I have been lucky enough to see a few different sides to the music industry in Australia through involvement with DJing, promoting, music retail, writing and going to lots and lots of great gigs. Travel and then settling down means presenting on RTRFM is now my main source, and I’m enjoying music more than ever.
How did you become involved in the station?
I used to sit in on shows with Stephen Herbert, Gareth Richardson and Nathan J in the mid to late 90s after wearing out tapes of classic Gettin’ Hectic shows. I got involved personally (when the station moved to Mt Lawley) with help from Chris Wright.
If stuck on Mars, what five albums could you not go without?
Here’s five I can’t get sick of, but 5 albums isn’t going to cut it.
- Fat Freddy’s Drop – Based on a True Story
- Faith No More – Angel Dust
- Talking Heads – Stop Making Sense (Live)
- Cesaria Evora – Cesaria.
- Massive Attack – Blue Lines
What is the best thing about being involved in the station?
Being able to share a broad variety of quality music with an audience of switched-on listeners. Musical risks are expected and rewarded which is great.
What is the strangest thing that has happened to you at RTRFM?
I have had countless crazy phone calls on the Black & Blue show due to it being a Friday night – most of them were thoroughly enjoyable! But strange in a really rewarding and unexpected way is getting a call or email from an overseas listener.
If you could present a show other than your own, which would it be and why?
All City, Soul Sides, Global Rhythm Pot, Full Frequency because I love it all.
What do you do in real life?
A lot less dj’ing than in the past and looking after my young daughters.