Year Joined: 2021
Tell us about your programme:
Join me for a toe-tapping hour of pure sunshine as I take you on an upbeat journey revisiting the hits and some of the lesser-known releases over the past 70 years – guaranteed to make you smile!
What would be your top three Desert Island Discs?
This is ridiculously hard! But if I HAD to choose I suppose it would have to be:
- Queen – A Kind of Magic
- Gypsy Kings – Volare
- Bob Marley – Jammin’
Music artists that have influenced you:
Wow, there are so many. My number one would be Elvis Presley. I have to mention here that I was sent a certificate at the age of 5 for being the youngest member of his fan club!
Who else?… Tina Turner, Queen, Dire Straits, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Michael Jackson, Dusty Springfield, Luciano Pavarotti, Roy Orbison, Bon Jovi, Amy Winehouse, Nina Simone, Bob Marley, Jason Mraz, Ella Fitzgerald and Jack Johnson, to name but a few…
I grew up in a house filled with the music of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s so I’ve always loved those genres. Being an 80’s baby I was then captured by the new sounds of the 80’s and 90’s upbeat dance music. I’ve was lucky enough to spend a lot of my twenties travelling the world and as a result I have a huge appreciation of reggae beats as well as good old fashioned classic music.
Three words to describe volunteering at a hospital radio station:
Exciting; Rewarding; Varied