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I've been a professional DJ for a stupid amount of time and Mash-Up producer since 2004.
My career started when I bought a mobile disco with a couple of friends way back in 1974 (Oo err!)
I left school at 16 ready for some work experience and started as a runner for a photographic company, Negs in Long Acre Lane, London WC2. I soon progressed to the darkroom and learned the techniques of film developing and printing.
At the age of 18 I started a mobile disco with a couple of friends (Garry Hurcombe and Ian Ross). We called the Disco 'The Spartacus Roadshow'. The mobile lasted for about 15 years and within that time, I found that I had an aptitude for the job, I went solo and started working in pubs and clubs.
I also embarked on a number of businesses with my dad in this period, for instance, an engineering supply company, a DIY shop, a packing case business, a dart and trophy shop, a small record shop etc. Not majorly successful enterprises for one reason or another but great life experiences! It was mainly the DeeJaying that kept me afloat and has done ever since!
As I grew older, I figured that my DJ talents probably had a shelf life as I was going to have to compete with younger guys and girls coming into the field. Because of my interest in technology and my love of art and design, around 1995, I taught myself web designing to try and secure my future. Fortunately, my experience as a DJ and love of contemporary music has kept me in good stead as a DJ and a combination of both occupations has kept me going through two really bad recessions! As a Dj, I've had a great time and worked in some amazing places and more recently doing karaoke for Prince Harry and playing to Princesses Beatrice and Eugene.
As a web designer I've worked with some interesting companies including Globalwave and the BBC.
My latest venture which I am developing with a couple of partners is to place webcams into kennels, cattery's and stables (see the website www.eye-pet-live.com) so that you can access live images of your pet from any internet connected device in the World! This project is ongoing and I'm certain will come to fruition very soon!
Here is more information about some of my more notable gigs...
I hope that you enjoy my mash-ups, I earn absolutely nothing from them as the copyright remains with the original artists. However, if you find that you have some kind of disposable income, please feel free to donate some Wonga via Paypal to help towards the running costs of this site, thank you!
you can find me at...
37 Battersea Bridge Road
I'll be playing some fun party pop and hosting the karaoke and introducing the live acts. It's gonna be a lot of fun! :-)
Listen to an interview about the venue broadcast on the BBC
Dun Cow - 279 Old Kent Road, SE1
This was my first major residency and one of the first 'fun pubs' in the UK. The Old Kent Road and surrounding area was a haven for such dj led music venues and The Dun Cow was central to them.
Kenny Scott was the guvnor and Mitchell the manager, a few stories could be told!
I worked with many well known artists and acts there in my time including, Greg Edwards, Robbie Vincent, Steve Walsh etc. Les Adams and Nicky Holloway also kicked off their careers here!
Sunday Lunchtimes were for the comedians and I worked with the likes of Jimmy Jones, Jim Davidson, Roger De Courcey and Nookie Bear, Mike Read, Frank Carson, Bernard Manning etc. All politically incorrect but it was a different era!
I was the butt of their opening gags but I didn't mind playing the stooge!
The Dun Cow was built as a Victorian gin palace, which in its heyday had no fewer than eleven drinking rooms. This former landmark pub on one of south east London's most famous roads closed down in the 1990s and is now a surgery.
Music Box TV
(1985 - 1887)
Music Box was the European MTV of the eighties via cable and satellite!
I worked as the music video programmer choosing 90% of the pop video's and their order for virtually all of the shows.
Had some great times and worked with some fab people. I'll post some more pictures and video's as soon as they become available to me!
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You might recognise
Eileen Daily who went on to become Vampyra, check out her showreel...
After leaving Music Box, I turned my hand to some video directing. I co-directed and produced the pop video for Kenny Lynch - Half the days gone. →
I then went on to direct a number of shoots for the Electric Blue
video company. Nothing pornographic, just Sun type tits & bums
I found that I had an aptitude for the job and wished I could have carried it forward but unfortunately didn't have the finances to do so!
I have the video on VHS somewhere! I'll convert and upload when I find it :-)
On Anon - Piccadilly, London
October 2005 - January 2011
I was at on Anon for 5 years and really enjoyed my time there.
Staff were great and the customers friendly
I've seen three refurbishments and six managers go through :-)
I was also voted On Anon's DJ of the Year 2010
See the video Click Here
Bunga Bunga - Battersea, London - The Englishman's Italian Bar, Pizzeria and Karaoke Venue
30 July 2011 - Present
Probably the most fun place that I have ever worked!
Bridge Road, London SW11
On Anon / The Piccadilly Institute
Jewel - Covent Garden
Agenda - Mincing Lane, City
Abbey Bar -
Minories, EC3N 1DD
Babble Bar - Berkley Square
Loop - Hanover Square
The Livery - London, EC2
Clause - Lovat Lane, EC3R
Long Acre - WC2
Wax - Winsley St. London WC
Cheers - Regent St. WC
Sway - Holborn
Ropemaker Street, EC2
Shoe Lane, City
Tiger Tiger - Croydon
Tiger Tiger - The Haymarket
WAX - Off Oxford St.
Strawberry Moons - Piccadilly
Alibi - Shoe Lane, City
Lloyds Bar - Fulham
Apt - City
ABACUS - Cornhill EC3
Motion - Embankment
Caesars - Streatham
Crazy Larry's - Chelsea
Yates - Stratford
Past Venues Contd...
The Arches - London Bridge
The Theatre - Wandsworth
The Arches - London Bridge
Coliseum - Croydon
Joe Bananas - Croydon
Scarlett's - Purley, Surrey
Cheers - Wimbledon
The Sussex - Streatham
Video Cafe - Argyle St. West End
Dial Nine - Marble Arch
The Empire Lounge
The Dun Cow - Old Kent Road
The Green Man - Old Kent Road
The Swan - Old Kent Road
The Gin Palace - Old Kent Road
The Gin Palace - Tooting
The Gin Palace - Acton
Plus hundreds of other Pubs, Clubs, Dives, Events... Birthdays, Weddings, Anniversaries etc etc.