Kathy Clugston is a familiar voice on BBC Radio 4, 4 Extra and World Service. She has presented Pick of the Week and a documentary, The Neglected Sense, about anosmia (she has no sense of smell). She has also written a book and co-written a stage musical. She has appeared several times before in Charlbury as a guest of the Four Wordsmen and the Speakeasy at The Shed, and is delighted to be back for more adventures in poetry.
Alan Fraser grew up in the town that put codebreakers in huts and gave Hendrix his amplifier (it begins with a B). Has for 30 stubborn years believed that you can live the jazz life on the edge of the Cotswolds (not always successfully!). Has recently fallen in love with a 1935 Buescher saxophone (but still toots the trumpet).
Shannon Harris is a beginner trumpet player and sometime pianist and a great lover of obscure words, podcasts and lemon trees. He sailed the Atlantic in his misspent youth and several years later fulfilled a long standing ambition to get an inappropriate part of his anatomy to appear in Hello! Magazine.