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’ and as guest vocalist with other bands including The Mighty Dub Generators.  He has performed at festivals like Glastonbury and Womad and is a musician with Slough based steel band Stelphonic.

Paul’s is the composer and arranger for RASPO Steel Orchestra helping to improve 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.