Paul Hampshire, aka Bee, is a musician, singer, novelist and writer. He grew up in England but is now based between Bangkok and London. He left school at 16 (c1981) to form the Danse Society with Steve Rawlings. He went on to perform with a variety of groups including Futon, Getting The Fear, Goo, Into A Circle, Panache. He was also an associate of Psychic TV, Death In June and Current 93.
At the start of the 1990s he had a brief stint in NYC he settled in Bangkok. worked for five years as the editor of a lifestyle magazine in Bangkok for the Bed Supperclub group. After Bed Supperclub closed its doors for the last time in 2013, He spent a year managing publishing projects at The Andrew Biggs Academy and then began working on freelance writing projects for companies like the Beat Hotel, Apex Profound Beauty and Bangkok Liposuction.
At the beginning of 2015 he left Bangkok, headed west and spent his time hopping between London and New York. A year later, he set up his own copyrighting company, Wordsmith.