Paul Roberts returns to Warnors on Halloween 2010.
Paul Roberts was born in Warrington in 1960 and, in his formative years, he studied the piano, classical organ and clarinet. Whilst reading Economic History at Liverpool University he successfully completed several music diplomas. His tutors have included Noel Rawsthorne (Cathedral and City Organist of Liverpool) and Arthur Hutchings (formerly Professor of Music at Durham University).
Performing has never been a full-time occupation for Paul and he combines a hectic concert schedule with owning and running his thriving West Country Entertainments Agency, Wessex Entertainments. In 1994 he completed a decade as joint resident organist with Brian Sharp at Sandford Park in Dorset playing both pipe and electronic organs during their long summer seasons. For over twenty-five years Paul has been a consistently prominent name on the U.K. organ circuit, playing at virtually every organ society and pipe organ installation in the country. A regular broadcaster in the U.K. and in other parts of the world, Paul has also appeared on TV in the U.K. and the USA and has been a prolific writer for music journals. In more recent years, Paul's concert tours have taken him abroad to various parts of Europe, and he has toured America and Canada twenty-five times. In 1996 he completed a 'World Tour' which lasted three-and-a-half months and involved concerts throughout Australia, the North and South Islands of New Zealand, the USA (including Hawaii) and Canada. In addition, he took the opportunity to visit India, Thailand and Fiji. Paul is the first artiste on the concert circuit ever to play all these countries in one continuous tour. In 1998 he performed a tour of South Africa and also returned to Australia and New Zealand. In January 2010 he returns to the USA for his twenty-sixth tour. He will also tour the US in the autumn of 2010.
Paul Roberts has four LP records, seven cassettes, twelve CDs and seven videos to his credit. His tuition videos continue to sell in their thousands through retail outlets in the U.K., Europe, USA and the Antipodes. In February 2005 Paul was the first British organist to play a solo concert in Radio City Music Hall in New York. This is the largest indoor theatre in the world.
Paul has held recording contracts with 'Sounds Ultimate'; 'Dance and Listen Records', 'Telstar plc'. 'Castle Communications' and ‘Sanctuary Records’.