I’ve loved music and records since I was a little kiddie wink. My parents played records quite loud, so I couldn’t really escape it. They used to play a crazy variety: The Peddlers, Sarah Vaughn, Tom Jones, Shirley Bassey, Tony Bennett etc etc.
I think my first record was Gary Glitter – Leader of the Gang 45 and I shared The Essential Beatles LP & others with my sister. In my teens I got bored with mainstream music, fell in love with punk/new wave, then stumbled into being a MOD, got into black music and DJing & never turned back!
How did you become involved in the station?
From the early 90s when my code name was Yo Ho Delic I used to do guest spots on Black n Blue and Gettin’ Hectic with my mate Chris Wright and Jeff Long. In the year 2000 Chris “Claude Mono” Webb said he wanted to get me on board and start operating the desk for Soulsides and I’ve been having a ball ever since!
If stuck on Mars, what five albums could you not go without?
This was a tricky task, but here we go in no particular order:
- Curtis Mayfield – Roots
- Beastie Boys – Check Your Head
- Miles Davis – Kind of Blue
- The Style Council – Our Favourite Shop
- The Beatles – Revolver
What is the best thing about being involved in the station?
Spinning wicked Jazz, Funk, Soul and Kooky Classic records on air to the people who dig it, and getting those special calls from the ladies and gentlemen who are enjoying the sounds on the airwaves.
What is the strangest thing that has happened to you at RTRFM?
Many years ago back at the UWA studio General Justice and myself were doing a Christmas Eve show for Soulsides, everything was going along nicely when my son rang to let me know that something terrible had happened, my beloved Vespa scooter that I had since I was 18 got stolen – that felt strange!
If you could present a show other than your own, which would it be and why?
All City. I’ve been into Hip Hop since the 80’s and my son Isaac is a Hip Hop freak. He’s always hassling me to organise an All City show so we can let the people hear what we got.
What do you do in real life?
I’m a Workplace Learning Coordinator at a Education Support Centre.