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BIG, BIG thanks to EVERYONE who made #Louder2018 such a great weekend! Sponsors, supporters, volunteers and of course our contributors and audience members! What a blast! We canNOT wait to welcome the people who will make this years just as good. Watch this space!

If you are interested in contributing to Louder 2019, please email jilladam@louderthanwordsfest.com giving details of your work, preferred contact, suggestion of event and (as appropriate) your publisher.

Amy Raphael

Amy Raphael was features editor of both The Face (in its original incarnation) and ELLE…

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Bob Follen

November 2019 marks Bob's 5th year of involvement amongst Louder, as Bob Art Models, the…

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Jonathan Barnbrook

Bio to follow

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Professor Malcolm Garrett

Professor Malcolm Garrett RDI FISTD With offices in London and Manchester, Malcolm Garrett is Creative…

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Professor Martin James

Martin is Professor of Creative and Cultural Industries at Solent University, Southampton and an internationally…

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Ralph Dartford

Ralph Dartford hails from Basildon in Essex, and now lives in West Yorkshire, having got…

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Rankin Roger Jnr

Matthew ‘Ranking Jnr’ Murphy, the son of Ranking Roger, shot to fame the release of ‘Boys…

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Rankin Roger

On 26 March 2019 Ranking Roger died at the age of 56. He had just…

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Rhoda Dakar

Rhoda Dakar began her musical career as lead vocalist with all female 2 Tone band,…

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Paul Hanley

Paul Hanley was the drummer in The Fall from 1980-85 and now plays with Brix…

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John Robb

John Robb is a many-faceted creature. Bassist and singer for post-punk mainstays The Membranes, author, journalist, DJ, publisher…

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Phil Savidge

Phill Savidge is widely credited as one of the main instigators of the Britpop movement…

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Daniel Rachel

Birmingham-born Daniel Rachel is a former musician and award-winning author whose previous works include: Isle…

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Jo Wood

JO WOOD’s career began as a fashion model in the 1970s. She met Rolling Stones…

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Eddie Piller

Eddie Piller was born into an east end mod family in the mid sixties (his…

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Steve Rowland

Designer, Curator, Broadcaster and Author Steve Rowland became hooked on subcultures as the Mod revival…

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Ken McNab

Ken McNab is a lifelong Beatles fan and well-respected journalist with Scotland's Evening Times. He…

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David Tregunna

David Tregunna, Director, IAP Fine Art, represented Gollon for 25 years and is curating the…

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Chris Gollon

Chris Gollon (b.1953, London – d. 2017), a friend of The Skids, enjoyed many solo…

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Matt Everitt

Matt Everitt is no stranger to the music business, signing a record deal in the…

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Dr Kenneth Womack

Dr. Kenneth Womack is Dean of the Wayne D. McMurray School of Humanities and Social…

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Travis Elborough

Described by The Guardian as “one of the country’s finest pop culture historians’, Travis Elborough…

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Mike Roberts

Mike Roberts was born in Liverpool in 1960, studied Painting at Chelsea School of Art…

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Steve Lamacq

STEVE LAMACQ Despite being a man best known for his discovery and championing of new…

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Farran Golding

Farran Golding is a journalist from Wakefield, West Yorkshire whose work focuses on skateboarding culture…

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Craig Oldham

Craig Oldham has been named as one of the most influential designers working in the…

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Celeste Bell

Celeste Bell spent much of her childhood living on a Hare Krishna farm in the…

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Zoë Howe

Writer, artist and musician Zoë Howe is the author of acclaimed music biographies Dayglo: The…

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Thurston and Eva

Thurston Moore is founder of the New York rock band Sonic Youth. He has over…

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Marianne Dissard

Her own desert noir chanson plays effortlessly with contradictions: tender, yet abrasive; melodramatic, but vulnerable;…

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Cathi Unsworth

Cathi Unsworth has written six pop-cultural noir novels: That Old Black Magic, Without The Moon,…

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Jordan Mooney

Icon, muse, catalyst and the most recognisable face of punk, Jordan was described as ‘the…

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Daryl Easlea

DARYL EASLEA, is the co-editor of and contributor to The Supreme Record Company: The Story…

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Eamonn Forde

Eamonn Forde has been writing about all areas of the music business since 2001. He…

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Heath Common

Heath Common is a music journalist, songwriter (Hi4Head records), music publisher (H4H Music), broadcaster and…

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Simon Warner

Simon Warner is an author, journalist and broadcaster with a particular interest in Kerouac and…

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