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Mark Steel

Mark Steel is a stand-up comedian and author. His audio work for the BBC has included The Mark Steel Lectures (on people who have changed history), The Mark Steel Revolutions (on revolutions that changed history) and The Mark Steel Solution (in which he provides off-beat solutions to society's problems).

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Black Flag

Black Flag is an American band formed in 1976 in Hermosa Beach, California, United States, largely the brainchild of Greg Ginn, the guitarist, primary songwriter and sole continuous member through multiple personnel changes. Keith Morris was their original lead singer. He left the band suddenly in 1979 to form the well-known band, Circle Jerks. Ron Reyes was the second singer for the band, but decided to leave the band not too long after. Dez Cadena would be their next singer, but switched to second guitar when they found fourth and final singer Henry Rollins in Washington D.

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Prince Paul

Prince Paul (born Paul Huston) is a legendary DJ and hip hop producer. Prince Paul is known for having a very unorthodox, but mostly well-received sense of humor. Musically, he was one of the driving forces of what was to become known as alternative rap, by using surprising samples and quirky humour. Originally a member of Stetsasonic, he produced De La Soul's 1989 debut album 3 Feet High and Rising (It was on this album that Prince Paul invented the hip hop skit which has a long-standing and pervasive tradition on Hip hop albums to this day).

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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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Nathan Penlington

Nathan Penlington (born in Rhyl, North Wales), is a poet, writer, live literature producer and magician. His work has appeared on stage, in print and on the radio. Nathan Penlington currently performs at venues and festivals across the UK, Europe and the USA, and has shared stages with performers such as John Cooper Clarke, Ricky Gervais and Phill Jupitus. His performances fuse comedy, storytelling and magic with writing that led Robert Newman to describe him as "a natural performer, witty, inventive...

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Listener

Dan Smith (also known as Listener or The Listener) is a Siloam Springs, Arkansas, musician who has created a subgenre of hip-hop he calls "talk music". With the Release of Ozark Empire, Listener began his first Tour of Homes. This consisted almost entirely of traveling from home to home around the United States (and later, a European Tour of Homes) in a grassroots style of touring. He has played in homes, coffee shops, art galleries, empty warehouses, venues, and more. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own food for potluck before or after the show.

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Kevin Eldon

Kevin Eldon is an actor and writer who has been involved in alternative comedy on television and radio throughout the 1990s and 2000s. He is best known as an actor for his performances on Lee and Herring's television programme Fist Of Fun, in which he portrayed the character of Simon Quinlank (and Rod Hull in This Morning With Richard Not Judy). However, he has appeared in many other TV and radio projects.

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