Born in West Bromwich, West Midlands, United Kingdom, he has released fourteen albums, five singles and two books since 1989. That year Paul did over a hundred performances in his first year on the road as a Singer/Songwriter. He tours in the United Kingdom and United States, appearing at a variety of venues.
His song "Flaky People" was played extensively by Mid-West American radio station WQRP in the late 1990s.
The song talked about flaky leaders who fool around, which became poignant at the time of the Bill Clinton – Monica Lewinsky scandal. Paul performs as a solo performer with an acoustic guitar and also with his band the Paul Poulton Project.
He is noted as a skilled guitarist. He talks between songs about life, human idiosyncrasies, faith, God and philosophy.
A CrossRhythms Magazine review of "Fallen People on a Fallen Planet" said: "Paul’s great strength is that he crafts songs that say more in a stanza than most songsmiths can manage in an album".
Music critic Peter Dilley wrote for Christian Music magazine, saying:
".. a skilled lyricist..he examines human waywardness – offering hope.
. after exploding secular values with devastating effect. "
Phantom Tollbooth said: " lieutenant’s like Dante and Bunyan in guitar-funk form. ".
A sample of Poulton"s music, may be found on his MySpace Music page.
A book written by Paul Poulton called "Genesis for Ordinary People" was published in November 2014.
The book is subtitled "Unwrapping the First Book of the Bible" and follows the storyline of Genesis from the viewpoint of a modern person who is interested in the subject. Reviewer Robin Thompson writing in Never Foreign Nothing said, "Paul.. using a mix of apologetics, hermeneutics and a knack for communicating complex ideas in an accessible way, manages to cut through some of the misinformation and, dare I say, misinterpretation, the latter of which has not been confined to secular circles." A web site has been set up where Poulton has answered a few questions raised by the book
The book is published by American publishers Wipf and Stock, who also published Poulton"s book "Fishing for Praise"
Poulton is also a regular writer for Cross Rhythms and HeartBeat The Magazine.