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Phil Ryan has achieved many things in his life. In September 1991 he successfully helped invent, create and launch the Big Issue magazine. As one half of the original two man team which included the current Editor in Chief and International Chairman - John Bird M.B.E. (Guaranteeing Phil's place in heaven if nothing else). Eighteen months later he returned to his musical roots as lead singer of the Animals in a record breaking 100,000 audience open air concert tour staged in Red Square, Moscow in May 1992 that was shown live by satellite across Europe and the West coast of America. He staged three of his plays across 1993 and 1994 -`I knew Jimi` (Music based) a Drama `Last Train to Arnos Grove` and his award winning production of `the Blessed`. During the late part of 1994 he helped conceive, launch and run the Twelve Bar Club, London's premier acoustic music venue and as M.D went on to win the Time Out - Best Music Venue of the Year award. 1995 found him still running the Twelve Bar, producing various acoustic based artists, regularly appearing on LBC Radio, and writing comedy sketch material for the Theatre Royal Stratford East and the Canal Cafe Theatre. 1996/98 saw him leave the Twelve Bar to undertake some American music concert appearances and complete initial demo work on his first full-length music album. He also found time to complete his first book of short stories and complete workshop trials for his stage musical Storm City at the Theatre Royal Stratford East. 1999/06 saw him continue to tour and also find time to complete four brand new TV pilot sitcoms and stage his second stage musical `Silas Marner` based on the novel by George Eliot (the live theatrical showcase now available on DVD and CD). He's just finished a pilot script for a children's TV series based on his children's book 'the House of Eternal Summer', he's in discussion for a project based on another of his children's books 'mr Noakes' and completed a full length feature film script 'message Ends'. He's also recently finished his first literary thriller 'the Divine Engineer' and is three quarters through his second novel 'the Jericho Effect'. Right now he's formed a new London based band for a forthcoming mini-tour of Germany and completed initial production demos on his new stage musical 'svengali'. there is more. Go look at his website! Why isn't he dead? Luck and regular meals!
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