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Freelance Hellraiser

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Roy Kerr, aka The Freelance Hellraiser, is one of the most respected creators of the UK bootleg scene.

He gained fame with a mash-up called “A Stroke of Genius”, which combined an instrumental edit of The Strokes’ track “Hard To Explain” with Christina Aguilera’s pop hit “Genie in a Bottle”. Freelance Hellraiser went on to remix Aguilera’s single “Fighter”, as well as tracks for Placebo and ex-The Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft.

In 2004 he was commissioned by Paul McCartney to remix some lesser-known McCartney tracks as preshow entertainment for his tour of that year. Those tracks, and several more, have now been released as Twin Freaks.

In 2006 he made his album Waiting for Clearance, featuring such artists as Iain Archer and Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody

His name is Roy, and we used to wear hats with ROY on them at his gigs.

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