A long time ago I was in the Army band in Townsville and the love of music has never left me. I still remember my first gig seeing Dragon in 1979. I have been going to The Ellington Jazz Club since not long after it opened and to date I have been to over 900 gigs and collected about 200 cd’s. I am currently writing a book about the journey, it will essentially be a set list from all the gigs I’ve been to.
How did you become involved in the station?
Giant Steps announcer Pete Jeavons encouraged me to complete the announcers course. He had seen me a numerous gigs at The Ellington Jazz Club.
If stuck on Mars, what five albums could you not go without?
Kind of Blue by Miles Davis
Talking to the Taxman about poetry by Billy Bragg
Now Noise by Memory of Elements
Live at the Moonlight Club by The Specials
Dark side of the moon by Pink Floyd
What is the best thing about being involved in the station?
Sharing the music and enjoying the diversity of shows on offer. Meeting lots of musical lovers of all genres.
What is the strangest thing that has happened to you at RTRFM?
Nothing as yet.
If you could present a show other than your own, which would it be and why?
Saturday Jazz, as more Jazz is always needed.
What do you do in real life?
I work in the hardware industry during the week, whilst attending as many live gigs as possible. Also enjoy learning the craft of working with wood/timber products.