'The Soul & Jazz Jar Show'
My DJing career started in a shed at a mates party in rural Essex when I was 15. I played 60’s Mod singles on a single turntable. Because I didn’t have many records some got played 3 or 4 times and I also utilised some of my parents sevens while everyone else was in the house and garden getting drunk. The music ranged from The Who to Jackie Wilson, The Jam and even Manfred Mann. I discovered proper Rare groove on London radio shows from the likes of Robbie Vincent, Greg Edwards, Jeff Young, Chris Phillips and newer soul sounds in Essex from John Leech.
It was an invite to the last days of The Goldmine that cemented it for me. At that very point I found Chris Hill, Froggy, Gary Dennis, Snowboy, Tom Holland, Richard Searling, Simon Dunsmore, Gilles Peterson, Dr Bob Jones, Kevin Beadle, Grumpy Brown, Colin Curtis, Ian Levine, Frostie, Sylvester, Nick Hozier, Bob Masters , Patrick Forge, Eddie Piller and the like. We also attended The Lacy Lady in Ilford, SAKS Wine Bar in Leigh on Sea, Hanningfield Windmill, Caister, Southport Soul Weekender, Electric Ballroom and the infamous Sunday Afternoon Jazz dance sessions at Dingwalls in Camden. My show THE SOUL & JAZZ JAR reflects my influences and promotes my ethos of playing anything across the Black Music Genre. Hopefully you can take something from it which helps you want to explore more. Enjoy!!.