Paul Varney artist

Paul's career in music has spanned over 20 years, working both sides of the glass as an artist, songwriter, producer & session musician. His first musical TV appearance was in the 1980's when his school formed band 'Second Nature' performed on the popular BBC Saturday morning program Saturday Superstore after reaching the finals of the Search for a Superstar competition & performing 'Astro Collision', one of Paul's earliest compositions , however this wasn't his first TV appearance having already starred in a series of TV adverts as 'The Milky Bar Kid'. Throughout his teenage years Paul continued to perform with bands whilst funding the building of his first home recording studio with the proceeds from his successful acting career, starring in numerous West End theatre productions & TV shows including ITV's Children's Ward Series. At the age of 18 Paul was introduced to Simon Cowell who paired him with Daniel James to create the Pop duo 'Yell!' Yell's debut single 'Instant Replay' reached No.10 on the UK charts in January 1990. Although this was to be their only top 40 UK single, their debut album 'Let's Go' (recorded in London & Los Angeles) was successfully released in Japan before the band split in 1991. Paul continued to record & release records throughout the 90's including 'If Only I Knew' & 'So Proud Of You' (PWL Records) 'Open The Door To Your Heart' (Jive Records) 'You're The Only One' (Edel Records), but he was also enjoying success as a songwriter & producer, In May 1999 'Say It Again' written by Paul & performed by girl band 'Precious' represented the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest & gained a top 10 UK chart position. Paul's love of recording & production led him to set up recording studios in London & Berlin where he continued to write & produce records for acts including Bell, Book & Candle (SPV Records), Sita (Jive Records), Ryan Ferrada (NZ Records), James Sampson (Sony), as well as working with music for TV & Film plus providing backing vocals for acts including Boyzone. Today, Paul lives in Surrey with his wife Sarah & 2 children Oscar & Layla