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Chris "Monkey Boy" Rider - Committee Member

Age – 27

What is your favourite type of music & favourite band? – Anything

Do you play in a band? – Yes, I play the drums in Beat Express. I also tutored on the Create This! music course.

What does Shut Up and Listen! mean to you? – To help other people to know that I have loads of different qualities and I even though I’m a bit strange I can do more than you think.

What do you lie most about being on the Shut Up and Listen! committee? – Being part of something new. Free Biscuits!

My Band
Beat Express – www.myspace.com/beatexpressuk

Luc Eisenbarth - Committee Member

Age – 19

Favourite type of music & favourite band – Rock Music & Beat Express

Do you play in a band? – I play guitar and sing in Zombie Crash

Have you DJ’d before? – I DJ’d at the Liberty festival in 2007 & i’m looking forward to doing it again

What does Shut Up and Listen mean to you? – Playing music, the best music, running our own project. Everyone on the committee is really cool and nice.

What do you like most about being on the Shut Up and Listen Committee? – Listening to music and making decisions about our own music.

Any thing else you would like to say? – Carousel is really good! We practice hard, we work hard but it’s ok as the band are really nice!

My Band
Zombie Crash – www.myspace.com/zombiecrashrock

DJ Jay Jay - Committee Member

Age – 29

Favourite type of music & favourite band? – Phil Collins, Pete Tong, Mike and the Mechanics, DJ Tiesto, Armin Van Buuren

Have you DJ’d before? – Yes, I have at the Blue Camel Club in Brighton loads of times. I do mobile DJing at parties. I’ve done Hospital Radio at Radio DGH. I’ve done work experience at Southern FM. I did a media course at BBC Southern Counties in Brighton… and I love DJing and I love training other people to DJ!

What does Shut Up and Listen mean to you? – To get people to listen to different bands tracks & to sit down and enjoy the bands – bands with people with learning disabilities.

What do you like about being on the Shut Up and Listen! committee? – It’s very good. It’s given me a chance to give others media experience.

Anything else you’d like to say? – Carousel organisation is really good as it gives people a chance to do things they have never done before. It gives them opportunities like being a resident DJ.

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Francis Manning - Committee member

Age – 25

Favourite type of music – I’m a big fan of rock music, Dire Straits, Nirvana, Muse

Do you play in a band? – I don’t play and instrument, but I sing and I rap. I also am a graduate of Carousel’s DJ training course, I have DJed at the Blue Camel Club.

What does Shut up and Listen mean to you? – I like making things up. I like being in the studio. I like joking about and doing different accents.

What do you like about being in the committee?-I like giving new ideas and meeting new people

Anything else you’d like to add? – I hope that doing a project like Shut up and Listen will help influence people like the government – to show them what we can do!

Ryan O'Donovan - Committee Member

Age – 20

Favourite type of music – Heavy Metal

Do you play in a band? – Beat Express (guitarist and backing vocalist) and Zombie Crash (lead guitar/bass and vocals)

What does Shut Up and Listen mean to you? – The chance for all kinds of music from learning disabled people to be demonstrated, as well as my own, to those people who have yet to discover their talent… or haven’t learned enough of it yet.

What do you like most about being on the Shut Up and Listen Committee? – Being able to assist an organisation (that made me into a heavy musician) in spreading their influences across the media.

Anything else you would like to say? – With a radio show like what we’re doing, we guarantee awesome talent from all learning disabled artists/DJs whose music is played. This organisation turned me into a heavy hardcore performer, so this is what I do for them in return. And if I’m not convincing anyone with words then just wait, ‘cause I’ll soon be out… to rock out.

My Bands
Beat Express – www.myspace.com/beatexpressuk
Zombie Crash – www.myspace.com/zombiecrashrock
Solo – www.myspace.com/ryano39donovanmusic

Jacob Fitter - Committee member

Age – 21

Favourite kind of music – I like classical music, I also like Green Day and I like parody music like Weird Al Yankovic. I like to check out youtube for music in general

Do you play any instruments? – I play keyboard and guitar

What does Shut up and Listen mean to you? – Shut up and Listen means – not talking and listening to someone else. Or, in this case listening to us on the radio. Because, we’ve got important things to say.

What do you like about being in the Committee? – I like doing the news on the radio show, I try to bring a comedy element to the show.

Anything else you’d like to add? – I hope in the future that I can get a presenting job on a big radio show like the BBC because I have lots of things to say!