After 30 years of being Musical Director for some of the country’s leading and historic brass bands, Paul accepted the position of Bandmaster of the Band & Drums of the Cheshire Constabulary in 2022 with relish.
Having conducted mainstream contesting bands, both nationally and internationally, he takes up the baton for which he believes is his most interesting and diverse project to date.
Paul began playing a brass instrument at the age of 11, under the direction of his father Len Andrews MBE at Warrington Youth Band, and further studied the Euphonium with the legendary Lyndon Baglin. Paul subsequently moved on in his playing career in the early 1980’s as Solo Euphonium for the Roberts Bakery Band, before joining Leyland Vehicles Band lead by the late charismatic conductor Richard Evans, who remained his mentor until earlier this year.
Since retiring from playing in 1989, Paul has conducted Besses of the Barn, Carlton Main Frickley Colliery, forming his own band Wire Brass based in Warrington with huge success in the early 2000’s. Latterly, he was the Musical Director of Championship Section Wingates Band between 2013 and 2022 , appearing at the Royal Albert Hall in the National Finals and the British Open Championships at the Birmingham Symphony Hall on 3 occasions.
Going forward, Paul and the Band & Drums of the Cheshire Constabulary are always looking for interesting and innovative projects to perform, alongside their normal duties of civic and ceremonial occasions, bringing a unique blend of music which Paul hopes to make the people and communities of Cheshire extremely proud.