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1979/80 during the mod revival I got into Northern Soul music, moving to Essex from Edinburgh in 1981 and started collecting Rare Soul music.
1983 I started DJ'ing at YMCA Chelmsford, right in at the deep end, a Northern Soul Allnighter.
1985 on returning to Essex having worked for a year in my native Scotland I started DJ'ing at various Mod, Northern Soul Venue's in Essex, Mainly Fantasy's in Braintree and the Galleywood Mod/Northern Soul Alldayers in Chelmsford. along with The Square Harlow, The Vange Basildon, Chelmsford Football Club (Old Ground). Dj'ed at Various Northern Soul Allnighters, Pier Lowestoft, 2nd Chelmsford Allnighter (1991).
In recent times I have dj'ed at North Lancs Soul Festival in Morecambe, The Sunny Hunny Soul Weekenders Hunstanton, Norfolk, Camber Sands Scooter Rally weekender in the Northern Soul Room, The Melting Pot Allnighter @ Jardins Club in Braintree, Hibs Club Alldayer in Edinburgh along with the Hartlepool Northern Soul Clubs alldayer in both the Northern & Modern Soul Rooms.
Radio wise I started as a Guest on Zero Radio (www.zeroradio.co.uk) on the Saturday Soulmine Show. I Started my own show on an Irish Station Atlantic Radio but sadly is no more and was doing a show here on DWR at the same time.
My Musical taste has changed over the years, still soul music and my roots are still northern soul, but I enjoy other sub genre's of soul music too. Jazz Funk, Modern Soul, 2 Step. if you want to put labels on it, to me it's all Soul Music.