Organizers of the Bradford Root Festival

Bradford’s acoustic music festival is a place for local bands and singers to showcase their music as well as meet fellow artists and there are people who take care of this event. They are responsible for the audience and they look after them. Sometimes they sing with them and make sure everything is great. Some of the organisers of the festival include:

Chris Samuel

Chris is a performer with The Spooky Men’s Chorale. It is a group from the Blue Mountains of New South Wales and was formed in 2001. The Spooky Men first gained attention at the 2004 National Folk Festival held in Canberra. They later appeared at Woodford Festival and made their first tour, out of six to the UK in 2006. They have recorded six CDs beginning 2004 to 2015. When Chris is not performing with the Spooky Men, he is holding a harmony singing workshops, which he has been doing since 2003. He is a member of the Natural Voice Practitioners’ Network and a trustee on the board of Voices Now. He heads four choirs in Wiltshire.

Lisa Samuel

Lisa is the chief programmer of the festival. For decades, she has been a singer with the community choir and is also in charge of the choirs at the festival. For any inquiries about the festival, including choir and workshops, she is to be contacted.

Jessica Broderick

Jessica is a co-founder of Bristol Show Choir and is a musician and actor. She performs with various bands including doing occasional duet with her husband, Lee Broderick who is also a singer and songwriter.

Harry Samuel

Harry is a producer of ergonomic and beautiful handmade products. He is a natural builder and organic gardener who also leads workshops and educational projects in Bristol and the West. Harry is the co-founder of The Green Wood Guild with Barnaby Carder.