The Home Of Jazz Funk & Soul

  • Des Grant

    Music got a hold on me very early on in life. I was a wee six-year-old scamp when I got in trouble for writing my top five tracks on my bedroom wall, undeterred by getting ‘licks’ from my mum for doing so I spent every penny I earned from morning and evening paper rounds on the latest tracks Emperor Roscoe played on Radio Luxembourg. Eventually, like most of us with a passion for music, I bought anything I could get my hands on that was funky and soulful, and through a little bit of luck landed a slot DJing at a local pub in Blackburn called the King Edward and this led to a spell at The Jazz Bar in Preston, then the city’s major nightspot Squires came calling a few years later. I got my big break when I was signed up by Butlin’s. Now in my 12th year there, I share the stage with legends such as Alexander O’Neal, The Temptations, Kenny Thomas and Tavares, and have DJ’ed with Trevor Nelson and DJ Spooney. This is my first major radio show with, where I will showcase my knowledge of Soul, rare Groove & RnB. Expect interviews with retro Soul stars, bringing some of the true greats of the past to My show is The Saturday Soul Party from 6pm.

    Scheduled Shows

    • The Saturday Soul Party

    • Saturday

    • 18:00