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Paul  Statham

Paul Statham

Associate Lecturer

School of Media Arts and Technology

023 8201 6638 ext. 6638

Biography

Paul Statham formed his first band B-Movie while still at school. They released three critically acclaimed singles, 'Remembrance Day', 'Nowhere Girl' and 'Marilyn Dreams', an album, and toured the US and Europe. 

After he began working with Bauhaus vocalist Peter Murphy and co-wrote eight studio albums including the breakthrough U.S top 40 album 'Deep'. 

He then formed electro pop group Peach along with singer Lisa Lamb and producer Pascal Gabriel. The single 'On My Own' featured in the hit comedy film Sliding Doors and went on to become a U.S top 20 single, selling over a million copies. An album Audiopeach was released but the band decided not to continue.

In 1999 he co-wrote 'Here With Me' and 'I'm No Angel' with singer Dido. 'Here With Me' went on to become a worldwide hit and the album No Angel eventually sold 20 million copies.

The next few years have been spent collaborating with a number of artists, writing and producing, exhibiting art installations and teaching. 

Taught courses

Further information

  1. Industry experience

    Paul has experience in songwriting with famous artists as well as working as a music producer and teacher. For more information, follow the link below...

    Music

    Paul has co-written many huge songs including:

    • 'Here with Me' and 'No Angel' for Dido.
    • Glad You Came’ for The Wanted.
    • ‘Best Song Ever’ for One Direction.
    • It’s Only Love’ for X-Factor winner Matt Cardle.
    • Blank White Sheets’ for Stephanie Kirkham.
    • I’ll Be There’ covered by Rachel Stevens.
    • Here I am’ for Kristian Leontiou.
    • 'Never fall out’ for Peter Murphy.

    He has also written with artists:

    • Kylie Minogue.
    • Spandau Ballet’s Gary Kemp.
    • Sophie Ellis-Bextor.
    • Liz Mclarnon.
    • Emma Bunton.
    • Geri Halliwell.
    • Amy Studt.
    • Alice Mcglaughlin.
    • RnB artist McLean.
    • Seven times MOBO nominated rapper Kano.
    • Simple Minds vocalist Jim Kerr.
    • Diana Vickers.
    • Jay James Picton.
    • Jess Mills.
    • Olivia Sebastionelli.
    • SEG artist Bo Saris.
    • Gabriella Cilme.
    • Peter Andre (and appeared on his ITV reality TV show 'My Life').
    • Irene Fornaciari, daughter of legendary Italian singer Zucherro.
    • Former X-Factor contestant Melanie Masson.
    • 90's stars Right Said Fred.
    • Italian X-Factor winner and The Voice Italy judge Noemi.

    He has also co-written and produced:

    • The album 'Radioland' by The Dark Flowers
    • Five tracks on Mecury Prize nominated band Helicopter Girl's album 'Voodoo Chic'.
    • Six new tracks on Peter Murphy's new album 'Unshattered'.
    • Ten songs on former Alisha's Attic vocalist Shelly Poole's debut album 'Hard Time For The Dreamer'.
    • Ten new songs for Helicopter Girl's third album 'Metropolitan.
    • ''Why Me Now?' with Hannah Robinson for The Saturdays.

    Other musical achievements include:

    • Worked on 'Freefonix' an animated TV project co-writing and co-producing three tracks.
    • Worked with Ed Drewett on his debut album helping to write and record songs.
    • Started his own project 'The Dark Flowers' using various vocalists exploring the dark heart of America over various soundscapes/instrumental pieces.
    • Worked with RnB singer Terri Walker and Hip Hop star Estelle for the Rhyme4respect project.

    Exhibitions

    • Two instrumental pieces were used in the Rossini festival at Pesaro in Italy. Entitled 'The Spire' and 'Architecture' they also accompany Italian painter Paolo Mazzanti in a joint exhibition entitled 'La Vista Del Tempo' held at the Palazzo Lazzarini.
    • Two pieces were written for an exhibition of paintings by legendary Italian painter Aldo Rota and were premiered in Milan at Spazio Strato.
    • Worked again with Jonathon McCree on his new installation piece 'Crossings'  featured at The Watermans Gallery in Kew as part of the Thames River celebrations. 
    • Collaborated with painter Jonathon McCree for a live performance at the Asylum Chapel Peckham.
    • Collaborated with artist Jo Dennis on an audio installation piece for an exhibition at Castello di Monticello d’ Alba, the exhibition also featured artists Tim Garwood and Jonathan McCree.
    • worked with Jonathan McCree on a joint installation at the Natural History Museum in Italy.

    Teaching

    • Associate lecturer at Southampton Solent University.
    • Teaches at Bath Spa University on the MA Songwriting course. 
    • Teaches at West Nottingham Vision.
    • Guest lectured at Leeds College of Music, London College of Contemporary Music and Birmingham Academy.
    • Made a professor of music by Leeds College of Music.
    • Joined the staff at Leeds College of Music as a senior lecturer on the popular composition course, lecturing once a week.
  2. Awards

    Paul has won the Billboard award for Best Modern Rock track (Peter Murphy - Cuts You Up), Best New Song by the British Academy of Songwriters for Dido...
    • Billboard award for Best Modern Rock track (Peter Murphy - Cuts You Up).
    • British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors award for best new song (Dido - Here with Me).
    • ASCAP award most played song on US radio (Dido - Here with Me).
  3. Work in progress

    Paul is currently co-writing, producing and lecturing.