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Nick Aravis on Solar Radio

Nick Aravis

Nick Aravis | The Nick Aravis Show
A mixture of Classic and Upfront Soul, Funk, Jazz and Disco.

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

Listening to Motown and Philly on the radio as a child and good quality vocals/instrumentation.

Q2. What are your top 5 favourite soul tracks?

I Still Love You – Roy Ayers / Carla Vaughn
Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me – Glady’s Knight and The Pips
I’ll Wait For You – The Originals
Summer Soft – Stevie Wonder
That’s Where The Happy People Go – The Trammps

Q3. What are your favourite three record labels?

Philadelphia International
Salsoul
Atlantic


Q4. Who are your favourite five artists?

Roy Ayers
Gladys Knight
Marvin Gaye
Teddy Pendergrass
Leroy Hutson

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

The Goldmine (Chris Hill and Geoff Young)
The Lyceum (Greg Edwards)
aRBeez (my most memorable residency in Ilford Essex)


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

Link FM
Brentwood FM
Red FM and Hospital Radio

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

I endeavour to cater for all tastes.


Q8. Why would you recommend Solar to a listener?

Solar Radio has a history of breaking many new tracks and continues to do so. Additionally much unheard of material.

Q9. Which other DJs do you admire and why?

Greg Edwards with his unique style and presentation and Chris Hill for wonderful memories of The Goldmine with his unique showmanship, style and presentation.


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

Nick Aravis keeps us guessing… What’s on next?

Q11. What do you do to relax?

Listen to? Cool jazz and soul