Paul Cattermole (born March 7, 1977 in St. Albans) is a British musician. He was previously a member of the successful pop group S Club 7. He is the long term boyfriend of Hannah Spearritt (also of S Club 7) and was lead singer of Charlie Bullitt until he left in October 2005.
Initially Paul had dreams of being a rugby star, but didn't feel that he was good enough to pursue this dream. Like Hannah Spearritt, Paul was a member of the National Youth Music Theatre and appeared, alongside Hannah, in Pendragon (1994). While at college he duetted in a college production with Emma Bunton (later to become famous as a Spice Girl). One of Paul's tutors recalled in an interview: "Paul was a quiet student and didn't initially exhibit the star quality he clearly has. However, something clicked when Paul and Emma Bunton, who was in the same class the year before, ended up duetting in a college production, and from then on I half-expected that he would go on to great things." Paul's previous jobs before S Club 7 included being a paperboy, a postman, a butcher, a theatre doorman, a dustman and a toilet cleaner. He did a theatre and acting course at the prestigious Mountview Drama School. While at Mountview he formed a nu-metal band called Skua with some of his friends. He was spotted by Simon Fuller's 19 Management when he appeared in a show there and was asked to audition for S Club 7.
The group had four UK number one hit singles, one UK number one album and one US top ten hit. He co-starred in the groups own TV series - Miami 7 (1999), LA 7 (2000), Hollywood 7 (2001) and the first four episodes of Viva S Club (2002). He took part in two UK tours, won two prestigious Brit Awards and numerous other awards. Most famously, in March 2001, in an act of stupidy he was arrested and cautioned (along with fellow S Club 7 members Jon Lee and Bradley McIntosh) after being caught smoking cannabis in London's Covent Garden. In October 2001, amid a blaze of publicity, Hannah Spearritt revealed that she had been in a secret relationship with Paul for the previous 6 months.
Paul was the first to leave S Club 7, in June 2002, declaring his dislike of pop music and the highly commercialised world of pop in general. After leaving S Club he rejoined his old school nu-metal band Skua to make "real" music. However, Skua split up before they'd even started and Paul vanished into obscurity until early 2005 when he re-emerged (with his former pretty boy looks being replaced by a new "scruffy" look) as the lead singer and songwriter of a rock band called Charlie Bullitt. Throughout most of 2005 the group have performed in a number of clubs and pubs in such places as London, Brighton and Aberdeen - but so far they have failed to attract any significant attention. However, in October 2005 Paul left the group on friendly terms.