1977 - I started a mobile disco with my good friend Johnny Kolano after seeing "Saturday Night Fever". We played at many Weddings, Birthday Parties, Anniversaries, Street Parties, Welcome Home Parties, House Parties, Company Parties (You name it, we did it!). 1978 - 1980 - Still doing Mobile and secured residency at Wylyotts Manor Pub & Restaurant in Potters Bar, Herts and played to packed audiences every Sunday Night. My old pal Johnny Kolano left the business due to work commitments, and I started to do more and more club work.
1980 - 1986 - Resident DJ at The New Penny Nightclub in Watford on Thursday, Friday Sunday and at Caversham's in Reading working with live 60's & 70's Bands every Saturday (these included The Troggs, Vanity fair, Dave Berry & the Cruisers The Crystals, The Fantastics and Edison Lighthouse etc.) on occasion I would sometimes work another club in the group called "Bo Jangles" in Stevenage.
At the New Penny, the owner asked me to try and come up with something for Sunday night as the Funk nights were not drawing in the crowds. I suggested we try a Futurist/ Electronic 80's Night. This idea worked great and ended up with a packed club every Sunday.Regular customers to this gig were two guys and a pretty Platinum Blonde girl called Shirley. The two guys were George Michael and Andrew Ridgley, who asked me to play their demo tape. I said I would, but only if I thought it was good enough, it was called Wham Rap, and I was the first DJ to play it. The rest is history. George Andrew and Shirley went on to become Wham! And Still regularly attended my gig every Sunday and would bring their new tracks for me to play before they were released. Whenever I had time, I was still running the mobile disco. I was appointed Vice Chairman of The Thames Valley Disc Jockey Association. 1986 - Moved to Swindon in Wiltshire, and inspired by Michael Jackson's "Thriller", I created the first Halloween Megamix. I sent this to Tony Prince (Radio Luxemburg DJ and Founder of the Disco Mix Club).
About a month later, Tony called me and asked if I could re-create the mix at his recording studio and if I could incorporate a remix of Ghostbusters by his megamixer Sanny X. I travelled to his Studio in Bucks and met his team, including Mix Champion of the year "Chad Jackson" who later released a hit called "Hear The Drummer Get Wicked". I re-created the mix with some help from Chad on using some of the studio equipment, and the Megamix was released on their October 86 edition as "The Frightclub Megamix."
Due to the success of this mix, the Palace Nightclub in Blackpool commissioned me to produce a unique Megamix for their spectacular lighting rig. I visited The Palace and timed all the motorised lighting to coincide with the mix I created, including classical and rock tracks. They were delighted with the results.
Throughout the later '80s and '90s, I was Resident DJ for several years at Vadim's Nightclub in Swindon. During my time in Swindon, I became great friends with the late Sandy Martin and produced many Megamixes for his Discotrekin' program on GWR radio and often covered for him at his prestigious Brunel Rooms Residency. I have worked closely with many of the record companies promoting their new releases and artists throughout my DJ career.
I moved to Derby in 1994 and did some agency DJ work at The International Hotel and other venues in Derby and then in 2005 drifted into retirement from the DJ business. Then five years ago, my old Buddy Johnny Kolano asked me to come out of retirement and DJ at his Birthday Gig. It was a great night, and many people said I need to get back behind the mixing desk, hence the TRAX Disco Roadshow birth.
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