THE SLR DJ'S

DJ TIM ADAMS

With 25 years experience and the relentless determination to perfect his craft, Tim Adams deservedly holds a place as a very talented and respected DJ - straddling the complex arena of club djing, turntablism, exclusive parties, remixing, music production and radio. He is available to hire.

 

WEBSITE: djtimadams.com

FUNK REVIVAL FACEBOOK PAGE: facebook.com/funkrevival

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twitter: @timser

NEIL GREAVES (GREAVSIE)

My passion for music drew its first breath when Radio Rentals took our TV away. I was 10 years old.

I decided to explore my mother's vast record collection, the bulk of which represented the genres of folk and country. But, hidden in its depths were some real sonic treasures; after a short search, I unearthed Bob Marley’s Burning and the Wailers albums; Donny Hathaway’s Extension Of a Man; and the complete works of Ray Charles and Millie Jackson. Then there were the late nights, trying to tune in to Sunrise, Horizon, Capitol Radio or any other Soul, Funk, Dance or Reggae music shows — few and far between in those days. Greg Edwards and David Rodigan were Gods in my mind.

Mobile and club dj career took off in the 80s with residences abroad and the ministry of sound.

Ive since had happy broadcasting over the last 5 yrs.There is a universe of music out there for us all to enjoy; my goal is is to taste as many of its myriad flavours as is humanly possible.

 

GARY COLLIS

DJG (Gary Collis) is a music junkie... he has been listening to and playing all types of music for many years.

Over the last decade as DJG-4-Sounds with a very smart professional approach together with a high level of service DJG is very busy entertaining in clubs, private functions, weddings and of course on Soul legends Radio.

DJG-4-Sounds is available to hire

Email : collis_g@sky.com

 

DJ JO JO

My love of music started at the tender age of 3, it was the Bay City Rollers back then.

 

My first taste of Disco and Soul music came from listening to the Saturday Night Fever album with my aunt in her bedroom during the late 70`s.

 

That’s when my music collection started growing. I got bought a record player for my 8th birthday and that was it.

 

I`ve always listened to disco, funk, soul, 80`s and of course dance/house music.. and i still do now.

 

Going to soul events in Brighton and Essex..listening to inspirational DJ`s like Paul Clark, Anna Cee, Bob Masters, Les Knott and Neville play some amazing soulful tunes. I thought I can do this.

 

So with a passion for always wanting to be a DJ from ever since I can remember and with a little help from a very good DJ friend that has encouraged me to follow my dream – here I am!!

BOB FISHER

I started getting into music at school and progressed to doing gigs at parties.  One of my main DJ influences was Pete Tong.  I love 80s soul/funk disco / and slow jams from the 60s and 70s.

 

Neil Greaves persuaded me to start on internet radio and I first started on Platinun Grooves Radio and then moved to SLR (Soul Legends Radio) about two and a half years ago. I currently present the Saturday Night Dance Party between the hours of 9pm and 11pm and the Sunday Soul Box between 1pm and 3pm.

 

DANNY PETERS

I played my first record when I was 6 years old, it was one of my brothers.  Music has always played a key role in my life as it was always being played about the house while I was growing up.  My dad was a drummer in a swing band during the war.  I played my first gig when I was 12 years old for a family party and that's when I realised I wanted to become a DJ.  I played my first paid gig when I was 14 years old for a local football club dinner dance £50 back then.  After that I became very busy and relied on my parents to drive me to all my gigs until I passed my test.  I was asked to audition for a local night club in Richmond, Surrey and I got the resident DJ job and did it for many years.  I then stopped to get married and drifted out of the DJ circuit for many years until now where I met a couple of local DJ's in my area and asked me to play at an all-dayer and then it all started again for me and being introduced to David Brace who helped me join Soul Legends Radio.

LIZ MONTGOMERY

Liz "Lizard" Montgomery, broadcasts from a small farm near Houston Texas. Liz enjoys live music and travels frequently to hear bands from the funk, soul, blues and rock genres. Liz enjoys sharing new and favourite tracks from these bands and many more! Tune in on Tuesdays for an energetic and entertaining show!

NICK DAVIES

In terms of music as far back as I can remember I have always loved music and was playing my Mum

and Dads records collection from a early age on my very own second hand record player. It was not soul but rock and roll and crooner’s from a collection of 78’s that I had been given. There was not a day when I did not have some form of musical tune in my head and I always felt that I needed more. So much so that I even pushed my mother into buying a pair of shoes because it came with a copy of Don’t Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John and Kee Kee Dee.

 

My introduction to DJing came in the early 1980’s when I and a school friend use to DJ at his house on two turntables and a collections of vinyl records. We use to pretend we were on the radio and I have had the desire to play records for peoples enjoyment ever since. I was not a blue eyed soul boy in those days but someone who was a metal head and got his enjoyment from bands like Iron Maiden and AC/DC. The conversion to Soul would come much later.

 

It was during this period that I really got heavily in pirate radio station like Radio Caroline and Lazer 558 which I could listen to quite freely as I was living in Kent at the time and they broadcasted from the North Sea. I like the idea of free radio and the fact that they were non-play listed. The DJ just played out of the record box. In 1987, I went to work in London and started to listen to pirate stations like Kiss and JFM who played mainly soul and disco. A light switched on in my head and I knew then that this was not only the music I needed to listen to but also to play; the trouble is it took me 25 years to realise that dream thank to radio Winchcombe.

 

The Crazeology Radio show is not your traditional jazz music show as we like to play music across the spectrum’. The concept arose from the many different radio shows that I have listened to over the years bringing then all together as one.

 

ASIF SHAHEED

I've always been into music but prior to 1978 it was basically chart stuff. Then I heard Evelyn "Champagne" King's Shame and it all fell into place. Been passionate about music ever since, with soul and those of a similar genre being my "weapon of choice".

 

I was approached by LMR to do a show early 2015. Having never done anything like this before I approached it with trepidation and I'm SO glad I gave it a shot. It's just a great fit and has made me realise I know more about music than I ever thought! And landing a slot on SLR has to be my highlight of 2015 and I'm humbled every week by the reaction of listeners. LONG MAY THIS CONTINUE!

 

CHRIS KRECHTING

Chris joins us from Boston periodically for some blues enriched music.  Widely known at the Voodoo Priest of The Skysplitter Sessions, his music is not for the faint of heart!

 

Chris loves his blues and is bringing up his three daughters to listen to it and not that Top 40 junk!!

PAUL MASON

I started right back in the 80s on Pirate Radio and was on a station called Flashback Radio, we only came on air once a week. For a number of years I worked on hospital radio at Whittington Royal Free Hospital which was a great experience.

 

Since then I have worked on Solar Radio as well as other stations.

 

I have now joined Soul Legends Radio and you can find me presenting a Wednesday evening show and alternate Friday night show.

 

SLR have a great team of DJs so come on and tune in and join in the fun and great music!!

 

MARK DOYLE

A little bit about myself, I was born in Camberwell, London but we moved to Peckham soon after where I spent my childhood and youth until the early 80's where we then moved into Kent.

Music has always been a passion of mine starting back in 1977 when I was a young DJ on 'Radio Starline' every Friday from 7/8pm with Mike D (aka Michael Webster).

 

We eventually extended this to a 2 hour show, playing Soul, Funk and Motown - new tunes then!!  As my name was considered unusual I had to find a DJ name I could use because we would broadcast locally namely Clifton Estate armed with just a car battery, transmitter, an Aerial and a tape recorder as we had to record shows then to avoid the authorities.

 

My DJ name then became 'Mark Doyle' after a character in a series at the time called 'The Professionals'.........later to be shortened to MD as it still is today.  Over the years I have been associated with many 'Pirate' radio stations, some of these being:

 

  • South London Radio, London
  • Thames City Radio, Kent
  • Illusion F.M - 1996/2000

 

When Illusion ended I hung up my headphones and the vinyl's only came out for personal use and/or Parties.

In 2011 I was approached by two good friends of mine Scottie EQ and Martin 'The goose' to join them on a station called Fresh, it took me a while to decide to give things another 'go' and I spent just over a year presenting my kind of music with them from 2012-2013.

After leaving I contacted Juice, who were then on the look-out for presenters, as I felt my kind of music was more in sync with their format.

 

I spent about 6 months or so with Juice before they merged with CruiseFM where I stayed for another year or so.

That is when I was contacted by Soul Legend Radio. So here I am now playing the same tunes I did when I first started out although now considered ‘Old Skool’…….but in my mind, the best kind of music and I love them just as much now as I did ‘Back in the Day’!!!! I hope to be playing music for many years to come. And as we say “If it moves funk it“.

 

All the Best….. MD

ALEX WILSON

I started DJ'ing at the age of 16 and have held a passion for music for as long as I can remember. I began doing local youth clubs and friends parties and it has flowed from there. My musical tastes are varied but are based primarily around Soul, Reggae and Dance music.

LES KNOTT

Les started spinning in the late sixties, building a reputation in and around Harlow in Essex.  In 1970 secured a residency at Tiffany’s Harlow where he persuaded the management to set aside a night just for soul/funk music and started building a night which eventually had big names as guests such as Chris Hill, Tom Holland, Robbie Vincent and Chris Brown.

 

Les was instrumental in bringing the ALL DAYER and ALL NIGHTER to the south of England at Tiffany’s Harlow.  There were a string of these events which spread to the rest of the south east during the middle to the late seventies.  In 1979 Les had a regular Friday night spot with Froggy (god bless) at the Royalty in Southgate.

 

 

Guest spots at The Lacy Lady in Ilford, a couple of Caister Soul Weekenders came along and the national soul day at Knebworth, also went on tour with the Fat Larry’s Band around 1980.

 

After leaving Tiffany’s in the early eighty’s Les had residencies at Benny’s in Harlow / Beckets in Ware / The Juicy Duck in Bishops Stortford. Then upped sticks and did a couple of years doing summer seasons in Majorca, Tenerife, mainland Spain and Ibiza.  On returning to the UK Les has had residencies in H2O in Bishops Stortford / Rockies in Royston before retiring in 2005.  Now after doing friends parties and charity disco’s Les has got the BUG again and is doing gigs around the south east.   People he has had the pleasure of working with include: Marvin Gaye (god bless), The Fat Larry’s Band, Shalamar, Al Hudson, The Real Thing, 5 Star, Second Image, Light of the World, Lonnie Liston Smith, Eddie Grant, GQ , Level 42 , Steve Walsh (god bless), The Crusaders, Hot Chocolate, Rose Royce, Stevie Marriot (god bless) .

 

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KILTY K

Once upon a time in a test tube far far away...........

His noodleyness created a Jockey …not the horse type …but the disc type ,,,one that spun vinyl to make sounds.

 

He named him, or she if you prefer (his noodleyness is omni sexual), KILTYK.

After travelling the wilderness of various pubs clubs discothèques and radio stations he finally came to roost on SLR.

 

A vision appeared to KILTYK, the great noodleyness (see omni sexual) said unto him ,,,KiltyK go forth spread the music of the soul (sometimes blues, reggae and R&B) to the masses, as KiltyK sobered, sorry awakened, he knew what he was tasked to do.

 

Join KiltyK as he spreads the gospel right here on SLR (check schedule for details)

 

TERRY CORR & KEN BURRELL

Two's twice as good as one and that's a fact.

 

Soulfly and Mozkito have been spinning the tunes for over 30 years in Belfast.

 

We firmly believe that Belfast is the birthplace of Soul.

 

We join the dots and colour in the soul spectrum playing everything from Tamla to Zapp.

 

 

ANDY H

Whilst I'd always liked funky, soulful music, it was 1974 when I became totally hooked. I 'liberated' a copy of Kool & The Gang's 'Greatest Hits' and was simply mesmerised by the pure funkiness of it all.

 

Since then, I've always loved a good bass line; percussion; Fender Rhodes piano and the good aloud Clavinet.  A 'veteran' of the North West & Midlands 70s & 80s club & all-dayer scene, with venues such as Rafters; Manchester Ritz & Blackpool Mecca being particular favourites, a move into DJ-ing and radio presenting were the logical steps......so here I am, 40+ years down the line and as dedicated as ever!!!!!!

 

My only regrets are never going to Manchester's Haçienda; New York super clubs Paradise Garage & Studio 54 and Caister!

 

PAUL FREEMAN

I started playing records at my parent’s house when my brother had a huge selection of tunes.  I sneaked into his bedroom one day I was off school sick and I would spend ages trying to find  that record sleeve belonging  to  the AWB {the  album cover  had  a  very  distinctive  feature with the letter W  that's the only way I could remember the album}.

 

 The  track I was so keen to play was "Nothing You Can Do" and from that day my love for music continued to grow and my journey continued landing a resident  DJ job in  a club  in Halifax called the Acapulco club.  I then went on to work in Boston  Lincolnshire  at several night clubs and I also do mobile Discos.  My passion is music and this is the place to fit my face SLR RADIO!!

 

 

Work allowing you can catch me Friday mornings between 10am and 1pm and alternate Tuesday nights between 9pm and 11pm.

 

SUE VALENTINE (THE NIGHT OWL)

Where to start ...... I suppose way back when, when I was as young as young can be (946 years ago!! ). Music was everywhere from home to relatives to friends (not much TV in those days lol) and for that I am eternally grateful and also for having an older brother who loved music just as much.

 

 Have always loved music of most genres but the one that has stuck with me throughout is Soul. And as we all know this comes in all sorts (except for liquorice). But we all have that defining moment when something special comes along and that for me was of course what is commonly known as Northern Soul.

 

 Although back at the beginning it was just Soul but a special kind of Soul to all that had the privilege of hearing it. So for anyone who listens to any of my shows, yes it is mainly Northern but not always.

 

Catch me Saturday nights at 9pm through to Midnight!!

 

 

BOB ROBERTSON

I call myself an old git that loves all types of soul music, bought my first piece of vinyl in 1971 and still buying it today.

 

Have been lucky enough to have the opportunity to play my music on Soul Legends Radio. Would happily do it for free, oh I forgot I already do.

 

Don't take yourself seriously because no one else does.

 

 

 

LEONA ANDREWS

My earliest musical memory , was listening to Capital Radio, 1548 AM ..... My passion for the love of music , which holds no Genre barrier, kicked off, with Me buying 10CC's Dreadlock Holiday.... From then on I was influenced By My Dad... Adopting his Love for Jazz... Rare Groove and Soul.... My Brother, played his part in my journey.... His love of music was a different turn, Genre did not concern him, if his ears liked it, that was it lol.... But true to say, his main passion, as is mine, Is Jazz Funk, Soul, Disco and Rare .... Groove. The last but not least... My Mum... She loves Her Motown and Jazz... Not forgetting Her 50's /60's Rock N Roll.... Sh also loves a boogie to all the old classics I Love T Play .....MUSIC HEALS THE SOUL..... MY PASSION I AM NOW ABLE TO SHARE ....

 

 

 

ANDREW TUCKER

Since retirement I got involved with Internet radio due to my love of Soul, Funk, Jazz and Disco.  I try and entice new and current listeners to bend their ears back and hope that through listening to me they discover they like a wider variety of music than they realised.

 

 Taking you back to the dance floors you were on in the 1970s and 1980s with some newer selections mixed in too.

 

 Join me on Fridays between 4pm and 6pm and also look out for the Music Hour Special Shows on a Sunday between 7pm and 8pm.

ANDY RICHARDS

I have been on the music scene as a DJ since the 1970's, but my love of soul sounds comes from listening to Robbie Vincent & Greg Edwards playing smooth jazz and classic soul via Radio London and Capital Radio.

 

 I can play any genre at parties & weddings but being able to play the music I love via SLR is the best.  As my listeners know I have a particular fondness to playing tunes containing a wicked saxophone sound.

 

 Catch me on Mondays at 10pm and alternate Fridays at 11pm.

 

Soul Legends Radio plays a variety of music including, Soul, Funk, Jazz, Funky House, Balearic Chillout, Lounge Vibes, Raggae, Motown, House,

Hip Hop and 70's and 80's. Soul Legends Radio is fully licensed for PRS for Music and PPL Broadcasting Licensing.

 

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With 25 years experience and the relentless determination to perfect his craft, Tim Adams deservedly holds a place as a very talented and respected DJ - straddling the complex arena of club djing, turntablism, exclusive parties, remixing, music production and radio. He is available to hire.

My love of music started at the tender age of 3, it was the Bay City Rollers back then.

I started getting into music at school and progressed to doing gigs at parties.  One of my main DJ influences was Pete Tong.  I love 80s soul/funk disco / and slow jams from the 60s and 70s.

I played my first record when I was 6 years old, it was one of my brothers.  Music has always played a key role in my life as it was always being played about the house while I was growing up.  My dad was a drummer in a swing band during the war.  I played my first gig when I was 12 years old for a family party and that's when I realised I wanted to become a DJ.  I played my first paid gig when I was 14 years old for a local football club dinner dance £50 back then.  After that I became very busy and relied on my parents to drive me to all my gigs until I passed my test.  I was asked to audition for a local night club in Richmond, Surrey and I got the resident DJ job and did it for many years.  I then stopped to get married and drifted out of the DJ circuit for many years until now where I met a couple of local DJ's in my area and asked me to play at an all-dayer and then it all started again for me and being introduced to David Brace who helped me join Soul Legends Radio.

Liz "Lizard" Montgomery, broadcasts from a small farm near Houston Texas. Liz enjoys live music and travels frequently to hear bands from the funk, soul, blues and rock genres. Liz enjoys sharing new and favourite tracks from these bands and many more! Tune in on Tuesdays for an energetic and entertaining show!

In terms of music as far back as I can remember I have always loved music and was playing my Mum

and Dads records collection from a early age on my very own second hand record player. It was not soul but rock and roll and crooner’s from a collection of 78’s that I had been given. There was not a day when I did not have some form of musical tune in my head and I always felt that I needed more. So much so that I even pushed my mother into buying a pair of shoes because it came with a copy of Don’t Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John and Kee Kee Dee.

 

My introduction to DJing came in the early 1980’s when I and a school friend use to DJ at his house on two turntables and a collections of vinyl records. We use to pretend we were on the radio and I have had the desire to play records for peoples enjoyment ever since. I was not a blue eyed soul boy in those days but someone who was a metal head and got his enjoyment from bands like Iron Maiden and AC/DC. The conversion to Soul would come much later.

 

It was during this period that I really got heavily in pirate radio station like Radio Caroline and Lazer 558 which I could listen to quite freely as I was living in Kent at the time and they broadcasted from the North Sea. I like the idea of free radio and the fact that they were non-play listed. The DJ just played out of the record box. In 1987, I went to work in London and started to listen to pirate stations like Kiss and JFM who played mainly soul and disco. A light switched on in my head and I knew then that this was not only the music I needed to listen to but also to play; the trouble is it took me 25 years to realise that dream thank to radio Winchcombe.

 

The Crazeology Radio show is not your traditional jazz music show as we like to play music across the spectrum’. The concept arose from the many different radio shows that I have listened to over the years bringing then all together as one.

 

I've always been into music but prior to 1978 it was basically chart stuff. Then I heard Evelyn "Champagne" King's Shame and it all fell into place. Been passionate about music ever since, with soul and those of a similar genre being my "weapon of choice".

 

I was approached by LMR to do a show early 2015. Having never done anything like this before I approached it with trepidation and I'm SO glad I gave it a shot. It's just a great fit and has made me realise I know more about music than I ever thought! And landing a slot on SLR has to be my highlight of 2015 and I'm humbled every week by the reaction of listeners. LONG MAY THIS CONTINUE!

 

Chris joins us from Boston periodically for some blues enriched music.  Widely known at the Voodoo Priest of The Skysplitter Sessions, his music is not for the faint of heart!

I started right back in the 80s on Pirate Radio and was on a station called Flashback Radio, we only came on air once a week. For a number of years I worked on hospital radio at Whittington Royal Free Hospital which was a great experience.

 

Since then I have worked on Solar Radio as well as other stations.

 

I have now joined Soul Legends Radio and you can find me presenting a Wednesday evening show and alternate Friday night show.

 

SLR have a great team of DJs so come on and tune in and join in the fun and great music!!

 

A little bit about myself, I was born in Camberwell, London but we moved to Peckham soon after where I spent my childhood and youth until the early 80's where we then moved into Kent.

Music has always been a passion of mine starting back in 1977 when I was a young DJ on 'Radio Starline' every Friday from 7/8pm with Mike D (aka Michael Webster).

 

We eventually extended this to a 2 hour show, playing Soul, Funk and Motown - new tunes then!!  As my name was considered unusual I had to find a DJ name I could use because we would broadcast locally namely Clifton Estate armed with just a car battery, transmitter, an Aerial and a tape recorder as we had to record shows then to avoid the authorities.

 

My DJ name then became 'Mark Doyle' after a character in a series at the time called 'The Professionals'.........later to be shortened to MD as it still is today.  Over the years I have been associated with many 'Pirate' radio stations, some of these being:

 

  • South London Radio, London
  • Thames City Radio, Kent
  • Illusion F.M - 1996/2000

 

When Illusion ended I hung up my headphones and the vinyl's only came out for personal use and/or Parties.

In 2011 I was approached by two good friends of mine Scottie EQ and Martin 'The goose' to join them on a station called Fresh, it took me a while to decide to give things another 'go' and I spent just over a year presenting my kind of music with them from 2012-2013.

After leaving I contacted Juice, who were then on the look-out for presenters, as I felt my kind of music was more in sync with their format.

 

I spent about 6 months or so with Juice before they merged with CruiseFM where I stayed for another year or so.

That is when I was contacted by Soul Legend Radio. So here I am now playing the same tunes I did when I first started out although now considered ‘Old Skool’…….but in my mind, the best kind of music and I love them just as much now as I did ‘Back in the Day’!!!! I hope to be playing music for many years to come. And as we say “If it moves funk it“.

 

All the Best….. MD

I started DJ'ing at the age of 16 and have held a passion for music for as long as I can remember. I began doing local youth clubs and friends parties and it has flowed from there. My musical tastes are varied but are based primarily around Soul, Reggae and Dance music.

Les started spinning in the late sixties, building a reputation in and around Harlow in Essex.  In 1970 secured a residency at Tiffany’s Harlow where he persuaded the management to set aside a night just for soul/funk music and started building a night which eventually had big names as guests such as Chris Hill, Tom Holland, Robbie Vincent and Chris Brown.

Once upon a time in a test tube far far away...........

His noodleyness created a Jockey …not the horse type …but the disc type ,,,one that spun vinyl to make sounds.

 

He named him, or she if you prefer (his noodleyness is omni sexual), KILTYK.

After travelling the wilderness of various pubs clubs discothèques and radio stations he finally came to roost on SLR.

 

A vision appeared to KILTYK, the great noodleyness (see omni sexual) said unto him ,,,KiltyK go forth spread the music of the soul (sometimes blues, reggae and R&B) to the masses, as KiltyK sobered, sorry awakened, he knew what he was tasked to do.

 

Join KiltyK as he spreads the gospel right here on SLR (check schedule for details)

 

Two's twice as good as one and that's a fact.

I have been on the music scene as a DJ since the 1970's, but my love of soul sounds comes from listening to Robbie Vincent & Greg Edwards playing smooth jazz and classic soul via Radio London and Capital Radio.

 

 I can play any genre at parties & weddings but being able to play the music I love via SLR is the best.  As my listeners know I have a particular fondness to playing tunes containing a wicked saxophone sound.

 

 Catch me on Mondays at 10pm and alternate Fridays at 11pm.

 

Since retirement I got involved with Internet radio due to my love of Soul, Funk, Jazz and Disco.  I try and entice new and current listeners to bend their ears back and hope that through listening to me they discover they like a wider variety of music than they realised.

 

 Taking you back to the dance floors you were on in the 1970s and 1980s with some newer selections mixed in too.

 

 Join me on Fridays between 4pm and 6pm and also look out for the Music Hour Special Shows on a Sunday between 7pm and 8pm.

My earliest musical memory , was listening to Capital Radio, 1548 AM ..... My passion for the love of music , which holds no Genre barrier, kicked off, with Me buying 10CC's Dreadlock Holiday.... From then on I was influenced By My Dad... Adopting his Love for Jazz... Rare Groove and Soul.... My Brother, played his part in my journey.... His love of music was a different turn, Genre did not concern him, if his ears liked it, that was it lol.... But true to say, his main passion, as is mine, Is Jazz Funk, Soul, Disco and Rare .... Groove. The last but not least... My Mum... She loves Her Motown and Jazz... Not forgetting Her 50's /60's Rock N Roll.... Sh also loves a boogie to all the old classics I Love T Play .....MUSIC HEALS THE SOUL..... MY PASSION I AM NOW ABLE TO SHARE ....

 

 

 

I call myself an old git that loves all types of soul music, bought my first piece of vinyl in 1971 and still buying it today.

 

Have been lucky enough to have the opportunity to play my music on Soul Legends Radio. Would happily do it for free, oh I forgot I already do.

 

Don't take yourself seriously because no one else does.

 

 

 

Where to start ...... I suppose way back when, when I was as young as young can be (946 years ago!! ). Music was everywhere from home to relatives to friends (not much TV in those days lol) and for that I am eternally grateful and also for having an older brother who loved music just as much.

 

 Have always loved music of most genres but the one that has stuck with me throughout is Soul. And as we all know this comes in all sorts (except for liquorice). But we all have that defining moment when something special comes along and that for me was of course what is commonly known as Northern Soul.

 

 Although back at the beginning it was just Soul but a special kind of Soul to all that had the privilege of hearing it. So for anyone who listens to any of my shows, yes it is mainly Northern but not always.

 

Catch me Saturday nights at 9pm through to Midnight!!

 

 

Whilst I'd always liked funky, soulful music, it was 1974 when I became totally hooked. I 'liberated' a copy of Kool & The Gang's 'Greatest Hits' and was simply mesmerised by the pure funkiness of it all.

 

Since then, I've always loved a good bass line; percussion; Fender Rhodes piano and the good aloud Clavinet.  A 'veteran' of the North West & Midlands 70s & 80s club & all-dayer scene, with venues such as Rafters; Manchester Ritz & Blackpool Mecca being particular favourites, a move into DJ-ing and radio presenting were the logical steps......so here I am, 40+ years down the line and as dedicated as ever!!!!!!

 

My only regrets are never going to Manchester's Haçienda; New York super clubs Paradise Garage & Studio 54 and Caister!

 

I started playing records at my parent’s house when my brother had a huge selection of tunes.  I sneaked into his bedroom one day I was off school sick and I would spend ages trying to find  that record sleeve belonging  to  the AWB {the  album cover  had  a  very  distinctive  feature with the letter W  that's the only way I could remember the album}.

 

 The  track I was so keen to play was "Nothing You Can Do" and from that day my love for music continued to grow and my journey continued landing a resident  DJ job in  a club  in Halifax called the Acapulco club.  I then went on to work in Boston  Lincolnshire  at several night clubs and I also do mobile Discos.  My passion is music and this is the place to fit my face SLR RADIO!!

 

 

Work allowing you can catch me Friday mornings between 10am and 1pm and alternate Tuesday nights between 9pm and 11pm.