John Hegley’s first public performance monies were accrued from busking his songs, initially outside a shoe shop in Hull in the late Seventies. He performed on the streets of London in the early eighties, fronting the Popticians with whom he also recorded two sessions for John Peel. He has since performed his words sung and spoken across the network for BBC radio. He has produced material about dog hair, potatoes and handkerchiefs in a philosophical framework. He is an occasional dancer on stage and page, you might say. He performs regularly around the country in schools, festivals and theatres and is a heavily published author and urgent ukelele player.