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Paul Statham

Associate Lecturer

Department of Art and Music

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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 US 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 US 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.

Further information


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.
  • 90s 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 Mercury 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.


  • 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.


  • Associate lecturer at 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.

Taught courses

BMus (Hons) Popular Music Performance

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