Paul McLaughlin


Margaret Chrystall
2019...the last 15minutes ... really drew out the passion ... with some outstanding harmonies right across the stage.
Ben Lowater
Margaret Chrystal
Margaret Chrystal


YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2017 - 2018Musical Director
Music Direction
Sacred Concert - Duke Ellington
JP AllStars
Blakfriars, Gloucester; Immaculate Conception Church, Stroud
2018Musical Director
Music Direction
Darren Garraghan
Cheltenham Operatic and Dramatic Society
Cheltenham Playhouse
2016Musical Director
Me and My Girl
Lesley Mitchell
Inverness Musical Theatre
Eden Court Theatre, Inverness
2010 - 2011Musical Director
Music Direction
Jesus Christ Superstar
Roma McAskill
Starlight Theatre School
Eden Court Theatre, Inverness
  • About me

    I am a brass playing, singing musical director with experience in theatre and the wider music business. I love quirky projects - bhangra and brass band, rooftop performances with mad Spanish composers, little performed works, e.g. Kurt Weill's Mahagonny. Having spent 20+ years as a theatre manager, I have recently gone freelance to teach, conduct and perform more. I am looking to widen my performing experiences and tackle new and different projects.

    Additional Skills

    I am a trained and experienced conductor and play tuba and trombone. I also sing and am a musical theatre MD. I am a skilled interviewer and event host/compere with experience at e.g. book festivals, corporate events and concerts.


    Available on request

  • Skills

    Musical Skills
    • Cymbals
    • Euphonium
    • Flugel Horn
    • Percussion
    • Snare drum
    • Tam-Tam
    • Tambourine
    • Triangle
    • Trombone
    • Tuba
    Musical Style
    • A capella
    • Acoustic
    • Big band
    • Blues
    • Cabaret
    • Chicago blues
    • Classical
    • Experimental
    • Jazz
    • Swing
    • World
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    • 7.5T
    Home Studio
    • No
    ISDN Line
    • Yes
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    • French
    Years in industry
    • 6+ years
    • Musicians' Union
    Primary Instrument
    • Tuba
    DBS checked
    • Yes
    Interested in
    • Festival
    • Live Performance
    • Music Direction
    • Music Journalism
    • Opera
    • Orchestra
    • Teacher