I am a musician, sound artist, producer, singer, cyclist, songwriter.
I set out to discover what the UK sounds like.
I cycled almost 5000 miles – to every region of the UK to capture the sounds of people and places. In addition, I asked people to send me sounds from their lives.
Find out more at www.thebigrecord.com
On the hunt for inspirational locations, I have written and recorded music in locations around the world. On the tops of mountains, to deep underground, old places, new places and even underwater, from pill boxes to ice caves, the Australian bush to the Grand Canyon…
My two solo albums; 'Just For The Record' and 'Just For The Record Too', have both been recorded on epic cycling trips whereby I carried 45 kg of recording equipment and instruments over 6000 miles.
My latest album 'Just For The Record Three' Will be written and recorded on 12 worldwide adventures.
My first ambitious trip took me to the four furthest points of mainland Britain covering over 2000 miles.
I recorded in unusual places such as Clearwell caves, Ardnamurchan lighthouse and a pill box as discussed on
radio 2 with Jeremy Vine.
Inspired by the success of the first album, I took on a marathon 4000 mile tour of Europe calling at cheese related destinations to write and record my second album ‘Just For The Record Too’.
My surname is genuinely ‘Cheese’ so for fun I thought it apt to stop at destinations such as such as Edam, Gruyere, Gorgonzola and Camembert. En route I recorded in inspiring places, such as from the tops of the Alps and Pyrenees
as well as mixing and recording distinctive sounds.
I have recently launched the start of my third solo album, ‘Just For The Record Three’
which I’m writing and recording in a series of cycle missions – the first was completed in April 2018.
It was the 25th anniversary of the Forum music venue in 2018 (one of the UK’s leading grass roots music venues) so to celebrate this I cycled 1650, to capture and create the first track for my latest album.
To me, music and sound is everything. I invite you to take a listen to my albums and journey.
Cycle touring, song written & recorded on a bike ride across Europe
RECORDING A SONG IN A TELEPHONE BOX, Unusual places to record music by Paul Cheese
Cycling to the corners of Britain, writing and recording an album in fantastic locations
Sound Art Projects
Turner Contemporary’s 5th birthday
Commissioned to create a sound art piece
'audio photograph' during a live BBC Show.
The Sound of Kent, The Big Record
The inspiration for TheBigRecord:UK
‘Is there a sound you love or find interesting?’
With the help of BBC Radio Kent,
I asked the people of the county to send me the sounds in their life.
These sounds to create a song/video/installation.
A few of my other projects:
Guest speaker for TEDx
Featured on BBC World Service, BBC radio in all UK regions
Resident sound artist on BBC Radio Kent
Part of the sound team for the ITV award winning series of 'Long Lost Family'
Commissioned by the BBC to create a piece of music for the Turner
Contemporary Gallery's 5th Anniversary
Commissioned to write, record and mix two fully immersive sound & visuals experiences,
for 'the loveliest castle in Britain' - Leeds Castle.