Music lover, food lover, people lover, traveler, father, friend. Started off in the music biz as an electronic music DJ, then picked up a very wide range of musical tastes. Along the way I’ve curated a bunch of events of various sizes and genres, but these days I’m happy to enjoy what others are cookin’ and just dabble in a variety of shows on RTR and play out at bars and clubs occasionally.
How did you become involved in the station?
A friend told me about Underground Solution back in the late 90s, I heard it and fell in love. I’ve always loved music but finally felt like I’d found my home. Thanks to folks like Ben Stinga I was encouraged to buy a lot of music and get behind the decks, both at the station and out at bars and nightclubs. I started off at RTR with Looney Choons, putting the work in overnight for the clubbers and night owls. Then as it is now – if you want to get involved, you have only to ask.
If stuck on Mars, what five albums could you not go without?
I’d much rather be stuck on a desert island. But either way this is a tough question. Without overthinking it, I’d guess the list would look something like:
What is the best thing about being involved in the station?
That feeling of satisfaction when you’ve put in heaps of work to make a show great and you KNOW it’s sounding good and the phone doesn’t stop ringing and there’s a bunch of emails with encouraging subject lines and so on…
What is the strangest thing that has happened to you at RTRFM?
Taking a power nap during late night radio after putting Vladislav Delay’s Anima album (it’s 62 minutes long) and the timer on my phone set to go off a minute before it finishes. I needed that nap!
If you could present a show other than your own, which would it be and why?
Over the past couple of years or so I’ve presented a bunch of shows that I’ve always wanted to – All City, Black and Blue, Golden Apples of the Sun, Giant Steps, Ambient Zone – so I’m pretty happy with that! I love all the beautiful music and it’s a treat to get out there and share my music with the world.
What do you do in real life?
Software development pays the bills, outside of that I like board games, volunteering, socialising and parenting. My life is full of good things and I’m very happy and grateful for that.