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Graham Crane on Solar Radio

Graham Crane

Graham Crane

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

I was first attracted to soul music in 1974 when I heard Robbie Vincent on radio London and Greg Edwards on Capital radio, this love of music has continued over the years.

Q2. What are your top 5 favourite soul tracks?

Tower of power – It Really Doesn’t Matter
Crown heights Affair – Dreaming a Dream
Donald Byrd – Dominoes (live version)
Santana – Aquamarine
Players association – Everythings Going To Be Ok

Q3. What are your favourite three record labels?

WEA
Prelude
Salsoul


Q4. Who are your favourite five artists?

Too Many!

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

Royality Ballroom
100 club
Lacy Lady


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

I worked on many RSL radio stations in Sussex in the 90s, including, Brighton Festival Radio, Adur Fm, Energy fm, I also worked in Hospital Radio in Sussex producing and presenting soul shows.

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

I like to play soul and Jazz in the first hour of the show, then play big floor fillers that took the dance Scene by storm over the years in the second hour.


Q8. Why would you recommend Solar to a listener?

Solar Radio is like no other radio station, all the djs pick their own tunes to play, whatever your musical choice is in the dance music scene than your bound to find it on Solar.

Q9. Which other DJs do you admire and why?

Robbie Vincent, who was one of a number of djs who opened the door and played various types of Black soul music on his radio shows, and is still going strong today.


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

I brightened up their day with some great music.

Q11. What do you do to relax?

I chill out some some good music, and use a local gym several times a week.