The Welsh-residing tenor, for whom singing has always been a haven and a source of joy, is living his dream. Socially awkward, bullied and taunted at school, singing in his local church choir proved to be a sanctuary from the playground abuse. Listening to La Boheme, aged 16, Paul fell in love with opera, a romance that was to set him on a turbulent journey that would eventually lead to him performing on, and winning, the first series of Britain’s Got Talent in 2007. Truly a life-changing event, he released his debut album ‘One Chance’ that year, topped the charts in 13 countries, appeared on Oprah (twice), brought Times Square to a standstill, announced a global arena tour and became a household name in cities from Seoul to New York and Sydney to Hamburg.
Paul’s story has since inspired the Hollywood film ‘One Chance’ starring James Corden in the lead role and Paul wrote the accompanying autobiography. But the story doesn’t end there. Paul is constantly touring, having now performed nearly 1,000 times across 44 countries. Since Paul’s BGT win, he has released a further four studio albums; 2009’s ‘Passione’, 2010’s ‘Cinema Paradiso’ and ‘Home’ in 2014, as well as a Greatest Hits collection in 2013. Paul’s fifth studio album ‘On Stage’, released in 2017 to celebrate ten years since his historic win, is a collection of songs that have either inspired or been performed by Paul in leading roles – from Broadway to the West End. Paul recently appeared on America’s Got Talent: The Champions where he made it to the Grand Final beating out other previous Got Talent winners from around the world. 2019 is already a busy year for Paul with concerts and tours in South Korea, Japan, Scandinavia, Germany and Wales already on sale.