Brian Kelly

D.O.B. 21st October 1963 I was born in the east end of london but at the age of two moved to South Ockendon where I grew up. I always had a passion for music thanks to my uncle who had a massive record collection and always had the latest stereo system.

My DJ'ing started in 1978 at the culverhouse school youth club. I used to help the DJ there (who was my woodwork teacher and who had a love of soul music) and before long I was doing nights there on my own using his gear. I needed my own gear and he helped me make most of it in school. When everyone else was making tables and toast racks I was making turntable cases and light boxes. This led me to mobile work which I still do to this day. I started going to all the soul nights I could, Ilford Town Hall and the Greyhound where Froggy was playing the Goldmine, Zero 6, Flicks, Room At the Top, Oscars and many more.

When I started to drive that brought a whole new adventure in the way of Caister The Perranporth Weekender the Brighton Beach Party the Southhampton All Nighter and of course National Soul Day. I got offered a resendency at Rackett's Country Club in Stanford Le Hope in 1982 and was there for eight years whilst doing other DJ work in pubs including The Prince Of wales in South Ockendon, the Leonard Arms and the Tophouse to name but a few, also doing spells at Sweeney's, Eliots and a year at The Circus Tavern working with Steve merrel where we installed their sound system.

I got married in 1988 to my lovely wife elaine and around 1991 deceided to concentrate on mobile work. In 2010 after meeting up with some DJ's I hadn't seen for years I started doing my radio show on Zero Radio on a sunday morning called The Sunday Service because of the name someone nicknamed me the 'Rev' and the name stuck.

Now I am back to what I love best playing the soul Jazz and Funk that I love so much and playing at Soul By The Jetty, Killer Soul, Five Star Soul and now Caister, Which is a huge Honour. the sound system I use now can't rival the great Froggy's...... but it's getting there

Top 10 Tunes in no particular order

1. Bobby Womack - Tell Me Why

2. George Duke - reach Out

3. Webster Lewis - El Bobo

4. Fatback Band - Spanish Hustle

5. Earth Wind And Fire - Fantasy

6. Gerardo Frisina - African Seeds

7. Gilberto Gil - Maracatu Atomico

8. Lou Rawls - You'll Never Find

9. Jean Carne - Was that All It Was

10. Maze - We Are one

Top 10 Films in no particular order

1. The Blues Brothers

2. A few Good Men

3. The Usual Suspects

4. The Shawshank Redemption

5. Where Eagles Dare

6. Shindlers List

7. The Long Good Friday

8. The Godfather Parts 1 & 2

9. Life Of Brian

10. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy