Paul Statham is a songwriter/producer (published for over 20 years by Warner Chappell Music) and soundartist whose commercial pop compositions have contributed to around 30 million album sales These include co writing the lead single “Here With Me” and the title track “ No Angel” from Dido’s U.S and U.K no1 album ‘No Angel’ (20 million sales) and 2 co writes and productions on Kylie Minogue’s international no 1 album ‘Fever’ (7 million sales).
His electro pop band Peach formed in collaboration with producer Pascal Gabriel signed to Daniel Millers Mute label and the single ‘On My Own’ from the album Audiopeach was featured in the film Sliding Doors and went on to become a U.S top 20 hit.
He has written recently with rock band Simple Minds (‘Kill or Cure’ from the top 10 album “Big Music”), X factor winner Matt Cardle (‘It’s Only Love’ lead single from the top 10 album “The Fire”), girl band The Saturdays( Why Me Why Now from top 5 album “Chasing Lights”) and contributed songs to 2 international no 1 albums,’Reset’ an Australian no 1 album for Tina Arena and co wrote the single ‘Acciaio” featured on the Italian no 1 album ‘Made In London” from Italian X factor and Voice star Noemi.
He has co written and produced 2 albums, ‘Voodoo Chic’ and ‘Metropolitan’ for Mercury prize nominated artist “Helicopter Girl”.
He has produced and co written 5 tracks on the new album ‘Exactly” (2017) from 90’s chart toppers Right Said Fred including the single ‘Sweet Treats’.
He mostly develops and works with new artists via his publisher Warner Chappell Music and is also a visiting professor at Leeds College Of Music, runs the songwriting workshops at Solent University and is module leader at BIMM London.
He works from his own home studio. This was featured along with Paul (for his sins :-)) and co writer Matt Weedon on 2 episodes of the last series of Peter Andre’s reality TV show “My Life”
He is also known for his long standing 9 album collaboration with Gothic Icon Peter Murphy amongst others.
Also a founder member of Post Punk 80’s band B- Movie.
He has his own music project “The Dark Flowers” on the lojinx record label featuring vocalists that Paul has previously worked with, these are Jim Kerr (Simple Minds), Peter Murphy (Bauhaus and long standing solo artist) , Dot Allison ( Massive Attack), Norwegian singer/artist Kate Havnevik, Catherine AD aka the Anchoress, Shelly Poole (Red Sky July) and Mercury Prize nominated artist Helicopter Girl. The album Radioland was described by Mojo magazine `as “a perfect album for a lonely winter night” – **** and Rolling Stone “unfolds a subtle magic…a soundtrack without a film.”
His art installation began in 2002 when he came into contact with Italian based curator Victor de Circasia.
He has worked with artists such as David Mach, Zadok Ben David, Luisa Valentini, Jonathan McCree, Daisy Cook, Jo Dennis and has collaborated in over 20 exhibitions/installations using found sound, minimal composition and film.
Selected songwriting and installation pieces can be viewed at his site