My first musical influence was my late father who used to travel the Jazz circuit in Birmingham as a session singer. I bought my first vinyl records at the age of 13 in 1975 both a David Bowie track and Ramsey Lewis’s Sun Goddess Album. I first understood the power and influence of dance music when I was stationed in Germany where I frequented a number of Soul/R&B clubs along with American soldiers.
I started DJing whilst still in the Army at a venue in Northern Ireland and upon leaving the forces in 1983 I went on to form Birmingham’s first Strictly Soul Sound System called the Shiftwork Soul Crew with two fellow DJ’s and quickly earned a strong reputation for quality Soul, Jazz and Funk. Now I have reached my ‘3 rd Age’ I find that I have the time, energy and an enduring passion to again deliver my unique style of classic and 21st century Soul, R&B and Jazz Funk to the equally passionate listeners on JFSR.
The Stellar Jazz Funk Grooves Show