Meet our team of experienced.........
Riggsy has amassed over 400,000 tracks of rare groove, funk, soul, 80s groove, disco & house in his DJ career. 1978- 1980 Started to play soul, funk & disco around friends houses. 1980 to present doing live events. in and around the UK. 1987 One of the 1st DJs in London to play the new sound from Chicago “ House Music “ @ Hoofers in Kingston. 1987 to present 100s of residencies, including Harpers -Guildford, Vermont Exchange – Cobham, The Theatre Night Club – Wandsworth, The Rhythm Station – Aldershot, Ritzy – Kingston, Legends – Epsom, Hoofers – Kingston, Pals – Hampton Court , Edwards – Wimbledon, Frames - Church Crookham, Park Avenue – Richmond, Club UK- Wandsworth, Options- Kingston, El Devino- Ibiza Radio Stations - Involved with Capital Radio & Kiss FM on their outside events ( The Theatre was voted best London nightclub 3 years running back in the mid 90s as Capital Radios club with Riggsy at the helm) warmed up from Graham Gold Kiss FM & Dave Pearce Radio 1 at a few of their events. Presenter on Ebba FM with Foxy, A1 Radio, Dance UK, the breakfast show host on Soul Central Radio & Zero Radio plus Soul Cruises down the Thames currently deejaying on around 5 a year. Currently. Set up Cyprus Soul in 2022 which has been a highlight in Riggsys career to date and roll on this year.. Riggsy is still gigging around London, home counties & Cyprus each month. DJ highlights 1st person to introduce Take That live on stage for their 1st ever live performance, DJing to 3000 people in Ibiza, opening up Harpers nightclub and playing to the prince of Bruni, The The Theatre nightclub being voted Capital Radios club of the year 3 years running with Riggsy at the helm.. Being asked to warm up for Jamiroquai @ the 02. Previously owned the Disco Shop in the early 90s supplying DJs with equipment & under took a few nightclub installs. I have also owned 2 nightclubs, a lap dancing club plus 8 pubs ( all at the same time ) 10 years ago hence no hair!!!!
I have been Djing since 1983 in local wine bars and clubs and also mobile eventt and presenting At Cyprus .Soul Holiday event since 2022. I have been a soul boy for as long as I can recall will be playing mix of Rrare and unknown tunes , mixed in with some popular floorfillers and the odd new tune, caatch me live on Friday drive time and with The Soul Motion Show every saturday afternoon & Tuesday nights with House Nation
To me music with soul is more than ‘Soul Music’ if a tune moves me, if a song inspires me or if it connects with me emotionally or physically that`s what drives me musically. If I play it… can you sing it… I grew up listening to all types of music but it was Soul that really captured my spirit and has remained with me ever since. If you don’t know me yet love soul music then we already have something in common, my passion lies with Soul, Funk, R&B, Soulful house, and anything that moves me…. Better still anything that moves the crowd!!
Started dj,ing in and around Hastings since 2018 playing Rare Groove Nights which then has led me into radio in 2020, I've been lucky enough to DJ at festivals around the country. I love to share the music, always searching for a track and love a dance
Born and raised in Sudbury, Suffolk, listening to and buying great tunes from the very early 80's to today. Moved to Amsterdam in 1985 for 2-years where I worked in Club Escape helping build and design their state of the art lighting shows. Heading to Australia in 1989 for a 1-year holiday, where, amongst other things, I got a weekend gig at Players Nightclub in Bondi Beach. That years holiday was now over 32-years ago and i'm still here doing the odd live gig here and there, and finally radio beckons. Those that know me will tell you music is my life, in particular anything Jazz, Funk, Soul or Disco.
Kevin hails from Canvey Island in Essex but now broadcasts from his own studio in Scotland.
From the age of 13 he’s been a soul boy at heart. He moved from Canvey Island in Essex at 17 and cut his teeth in the South West of England. He then created his own mobile events, rapidly progressing to clubs across the UK and into Europe.
He plays Nu-Soul, Classic Soul, Jazz, Jazz-funk, Boogie, Latin Jazz, Soulful House & Reggae. In fact, anything that will tickle those rhythm buds.
He has a real hunger for new music from right across our genre so why not join him on The Saturday Morning Cafe here on Soul Music Radio
I was lucky enough to have been born into the original soul family. My mum, dad and 3 older brothers all share a love for Soul Music, singing and dancing.. Being 51 and brought up in the 80's George Benson, Luther and Anita Baker was always getting blasted through the house, along with the likes of Mezzoforte, David Sanborn, Kenny G and The Rippingtons. We all loved our Jazz Funk, we used to dance round the TV Friday nights when Soul Train and Solid Soul was on seeing who could do the best moonwalk(thanks Jeffrey Daniel LOL). My first concert at the age of 13 was George Benson at Edinburgh Playhouse with the family, we met GB back stage as his music brought my brother out of a coma after a horrific motorcycle accident. The whole family would go to soul nights and take over the dancefloor at the Legendary Bobby Jones, where my good friend and dj Bob Jeffries first started. Bob introduced me to Soul Weekenders at the age of 17, my first soul weekender was at Blackpool Cala Gran Holiday Park in Fleetwood, where the likes of Sam Dees, Mary Love Comber, Will Downing, Jean Carne, Gerald Alston and Willie Clayton played. I never looked back, weekenders helped shape my life. I've always been a dancer and then took up singing. I was lead singer in a band called Soul Defanition with my brother Mark, who sang and played drums. I'm also into writing poetry and have written a few of my own songs adapted from poems I wrote. Although music is absolutely everything to me, I never really thought of dj'ing if I'm honest, not because I didn't want to I just didn't think I would be any good and probably best to leave it to the professionals plus I'm more known for being first up and last off the dancefloor LOL. It wasn't until lockdown when a good friend and dj Gary Michael said to me 'why don't you dj with your knowledge you would be awesome' so I thought okay lets give it a go, so I started uploading my mixes to Mixcloud and to my surprise went straight into the Global Neo Soul Charts and was getting amazing feedback which has brought me to here and now been offered my own show on SMR, to say I'm excited is an understatement. I feel blessed and very lucky to be offered this amazing opportunity and I can't wait to get started and play some awesome tunes for you all. Much love, Angie D
Peterborough born and bred I have spent the last 45 years living in Suffolk. My first steps as a wannabe DJ came in '72 at the local Youth Club where I stood in for the resident while he went to the loo, twenty minutes later I was still playing as he had been side tracked and I was hooked.
The Northern scene had just taken off and I went to various All Nighters buying a few records along the way until a brief career in the Merchant Navy took me round the world before I left and found myself here. A different Youth Club, then mobile - doing all the gigs which served as an apprenticeship - followed by residencies before getting married and giving it all up!
Lured back a few years later to play some Old School Soul nights and playing a bit of Northern along the way the offer of internet radio came along in 2013 and I've been there ever since with the occasional Soul Night to keep my hand in.
DJ Fish, a long time friend from here, suggested me for the Northern/Tamla show and here I am. Join me for 'Too Darn Soulful' on Sundays from 3 p.m. where I'll scrape the dust off a few and offer up some background too, I'm no expert but I know what I like and hope you will like it too.
It all started from listening to my Parents Jukebox in the pub ,and joined a band as bass player at 16
Music always been a big part of my life playing in a band to a DJ, from a few years as mobile was thrown in the deep end into a club in 1977 to International status in Europe.rying to keep 2 jobs going I finally turned pro in 1980 and my life was turned to a life playing music. I lived the part of my growing life sampling the finest music in the world and never look back since
I picked up so many genres under my belt from my days listening to great DJ’s Robbie Vincent & Froggy. I was influenced by the best you can find playing & mixing soul, R&B, funk jazz, funk and rare groove to the best of today’s market of 21st century, you never know what I’m going play next.
So please check me out and have a listen to my ‘Elements of Soul’ shows on a Friday & Saturday On Soul Music Radio
Tricksta first began DJing at the tender age of 17, cutting his teeth on Midland’s based pirate radio stations Dance FM & Fantasy FM, before getting his first club booking in 1989. Securing residencies at venues in Birmingham and Wolverhampton soon led to him getting a job his local vinyl store Ruby Red Records where he worked from 1991 to 1995. The route from DJ’ing took him into music production releasing various tracks on independent labels. In 1996 he worked as a label manager and A&R at Cardina Records, a record label that housed over four different labels.
It was 1996 when Tricksta got his first overseas DJ booking in San Francisco before going on to play festivals and clubs in Los Angeles, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Cannes, Amsterdam, Istanbul, Dublin, Stockholm, Munich, Zurich as well as Cardiff, Edinburgh, Manchester, London, and many more. In 1998 he went on to work as A&R/Label Manager for Oracabessa Records, a label owned and run by UB40 members Ali Campbell & Brain Travers.
Tricksta went on to remix and produce tracks for All Saints, UB40, Patra, Ruby Turner, Mr. Vegas and many more, as well as doing guest DJ mixes for various radio stations including BBC 1Xtra and Ministry Of Sound Radio. Tricksta is a not your normal DJ, with a wide eclectic taste in music he has played various genres, and played alongside acts & DJ’s such as 808 State, Gabrielle, Frankie Knuckles, Fabio, KRS One, David Morales, Greg Edwards, Kathy Sledge, Dead Prez, Skepta, Judge Jules, Evelyn Champagne King, Mo Wax Records, Brandon Block, Talib Kweli and many more.
Tricksta currently does his own events Sun Sets and Phunki in Wolverhampton as well as playing regularly at Hockley Social Club in Birmingham, and monthly mixed radio show for Soul Music Radio. Tricksta is a regular at Portugal Soul Weekender and on CJ Carlos’s Boat Parties down the River Thames, as well putting on his own events and playing all over the Midlands. Tricksta’s Mixcloud account has received over 120,000 plays, over 2.5 million minutes listened and he has over 1800 followers.
Hertfordshire boy, born in the very early 70’s, fell in the love with Soul when I first heard “Chic good times” and never looked back from there. Dj’d and compared from the age of 19, in various pubs, clubs & bars always pushing the soul, R&B, funk, soulful garage/house music. Gained some radio experience in the late 90s with a number of London based radio stations before focusing on my business from 2002. Came back having retired in 2019 to continue with my biggest passion beyond my family, music. I currently present 2 shows on SMR, the R&B lounge, 9-11.00 am on a Thursday morning. Here we celebrate R&B music from the 90’s to current day, with a slice of Neo Soul and Afro beats. The show has a feature called “Big up your boss” where you can tell the world on my show what’s great about your boss On Friday between 9-11am I present the Reminisce show. Here we remember classic soul from the 70’s 80’s & 90’s A feature on the show allows our listeners to vote for their Band/Artist of the month. We will dedicate 2 tracks per show to that band/artist with a 30 minute mix in the last show of the month.
A lover of Soul, R&B and Funk from throughout the eras I just love music with groove and a soulful edge. I’ve been DJing since I was 15 and massively into my R&B and Soul music. The last 20 years has flown but but my love for anything soulful, funk and groove laden has just got more intense! My favourite artists range from Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind & Fire, Prince, Michael Jackson, Jamiroquai, Maxwell etc etc all the usuals! I’ve been doing radio bits for a few years and my “R&B Slowdown” podcast on Mixcloud has done well over the last couple of years. Friday nights on Soul Music Radio 7pm to 9pm are gonna been the funkiest and grooviest around!
I've been DJing for about 30 years. Pubs, clubs, mobile, corporate and over the past 5 years radio broadcasting. Bit of a jack of all genres but love house, soulful house, Funk and disco. I have a massive passion for mixing and love playing out to crowds of people. It's a proper buzz watching a dance floor "ave it" when you're spinning the big choons. A GT quote, "If you can't feel it it's not loud enough!" Catch me on soulmusicradio.uk Mondays and Tuesdays 11am-1pm with my Brunch into Lunch Show.
My name is Paul Rochester, AKA DJ Rochie One, a serious music loving connoisseur specialising in Soul, RnB, Jazz Funk, Disco, Boogie, Rare Groove, Smooth Jazz & Gospel who loves collecting, listening to and playing music. My love for music started seriously after leaving school, buying vinyl at a staff discount from CBS Records, my first job after leaving school and then it grew from there. Sometimes being asked to play at house parties in the 80’s and then getting into volunteering in hospital radio for 10 years at Radio Northwick Park as studio manager. Previously on The Soul Of London/Grenada, Saturday's 3-6pm GMT, broadcasting live to the Eastern Caribbean on FM with the London Marathon, 3 hours of famous birthdays/anniversaries, sport and music. Then Sunday’s nights (10pm-12am) playing Soul, Rare Groove, RnB and Slow Jams.
In Lockdown I was doing my own daily breakfast shows (7-10am) on London Soul Radio, an RnB independent artist show on Thesoultrainradio.com Tues/Weds 2-3pm & Thurs 7-8pm GMT, after previously presenting the Grenada Soul Chart. This was particularly rewarding interviewing Eddie Saunders of the New Jersey Connection and RnB singers Erin Stevenson and Mike Decole. In 2021 I was one of the presenters of the Network Soul Chart with Nigel Waymark & Mark O'Connell and 2022 presenting the Smooth Chart Show. I am always looking for the next new challenge. Join me for my Saturday show every Saturday"Soul Food To Go" right here on Soul Music Radio
Peace and Bless the Funk..
My Name is Malcolm Aubrey! I was first introduced to Soul music at a very young age, my father was always playing Jazz, Funk and Soul tunes in the house, and it helped when his brothers were also DJ`s in the States and would send over white labels and imports before they reached the shops over here. I liked what I heard, one of the tunes sent to me from my uncle was Soul Power 74 on a 7" by Maceo and the Macks and it is still one of my favorite tunes in my collection. That is when I decided I wanted to play tunes. My first party I played at was when i was 11 years old and I loved it. I then started playing at a Thursday night youth club and school parties and college disco`s. My first big gig was playing on the island of Rhodes in Greece, only went there for a holiday and ended up playing there on and off for 12 years and loved every minute of it. I had a regular bar and night club playing Jazz, Funk and Soul and I also had my own radio show as well during the day. Being back here in this country I have had the privilege of playing at various events around the country, the one event I look forward to every year is playing at Summer Soulstice - I was invited to play there with an excellent team of DJ`s 6 years ago and love it. My style of music has changed over the years. Now I like playing Soulful House, Latin Beats afro house and anything FUNKY!! My favourite DJ is the one and only Louie Vega.
I am originally from the Glasgow area and moved to Ayrshire in 1974. As a child I would sit enjoying listening to Radio rather watching to much TV and with being at a young age radio was his turning point and that's when he wanted to be involved within the music industry. I have been a DJ for many years covering a wide range of music from nightclubs to cafe bars, to pubs, and done corporate events just to name as well as DJ.ing overseas. work in many areas of the industry include backstage tech crew aiding famous artists and actors to working in retail music stores.. I have also been involved in presnting on Hospital & many other in the past. others. I specialise in many genres of soul within the soul scene, Hopefully you can join me on Soul Music Radio on Sunday evenings from 9pm till 11pm, and Monday and Tuesday afternoons at 1.pm till 3.pm
Started playing on a local radio station in 2019, then moved on to an Internet station. I have been lucky enough to play at some UK festivals. I enjoy all types of music but Hip Hop has a special place for me. Since 2022 i have been involved in curating live music for outdoor events.
Steve , born & raised in Aberdeen, Scotland, started djing doing mobile discos at around 16, but my interest in soul music really took place in the early 70's hearing the early Motown & Stax & then the Philly songs on radio that really got me hooked.
Travelling to the legendary all-dayers at The Highland Room at Blackpool Mecca & Manchester Ritz was, despite the incredibly long journey back in the mid 70's, just increased the thirst to hear more music, despite the geographical disadvantage of staying in the North East Of Scotland.
Djing led to a path in radio, firstly hospital broadcasting then when Aberdeen was awarded it's own licence to broadcast in mid 1981, and knowing already some of the presenters there, started hassling them to get in front of the management. A desire to play soul music on radio & much patience led to the first soul show on Northsound Radio in April 1982 where, through some station idents that were recorded for me, I quickly became known as The Soul Master, which still sticks to this day. Through full time overseas work commitments, I eventually had to leave Northsound in 2012, coinciding with my 30th anniversary with the station, a record which to this day is hard to beat.
It was also at the legendary Southport Weekenders in the very early 90's that Steve first came across Starpoint Radio who did the weekender radio & started doing shows for them at the bi-annual event & across their own weekly schedule.
Since then, and juggling with continued overseas travel, Steve & Starpoint Radio continued being connected one way or another for quite some time & have also previously presented shows on Soul 24/7, BBC Radio Scotland, Soul Café Radio (NYC) & a few others.
Early 2021 saw me move to Soul Groove Radio where I have presented a number of shows, mostly new music based.
That brings me bang up to date in January 2023, ready for the next chapter at Soul Music Radio where I will be presenting a new show called JAZZ, FUNK & SOUL, every Friday night between 9 & 11pm.
I started djing with my brother Steve in late 70,s doing mobiles then realised my genre was Jazz Funk, Soul and Disco. So I started playing at venues on my own , expanded to nightclubs having residential nights all over London etc. I then became involvedl In Radio doin mixes for various djs .I'm still djing now doing Soul,Funk gigs.iplay Jazz Funk Soul and Disco Grooves and old skool house and soulful house.
Angela D N Crowe has a passion for Reggae as a musical genre, particularly embracing Lovers Rock – known as the ‘gentler’ side of reggae with a leaning towards female artists.
Angela has a rich ethnic heritage and having spent her early years in her birthplace, Georgetown, Guyana – eternally connected to the Caribbean islands - she naturally grew up on soul, blues, jazz and of course, reggae including ska and rocksteady.
The love of this style of music was cemented in her dancing years in the 80’s where ‘blues’ parties were taking place in London and the iconic ‘Lovers Rock’ sound was truly born.
Angela .. aka “Selecta Ange” is delighted to present the Reggae Lovers Rock Show to Soul Music Radio where she will share sweet reggae vibes and the wonderful memories evoked with this beautiful style of music..
DJ Blue is considered much of an icon on the music scene.
Music has always been part of his life.
He has presented on various radio stations and has a wealth
Of music knowledge. From an early age he grew up listening to
Soul, Motown, Reggae & Popular music.
DJ Blue is also one half of the music/production team MS1 Project
Alongside his Brother GEO. He has written & produced tracks by the likes
Of Raja Nee, Kim Tavares & Heidi Tann to name a few as well as their own music.
Catch DJ Blue on Soul Music Radio with his show “The Sound Therapy”
On Saturday’s 5pm to 7pm GMT playing R&B, Soul Classics, Jazz & More
When I was 16 and leaving school in 1978 with a passion for music, my uncle invited me along to see his DJ friend playing at The Cafe Royal in regent Street London, From that night I was hooked, watching the Dj & his lights flashing around the room & a full dance floor, I'm saying to myself, I'll have a bit of that & that's where it started.
Got myself a Sound system & deck from my mum's catalogue, remember those days, took me ages to pay for it with my 1st new job, 2 weeks later I'm up & running, bought my first 7" single which Earth Wind & Fire's "September", still a great tune today, spinning the tunes at family & friends parties.
I still have that passion today as I did when I first started all those years ago, did a bit of work on the cruise liners over the years, also spinning the tunes with my music videos old & new in Clubs, Bars, at Weddings, birthday's, corporate events in the UK & abroad, you name it, 40+ years I'm still doing it, also do Karaoke, Played on another soul radio station for two years before taking a break, Busy Busy Busy, I'm now looking forward to getting back on air to spin some great tracks for my listeners on my 1st show "La Dolce Vita" on Thursday 2nd Feb from 5pm till 7pm on Soul Music Radio.
Looking forward to having your company.
When it comes to age it’s only a number though, I will say I am old enough to remember those great jazz funk records coming out, back in the 70’s and 80’s! Born and raised in Essex, I have worked in the radio industry across Essex on FM, DAB and online for most of my adult life as well as I run my own mobile disco for 30 years. I decide a few years ago to take early retirement and concentrate on my radio career. and alongside presenting, I’ve been working away on producing an presenting the Network Soul Chart, which is a Run-down of the bestselling Soul & Soulful that the UK listener is downloading! Each Wednesday at 3pm I will give a rundown of the top 25 and add a few “Breakers” (tracks that could be charting in the Network Soul Chart in weeks to come) right here on Soul Music Radio. So join me Each and every Wednesday afternoon from 3pm for ‘The Network Soul Chart’ right here on Soul Music Radio
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A Soulful House Music Veteran.
Franks’ musical roots go back to the mid 70’s Northern Soul scene, where is love for upbeat soulful music originated. Witnessing first hand the music & the scene evolving through disco, jazz funk and boogie to house.Frank DJ’d throughout that time at various clubs across the North of England including regular spots at Edzy’s Funk Labs in Leeds, Harrogate & Middlesbrough. In the mid-nineties he got involved in record production & distribution including a number of cheeky mash-up bootlegs, record company blags and a few releases on his own imprints Inhouse Recordings, Casa Latido and 4BFour under the FusionInc:Music banner.In 2009 Frank started a weekly show on Pressure Radio with Funky Street (the name of his former record shop) and has been a mainstay on Fridays since then.He has been resident at the Vocal Booth Weekender since 2011 and guests at Soulfusion (Birmingham), Interlaced (London), Tempo (Manchester), Reachin' (Manchester), Country Beat (Shropshire) & Welshfest.In 2018 he was invited to play a regular Sunday slot on 99.9 Emergency FM, reuniting with station owner Edzy (Unique 3). Sadly a great station closed in 2021.2023 joins Soul Music Radio and his first broadcast is on his birthday.
SoulShyne with Mick Fuller
The sound of SoulShyne has been experienced primarily on the South Coast of the UK but has spread across many parts of Europe and beyond. The music is lovingly selected and mixed by resident DJ and SoulShyne founder Mick Fuller and is aimed firmly at a more discerning listener.
During his career, Mick's adaptability and good musical taste have been the secret of his success, taking in many different styles of soul music in all of its various forms, from Rare Groove & Disco through to US Garage & Deep Soulful House. As a guest DJ, he’s also been welcomed everywhere from international house nights like Soul Heaven & Defected in the House to old school hip-hop jams and original soul sessions.
have been a DJ since 1980 and have played in Clubs and Bars to the present day. I play classic /soul/funk/disco/ old school to nu cool Hour 1 - I play a selection of new releases back to back & then i go (In The Mix)…
The year was 1988 and at the tender age of 16, Matthew was at a DJ in a local youth club. The youth club entered him into a DJ competition in which Matthew came first. From this he propelled himself working as a DJ in nightclubs, and ever since this has been Matthew's full time job, he has spun either records, CD's or a digital controller in every city and most major towns throughout the United Kingdom. Catch Matthew for 60 minutes of specially crafted music in the mix, right here at Soul Music Radio every Sat from 11pm.
Well where do we begin. Started of DJing at youth clubs aged 14. Moved onto doing under 18’s Discos and a local social club. From there the sky’s opened. Resident at Alexander’s , Bentleys, Scott’s and the Water mill in Surrey. Footstalls in London. Worked on Pirate radio 1985-86. Went on to the mobile circuit of weddings parties etc etc . Many corporate nights for large companies. All under the banner of my Entertainment company Nightlife. Worked on Ebba FM as presenter and programme controller. Also worked in Kavos Corfu for the summer back in 87. Resident at the Spring in Ewell and the Vermont Exchange in Cobham for 3 years at each venue. A few clubs and pubs along the way around Surrey London and Sussex. Took a break then went into radio in a big way Done 2 years on A1 radio Cheeky radio 1 show on Solar radio 5 years on Starpoint radio Doing the legendary soultrain shows Lovers rock Reggae shows Soulful Sunday Late Night Soul Many boats along the Thames And also Portugal Soul Weekender in 2021 with Jean Carne and Kathy Sledge Cyprus Soul in 2022 And now looking forward to joining Surrey Soul Train for 4 gigs in 2023 a long with Cyprus Soul 2023 gig and many gigs for soul music radio and presenting 3 shows a week on SMR. And a busy diary of private functions along with the Sound Lounge gigs in Sutton So much more in-between.
I always start off with I am not a DJ. I have not grown up DJing at gigs or pubs or clubs or anything like that. Somehow I was invited to ‘present’ a show on a local community station in Essex which gave me the bug for radio broadcasting. Being dragged up in Romford, the birth place of the original Soul Boy, and Perm! While also having an older brother into the scene at the time Jazz funk/Soul was the norm in our house. To be able to present a soul show is a privilege and a pleasure I absolute love. Come and join me every Saturday and Sunday morning 7-9am and I’ll get you out of bed, get you to work or get you home if you had an all nighter. There’s nothing better than any listener messaging and saying ‘haven’t heard this for ages, love it’ or ‘never heard this before what is it’ means we’re doing something right. Come along with me and I’ll bring back the memories of when music was and still is the best and had the fashion to match. You know your in the right place
Born in London but having spent my formative years in Stevenage, I have been a soul boy since the very early eighties (stay press trousers, piped jeans, Pringle Jumper, soul belt and the rest).
I have spent the decades since listening to and discovering the massive spectrum of Soul Music. Listening to radio shows; reading various magazines, such as Blues and Soul and the back of numerous record sleeves; have all fuelled my passion and hunger to discover even more.
I first put my record collection and knowledge to good use at the ripe old age of 40, by buying the necessary equipment and getting on the decks at various parties and fund-raising events, all with a soulful theme.
Soul music is so varied, with many different avenues, but with one main thing for me that makes it soulful is if it literally touches my soul and makes me feel good.
I only made my presenting debut in August 2019, with no previous broadcasting experience and I consider it one of the best things I have ever done as “ I am so privileged to be able to play the music I love, to a radio audience.”
There is nothing complicated or pretentious about me or my shows, I’m only there as a conduit, it’s all about the music not me, so join me for The Soul, The Whole Soul and Nothing But The Soul.
I first got into soul music when I was very young via my sisters playing records on Motown, Stax, Atlantic, etc. in the house and by listening to Mike Raven and then Dave Simmons on the radio regularly during the mid 70s. As we got from the mid to late 70s, my main influences were Robbie Vincent and Greg Edwards whose shows were of course legendary and a key part of soul fans’ weekly listening.
During the 80s Martin Collins and Louie Martin were regulars on local radio (Chiltern) doing soul shows and I became friends with them and in the late 80s and early 90s I did quite a few gigs with Louie.
Following on from that I did some residencies in my hometown of Bedford and surrounding areas but by 2011, I decided to concentrate mainly on doing radio and so I’ve been playing soul music ever since - on my local urban music station (In2Beats)
I also enjoy doing new soulful house mixes from time to time, which can be found on my Podomatic pages.
I am also joining Soul Music Radio as it is building a good following quickly, and is very popular, and some of my DJ friends have also joined. I will be live on Thursday evenings and some weeks it will be new soul and some weeks, oldies.