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Tub Ring

Tub Ring is a Chicago-based rock band. Tub Ring was formed in 1992 by Jason Fields, Kevin Gibson, Chris "Mouse" Blake, Geoff Valker as a high school experimental rock band. After the passing of their manager, Lee Swanson in 1994, the band lineup changed and took form with addition of Keyboard instrument player, Rob Kleiner. Kleiner spent his teenage years following around the band Mr. Bungle. With Kleiner added to the band, Tub Ring adopted a similar sound to that of Mr. Bungle. Mr. Bungle guitarist Trey Spruance took note of Kleiner's passion and creativity and ended up producing their first official full-length album, Drake Equation. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Tub Ring associated with the bands Dog Fashion Disco and Mindless Self Indulgence. Aforementioned musical collaborations include when Rob Kleiner filled in for Mindless Self Indulgence's injured guitarist on the road in 2004 and 2005. On December 10, 2005, Tub Ring came in second place during MTV2's "Dew Circuit Breakout" competition.

Tub Ring performed two songs throughout the competition including "Future Was Free" as well as a cover of Justin Timberlake's "Rock Your Body". On October 17, 2006, it was announced on experimental metal/rock record label The End Records's official website that the band had signed with them; the band released their album, The Great Filter in May 2007. On August 31, 2010, Tub ring released Secret Handshakes. On October 31, 2016 an announcement was made on the Tub Ring Facebook page that they would be releasing a best of album and a brand new EP in May 2017 backed by a Kickstarter campaign. On November 2, the Kickstarter goal had been reached, the band confirmed that they would release a new full-length album instead of an EP; the album, titled A Choice of Catastrophes, was released on September 8, 2017. The band have toured relentlessly over the years and have shared the stage with acts such as: PIGFACE, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, The Birthday Massacre, Estradasphere, Screaming Mechanical Brain, Foxy Shazam, Southcott, Mindless Self Indulgence, Dog Fashion Disco, Framing Hanley, Black Light Burns, Horse the Band, Plain White T's, Kill Hannah, Wesley Willis, more.

Tub Ring are known for their energetic stage shows, purportedly intense enough to result in injury to the performers In January 2008, the band was invited to perform at the Sundance Film Festival as part of a Green Initiative sponsored event. On a tour in 2008, Darren Keen played second guitar, for an impromptu set with Tub Ring in Houston, Texas; that year, while on tour with Mindless Self Indulgence, the band recruited Curtis Rx of Creature Feature to play second guitar for a select portion of dates. The 2010 tour for the album Secret Handshakes included Patrik Windsor on guitar, Sean Motley on drums. Super 8-Bit Brothers 3-2-1 Activate! Edison's Arm Pum The Pastries Deli Meat and the French Eroticas Sex & Violets In 2005, Rob Kleiner released his first solo album, No Eyes. On February 13, 2007, he released his second, latest solo EP, Doctor Sleep, he is a part of video game rock duo Super 8 Bit Brothers. In addition to his solo work, he's one of the main contributing members of Edison's Arm, has scored several films, including Ending The Eternal, the feature documentary Working Class Rock Star, Steve Balderson's films Watch Out as well as Stuck!.

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James Ellis (British politician)

James Ellis was a British Liberal Party politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1885 to 1892. Ellis was born in Glenfield, the son of Joseph Ellis and his wife Hannah Shipley, daughter of John Shipley, he was educated at the schools of the Society of Friends. He was a owner of granite quarries, he was chairman of Leicester School Board. By 1881 Ellis had been elected as Chairman of South Leicestershire Liberal Association He was Liberal candidate for Bosworth at the 1885 general election and was returned as Member of Parliament. On 25 June 1888 he announced he would be standing down at the next election at a meeting of the Bosworth Divisional Liberal Association in Hinckley Ellis was described as a Gladstonian Liberal by inclination, he continued. Ellis married in 1855 Louisa Burgess daughter of Thomas Burgess of Leicestershire. Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by James Ellis