Neil McLellan is an accomplished producer and programmer who has made significant contributions to the music industry. Currently based in New York City, he serves as the Creative Director of The Lodge, The Station, and The Diner, which are international multi-service production facilities.
McLellan is perhaps best known for his extensive work with Liam Howlett of The Prodigy. He has been co-producing and mixing tracks with Howlett since the release of the band's second album, "Music for the Jilted Generation," which was a critical and commercial success. McLellan's contributions to the album helped to shape the distinctive sound that has become synonymous with The Prodigy's music.
In addition to his production work, McLellan has also collaborated with Howlett as a co-writer on several songs. Their successful partnership has continued over the years, with McLellan playing a key role in the production of subsequent Prodigy albums, including "The Fat of the Land," "Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned," and "Invaders Must Die."
Outside of his work with The Prodigy, McLellan has worked with numerous other artists and bands, both in the studio and in a live performance setting. His skills as a producer and programmer have made him a highly sought-after collaborator, and his contributions to the music industry have been recognized with numerous awards and accolades.
Is multi-instrumentalist (self-taught guitarist, bassist and drummer,and also classically trained as a brass and piano player) producer/songwriter. He has oured with many well-known bands, and written songs and recorded (as vocalist or instrumentalist) for several others.
A chance encounter with Liam Howlett of the Prodigy also saw he working extensively on the album Invaders Must Die, co-writing the single Omen (on which he also sung) and others (also contributing guitar). This led him co-writing and contributing vocals to four songs on the album, The Day Is My Enemy, and contributing guitar and vocals on another album track, and also co-writing a further song due for later release.
Brother Culture is an MC based in Brixton, London. He started his career around 1982 for Jah Revelation Muzik sound system. As part of the Twelve Tribes of Israel Rasta brotherhood, Brother Culture toured in the USA, Jamaica, Caribbean and Canada throughout the 80’s. In the early 90's, he started to MC at London’s Dub Club, in which he made new associations with active UK dub/roots producers such as Adrian Sherwood and Manasseh.
In the mid-90's, the UK dub/roots scene evolved in new sub-genres of music such as drums & bass. Brother Culture proved to his fans that he was able to adapt his unique style to the new emerging scenes and began to collaborate with labels such as Liquid Sound Design.
Since 2000, he continues to travel the world as an established MC artist spreading out the positive message of Jah music. He also continues to record new productions for many producers and bands such as Mungos Hifi, Hammerbass, Roots Garden Label, Dubmatix or Kinyama Sounds. For The Prodigy he has delivered lyrics for 'Thunder' (Invaders Must Die) and 'Resonate' and 'Light Up the Sky' (No Tourists),
In 2010, Brother Culture featured in his first video clip for the track 'Spiritually Equipped' produced by Kinyama Sounds.
Born in Chelmsford, Essex, on October 5, 1971, Kieron M.F. Pepper was responsible for the fat beats during The Prodigy live shows between 1997 - 2007. He also played guitar sometimes on stage. Kieron came from the unsigned British band realtv, which split up later. realtv (yes, always spelt in lower case!) had been going for three years and had become great mates with bands such as The Wildhearts and 3 Colours Red (a band who have befriended Gizz). The first band he was in was Garp, which also failed to attain success. You can see a brief shot of realtv in the video for Anthem by The Wildhearts.
He has done the guitar work for Maxim's single "Carmen Queasy" and some works for Leeroy Thornhill too. He is also the singer, guitarist, and main songwriter for his band Happy Gilmore. Other bands include The Changelings, No Santa, Garp, realtv and Flint.
Other previous side projects: Kieron made remixes for The Jetsons, Bellatrix and Inimenter under the name 'Withano'. With Ginger (Wildhearts) and Alex Kane (Anti Product). He worked on the Clam Abuse "Stop Thinking" album. Later he formed 'Earlandpepper' with Bob (Jacknife Lee, ex-realtv and first Happy Gilmore live keyboards man) and Johnny.
The guitarist (Jimmy 'Fingers' Davies, as seen on Electronic Punks video) left after Firestarter hit number one in the UK 1996. when he was replaced by Gizz Butt from Janus Stark. This was, ironically, because Jim was thought not to "look punk enough"(!) Jimmy joined to live set again in 2002. Jimmy is still used by Liam as the Prodigy's studio guitarist. He has been part of many punk bands like Pitchshifter, Deviant, and PSI and his very own Dead Mans Pants and Victory Pill. He was also playing guitar in Keith's band Flint.
Shahin Badar (born 30 June 1974) is an English award-winning singer songwriter who is probably most famous in Europe and North America for her vocals on "Smack My Bitch Up". Badar was born in Colchester, Essex, England to parents from India and Bangladesh, She spent her formative years growing up in Kuwait, United Arab Emirates.
She played guitar in 4 concerts in Europe with The Prodigy 2001-2002.
At the time she was also the singer for Fifth Amendment, who released their first full-length album titled "FifthAmendment" on September 25, 2000.
Currently Alli is a half of EMPERORS OF ROME a London-based duo, formed in Berlin, playing a dark mix of primitive rock’n’roll and urban folk, conjuring the Velvets, Cohen and the Mary Chain. The duo released their debut single 'Gun Life’ on November 15th 2018.
Emperors of Rome have something of the night about them. Their classic sounding songs summon the spirits of the Velvets’ Sunday Morning and Pale Blue Eyes and the Mary Chain at their Spectre obsessed peak, while Leonard Cohen and Antonio Badalamenti’s Twin Peaks soundtrack hide in the background.
Dom Bouffard (vocals & guitar) and Alli MacInnes (vocals, guitar & drums) met on tour with their former bands, before eloping to Berlin together. Unsure what to do next, and with a new tiny family member, their luck started to change when Dom was hired as a guitarist by Rufus Wainwright and then by Lou Reed. With a new sense of hope, he started to write again and Alli began adding her harmonies and her distinctive untaught guitar and drum parts.
They heard about a practice room they could afford to share in an old disused communist radio station and one cold bright morning they arrived at the city's snowy broken outskirts with their guitars. In a small room steeped in Cold War history, they finished their songs, before venturing out to play in book shops, community cabarets and improvised venues around town, along side novelists, political puppeteers and balkan punk bands.
Finally, they recorded the songs over two weekends of downtime at Hansa Tonstudios in Alexanderplatz. The result is a dark, brooding collection of tales of enchantment and loss, told through a dark lens of primitive rock’n'roll and urban-folk.
Their self-released debut single ‘Gun Life’ is available for pre-order now through iTunes, Amazon and to pre-save on Spotify and will be on sale 15th November.
Samantha Marie Sprackling (born 3 June 1968, Ibadan, Nigeria) known professionally as Saffron, is an English singer-songwriter and the lead singer of the electronica band, Republica, known for their energetic dance beats and Saffron's powerful vocals.
Before joining Republica, Saffron was a member of the electronic music group N-Joi, where she provided backing vocals on their hit single "Anthem" in 1990. Her distinctive voice caught the attention of Republica's founder and guitarist, Johnny Male, who asked her to join his new band in 1994.
With Saffron as their frontwoman, Republica released their self-titled debut album in 1996, which spawned several hit singles, including "Ready to Go" and "Drop Dead Gorgeous." "Ready to Go" was particularly successful, charting in the top 20 in several countries and becoming an anthem for the electronic dance scene. Saffron's dynamic and powerful voice was a key element of the band's success.
Saffron has good connections from 'the rave days' to The Prodigy members and she did the background vocals to "Fuel My Fire".
In 2010, Republica reformed and released a re-recording of their 1996 hit "Ready to Go" on 7 June 2010. She has also worked with Maxim in his solo records.
Thomas Baptiste Morello (born May 30, 1964) is an American guitarist and activist. He is best known for his tenure with the political rock/rap band Rage Against the Machine and then with Audioslave. Morello is currently a touring musician with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. He is also known for his acoustic solo act called The Nightwatchman, and his latest group Street Sweeper Social Club. He is the guitarist for One Man Army track. He has very unique style when he is playing with his quitar. He has said that he tries to make noises like Liam makes with synths. He also gives lots of respect to Liam.
Keith Thornton (born 19 October 1963), better known by his stage name Kool Keith, is an American rapper from The Bronx, New York. A founding member of Ultramagnetic MCs, Kool Keith has recorded prolifically both as a solo artist and in group collaborations. The Ultramagnetic MC's rapper was rapping in Diesel Power and Wake Up Call. You can also spot his lyrics sampled in many other Prodigy tracks like Smack My Bitch Up, Out Of Space, Hyperspeed etc. Kool Keith is one of the biggest idols of Liam Howlett.
For the first and only time Kool Keith joined the band on stage in 10.3.2005 Melbourne to perform the full version of Diesel Power together with Maxim. His surprise visit didn't end there as he returned back for Smack My Bitch Up at the end of which he lay down on stage and repeated his line over and over again.
Crispian Mills (born 18 January 1973 as Crispian John David Boulting; also known as Krishna Kantha das) is the man who is singing in Narayan. Narayan was co-written by Mills and included a vocal performance by him. He is the vocalist in Kula Shaker, but now he's doing his own solo career. Kula Shaker has also played Narayan cover many times in their gigs. In 2009 Kula Shaker released their 3rd album that featured their own version of Narayan. The track "Song of Love/Narayana" on the album incorporates elements from the tracks "Narayan" and "Climbatize", both of which can be found on The Prodigy's The Fat of the Land.
Mills in an interview with a New York journalist stated, "You can sing about things like premature teenage sex, or you can sing about everlasting, universal truth."
Richard Russell (born 18 March 1971) is the owner of British record label XL Recordings. The Prodigy's first record label XL Recordings was founded in 1989 by Russell, Tim Palmer and Nick Halkes (in partnership with Beggars Banquet Records) to release rave and electronic music on 12" vinyl singles. XL enjoyed early success with The Prodigy whose first four albums were released by the label.
In 1993 Halkes left XL. In 1994 Palmer retired from the music business, leaving Russell in sole charge of XL. Russell later broadened the musical horizons of the label whilst maintaining a credo of working with artists he saw as original and inventive. In April 2012, Russell became the youngest ever recipient of the prestigious Strat Award at the Music Week Awards in London. Russell's label, XL Recordings was named Label of the Year at the ceremony.
Nick was one of the founders of leading indie XL Recordings, working with acts such as House of Pain, SL2 and Liquid before taking up a position as a director at EMI and launching the Positiva label in 1993. Nick provided support DJ services on both the Prodigy U.K. Invaders Arena tour (including 2 dates at Wembley) and multiple dates on the European leg of the bands world tour. Nick also contributed two remixes to the project, remixing "Warriors Dance" with Richard Russell as Kicks Like A Mule and remixing "Take Me To The Hospital" with Adam F as Adam F and Horx. He has also credited to co-written "Invaders Must Die".
Multiple Grammy nominated Paul Dugdale is a 36 year old filmmaker based in London. He studied at Central Saint Martins School of Art. As a director, he has been working since 2006. His passion for music and film has led him to write and direct documentaries and concert films for some of the world's biggest artists including; Taylor Swift, Adele, The Rolling Stones, Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Muse, Paul McCartney, Sam Smith, Nicki Minaj, U2 and of course The Prodigy. For The Prodigy he has directed many concert films and live documentaries including full lenght "Worlds on Fire" live DVD. "Take Me To the Hospital" official music video is also directed by him.
UK Music Video Awards nominee 4 times: 2009 ‘The Prodigy’, 2010 ‘The Prodigy’, 2011 ‘Jessie J’, 2012 ‘The Jo Whiley Show’ in ‘Best Live Music Coverage’ category. 2011 he won ‘Best Live Music Coverage’ category in UK Music Video Awards with The Prodigy's "Worlds on Fire".
Stern was born 1965 to a Jewish father of Austrian descent and a British mother. In 1993, he moved to production company Stigma Films where he first directed a promo for The Prodigy. He has done all videos from No Good to Breathe. Their collaboration continued throughout the mid to late 1990s, including two critically acclaimed and award-winning promos in 1996: "Firestarter", which won Best Video in the NME People's Choice Award 1996, and "Breathe", which won Best Video at the MTV Europe Music Awards 1997. in 2009 he returned to the collaboration with The Prodigy directing a new promo "Take Me to the Hospital" but that was later binned. He has also directed videos for the Verve, Madonna and Massive Attack.
Born in 1965, Swedish director for The Prodigy's controversial Smack My Bitch Up video. He start making films in 1986. He used to make commercials before he became famous music video director. He has made more than 250 commercials so far. Smack My Bitch Up video was the breakthough to his career. He received two MTV Video Music Awards for his work. He used to work for Oil Factory Films, he’s been directing music videos for artists like Moby (James Bond Theme and Porcelain), Madonna (Ray Of Light, Music), Cardigans (My Favourite Game), Metallica (Turn The Page), Roxette and many others.
The Prodigy's former manager was born 1956 and passed away on 31st December 2018. Michael Peter Champion drew his attention to the Prodigy when they were looking for a new manager. He was asked by the band to become The Prodigy's manager shortly after 'Charly' was released. Mike, of 'Midi Management' knew the score when it came to managing acts on the then-new acid/rave scene of the late-80's/early-90's. He had already managed top rave act N-Joi, which was founded by his brother. He was also the director of C.S.M.F. Records, until the demise of the label c.1997.
Cornelius 'Con' Murphy was a long time The Prodigy gig security man. His death was announced on The Prodigy's website and in social media posts 13.04.2019. The band said that 'Superman' Con 'always had our backs' and referred to him as the 'greatest loyal friend'. Mr Murphy was said to have died peacefully, surrounded by loved ones at the Thames Hospice in Windsor following a 10-year struggle with myeloma, a common form of blood cancer.
'R.i.P Con. You always had our backs and looked after us for years,you got us out of many sticky situations on tour,you were a truly great man, in fact you were actually Superman - the people that knew you will understand what I'm sayin,' they wrote in the post.
'Above all you were the greatest loyal friend to us all man. We will truly miss you and never forget you brother. Our love goes out to Jayne and family. The Prodigy boys.'
The band also shared a series of pictures of Mr Murphy and Flint, including one of him lifting up Flint as he was surrounded by fans at a gig.
Co-producer of the first two chart singles, recorded in his studios (CWS Studios).
Their first ever manager, Ziggy (aka 'Captain Naughty') managed to get them their first gig at the Labyrinth in East London in 1990. The Prodigy decided to leave Ziggy around the time of Charly. He does get a mention in the credits of Charly.
The female vocalist for 'Music Reach 1/2/3/4', 'Rip Up The Sound System' and 'Ruff In The Jungle Bizness'.
She was in her early teens when she recorded for the Prodigy.
Former Prodigy Road manager Carl Miller was the co-writer for the core of Out Of Space, one of the Prodigy's most famous hits in their Experience days.
The guitarist for the Jilted album. He has never joined the Prodigy on stage for a live show. Lives in Witham, Essex.
The flute-player for Voodoo People and 3 Kilos.