Keith Flint (born 17 September 1969) is a member of the British hard dance/rave band The Prodigy. Flint was born and raised in Braintree, Essex. In the late 1980s he met the DJ Liam Howlett in a rave club and expressed his appreciation of Howlett's music. Soon after, in 1990, he joined Howlett's new project, The Prodigy. Originally he was only a dancer, but in 1996 he was the vocalist on the hit single Firestarter. The accompanying video showcased Flint's new, punky look. This trend continued with the next Prodigy single Breathe, on which Flint performed the lead vocals.