Emma Van Duyts
Obi-Wan Kenobi / Queen Bee
AKA: Emizzle Van Dizzle, EVD
My publicity career began in the press department of Warner Bros Records in 1994 under the guidance of PR legend Barbara Charone. I then went onto work for another superb PR - Andy Prevezer.
At WB, I had the privilege of working with some of the biggest and best bands on the planet. From Green Day (Dookie - American Idiot), Linkin Park, Taking Back Sunday (Louder Now) and Glassjaw (Worship and Tribute) to a diverse range of acts such as Jaheim, E-40, The Walkmen, Avenged Sevenfold, Jonathan Richman and many more.
I set up Public City in June 2007 and continue to look after the publicity for many of the awesome bands on our roster such as Deftones, Mastodon, Henry Rollins, Parkway Drive, A Day To Remember and Moose Blood among others.
DODGEBALL, Collecting sneakers, comics, toys and graffiti art prints, hanging with my pets - Nizzle, Milo and MJ, going to shows, watching movies, cooking!
Deftones, Public Enemy, Jane’s Addiction, Mastodon, glassjaw, Prince, N.W.A, 2 Live Crew, A Tribe Called Quest, Taking Back Sunday, The Cure, Parkway Drive, UNKLE, Chromeo, Cypress Hill, Hall and Oates, Ice Cube, Lower Definition, Schoolboy Q, Rival Schools, Faith No More, Stone Temple Pilots, Team Sleep, Black Flag, Snoop Dogg, Head Automatica, De La Soul, Y.B.T, Jeff Buckley, He Is Legend, Against Me!, Phil Collins, Michael MacDonald, Pete Rock and CL Smooth, Quicksand, Will Haven, Kid ‘n Play, DJ Jazzy Jeff And The Fresh Prince, Eric B. And Rakim, Wu-Tang Clan, Bad Rabbits, Q-Tip, Every Time I Die, Otis Redding, Dashboard Confessional, The Notorious B.I.G, Bad Brains, †††, letlive.
Favourite Books/Graphic Novels:
Anything by Tess Gerritsen, Preacher, Watchmen, GTO, 30 Days Of Night, Get in The Van - Henry Rollins, Black Coffee Blues - Henry Rollins and books about graffiti and photography. I also love reading autobiographies.
Back to the Future, Bill and Ted ( Excellent Adventure and Bogus Journey), Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, Ichi the Killer, Heathers, Point Break, New Jack City, Boyz In The Hood, Grandma's Boy, The Wedding Singer, Mr Deeds, The Matrix, CB4, The Goonies, Dodgeball, Akira, Grease, Calamity Jane, Spiderman, Mean Girls, Elf, Big Daddy, Happy Gilmore, Planet of the Apes, The Wedding Crashers, The Notebook, Transformers
Sushi, Tacos, Nandos, In-n-Out, Pie and Mash
Star Talk with Neil Degrasse-Tyson, Hollywood Babble-On with Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman, SWIM with Daniel P. Carter
Adventure Time, He-Man & The Masters of the Universe, Thundercats, Robotech, Battle Of The Planets and pretty much any Manga film or series!
Favourite Quote :
“Be excellent to each other”
Princess of Plugging / Head of National Radio and Television Promo
AKA: H, Hales
After graduating from Manchester University with my degree in Multimedia Journalism, I moved to London where I started work in my plugging career at LD Promotions. My roster included The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Gary Numan, Iron Maiden and Fun Lovin’ Criminals, amongst many others. I also worked a fair few fun events in my time there, including The Brits, Kerrang! Awards and The Q Awards.
After 2 years I moved on to All About Promotions, where I worked with the likes of Paramore, Panic! At The Disco, Reel Big Fish and Gym Class Heroes. After a few years, I made the decision to set up my own national TV and Radio company, joining forces with regional PR company Chuffmedia. After 3 successful years at Chuff, here I am now, rocking out with Public City!
Music (well, obviously) , Psychology, Thai-Boxing , Neuro Linguistic Programming , Travelling (anywhere I haven’t been and back to the old favourites - God bless Ryan Air!)
I like all sorts but I’m a rock girl at heart. Placebo, Green Day and Blink 182 have been consistently at top of the pile. I also love Enter Shikari, The Prodigy, Muse, All American Rejects, Billy Talent, Nine Inch Nails and System of A Down.
Black and White
Favourite Books/Graphic Novels:
Love books with a psychological slant, or based on a true story. The Game is a favourite.
All the usual classics plus a great deal of blood and guts usually works for me. Classics including blood and guts are clearly the best.
Curry and Thai. Preferably cooked for me
Favourite Quote :
Got loads but I always seem to forget them. Like jokes. Guess they cant be THAT good after all?!?
Pad-Wan / Online Press
About me :
Hi I’m Haaris!
I work Print & Online Press under the tutorage of EVD. I also play guitar and backing vocals for The Worldonfire and side project Makehastemyescape.
I have worked with Emma and Public City as an artist for a few years now building up great relationship. In 2013 I was lucky enough to join the PC team in what has been exciting venture working with passionate people.
I love creating music, and you’ll find me most happy in the studio recording/producing or onstage with The Worldonfire. I have a slight obsession with Fender guitars, Fuzz pedals, sketching and art. Friendship, family and honesty are things that keep me smiling.
Deftones, Yourcodenameis:milo, Glassjaw, Nirvana, Biffy Clyro, Jeff Buckley, Kimbra, Lykke Li, Colour, Converge, Themurderofrosaluxemburg, At The Drive In, The Bloodbrothers, The Locust, Them Crooked Vultures, Bon Iver, The Bronx, Buck 65, Circa Survive, Tangled Hair, Crosses, Devil Sold His Soul, Oceansize, Mahumodo, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Bright Eyes, Queens Of The Stone Age, Eagles Of Death Metal, St Vincent, Joanna Newsom, Led Zeppelin, The Who, The Zombies, Radiohead, Million Dead, Billy Talent, Black Peaks, Scholars, Thumpermonkey, Faith No More, Mr Bungle, Primus, Dj Shadow, Skitz, Rodney P, Shield Your Eyes, Unkle, Band of Horses, Blur, Squarepusher, Minus The Bear, The Mars Volta, Charger, NIN, The British Expeditionary Force, Sale On Tomorrow, Dartz, Reuben, Neon Blonde, Past Lives, The Plot to Blow Up the Eiffel Tower, American Football, Test Icicles, Q & Not U
Ari Shaffir's Skeptik Tank - Ari Shaffir, The Monday Morning Podacast - Bill Burr, WTF - Mark Maron, The Joe Rogan Experience- Joe Rogan, The Duncan Trusstle Family hour - Duncan Trusstle, Deathsquad - Brian Redban , The Church Of What's Happening Now - Joey Coco Diaz, The Bertcast - Bert Kreischer,You Made It Weird - Pete Holmes
David Bray, Derek Hess, Dahli
Survivor- Chuck Palahniuk, Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas - Hunter S Thompson, Happy endings - Jim Norton, Amazing Spider-Man, Ancestor - Scott Sigler
Cartoons & Shows:
Adventure Time, Metalocalypse, Maron, Fargo, Game of Thrones, Archer, Home Movies, Dr. Katz, Monkey Dust, South Park, X-Men ,Family Guy.Lost, 30 Rock, Walking Dead, The Wire, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Ideal, Qi, Mock The Week, Battlestar Galactica, Weeds, Top Gear, Louie
Shawshank Redemption, Frank, High Fidelity, Sleepwalk With Me, Scarface, Mr Brooks, Die Hard, Bad Boys 2, The Dirty Dozen ,Pee Wee's Big Adventure, Short Circuit, The Many Faces Of Dr Lao, Batteries Not Included, Flight Of The Navigator, Fight Club, The Italian Job, Calamity Jane, Law Abiding Citizen, Training Day, Rush Hour 1 & 2, Kung Fu Hustle, Kung Pow, Drive, Elf, Superbad, Pineapple Express, Knocked Up.
Most things in the food chain but on a Pizza