Danbert Nobacon

... was the Burnley–born lead singer of the Leeds–based anarcho–communist band Chumbawamba. He made headlines in 1998 when he jumped onto a table and poured a bucket of ice water over Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott, at the 1998 Brit Awards ceremony. The Telegraph reported that "the soaking appears to have been in protest at the handling of the Liverpool dockers dispute, and a general protest against Labour. Earlier in the evening, the band from Leeds, who have a history of courting controversial publicity, had changed the lyrics of their hit single Tubthumping to: 'New Labour sold out the dockers just like they sold out the rest of us.'"

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