A former member of the National Youth Brass band of Great Britain, Paul Walton graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music in 1994. He was appointed as a Junior Fellow of the College and a year later was awarded a Post-Graduate Diploma in Advanced Performance. During this time Paul was also awarded the Cronshaw-Lancaster Award. His background is largely that of the brass band movement playing for bands such as Black Dyke and Britannia Building Society (Fodens). As well as being a founder member of Tubalaté, Paul is currently in demand as a freelance euphoniumist, dividing his time between chamber music, orchestral and brass band playing, solo recitals, masterclasses and conducting. He also plays trombone for Éclat, a contemporary music ensemble and with an 80's cover version pop band, Give it Up. Paul has recently launched Breakthrough Music - a publishing company specialising in music for low brass ensembles.