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Paul Campbell
Arranger / Orchestrator / MD
‘Ingeniously intertwined…piece of symphonic music by the arranger Paul Campbell’
(Richard Morrison, Chief Culture Writer, The Times)

Belfast-born composer/arranger Paul Campbell spends his time writing for concert, recording, film and broadcast. With a wealth of experience across a wide array of genres in the musical world, Paul has written numerous times for the BBC Proms, entertained British Royalty and written for every major symphony orchestra in the UK and Ireland. His work has been recorded at the three major orchestral studio spaces in London - Abbey Road Studios, AIR Lyndhurst and British Grove Studios. He was invited to conduct

From Classical and Crossover to Pop, Big Band and Light Music, Paul has also written for many household musical names, including: West End star and Wet Wet Wet frontman Marti Pellow (Love to Love, Vol. 2), internationally renowned flutist Sir James Galway (BBC Songs of Praise) and Decca Classics bestselling artist, violinist Nicola Benedetti (Bestselling “Homecoming” album - 2014 iTunes Classical Album of the Year). Amongst many others, Paul has written arrangements for: KT Tunstall, Russell Watson, Celtic Woman, Tony Christie, Brendan Cole (Strictly Come Dancing) , Andrea Begley (winner of The Voice UK), Joanne Hogg (IONA), Keith and Kristyn Getty, Vladimir Ashkenazy (conductor) and Wayne Sleep (dancer/choreographer).

Paul’s longstanding friendship with conductor John Wilson has led to some fascinating work, reconstructing famous film musical scores from the libraries of MGM, Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox and others, including complete reconstructions of An American in Paris, Singin’ in the Rain, Hello! Dolly and My Fair Lady (for the 2012 season of the BBC Proms).

Paul has been orchestrating for film composer Guy Farley on a number of recent projects, including orchestrating all of the cues for Bear Grylls Live Arena tour (Autumn 2016), A Good American (Guy Farley and Christopher Slaski) (Beset Score Nominee - Austrian Film Awards 2017), Anthropoid, That Good Night (2017, starring John Hurt) and for festive commercials for Morrison’s and the BBC.

Paul’s arranging and conducting work can be heard on the following albums:
  • A Christmas Fantasy/Melodies from Scotland/Csardas (The Ayoub Sisters/RSNO) - conducting
  • Mysterious (Marti Pellow) - conducting
  • True Stories (Russell Watson) “With a Song in My Heart” - arranging and conducting
  • Voices of Angels (Celtic Woman)
  • Homecoming (Nicola Benedetti)
  • Believe (Jonathan Antoine)
  • Cole Porter in Holywood (John Wilson Orchestra) - movie musical reconstructions
  • Rodgers and Hammerstein at the Movies (John Wilson Orchestra) - reconstruction
  • Never Ever (Kylie Hughes) - strings arranger and conductor
  • A Good American (OST)
  • That Good Night (OST)
  • Anthropoid (OST)
  • Endeavour (Guy Farley/Audio Network)
  • A Christmas Festival (RSNO Junior Chorus/Christopher Bell)
  • Hymns for the Christian Life (Keith and Kristyn Getty)
  • One Night in Jordan (Zade/RPO)
  • Fly Home for Christmas/Summer Party (Mark Leen)
  • Big Band Wonderland/The Best of Abbey Road/Swingin’ on Broadway (Gary Williams)
  • We Came as Strangers (Eyedom) - strings arranging and conducting
  • Murray Christmas 2 (Mick Flannery, The Riptide Movement and RTÉ Concert Orchestra)
  • In the Bleak Mid Winter (Andrea Begley)
  • 10,000 Reasons to Sing/Worship/Christmas (New Irish Choir and Orchestra)
  • Promises (Susie Young)

Paul’s recent commercial/composing work has included:
  • Bank of Ireland/Ulster Rugby (November 2014) - TV Commercial (Little Giant Films)
  • BT Ireland - Special 4 minute feature for BT Ireland conference (April 2014) (Little Giant Films)
  • Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester/Edelman PR - 10th birthday celebration with the Hallé Orchestra (WINNER: Best PR Activity 2014 and Best Partnership Marketing Campaign 2014, Hotel Marketing Awards)
  • Ulster Rugby - Stand Up For the Ulstermen (Little Giant Films): viral YouTube video (DANI Awards commendation)

Away from his desk, Paul treasures his family time with wife, Susie, and their two young children - Bethany and Daniel. He enjoys photography and good food (a bit too much!).