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Q1. What first attracted you to Soul Music, is this relevant today?

I always listened to Pirate stations when i was young. I would spend all my wages on new vinyl and was always playing music in my bedroom when i was a young lad. Today if i hear a tune i like i have to make sure i add it to my collection A.S.A.P. I just love great soul music!

Q2. What are your top 5 favourite soul tracks?

Hard to answer but here goes:
Bernard Wright – Who Do You Love
D Train – Keep On
Raw Silk – Just In Time.
George Benson – Love Times Love
Four Tops – Still Waters
And so many more…

Q3. What are your favourite three record labels?

DJ International
Prelude
Street Sounds (Great Compilations)

Q4. Who are your favourite five artists?

Marvin Gaye
Luther Vandross
Temptations
Quincy Jones
Change

Q5. What are your top three soul clubs of all time?

Lyceum – Strand
Goldmine – Canvey Island
Pantiles – Where i was resident for over 10 years

Q6. What radio experience did you have before you joined Solar?

I was with Kiss Fm in the Pirate days: 1985-1989
Then Ii joined Kiss100 when they became legal and presented weekend Breakfast Shows from 1990-1995

Q7. What is/are your main criteria in choosing records for airplay?

Any tune with a good vibe and the need to turn it up loud!

Q8. Why would you recommend Solar to a listener?

Because it has great DJ’s with a great taste in music.

Q9. Which other DJs do you admire and why?

Froggie
Greg Edwards
Robbie Vincent
Jeff Young
Tony Blackburn
I grew up listening to all of the above. I admire all of them.

Q10. How would you like to be remembered by a listener?

For playing great music and introducing listeners to excellent Soul music.

Q11. What do you do to relax?

Listen to Solar. Go out to eat. Watch a good film, and all the usual stuff.