Mark Thomas is a politically motivated stand up comedian. With a sharp wit and abrasive satire he never fails to amuse. Mark has been a performer since 1985, he has toured the UK and abroad, has made seven series of his own show for Channel 4, worked as a comic, an activist and a writer. He still just about has a regular column in the New Statesman magazine.
Jeremy Hardy (born 17 July 1961) is an English alternative comedian. Born in Aldershot but now living in Streatham, he is known for his socialist politics coupled with a very English delivery. He studied Modern History and Politics at the University of Southampton. Hardy started his stand-up career in the early 1980s, and won the Perrier Comedy Award in 1988 at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He is best known for his radio work, particularly on The News Quiz and his long running series of comic lectures Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation.
Based in Halifax, but a Prince Edward Island-native, Tanya Davis can be often found scribbling thoughts in her notebook at neighbouring cafes. Part poet, part songwriter, all performer, she dabbles in all aspects of art-making. Davis' creativity is as fluid as her sexuality and as eclectic as her work. She writes and loves from the same place - her hopeful heart. Davis' 2006 self-released _Make A List_ garnered 4 nominations for both the PEI and Nova Scotia Music Awards.
Mark Evans is a contestant on the BBC talent search "Your Country Needs You", where Andrew Lloyd Webber is looking for an act to represent the UK in Eurovision 2009. The winner of the show will not only get to represent the country, but ALW will also write their song. Mark also has a musical theatre background and starred as Troy in High School Musical in the West End, and in December/January 08-09 played Prince Charming in a Cinderella pantomime.
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.
Grin may refer to multiple artists.
1) An early 70s American rock band best-known for featuring Nils Lofgren on guitar;
2) An independent alternative rock band based in Chicago, now known as Quasar Wut-Wut. 1) Grin was an early 70s rock group based in the Washington D.C metro area whose debut release came out in 1971 on the CBS/Spindizzy Label. The group featured a 19-year-old prodigal alumni of Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda, MD, that being Nils Lofgren on guitar.
Over the last ten years, bill has established himself as one of the finest working comedians in the country. Be he appearing on Conan O'Brien or Showtime at the Apollo, his style of comedy is able to connect with the audience. Burr grew up in a large family outside of Boston, getting his first laughs imitating his lunatic father. Always putting laughter before his studies, Bill's dreams of pursuing any sort of respectable profession died in the sixth grade.
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.