The Prodigy Members and Some Stats
Liam Howlett from Braintree, Essex. Classically trained pianist
and DJ. Really he IS the Prodigy as the name suggests. History
includes DJ ing for a hip hop act which he became dissolusioned
with because he is white and therefore was not as accepted as the
others. From this he purchased a keyboard with the intention of
making a few songs for a bit of a laugh. The name comes from the
first synthesiser Liam purchased, the MOOG PRODIGY.
Incidentally MOOG have now gone bust!. This keyboard is now
consequently very rare. The first demo Liam produced was an EP
called What Evil Lurks in 1990. This included an early version of
Everybody in The Place. After this came Charly and everyone
knows the rest.
Keith Flint also from Braintree, Essex. Keith is the blond one in
case anybody doesn't know! Keith was a big fan of raving in it's
inception around 1988 and was a regular on the M25 motorway
scene, where he was friendly with Leroy. Together they got to
know Liam through mutual friends who were also ravers. This is
when they decided to form a dance act.
Leeroy Thornhill from Essex. Leroy is the very tall black member
of the group and also the second quietest, behind Liam. As above
Leeroy was a big rave fan and hooked up with Liam through
friends on the 'scene'. Before the boys were to have any impact
though they needed another member, an MC who could be the
front for the music.
MC Maxim Reality, real name Keeti
Palmer. Keeti ( or Maxim! ) was originally an MC for a London
reggae outfit, who presumably sank without trace. Keeti is
recogniseable by his distinctive MC ing and of couse his wicked
Last but not least, is the new live guitarist Gizz Butt. Gizz is the lead character in a British Punk
band called "Janus Stark". He now tours with Prodigy and performs at their live shows doing the
guitar work. Gizz is not the guitarist seen in the Electronic Punks video. That was Jimmy Davies.
Gizz is probably the least known member of the band. He isn't noticed very often, but I think that
his work with Prodigy will definitely make a name for himself.