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The Fugitives

There are multiple artists named The Fugitives: 1. Garage band who released their sole LP The Fugitives at Dave's Hideout in the summer of 1964. 2. The Fugitives, a combination of multi-talented Vancouver artists Mark Berube, Barbara Adler, and Brendan McLeod, have been classified under many guises: slam folk, folk hop, spoken word cabaret. Yet a common throughline is always their remarkable storytelling abilities.

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Amiri Baraka

Amiri Baraka is an influential American poet, dramatist and music critic. Known for his outspoken political activism, he may be best remembered for his controversial tenure as Poet Laureate of New Jersey. Important writings include Preface to a Twenty Volume Suicide Note (1961) and Blues People: Negro Music in White America (1963), which remains one of the most influential volumes of jazz criticism. Baraka's website is http://www.amiribaraka.com/.

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Natalie Pryce

You're at the end of your tether. Your workmates think you're a vile wee shit, your partner can't stand to look at you and people laugh at you on the street. You come home to your drab wee council flat and spend the evening recollecting all the things that have gone wrong in your life.You think "if I die, will anyone notice I'm gone?" Then you realise- you have nothing left to live for. You find a shotgun amongst the detritus of your meagre personal belongings and you put it under your chin. You're about to pull the trigger when you hear something.

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Roger McGough

Roger McGough, born November 9th 1937, is a Liverpudlian poet who first gained recognition in the sixties as part of the "Mersey Sound" group of poets. He formed Scaffold with Mike McGear and John Gorman, who had a number one hit in 1968 with Lily The Pink. He was also involved in the film Yellow Submarine, and in the Beatles spoof, All You Need Is Cash, documenting the life of imaginary band The Rutles. In 1978 Roger released a musical version of his popular 1967 book, Summer With Monika.

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Red Sky Coven

Red Sky Coven came into existence one rainy night in Bradford, Yorkshire, England and consist of Justin Sullivan from New Model Army, multi talented artist Joolz, Folk singer Rev Hammer and Brett Selby. Theirs is a very creative mix between music, poetry and cabaret. http://www.newmodelarmy.org/News_RedSky.htm

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Aidan John Moffat

Aidan John Moffat (born 10 April 1973 in Falkirk, Scotland) is a Scottish vocalist and musician, best known for his work with Malcolm Middleton in the post-folk band, Arab Strap. He also composes a sex and love advice column, "I'm No Expert; with Aidan Moffat" for online magazine The Quietus Moffat was born and raised in Falkirk, Scotland. The first album he bought was Elvis Sings For Kids by Elvis Presley. Whilst at Falkirk High School, he listened to such bands as The Pixies, Dinosaur Jr. and Slint His first ever gig was at age 16, and was David Byrne at the Glasgow Barrowlands in 1989.

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