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John Osborne on Solar Radio

John Osborne

John Osborne DJ – Presents The Tuesday Drive Time Show. Classic & 21st Century Soul.

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

The music as always taken me on a journey and continues to do so and I love to travel!!

Q2. What are your top 5 favourite soul tracks?

What’s going on, Marvin Gaye
Dominoes, Donald Byrd
Joy & Pain, Maze
Overdose of joy, Eugene Record
Step out of my dream, Strangers

Q3. What are your favourite three record labels?


Q4. Who are your favourite five artists?

Marvin Gaye
Frankie Beverly
Teena Marie

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

Stage 3
Room at The Top

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

Horizon, Invicta, Virgin, Absolute, Gold, Jazz FM.

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

To play tunes I like that will flow and create a wonderful listening experience.

Q8. Why would you recommend Solar to a listener?

Whenever you tune in you’ll here only quality music.

Q9. Which other DJs do you admire and why?

Robbie Vincent, Jeff Young Greg Edwards, & Chris Hill all icons who because of their pushing musical barriers made it possible for us to do what we do today, also Steve Walsh for the unique vibe he could create live.

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

For the Music!

Q11. What do you do to relax?

Listen to Music, I love going to the Theatre and Cinema, plus watching Arsenal play.