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Peter Blegvad and Andy Partridge | Veda Hille | Lighterthief | The Milk and Honey Band | Monstrance | Jen Olive | Andy Partridge | Pugwash| XTC as The Dukes of Stratosphear

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This doyen of the avant-garde Peter Blegvad, musician, broadcaster, writer and cartoonist teamed up with Andy Partridge to tell the story of Orpheus.

Canadian mistress of invention Veda Hille’s unique songwriting has won her many accolades, most recently a nomination for the 2008 ECHO Songwriting Prize.

Wizard musician and producer Stuart Rowe, ringmaster to a flying circus of musical contributors known as Lighterthief.

Robert White, guitarist/keyboard player with frazzled psychedelic rock band Levitation from 1989 to 1993 was already writing songs for the first album by The Milk & Honey Band as early as 1992.

Monstrance sees ex XTC keyboard player Barry Andrews and Shriekbacks Martyn Barker teaming up with Andy Partridge.

Jen Olive from Albuquerque, New Mexico – otherwise known as The Land of Enchantment, where prehistoric insects and space aliens commingle, the wild winds blow… all that sort of thing… blah blah blah.

XTC hailed as one of the most influencial bands of the 70s, 80s and 90s, Swindons finest were fronted by Andy Partridge. From those early post punk beginnings, Andy has become one of Britains most coveted songwriter

Irelands popsters Pugwash join the Ape label. Giddy a compilation of their Irish only albums was released in Oct 2009.

The 60′s inspired pseudonym under which XTC added that fun element to their already accomplished sound in the hands of legendary producer John Leckie aka Swami Anand Nagara