Paul Jr Watson

Paul Junior Watson head of music and creative development at CultureMix Arts portrait 2019 by Robert Varga Peterson

Paul Jr Watson is the Head of Music and Creative Development at CultureMix Arts. He is a composer, arranger, musician, drummer, song writer, an accomplished vocalist, and one of a handful of UK based specialist steel pan tuners and makers.

Paul leads his own reggae band IYA Rebels under his stage name Junior Watson.  He has performed at festivals including Womad, and as guest vocalist with The Mighty Dub Generators at Glastonbury and One Love.  He is also a musician with Slough based steel band Stelphonic.

Paul is the composer and arranger for RASPO Steel Orchestra helping to develop performance skills for showcase events at festivals and key events including Carnival of the WorldThe Steel Band FestivalThe Peace and Love Concerts and at The Royal Albert Hall and London Notting Hill Carnival.