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Huw “Bunf” Bunford is a founding member of Super Furry Animals, a former guitarist for Welsh punk rock band U Thant and currently recording with The Pale Blue Dots, whose demos can be found at The Pale Blue Dots.

Bunf sings lead vocals for Super Furry Animals on the following tracks: Gypsy Space Muffin, Sex, War and Robots, Blue Fruit, The Horn,Back On A Roll, Battersea Odyssey, These Bones, and White Socks/Flip Flops. He also wrote Oi Frango!.

Bunf met Gruff Rhys on the roof of a train in 1990. According to an early interview with the Melody Maker, “It was one of those narrow gauge railways with a steam train. It’s not like it was an InterCity 125.”

Bunf was that rarest of breeds - a teacher who was liked by his pupils. He taught art for two years in a primary school, and for two in a secondary. In an early interview, he told the NME, “I was a soft touch and they knew it. I got on with them better than the teachers, which says something about the mentality. Even my registration class were registerin’ themselves. I was a very bad teacher.”

But when the band began to make waves, Bunf became something of a local hero. When he was arrested for drug possession in 1996, his former pupils scribbled ‘Free Bunf’ on the school walls (he was let off with a fine). And when SFA once played in the area, he took to the stage with the words, ‘School’s out, rock’n’roll’s in!’

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