell. During this time, he collaborated with many musicians and sang with Lunar Coup and The Paul Leeming Band. Artistic friendships manifested into commissioned performances at Un-Convention, Future Sonic Festival, Shambala Festival, Manchester Peace Festival and Finding Zion at Z-Arts.
Paul has since gained a PGCE and Masters in Education. Working with pupils with autism and SEN. Paul has received advanced training in this area and now holds a managerial role in an all-age, specialist school for children with communication and interaction difficulties. He has authored a number of teaching aids for classroom teachers that he hopes to publish, including songs based on national curriculum topics.
Bradford born and bred, Paul has returned to his beloved Yorkshire and is also currently developing a series of independent performance art pieces.