Jim Sclavunos is a performer and a composer, serving as a multi-instrumentalist musician, writer, and producer for several bands including Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. As a member of Teenage Jesus and the Jerks as well as 8 Eyed Spy, Sclavunos was an important participant in the New York No Wave movement of the 1970s. Sclavunos performed alongside Pat Irwin, Trude Kobe, Martha Swetzoff, and Julia Heyward as T-Venus at The Kitchen's 1984 performance series Almost Dance.