R.I.P. Protag

On Tuesday morning, February 18th 2014 we lost our great friend Protag to cancer.

Not only was Protag such an integral part of the 1in12 Club over the years, being involved with pretty much EVERY aspect of the building from helping establish the library, working the cafe (both in the Club and at outdoor events), the studio, the PA and gig floor…everything! He helped Means to an End… Fest to exist, with help doing the sound, the cafe, his knowledge, help & expertise to keep things going in the face of chaos and taught me personally a lot about communication & being organised to get MTAE happening.

His kindness was always there despite pressures placed on him from multitudes of people and his sense of humour was dry and second to none His loss will leave a massive hole at the 1in12 but he has worked with us all to develop and learn to work together in a more concensus way, to take responsibilty for our own actions and to do the best we can. Not only was he a massive part of the Club but his presence in creating some great music with THE INSTANT AUTOMATONS, ATV, BLYTHE POWER, ZOUNDS will always be remembered.

He was a great friend, always supportive, kind, egoless, willing to put himself out doing punk gigs on a Monday night in the middle of winter and we will miss him terribly. His legend will remain with the 1in12 Club, with all that knew him and I for one am a happier person to have known and been able to have spent time with him. Rest in Peace Protag. Our thoughts are with Anna, his wife, and his family.

With much love.

Steve, Irena and Isabel (MTAE)

Protag playing live with ZOUNDS in Europe 2005