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Lynsey de Paul

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Lynsey de Paul studied classical music with a tutor from the Royal Academy of Music, and took a Diploma in Art and Design course at the Hornsey College of Art. She worked as a commercial artist and designer for 3 years before writing her first top ten hit in 1972. From many years she concentrated on working in the Music Industry, but went on to include acting, radio and television presentation work, and television and video production in her varied career.

Having appeared continuously in all forms of the Media, Lynsey de Paul is easily recognisable with a wide demographic appeal.

Lynsey has written 12 top twenty hits, 6 of which she personally recorded. She has won numerous awards including 2 Ivor Novello Awards and “Woman Of The Year For Music” with the Variety Club of Great Britain. Recently, she was awarded the Gold Badge Award for her ‘outstanding contribution’ to the music industry. She has written 9 prime-time television themes including ‘’Hearts of Gold” for BBC 1 / Esther Rantzen, and wrote and produced the commissioned theme song for London “There’s No Place Like London” recording Shirley Bassey and a 54-piece orchestra for the London Tourist Board. Amongst others, she has written and produced records for Dame Vera Lynn and Marti Webb, the latter at the request of Andrew Lloyd Webber. Lynsey wrote and performed the song “Rock Bottom”, which represented Great Britain in the Eurovision Song Contest attaining second place in the finals.

Lynsey de Paul is widely known throughout the media, music industry and to the general public. She has extensive experience in most aspects of the music and entertainment industries.

Lynsey has made innumerable television and radio guest appearances in programmes for music, to variety to current affairs including in Stephen Fry’s current ITV drama series ‘Kingdom’ and “Any Questions”. She has been featured four times on ITN and BBC national news for her work and charity work.


  • Two Ivor Novello Awards
  • Gold Badge Award (for contribution to the music industry)
  • Woman Of The Year Award For Music from Variety Club of Great Britain
  • Composer of 12 top twenty hit records
  • Composer of 9 prime-time television themes & incidental music
  • Royal Television Society Award for her BBC 1 documentary “Eve Strikes Back”

Music Industry Directorships: Memberships:
PRS for Music (The Performing Right Society Ltd) British Academy of Composers and Songwriters.
Musiconic Ltd British Academy of Film and Television Arts
Lynsey de Paul Music Ltd PRS for Music / Mechanical Copyright Protection Society

Featuring In:

Feedback ! 2010
Saturday 08.05.2010
Songwriting Masterclasses 2012
Wednesday 22.02.2012
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