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A podcast about creative people and their lives. Each week our host Craig Parkinson sits down for a chat with an actor, musician, artist, writer, chef, DJ or other creative soul to discuss what makes them tick. Sometimes heartbreaking, often hilarious, always insightful. New episodes every Thursday morning. Follow @twoshotpod on socials. Subscribe and then rate and review on itunes.

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#TSP114 - Steven Kavuma

#TSP114 - Steven Kavuma

2020-02-2101:55:11

What's happening TSP mates. Happy Friday! It's nearly the weekend. Sorry this one's a day late. We've been mad busy recording new episodes for ya. This one is hot off the press. We've literally just had a lovely sit down with Steven Kavuma. Steven is a writer, director, activist and creator of the diversity school initiative. We met Steven at Native Bankside in London, who were kind enough to give us a room to record in for a couple of days. We talked about Swansea, fitting in, friendships (or lack thereof), being heard, finding your voice, becoming the clown, and loads, loads more. This is episode 114 of the Two Shot Podcast with Steven Kavuma. Get in touch... Facebook- search 'Two Shot Podcast'  Twitter- @twoshotpod  Instagram- @twoshotpod  If you've enjoyed listening then please click through to https://www.patreon.com/twoshotpod to make a donation to the running costs of the show. You'll get bonus pictures, video and audio in return. Nice one. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
#TSP113 - Clint Boon

#TSP113 - Clint Boon

2020-02-1301:18:08

Happy Thursday or whatever day it is when you're reading this. It's Two Shot Podcast time. This week our guest is Clint Boon. Clint is a bit of an institution in the North West. He's a making-money-from-more-than-one-means cat, spending his time flitting between being a musician, DJ, radio host, parent, teacher and all round creative type. Hailing from Oldham, he came to prominence with 'The Inspiral Carpets' before forming his own musical outfit 'The Clint Boon Experience'. We caught up with Clint at Manchester's Native apartments housed inside Cultureplex. Clint had a normal brew and Craig had something with white pine needles in it and we all got down to having a proper chat. We cover home-schooling, encouraging individuality, growing up in Shaw, getting caned, 60s blizzards and absolutely loads more. This is episode 113 of the Two Shot Podcast with Clint Boon. Parish Notices - We've recently switched over our podcast provider services to Acast so you might hear some adverts in the podcast in future. Hope that doesn't do your head in too much. You can always skip em ey. Any feedback, please let us know on twitter or instagram. We'd love to hear your thoughts. Also we've just got a new camera so watch the vid and pic quality rise exponentially 🤞 . Gonna try and make the Patreon extra fly and think of some other cool things to do on there. HMU with ideas - Griff TSP Get in touch... Facebook- search 'Two Shot Podcast'  Twitter- @twoshotpod  Instagram- @twoshotpod  If you've enjoyed listening then please click through to https://www.patreon.com/twoshotpod to make a donation to the running costs of the show. You'll get bonus pictures, video and audio in return. Nice one. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
#TSP112 - Gary Usher

#TSP112 - Gary Usher

2020-02-0602:13:10

Ey up. It's the Two Shot Podcast here. We've got another episode for you today. It's a wonderful chat with chef Gary Usher. Gary's story is brilliant and inspiring. He's dead, dead honest about his own insecurities and flaws and he's reached a stage in his professional career where he feels he doesn't have to pull his punches anymore. As the culinary and crowdfunding mastermind behind a clutch of amazing bistros in the North of England, Gary is a grafter. He fell into a career in food and has made it his life's work and passion. In this episode, he and Craig talk brisket chilli, changing the toxic atmosphere in kitchens, Ibiza, Italian restaurants, bullies and loads, loads more.  This is episode 112 of the Two Shot Podcast with Gary Usher. Go and eat at his restaurant. You'll buzz your head off. Get in touch... Facebook- search 'Two Shot Podcast'  Twitter- @twoshotpod  Instagram- @twoshotpod  If you've enjoyed listening then please click through to https://www.patreon.com/twoshotpod to make a donation to the running costs of the show. You'll get bonus pictures, video and audio in return. Nice one. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
#TSP111 - Sooz Kempner

#TSP111 - Sooz Kempner

2020-01-3001:05:32

Hello listener mates. What’s happening with you this week? We’re nearly ready to go with some new recordings. Hitting up Manchester next week all being well so expect some more Northness on the podcast in the next few weeks. This week though, we bring you a chat with standup comedian and twitter legend Sooz Kempner. She and Craig talk receiving compliments, trying out for music schools, buying Segas and dressage horses, not listening to what parents say, necessary estrangement, Christina Aguilera, twitter and loads, loads more. Sooz is an absolute boss, she’s done a lot, seen a lot and been through a lot. She’s a grafter and her perseveranceand is completely inspirational. Go and follow her on twitter @SoozUK and keep an eye out for new shows coming up. You won’t be disappointed. This is episode 111 of the Two Shot Podcast with the wonderful Sooz Kempner. Get in touch... Facebook- search 'Two Shot Podcast'  Twitter- @twoshotpod  Instagram- @twoshotpod  If you've enjoyed listening then please click through to https://www.patreon.com/twoshotpod to make a donation to the running costs of the show. You'll get bonus pictures, video and audio in return. Nice one. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
#TSP110 - Ruth Bradley

#TSP110 - Ruth Bradley

2020-01-2201:02:48

Greetings pals. How are you keeping? Hope January is treating you all well thus far.We're back with a lovely episode in the company of Ruth Bradley. Ruth's been in tons of stuff you'll know. Primeval, Humans, Pursuit, Grabbers, Guilt, Rebellion and loads and loads more. We met her just before Christmas in Soho. We all got a brew, she got a scone, and we got down to it. We talked Dublin, living behind settees, being pregnant and a bunch of other stuff.This is episode 110 of the Two Shot Podcast with Ruth Bradley. X Get in touch... Facebook- search 'Two Shot Podcast'  Twitter- @twoshotpod  Instagram- @twoshotpod  If you've enjoyed listening then please click through to https://www.patreon.com/twoshotpod to make a donation to the running costs of the show. You'll get bonus pictures, video and audio in return. Nice one. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Hiyer mates. Welcome to the future. Hope you're well. We're gonna be bringing you loads more two shot podcasts this year and we're opening our account with  Simon Neil. Hailing from the West Coast of Scotland, Simon is songwriter, vocalist and guitarist in Biffy Clyro, who he's been making music with for the best part of twenty years, alongside brothers Ben and Jim Johnston. Si is a diamond. His measured demeanour and lilting Ayrshire tone are magnetic. He and Craig talk transcendental meditation, boozing, tour life, processes, Guns n Roses, social media and filtering. We hope you'll love listening in.  Get in touch... Facebook- search 'Two Shot Podcast'  Twitter- @twoshotpod  Instagram- @twoshotpod  If you've enjoyed listening then please click through to https://www.patreon.com/twoshotpod to make a donation to the running costs of the show. You'll get bonus pictures, video and audio in return. Nice one. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
#TSP108 - Siobhan Finneran

#TSP108 - Siobhan Finneran

2019-12-1902:03:15

Season's greetings mates. Hope you're all alright. It's our last episode before Christmas and as Craig mentions in the intro, we're going out in style with the total ledge Siobhan Finneran. We met Shiv in Manchester's Cultureplex, got a coffee and got down to it.You'll know her from Downton Abbey, Benidorm, Happy Valley, Clocking Off, Coronation Street and the iconic Rita, Sue and Bob Too. We talked about her sporting prowess, changing attitudes to depictions of sex on screen, Lancashire, being confused by the world of drama and acting, being an imposter and tonnes more. She's an incredible woman with steel and humour in equal measures and we're sure you'll love listening in to this episode. Hope you get a few days of rest and recuperation over the holidays. We'll be back with you in early 2020.TSP XX Get in touch... Facebook- search 'Two Shot Podcast'  Twitter- @twoshotpod  Instagram- @twoshotpod  If you've enjoyed listening then please click through to https://www.patreon.com/twoshotpod to make a donation to the running costs of the show. You'll get bonus pictures, video and audio in return. Nice one. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
#TSP107 - Chris Washington

#TSP107 - Chris Washington

2019-12-1201:48:57

Happy Thursday everyone. Hope you're all well. Hope you all voted correctly (if you're in the UK). This week we haver the pleasure of the company of standup comic Chris Washington. A native of Wigan, Chris has a growing list of accolades and achievements attached to his name. From appearing on big BBC panel TV shows to being scooping the coveted Best Newcomer award at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards. Chris is in the long lineage of Northern comics who turn the mundane into the hilarious and he can certainly spin a yarn. We sat down with Chris in Cultureplex in Manchester and heard how he juggled his job as a postman with the long haul drives to comedy gigs, how Blackpool holds a romantic place in his heart, his drive and passion as a musician, messing about in school, going from 5 to 10 to 20 to an hour, taking Wiganers to Edinburgh and loads, loads more. This is episode 107 of the Two Shot Podcast with Chris Washington.  Get in touch... Facebook- search 'Two Shot Podcast'  Twitter- @twoshotpod  Instagram- @twoshotpod  If you've enjoyed listening then please click through to https://www.patreon.com/twoshotpod to make a donation to the running costs of the show. You'll get bonus pictures, video and audio in return. Nice one. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
#TSP106 - Sophie Thompson

#TSP106 - Sophie Thompson

2019-12-0501:28:20

Hi mates. How's it going? It's December, it's cold outside but we've got a lovely warm episode for you this week. We're back into the swing of things with this week's guest, Sophie Thompson! An Olivier award winner, you'll know Sophie from Four Weddings and A Funeral, Emma, Gosford Park, Harry Potter as well as on the small screen in Eastenders and Corrie as well as hundreds of theatre credits. We sat down with Sophie in the basement of Maison Bertaux and got down to it. We talked ageing parents, parenting, self-preservation, frozen Yorkshire puddings and loads of other stuff. Sophie is a lovely, warm, considered person with a wonderful voice and an even more wonderful laugh. We're sure you'll enjoy this; episode 106 of the Two Shot Podcast with Sophie Thompson. Get in touch... Facebook- search 'Two Shot Podcast'  Twitter- @twoshotpod  Instagram- @twoshotpod  If you've enjoyed listening then please click through to https://www.patreon.com/twoshotpod to make a donation to the running costs of the show. You'll get bonus pictures, video and audio in return. Nice one. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
#TSP105 - Joe Tracini

#TSP105 - Joe Tracini

2019-11-2801:51:05

Hiyer. How are ya? Well we hope. We've been on a sabbatical as Craig has been moving house and getting a load of other life stuff sorted, but we're back and bringing you a weekly dose of TSP conversational goodness. We kick off again with a chat with Joe Tracini. Joe is an actor, magician, presenter and activist who exudes energy and positivity but he's had it pretty tough. Joe talks us through his mental illness, his compulsions, his addiction, his closeness to suicide and the incredible hardships he has come through to be where he is today. We met Joe on a chilly winter's day in Soho. We got a couple of coffee's and got down to it. We'd like to thank Joe for his extraordinary candidness and honesty. It's so brave to talk about what is still so stigmatised with such self-reflection and lack of self-pity. If anyone is affected by the issues raised in this episode there are plenty of people to talk to. If this is you, please talk to one of the following organisations, or search for someone similar in your country or region;https://www.samaritans.orghttps://www.mind.org.ukhttps://www.thecalmzone.netThanks - TSP X Get in touch... Facebook- search 'Two Shot Podcast'  Twitter- @twoshotpod  Instagram- @twoshotpod  If you've enjoyed listening then please click through to https://www.patreon.com/twoshotpod to make a donation to the running costs of the show. You'll get bonus pictures, video and audio in return. Nice one. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
#TSP104 - Art Malik

#TSP104 - Art Malik

2019-10-3101:53:30

How you getting on TSP listeners? I hope you're all well and good this week. We've got a recording of a live show for you this week. A couple of weeks back, we went down to the York Theatre Royal and had a wonderful evening with a bunch of lovely people. The night was opened by Salfordian wordsmith JB Barrington and we've picked a few of his poems to open this episode as well (Listener discretion is advised). If you haven't heard JB's two shot podcast episode go back and search out #TSP059 and hear us have a longer chat with JB in his dining room. It's a belter. After JB had the crowd suitably warm, we welcomed the legendary Art Malik to the stage. You might know Art from The Jewel In The Crown, True Lies, The Living Daylights and loads of other stuff. In this episode he talked us through the highs and lows of his career, he told us how straw boaters went down on his walks to school, he told us about Arnold, about dyslexia, about his Father and Mother and about so much more. He's a wonderful man and a wonderful raconteur, and we're sure you'll enjoy listening in to this live episode of the Two Shot Podcast with the majestic Art Malik. Get in touch... Facebook- search 'Two Shot Podcast'  Twitter- @twoshotpod  Instagram- @twoshotpod  If you've enjoyed listening then please click through to https://www.patreon.com/twoshotpod to make a donation to the running costs of the show. You'll get bonus pictures, video and audio in return. Nice one. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
#TSP103 - Dermot O'Leary

#TSP103 - Dermot O'Leary

2019-10-2401:27:06

What's happening people. It's ya boyz Two Shot Podcast back with a banger. And this week, we have the pleasure of Dermot O'Leary company. You'll know Dermot from just about everywhere; Big Brother, T4, The X-Factor, BBC Radio 2, Soccer Aid and loads, loads more. He's fast becoming the kind of broadcasting institution he references in his anecdotes of life in the corridors of Radio 2. We met Dermot in the basement of Maison Bertaux in Soho and got down to it. You'll hear him and Craig talk about selling his self-published crime fiction novels on his childhood estate, The Howard Cassell performance behind his new People, Just People podcast, Martin Compston: Football Manager, The Smiths, cod roe and chips and so, so much more. Dermot is an incredibly interested human being and his warmth and openness is totally infectious. We loved hanging out with him and we're sure you'll enjoy listening in too. A couple of links that are mentioned in the podcast; The Howard Cassell performance That amazing episode of Desert Island Discs Get in touch... Facebook- search 'Two Shot Podcast'  Twitter- @twoshotpod  Instagram- @twoshotpod  If you've enjoyed listening then please click through to https://www.patreon.com/twoshotpod to make a donation to the running costs of the show. You'll get bonus pictures, video and audio in return. Nice one.   For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
#TSP102 - Rakie Ayola

#TSP102 - Rakie Ayola

2019-10-1701:19:34

Hiyer. How are ya? It's that Two Shot Podcast time of the week again and we've got a right lovely chat for you with the fabbo Rakie Ayola. Rakie is an amazing actor as those who have seen her in the acclaimed On Bear Ridge alongside Rhys Ifans can attest. You may have seen her as Hermione Granger in the West End production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child or way back on Holby City as nurse Kyla Tyson amongst hundreds of other television and stage roles. Rakie has a lovely, warm demeanour but in this chat she tells us of her fiery side and how she isn't afraid to stick up for what's right. She and Craig talk about her childhood desires to live in the Walton's house, what still needs to change in the industry, the implications of having a different surname to your mum, being in rooms when plays are occurring and how brunch time is the perfect time to put the world to rights. This is episode 102 of the Two Shot Podcast with Rakie Ayola. Get tickets for the live show in York on the 18/10/19 - https://www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk/show/the-two-shot-podcast-live/ Get in touch... Facebook- search 'Two Shot Podcast'  Twitter- @twoshotpod  Instagram- @twoshotpod  If you've enjoyed listening then please click through to https://www.patreon.com/twoshotpod to make a donation to the running costs of the show. You'll get bonus pictures, video and audio in return. Nice one. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
#TSP101 - Laurie Kynaston

#TSP101 - Laurie Kynaston

2019-10-1000:53:42

Hi mates. Hope you're all well. It's episode 101 time and our guest this week is Laurie Kynaston. Laurie is a brilliant young actor currently wowing audiences in Florian Zeller's 'The Son' in London's West End. You might also have seen him in Cradle to Grave or alongside previous guest Nicola Coughlan in Derry Girls. We meet Laurie in our favourite Soho haunt Maison Bertaux, got a brew in and got down to it. As Craig mentions in his intro, Laurie is an incredibly centred young actor with a real gift of self-understanding. He and Craig talk of the magic of childhood film-making, the meditative benefits of musical minimalism, growing up in a bucolic Welsh countryside and loads more. It's a lovely episode with a lovely person. We hope you enjoy this episode of the Two Shot Podcast with Laurie Kynaston. Get in touch... Facebook- search 'Two Shot Podcast'  Twitter- @twoshotpod  Instagram- @twoshotpod  If you've enjoyed listening then please click through to https://www.patreon.com/twoshotpod to make a donation to the running costs of the show. You'll get bonus pictures, video and audio in return. Nice one. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
#TSP100 - Martin Compston

#TSP100 - Martin Compston

2019-10-0301:32:25

100 N/O. Not a bad innings that is it? Thanks for joining us this week. It's only our hundredth bloody episode. Thanks a load to everyone who's listened, shared, sponsored, recommended and generally made us feel lovely about the podcast. It's really, really appreciated. On to our guest... It's flipping Martin Compston. We've been talking about sitting down with Martin ever since the very first episode with his Line Of Duty co-star Vicky McClure all that time ago. It seemed very appropriate to mark our hundredth episode with this episode. You'll know Martin from the afore mentioned Line of Duty but also in many other hings including Monarch of the Glen, The Wee Man and Ken Loach's wonderful Sweet Sixteen. It's a proper good chat between mates this one, navigating through the subjects of dance-offs, pub selfy etiquette, mayonnaise revelations and loads more. Thanks again for all the support over the past couple of years and don't forget to keep telling your pals about us. It really helps us grow. This is episode 100 of the Two Shot Podcast, with Martin Compston.  Get in touch... Facebook- search 'Two Shot Podcast'  Twitter- @twoshotpod  Instagram- @twoshotpod  If you've enjoyed listening then please click through to https://www.patreon.com/twoshotpod to make a donation to the running costs of the show. You'll get bonus pictures, video and audio in return. Nice one. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
#TSP099 - Sinead Keenan

#TSP099 - Sinead Keenan

2019-09-2601:33:02

Tonight we’re gonna party like it’s episode 99 (that loosely works doesn’t it??). This week we’re joined by the hilarious Sinead Keenan. You might’ve seen her very recently in ITV’s Deep Water, or in BBC Three’s Being Human. Irish listeners may have seen her in RTE’s Fair City. We sat down with her in Soho and hear about the origins of her potty mouth, her grandparent’s ejection from an am-dram group for unruly behaviour, touching Mother Teresa, being listened to by an audience. Sinead is understated and self-deprecating but wickedly funny and incredibly insightful. You’ll love listening to her. Thanks again for listening and subscribing and telling your pals about the Two Shot Podcast. We really appreciate it. Get in touch... Facebook- search 'Two Shot Podcast'  Twitter- @twoshotpod  Instagram- @twoshotpod  If you've enjoyed listening then please click through to https://www.patreon.com/twoshotpod to make a donation to the running costs of the show. You'll get bonus pictures, video and audio in return. Nice one. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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2019-09-1900:02:34

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#TSP098 - Mark Strong

#TSP098 - Mark Strong

2019-09-1901:10:38

Hiyer. How goes it? Hope you're good this week. We are. We've done a load of podcast recording. And the first one we're gonna share with you is this absolute beaut featuring the incredible voice of actor Mark Strong. You'll know Mark from loads of stuff. You might've seen him very recently in in Sky One's Temple alongside Craig and previous TSP guest Danny Mays. He's been in loads of other stuff including Kingsman, Sherlock Holmes, Shazam, Deep State, Green Lantern, The Imitation Game, RocknRolla, Zero Dark Thirty and loads, loads more. He's a prolifically brilliant actor and a completely wonderful person. He has a calm and considered demeanour with a voice to match, which we're sure you'll thoroughly enjoy listening to. We sat down with Mark in a swank club in Soho and got down to it. He told us of his joy at playing football matches with unorthodox kick-off times, not regretting turning jobs down, punk bands, being without his parents as a youth, the inexact science of making films, amongst tons of other stuff. This is episode ninety eight of the Two Shot Podcast with Mark Strong. Get in touch... Facebook- search 'Two Shot Podcast'  Twitter- @twoshotpod  Instagram- @twoshotpod  If you've enjoyed listening then please click through to https://www.patreon.com/twoshotpod to make a donation to the running costs of the show. You'll get bonus pictures, video and audio in return. Nice one. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
#TSP097 - Lemn Sissay

#TSP097 - Lemn Sissay

2019-09-1201:33:24

Hello Two Shot Podcast listeners. It's that time of the week again where we bring you a slice of chat-based audio loveliness and this week it's the turn of Lancastrian poet, author and Broadcaster Lemn Sissay (OBE). Craig went along on his own to meet Lemn in a hotel in Manchester with his trusty audio recorder and they got into it. Lemn recounts us with tales of his childhood, growing up in the care system, finding his people, anger and loads, loads more. It's a humorous and affecting hour or so and we're really excited to share it with you. The best-selling book that you hear mentioned in the podcast is available right now. Click here to see where you can buy it. This is episode 97 of the Two Shot Podcast with Lemn Sissay. Enjoy. Get in touch... Facebook- search 'Two Shot Podcast'  Twitter- @twoshotpod  Instagram- @twoshotpod  If you've enjoyed listening then please click through to https://www.patreon.com/twoshotpod to make a donation to the running costs of the show. You'll get bonus pictures, video and audio in return. Nice one. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
#TSP096 - Nicola Coughlan

#TSP096 - Nicola Coughlan

2019-09-0501:14:09

What’s the story Two Shot Podcast listeners? We’re here with another podcast. It’s with Derry Girls’ superstar Nicola Coughlan. We met up with Nicola a few weeks ago now; back in the London summer. It was a really lovely afternoon so I think we eschewed our usual brews for a pint each and got down to it. We talk mad tattoos, Basquiat, Derry Girls Murals, Galway, the frustrations of academia and tonnes more. Nicola is class. She’s an absolute whirlwind of tales and she’s mint on social media. Do your feed a favour and go and follow her on twitter. Enough with the waffle. On with the episode. This in number 96 with the absolutely ace Nicola CoughlanGet in touch... Facebook- search 'Two Shot Podcast'  Twitter- @twoshotpod  Instagram- @twoshotpod  If you've enjoyed listening then please click through to https://www.patreon.com/twoshotpod to make a donation to the running costs of the show. You'll get bonus pictures, video and audio in return. Nice one.   For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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Nicola Evans

loved this episode !

Aug 31st
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Haley R.

It's refreshing to hear someone else talking about this BS besides myself. And an actor I admire and have a lot of respect for, at that. Love you, Joe. Thanks for this, guys.

Jul 30th
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Anthony Hoggard

Brilliant interview, from both sides. 2 amazing, down to earth actors, with fascinating stories, and life lessons to share. Can't recommend this enough, to anyone, whether you're in the 'Business' or not.

Jul 19th
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Leticia Paulini

loved it so much! ❤

Feb 28th
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Cover Time

you just can't beat Karl!

Dec 1st
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Cover Time

great podcast well done again!

Dec 1st
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Aaron Davey

Any plans to get Martin Compston on, given your dual links of Soulboy and LoD???

Aug 24th
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18 hi

👏👏

Jun 16th
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Andy Benedict

LL up Luis please

May 31st
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