Paul Clay -
Chorus Director and Lead section Leader
Paul is our Chorus Director and has been for the past 3 years.
He originally started in Barbershop some 16 years ago and originally sang with Shannon Express and has competed not only in the UK but America and Ireland.
“When I saw my first modern barbershop show I was totally blown away by the sound. It was totally NOT what I was expecting.
From then on I have been totally hooked”
After singing as a baritone for many years and a short spell as a tenor, Paul now sings lead and is also the lead section leader.
11 years ago he was a founder member of Vocal Academy based in Sawtry.
Since then the chorus has moved to Huntingdon and has undergone a name change and now is Ouse Valley Chorus.
As a young boy Paul sang in a church choir for a short period and has parents that used to take part in amateur dramatic societies so was brought up in a musical environment.
As a teenager the only singing that Paul did was in the bath or along with the radio.
Apart from the occasional Karaoke appearance 1998 was the first venture into singing in public seriously.
18 months ago Paul got together with Steve, David and Chris for form a quartet.
They are called ‘ Alchemy ‘ and perform alongside the chorus at shows
Paul currently works as a security/alarm engineer and is married to Sue and has two children.