Paul has announced that he’s looking for local solo/acoustic artists to support him at each of his upcoming acoustic shows at Bath, Wolverhampton, Cambridge, Leicester, York, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Stockton-on-Tees.

Back at the height of Britpop, my band Mansun ran a competition to give a local band a support slot on every gig of our biggest UK tour, playing to 50,000 people. Once again I am in a position, on my first national solo acoustic tour, to offer a local artist an opportunity to join the bill of my acoustic show in each of the 8 towns and cities I’m visiting in November. I have no doubt the competition will be red hot and the artists of a high calibre to play at these packed out shows. My management and I really look forward to judging entries from the locality of each gig and welcome the winner in each town to our show. It will be an exciting few weeks ahead judging the abundance of talent I know we’re going to see

If you would like to be considered, please send a link to your music with a short bio and ideally a YouTube clip to

Entries close on 12th October 2018 and the winners will be announced on the 19th October 2018.


Tickets are ON SALE NOW for Paul’s November 2018 Acoustic Tour at:

On the tour Paul will be performing tracks from his debut solo album Spooky Action, as well as Mansun Official classics and deep cuts together with as yet unheard songs from Paul’s second solo album, due out in 2019.

November 2018 Acoustic Tour Dates are as follows:

Wed 14th – BATH Moles
Thur 15th – WOLVERHAMPTON Newhampton Arts Centre
Fri 16th – CAMBRIDGE Storey’s Field Centre
Sat 17th – LEICESTER The Cookie
Wed 21st – YORK The Crescent Community Venue
Thur 22nd – ABERDEEN The Lemon Tree
Fri 23rd – EDINBURGH Pleasance Theatre
Sat 24th – STOCKTON-ON-TEES Georgian Theatre