DOUglas V. WATTS
- BSC founder & Clifton teacher
A music graduate of The University of Bristol, Doug studied vocal performance under internationally renowned opera singers Christopher Gillett & Jeffrey Howard, in Musical Theatre performance with Andy Reiss of Beyond the Barricade and in conducting under Jonathan James.
Doug has musically directed a number of shows, including Little Shop of Horrors, Joseph & The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat and Godspell and regularly conducts a number of choirs including The Posset Singers, Bitton Community Choir and The Raff Pack.
Doug co-founded Bristol Show Choir in 2017 and leads the Clifton group. He brings his love of musicals, passion for conducting and talent for arranging to Bristol Show Choir.
- BSC founder & southville teacher
In 2011, Jess graduated from the prestigious Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, founded by Sir Paul McCartney, where she trained in Speech Level Singing and Estill. Since then, she has worked professionally as a singer and performer across the UK and abroad, on board cruise ships, touring nationally with critically acclaimed vintage trio, The Harmonettes and in many shows including Romeo & Juliet, Sweeney Todd and Sleeping Beauty.
Since moving back home to the West Country in 2016, Jess continues to perform regularly and works with the Bristol community choir, Gasworks.
Jess co-founded Bristol Show Choir in 2017 and leads the Southville group. She loves combining two of her biggest passions: choirs and musical theatre!
- Easton teacher
Jack has a classical/choral background. He was a chorister at Worcester Cathedral and later studied Music at Bristol University, graduating in 2013. His first instrument was the violin but at 20 he started singing opera, moving to Drum Kit and joining a signed band after university.
Jack conducted choirs at university, later ran a children's choir in China and currently sings with Choir Noir. He has also toured the UK and Europe extensively as a drummer, playing countless shows and festivals including Glastonbury.
Currently, as well as playing in and writing for several bands and musical projects, Jack is also a qualified vocal coach. He is a singing teacher at Bristol Grammar School and works with singers in various bands.
Jack leads the Easton group and is really excited to be a part of Bristol Show Choir, sharing his passion for singing with a new group of musical theatre lovers!