Paul Spencer
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Position: Festival Director
Company: Maverick Festival - Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK

Paul began his career in music as a drummer, playing with the likes of Scottish rock icon ALEX HARVEY and seminal new wave band, MAGAZINE.

Several years producing music videos in the UK and US followed and found him working with artists like Sade, Pete Townsend, The Kinks, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, U2, Nirvana, and Iron Maiden. Later, he created the oral history film archive for the Experience Music Project in Seattle before returning to the UK to direct and produce documentaries on Solomon Burke and Bobby Bland for the BBC.

In 2008, he founded the Maverick Festival, the first festival in the UK to focus on what was then and is now widely known as Americana.

Now in its sixteenth year, the festival has hosted many of the most acclaimed artists in the genre but is primarily recognised for its mission to discover and present new and emerging artists.

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