Dazza has been on the DJ Scene for over 30 years, has performed in Pubs, Clubs, Private events up & down the UK and on radio. He founded Fantasy Radio about 10 years ago as a hobby & has recently branched out by taking on new presenters for various shows throughout the week on the station. Although Dazza doesn’t have a regular show he makes up for it when he does one, Look out on our twitter page for all the latest shows advertised.
Preferring not to be referred to as DJ … Eco /Community activists/ Science geek, Music loving Suzy joined Fantasy Radio September 2018 and tries to remain off her soap box while on air. On Sundays you will find her enjoying playing a little bit this, that and maybe the other usually with lot of giggles along the way, while currently on Wednesdays sharing her love of indie/alt music.
I am from Chester and I have been a DJ for 30 years, working in clubs in Chester.
I’vealso been a compère for many stars in TV, Film and Sports. Been on Graceland Radio
in Memphis with friend George Klein and now, please to be on Fantasy Radio,
every Friday at 21:00GMT with The Soul Box.
Charles Christian is a UK-based lawyer-turned-journalist and long term music fan – he used to roadie for a couple of his High School bands and has a Fender Telecaster, that he really will learn to play one day.
In more recent years he has been producing podcasts and working as a presenter on UK internet and FM music radio stations, where he is known for his gentle, quirky sense of humour.
Join Charles for The Americana Music Radio Show and the Weird Tales show.
It’s said I’ve got the perfect face for radio; therefore I have been involved in numerous presenting projects.
It all started when I produced a radio play back in the 90’s for the local BBC station, carried on with an afternoon music show in Spain and still goes on now.
Coming from a live music background, having played in bands for most of my adult life I decided to make the switch to radio as an additional way of spreading my version of entertainment to the world.
It is a completely different scene, that instead of standing in front of an audience varying your act on the reaction, you are effectively playing to a microphone, This is one of the reasons that the Holly Myami format always addresses a mythical ‘gang’, Audience participation is a big part of the content.
I’ve covered all sorts of broadcasting scenarios, the most nerve-racking of these was doing a last minute drop-in 2 hour live show at the opening of a new radio station.
No team, no backup plan, just me and the mic.
No change from normal then…..
Dick is a musician and D.J. who toured nationally with a 60’s group called The Brymers.
The group is mainly known for their 60’s hits of “Sacrifice” and “I Want To Tell You.” The Brymers still perform and attempt to release an album per year. To date, the group has released five albums
2) 40 Year Brotherhood
3) Where Are They Now
4) Never To Old to R-N-R
5) The Love From Our Soul.
During the last four years many of The Brymers tracks have appeared in movies (i.e. JOBS, Chillerama, Alex of Venice, and TV shows). In 1968 Dick recorded a psychedelic album with a group called Fapardokly (Merrell Fankhauser). One of the tracks was picked up by Warner Brothers and placed on a compilation album a few years years ago (Where the Action Is – 1965 1968 – Los Angeles). The comp album was nominated for a Grammy the year of its release. In addition to recording with The Brymers, Dick continues to record with other rock groups and hosts his weekly radio show called “Dick Lee and 60’s Garage Rock from California.”
I started playing Djing & Playing Music at a very young age.
Originaly started as a dancer. Moving fast forward My Radio Career started around early 90’s.
Been collecting Vinyls 70s. Soul, Jazz ,Funk, Reggae, Loversrock, Pop etc basically I just love Music that moves the mind Body heart & Soul.
Would say Right Now well known for Pushing Various styles of Independents Beats, R&B/Grooves, Slowjams Unsigned Artists & Introduction to the unknown. Also had the Pleasure of Interviewing a few Great USA artists such as Conya Doss, Tl Shilder, Teri Tobin, Nikkole, Ida Divine, J Red, Toni Redd, Corry Robinson. Ty Juan, Mike De’cole, Tracy Cruze Bashiyra The-Voice + More
Rufus Maher is a DJ originally from North London but now based in the West Midlands. Starting out in hospital radio before working his way up to Social Media Guy & Executive Committee Member before joining Fantasy Radio (Saturdays 5pm-7pm).
He loves & plays most music & his show is fused together with his unique view on the World. His Mother said it best when she said:
“He’s perfect for radio, he’s always been playing music & talking s##t.”
If he wasn’t here doing ‘The Social Mix’ he’d be in his living room doing a show to an audience of only his Wife.
DJ Kroakster (AKA Andy watt), been DJ’n since the 80’s.
I have a vast collection of 40’s, 50’s, 60’s & 70’s music.. I have been collecting for nearly 50yrs.
Started out in my hometown of Leith (Edinburgh), gigging local pubs, Now retired and through my love of music, Getting into Broadcasting.
Matt Kitchin (aka DJKay) had been a DJ in the club scene for over a decade.
After leaving the nightclubs behind after the birth of his daughter Matt turned his self taught skills to produce set mixes for his Mixcloud page & created a Melbourne Bounce mix that made it to number 20 in the Mixcloud chart.
His time in nightclubs has given him a range of abilities mixing many genres of music but is primarily a House & Bounce DJ. His show The Kay Show is an exciting venture into live radio & will showcase some top tunes and remixes of songs we all know and will get you up out of your seat.
Name: Reginald Lee Smith
Born: October 14th 1969
Rapp’N Rex, Disco Bee, Boss, Smif Don, Mr. Smif, Lastbboy.
Reggie started as a young fan of Hip Hop and Rap after hearing Run DMC for the first time. He got stared in music in 1983 where he worked for free at W.E.B.B 1360AM in Baltimore Maryland as a stock boy for on air DJs doing small jobs at the age of 14years old.
He later became a young mix consultant at promotional events and learned the basic engineering skills from Charm City legends like Chuck Nazz, Frank Ski, Mack James and DJ Hoogie Rock.
As time went on, Reggie also got the opportunity to work with other Baltimore Radio Legends like DJ Reggie Reg, (RIP) and DK K-Swift (RIP). Later in his life, Reggie worked with Power 99.9 (NC) as a track editor and mix engineer for three different personalities. In 1987 Reffie Smith was signed to Sony Records as an up and coming Hip Hop artist. No songs were ever released due to contract issues but Reggie has retained all legal rights to his pre-recorded music.
Reggie served 25year in the Army as a communications specialist and retired in 2013 as an Army First Sergeant. During his army tenure, Reffie was able to further hone his Deejay skills by creating and selling mix tapes and playing different clubs in each place he was stationed.
He played clubs in Maryland, Pennsylvannia, Virgina, North Carolina, Hawaii, Missouri, Kansas, Tennessee and Georgia. Reggie has even sold mix tapes and played for clubs in South Korea, Germany, Budapest, Turkey, Paris and Bangkok.
Even though Reggie loves all brands of music, his favourite is Hip Hop, Rap, R&B.
Reggie was given his nickname ‘The Boss’ by a close friend and then group body guard, James ‘BIG JAY’ Wright (NYC) (RIP). He used to say that Reggie always took charge of every musical situation like it was his own project. So he teased him by calling him The Boss.
The Last BBoy is pretty much his old school style of music, in both mixing and rapping, long before B.Boys were spinning on their heads, but the time when they stodd in the clubs and on stage with their arms folded.
Reggies style of mixing music is truly original and if you love music, the Last BBoy, Reggie Smith ‘The Boss’ will never let you down.
Jon Fisk is a DJ from Croydon in South London. He plays Electro House, House and Commercial Dance. He is commited and passionate about what he does and hopes to tour the world with his djing. Aswell as being a dance dj, he was released tracks on beatport, and has tracks on soundcloud. youtube. myspace, and reverbnation. His biggest track so far is his compilation with Steven Botting on signusounds, a label from Columbia. The track ‘Woop’ has gone worldwide, and he has just released some other tracks solely by him on Melodic records. He has Djd on Shock radio at Salford university, and DJd on reaction radio as a Resident DJ.
He has played at venues such as The Loop bar in Croydon,, the Pav club at Salford university, Bar Med in Croydon, Bethnal Green working mens club, Euphorium in Acton, Barracuda in Ealing Broadway, the bar Norfolt, and now DJs at Canavans Peckham pool club.
Coming from the U.K DjaySteve has a similar profile to David Rodigan, in that he is just 10 months
older than David, was first smitten by reggae upon hearing Millie Small’s “My Boy Lollipop,”
when the record hit #2 in the U.K charts in 1964. Then in May 1973, DjaySteve was also present at the
same time as David when the Wailers, as they were then, appeared in one their first London gigs at
The Greyhound in London’s Fulham Palace Rd.
There the similarity ends as David has enjoyed a richly deserved career as the U.K’s top
ambassador for the genre.
DjaySteve was part of the 60’s U.K youth movement that embraced Jamaican music in general and
the Trojan label in particular. From there his love of the music endured for the rest of his life.
He was a DJ in Croydon, South London, during the early ’80s but spent most of his life devoting his
time to his family whilst steadily adding to his record collection.
For DjaySteve like most other DJ’s on internet radio stations, the internet was a game-changer,
making it possible for anyone with a mic and the right software to broadcast from home.
DjaySteve started broadcasting his KarmaReggaeShow on GalaxyGold Radio in 2012 and has been
credited by a number of artists through the popularity of his shows with giving them a lift in their
careers they otherwise might not have had.
DjaySteve then had his show syndicated to OneHarmonyRadio London and the now-defunct
ReggaeVibes.co.uk which he part-owned.
In 2013, DjaySteve became the manager of German reggae artist, Roots Queen, but despite having
guided her record “Feeling Free,” to chart success in New York and Florida in the U.S as well as
the U.K, management for him was not a happy experience and he subsequently quit the business for
a number of years returning in 2019 with a new show on several other stations.
But no sooner had he returned than ill-health struck him down and he was again absent for the rest
of that year, returning once again in early 2020 with his website www.reggaeshoutout.com which
also houses his current show once it has been broadcast on the host stations.
During those short periods of recent broadcasting many more artists have enjoyed more exposure
from his promotion of their music on his shows, through his top 10 hit list, and he says that this
response more than anything else gives him the utmost pleasure to be in the music.
If You Like DjaySteves Shows He Is Available For Bookings With His Reggae Revival Shows
Guaranteed To Have Any Reggae Crowd Singing And Dancing. Ph: +447508181208
I was lucky getting my break whilst djing in a mates bar in Kavos in 1990 from where I spent the next 10 years Island hopping between, Tenerife, Faliraki and Ibiza amongst others, always watching and learning from other djs on the circuit at the time.
The eclectic mix of music that you will hear on The After Eight Show reflects Peter’s own tastes.
Typically, in a single show, you’ll hear some electro pop, rnb, jazz, blues, electronic, world and accoustic folk-inspired tracks. Peter’s old enough to have been a devotee of the great John Peel in the late sixties so, like his radio hero, he is passionate about playing new music by unsigned artists and bands and by those starting out on their careers and building their fanbases. They are the kinds of musicians who you are likely to see on Jools’s Later TV programme in the next series (or maybe one or two series after that).
Every week, Peter invites music submissions to the show’s Twitter and Facebook pages and, by email, to its own website. A substantial number are now sent in every week, many of which are extremely creative, innovative and interesting but are overlooked by other radio stations and shows. This is why Peter devotes so much time selecting the music for each show and it’s what makes this show almost unique. So, tune in to an episode of The After Eight Show on a Thursday night and see if Peter can achieve his stated ambition of, every week, introducing you to 3, 4 or 5 artists or bands whose names you didn’t know at the start of the show but whose music you will want to go away and explore at the end of it.
JJ has been an independent influencer in the music industry for 26 yrs. she has worn every hat from studio tea gofer, singer songwriter, toured with artists such as George Martin, Talvin Singh and many more household names in the world of music .
After 10 yrs of illness which was finally diagnosed as Lupus SLE , JJ moves over to radio and has never looked back
“radio saved my life” says JJ and now I want to give something back by championing new music and Indie bands and artists. I hope you enjoy the shows as much as I enjoy making them .
JJ Kane FRSA The Voice Of The Quite Great Radio Show
Tray La Man, aka Martin Abraham.
A long and varied career as a musician which has included being the guitar player of 90’s band Peep Show. Signed to MCa Music and Fantasy Ashtray records, they were favourites of Steve Lamag, Joe Wiley, N.M.E. Melody Maker etc and count among their credits an appearance at Reading Festival ’95.
Through various other bands and projects he formed and was front man/guitar player/eriter, of rock band, Dylan T Rocks.
More recently he decided on the professional name Tray La Man, in order to pursue a more etheral/ambient musical path, which has also seen him become a radio presenter.
He has a keen interest in the evolution of human consciouness. and needless to say… a discerning musical ear.
Mark Howard has appeared and trained with some of the best Spiritual Mediums in the UK as well as being the lead Medium for the Scream Paranormal Team.
He is also a Psychic Investigator, Published author and has appeared on a number of TV shows for South Africa and the US.
His love for the paranormal started at an early age as a child and still love invetigating cases new and old. His Fascination for crime has also led him to use his gift with assisting the police and private investigations cases
Mark is currently a host of his own Youtube show Here & Beyond which he now brings to Fantasy Radio.
A lover of all things music, Cameron runs his own promotion company, Fishbowl Events, focussing on live shows with independent artists. Cameron has joined Fantasy Radio to bring his love of new and underground music to you.
My favourite band? The Electric Light Orchestra. I am a researcher and collector of the whole ELO Family Tree. If a member, past or present, has been involved in a project, I have to have it.
I also have an affinity for music from the West Midlands, with The Moody Blues, Duran Duran, Ocean Colour Scene, Toyah, UB40, Rockin Berries, The Move, The Idle Race, Wizzard and many more. But my music taste is very eclectric, from Rock, Pop, Glam Rock, Blues, Jazz, Swing, Electronic, Northern Soul and many more genres. But I DON’T LIKE RAP, it should start with a C lol
So thats enough about me. Join me for my shows here on Fantasy Radio, and also feel free to pop into our friendly chat room and interact with the shows.
Having been given a cheap guitar age 14, Paul became obsessed with pop music and it wasn’t too long before he was playing guitar professionally.
He also took a job as a tea-boy come tape-operator in a small recording studio in London where the likes of Elvis Costello, Dave Edmunds, Nick Lowe and other soon to be famous performers were regular customers. This inspired Paul to start his own recording studio, opening the door to being a full time sound engineer & record producer.
The studio was well known for recording jingles & adverts for TV & radio & that eventually led to opportunities in local radio presenting.