Born and bred in Dagenham but jumped ship in 2002 to become
an ‘Essex Boy’

My introduction to the DJ world started as a roadie for a friend’s dad at 14 yearsold. A fine man who is no longer with us, but a connoisseur in Jazz, Funk and Soul. I soon decided that I wanted to be a DJ and with my first roadshow purchased, I was off on my own. Starting with friends parties and then moving on to paying gigs and agency work.

Offers of working pubs and eventually clubs came along and it was safe to say, being a DJ was becoming a way of life. Early venues included BENS - Romford, Stop-Outs - Ilford, Piccadilly’s - Basildon, Monroes – Basildon, Big Hand Mos - Leytonstone, Rush Green Tavern - Romford & The Syndrome in Finchly to name a few.

I soon became a DJ full time, working 6 nights week for over 20 years, mainly working Scottish & Newcastle Brewery venues but plenty of others to stop me getting bored. I decide around the age of 40 to wind it all down a bit and these days you will mostly find me doing only a handful of gigs a year and my radio shows. My day job is running my own DJ agency managing various DJs and supplying to many well known venues. (www.djs-essex.co.uk)

My top 10 tracks:

Beggar & Co - Victoria Park
Paul Johnson - Better than this
Billy Paul - Me & Mrs Jones
Betty Wright - Tonight is the night
Marc Evans - The way you love me
Lou Rawls - See you when I get there (Waltinho Ponce Mix)
Faith Evans - Love like this
Aurra - You and me tonight
Donald Byrd - Love has come around
James Brown & Pavarotti - Mans world (YouTube it to make the hairs stand up on the back of your neck)

Favourite Films:

Lock Stock & 2 smoking barrels
Snatch
Blues brothers
Shutter island
Beverly Hills cop