My first gig was in 1973 in the NAAFI at Brookwood Barracks. Me and my mate Pete had built the decks and it was mainly soul and reggae. On leaving the forces in 1976 I thought I’d continue DJ’ing with my friend Alan building the whole caboodle and me DJing. We did our apprenticeship as a mobile disco (Lipps Disco) and then we took up residency at Lowestoft’s legendary Hedley House. Thursday was the big night and we pulled them in from Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds and Norwich. I stayed there until 1981 when I moved to Lowestoft seafront to open Snaps and this was hugely successful too. However my heart was at Deadly Hedley and I returned there at the end of 1982 and was resident there until 1990 when I decided to take a rest. I’d always had a separate career as well as DJing.
My DJ’ing, for the last 10 years, has been as part of a very successful Conference team and I’ve been lucky enough to play in practically all major cities in mainland UK. I’ve also DJ’ed at the legendary Caister Soul Weekenders and it was a real privilege to be part of the Caister Radio Team and as part of the Caister Official Radio Station Soulconnexion Radio, where I hosted a regular Thursday 4pm – 7pm show.
I then joined Great Yarmouth’s Smart Radio team and presented a Soul show and a Classic Rock show until July of this year when I decided Radio Wymondham must take priority.