Ray Paul, head of creative projects
"Ray is a true professional. He has worked at and understands every aspect of the music touring and radio production, from artists to audiences. He is an invaluable asset to the Punch team"
Rob Taylor, 'Blue Hippo'

Ray Paul


Ray Paul is head of creative projects at Punch, and has been active within the field of content creation for over 25 years. At Punch Ray leads on creative programming and delivery, bringing an unequalled understanding of Black music and audiences to mastermind Punch’s new, UK-wide music and touring programme. He also leads on the programming and delivery of Punch’s flagship festival, BASS, now in it’s 10th year.

Live music has played a key role in Ray’s career, starting as a 16 year old roadie and going on to produce over 1,500 live events for the BBC. A multi Sony Award winner, Ray was one of the initial management team who set up and created BBC Radio 1Xtra, and has managed BBC Radio London for eight years. An experienced live events organiser and manager, he has been active in over 3,000 events across the world in his career to date.

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