I was born in Rochester Kent the son of a farming family, moved around a lot from farm to farm over my younger years,
Most of my musical influence came from my Dad and Uncle's taste in Country Music, I also remember sitting on the back of a high back chair listening to Radio Luxembourg on a Sunday afternoon. As I got older I got into Rock and Roll, in about 1965 we moved to just outside of Gravesend Kent, and got a job as a storeman in a supermarket that had been converted from an old cinema and it still had a stage, so one a Sunday afternoon we would open up the curtains, and with the ade of an record player ( no laptops then ) I got my first taste of being a DJ.
Got married in 1968, go devoiced in the late 70's. Meet a lady from Faversham married in 1980, they say opposites attract she was into R & R and Elvis me I was into Country, we came to love both, we were married for 36 years. When she past away in 2016, as some may know, I'm member of East Kent Morris Minor Club. This is were I started doing quiz and music, that when I desired to start up my DJ Southern Star, most of my first gigs were at the Age UK in Faversham had a few other gigs, then we came into the Lockdown so everything stopped.
Then in 2020 Whitstable Bay Radio asked me if I would to join there crew as a presenter and have not looked back, My speciality genres are US, UK, Irish country and 1940's plus Rock and Roll 1950 – Late 70's plus.
All I would like to do is to bring back Country Music, Bring it back into peoples lives and share the love that i have for Country Music with you all!
My DJ career started out in Nov 1969 at UKC Radio in Canterbury.
I stayed there for over 4 years at the same time doing mobile discos on campus and in East Kent until I was invited to take over the residency of the Soundhouse Disco (Hawkinge) in May 1973 for fourteen months.
At the age of 60 I then took up the mobile work again and I have since done many wedding receptions, birthdays, retirement parties and also some corporate work.
I was an avid fan of offshore radio and American radio from the 60’s and early seventies. I never lost any interest in music and have built up a huge knowledge of music going back 90 years. My speciality genres are US, UK and Dutch top 40 of the Sixties plus Northern Soul, Mod music, and Disco (70’s – early 80’s) .
As a DJ I also actively follow current trends too.
I believe that the future of local radio is community radio.
I care about local issues and look forward to helping strengthen the community spirit in Whitstable.