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Clive Osborn (aka The Rev) - Saints & Sinners Show

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When I was 17 I started working as a roadie for my brother Tommy Newhart, who was starting out as a DJ. Worked in all the usual working man’s clubs and pubs along with people like Robbie Vincent and Capital Radio's DJ Kerry Juby. Trying to make ourselves as professional as we could, we soon found ourselves working for 3 agents. From then on, away it all went. During my career in the music industry I’ve worked in many prestigious venues including The Natural History Museum, Ally Pally, The Imperial War Museum and I was the first resident DJ in the London Dungeon, setting the equipment up on the Tieburn Gallows and playing from a coffin I made myself. Fantastic hard working days. People I’ve worked for - The Morleys who organised Miss World, Steven Spielberg, Mick Hucknall, Sarah Ferguson to mention just a few but the one I am most proud of was playing at the 40th birthday party of Tessa Peake Jones aka Raquel in Only Fools and Horses – Delboy’s wife. Met all the cast and the writer John Sullivan. Still have a big soft spot for Gwyneth Strong (Cassandra). And NOW I am having a great time with the “SLR” boys and girls who have made me very welcome and I feel very at home. Feel free to get in touch via any media method that is available to you. It will be a pleasure to hear from you. Soul Legends Radio is getting bigger and better every day. Thanks for taking the time to read this. Yours.... The Reverend Clive Osborn. Tune in to the Reverend - Monday - Friday 7am - 9am, Wednesday 10pm - Midnight and Sunday 9am - 11am

Peter Lyons Gentry (aka Gentleman Gentry)

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Hi, my name is Pete Gentry and I had my arm twisted to join Soul Legends Radio by my good friend the Reverend Clive Osborn. I started DJing at the age of 17 and was lucky enough to secure a position as a warm up DJ for a very popular DJ in the early days and moved on to become a mobile DJ. Working in the clubs and residency work gave me the confidence and experience to become a corporate DJ where I worked alongside Clive Osborn. I have a varied taste in music and look forward to sharing my love of music along with some crazy banter with the Listener's Station that is Soul Legends Radio. You can catch me on air Monday through to Friday between 9am - 11am and Sundays 5pm - 7pm.

Glyn Williams - The Silky Soul Show

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Glyn’s career as a DJ started at 7 years of age on his brother’s mobile disco. From 13 he was working in night clubs and in 1994 started the 9th RSL Community radio station in the UK ‘Valley Radio’ before becoming sales director for Amber Sound FM. During his 4 years at Amber Sound FM he presented The Breakfast Show, Drive Time and his favourite show The Soul Show which started in 1994. In 1997 Glyn began the ‘Soultastic’ Soul Club based at Alfreton Leisure Centre in Derbyshire UK attracting up to 800 soul lovers every month at the regular monthly soul nights. During the late 70’s Glyn was a regular attendee at The Wigan Casino and lots of other soul all-nighters across the country. Glyn’s taste is very wide and with a huge collection of both northern soul and more modern tunes. Silky Soul is broadcast every week on this station – past shows can be heard at https://mixcound.com/radioglyn and you can contact him direct using radioglyn@gmail.com

Alan Schafer (aka Minty) - The Bumpy Road Show

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When it comes to music I love anything with a beat. I love all types of genres including Trance, Reggae, Soul, Disco & 80's electronica. My passion is House Music, especially Funky/Jackin House & Nu Disco. My love started when I borrowed (stole) my Dad's Stars on 45 Tapes back in the early 80's and that was it...Hooked on the beats. I have only been DJ'ing around 18 months as life took over and I wanted to get music back into my life. That opportunity came when I was asked by my good friend and fellow SLR DJ, Malcolm Aubrey, to cover two of his Shows last year. As nervous as I was I did it and have not looked back and I now have my own Bumpy Road Show every Monday at 6pm!

Malcolm Aubrey - The Soul Expansions Show

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My Name is Malcolm Aubrey! I was first introduced to Soul music at a very young age, my father was always playing Jazz, Funk and Soul tunes in the house, and it helped when his brothers were also DJ`s in the States and would send over white labels and imports before they reached the shops over here. I liked what I heard, one of the tunes sent to me from my uncle was Soul Power 74 on a 7" by Maceo and the Macks and it is still one of my favorite tunes in my collection. That is when I decided I wanted to play tunes. My first party I played at was when i was 11 years old and I loved it. I then started playing at a Thursday night youth club and school parties and college disco`s. My first big gig was playing on the island of Rhodes in Greece, only went there for a holiday and ended up playing there on and off for 10 years and loved every minute of it. I had a regular bar and night club to play in playing Jazz, Funk and Soul and I also also had my own radio show as well during the day. Being back here in this country I have had the privilege of playing at various events around the country, the one event I look forward to every year is playing at Summer Soulstice - I was invited to play there with an excellent team of DJ`s 6 years ago and love it. I started playing on Soul Legends Radio in 2016 and I look forward to my shows every Monday evening from 8pm to 10pm - my style of music has changed over the years. Now I like playing Soulful House, Latin, Latin Beats and anything FUNKY!! My favourite DJ is the one and only Louie Vega.

Chris Clay

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SLR are so pleased to air the Soul Cafe Shows and the Indie Top 30 Soul Chart - check the schedule to see when you can enjoy these two great shows! The Soul Cafe Show - 10pm - Midnight on Mondays and The Indie US Chart Show - 3pm - 5pm on Tuesdays.

Liz Maas (aka The Funky Lizard)

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Liz "Lizard" Maas, broadcasts from a small farm near Houston Texas. Liz enjoys live music and travels frequently to hear bands from the funk, soul, blues and rock genres. Liz enjoys sharing new and favourite tracks from these bands and many more! Tune in on Midnight (UK) time Mondays for an energetic and entertaining show!

Clive Brady - Global Funk & Soul Show

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Sir Les Knott - The Funk Mafia

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Les started spinning in the late sixties, building a reputation in and around Harlow in Essex. In 1970 secured a residency at Tiffany’s Harlow where he persuaded the management to set aside a night just for soul/funk music and started building a night which eventually had big names as guests such as Chris Hill, Tom Holland, Robbie Vincent and Chris Brown. Les was instrumental in bringing the ALL DAYER and ALL NIGHTER to the south of England at Tiffany’s Harlow. There were a string of these events which spread to the rest of the south east during the middle to the late seventies. In 1979 Les had a regular Friday night spot with Froggy (god bless) at the Royalty in Southgate. Guest spots at The Lacy Lady in Ilford, a couple of Caister Soul Weekenders came along and the national soul day at Knebworth, also went on tour with the Fat Larry’s Band around 1980. After leaving Tiffany’s in the early eighty’s Les had residencies at Benny’s in Harlow / Beckets in Ware / The Juicy Duck in Bishops Stortford. Then upped sticks and did a couple of years doing summer seasons in Majorca, Tenerife, mainland Spain and Ibiza. On returning to the UK Les has had residencies in H2O in Bishops Stortford / Rockies in Royston before retiring in 2005. Now after doing friends parties and charity disco’s Les has got the BUG again and is doing gigs around the south east. People he has had the pleasure of working with include: Marvin Gaye (god bless), The Fat Larry’s Band, Shalamar, Al Hudson, The Real Thing, 5 Star, Second Image, Light of the World, Lonnie Liston Smith, Eddie Grant, GQ , Level 42 , Steve Walsh (god bless), The Crusaders, Hot Chocolate, Rose Royce, Stevie Marriot (god bless) . PEACE AND LOVE X ONE OF THE ORIGINAL FUNK MAFIA IS AVAILABLE FOR GIGS

Gary James

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Paul Freeman (aka Huggy Bear) - Freeman's Flavas

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I started playing records at my parent’s house when my brother had a huge selection of tunes. I sneaked into his bedroom one day I was off school sick and I would spend ages trying to find that record sleeve belonging to the AWB {the album cover had a very distinctive feature with the letter W that's the only way I could remember the album}. The track I was so keen to play was "Nothing You Can Do" and from that day my love for music continued to grow and my journey continued landing a resident DJ job in a club in Halifax called the Acapulco Club. I then went on to work in Boston, Lincolnshire at several night clubs and I also do mobile Discos. My passion is music and this is the place to fit my face SLR RADIO!!

DJ Hagos

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DJ Hagos is the ultimate performer.... A dj with a broad taste in music he plays soulful house, hip hop, soul, reggae, gospel, jazz, pop and disco.... anything that moves the crowd!!! DJ Hagos is a remixer/producer whose song "Jazzy Track" is featured on the BluBlaK Music Dance Compilation "Dance Cafe Vol. 1".... In addition to producing original music, he also remixed songs by artists as diverse as Lalah Hathaway, Chris Brown, Beyonce, Smokey Robinson, The Pedro Martinez Group, Jennifer Hudson, The Temptations and Tamia. He's currently working on new music or promotions with Mz Herflyness, V-Dawn, and FiFi. He is currently a Host/DJ/ Music programmer on Soul Legends Radio. In the past was a music programmer for Hotline Radio, Nubiahood Radio, 101 Oasis Radio, Kentucky Weed Radio and Nuvibe Radio. He is also currently featured on TuneIn and Mixcloud. He was guest dj at 40 Fashion Lounge and Club Remix in New York and has performed at countless bars, clubs and events. For more info go to about.me/djhagos DJ Hagos was formerly know as DJ Peewee (aka Howie Smith) a house music dj on 91.5FM and was guest dj at 40 Fashion Lounge and Club Remix in New York. He has performed at countless bars, clubs and events. He got his musical start as a drummer at Lincoln High School in Jersey City, NJ and then joined the hip hop band called Vega 4.

Dr Funk (aka Joe Fraser)

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Mark O'Connell

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I have been DJ'ing since the late '60s, starting with a small West London sound system in Southall. Late in 1969, I was asked by a friend, Mo Claridge, to join him as a DJ and we worked at the USAF bases. I went on to work at the famous Douglas House Hotel, in Bayswater, as their resident DJ. Mo Claridge, aka MoJo, had a large distribution company and a record label, and he asked me to join them. This was my introduction to the music business side. Mojo moved on to videos and gave me the OK to start up Marcus distribution selling and promoting reggae and dance music. A couple of highlights from my music life was working with Island Records in the 80/90s and virtually all other dance labels. And meeting with Beverly and the crew from SLR and was asked to join them. I am still here annoying everyone and you can catch me LIVE on Wednesdays at 6pm and Sundays at 1pm.

Bob Robertson (aka The Old Git) - The Bobfather

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I call myself an Old Git that loves all types of soul music! I bought my first piece of vinyl in 1971 and am still buying today. You can tune in to me every Wednesday at 8pm - come and say hi!! Have been lucky enough to have the opportunity to play my music on Soul Legends Radio. Would happily do it for free, oh I forgot I already do. Don't take yourself seriously because no one else does.

Kenny Stewart

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My name is Kenny Stewart and I am based in Chester. I have been DJ'ing for over 30 years. As most people know I am a big fan of Elvis Presley and a highlight for me was being on Graceland Radio. Over the years I have been a compere for many stars of TV, Film and Sport. I love Disco, Soul, Funk, Stax along with others and a fave band of mine is The Fatback Band. Join me every Thursday at 6pm for a variety of great music.

Asif Shaheed - Asif's Eclection Selection

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I've always been into music but prior to 1978 it was basically chart stuff. Then I heard Evelyn "Champagne" King's Shame and it all fell into place. Been passionate about music ever since, with soul and those of a similar genre being my "weapon of choice". I was approached by LMR to do a show early 2015. Having never done anything like this before I approached it with trepidation and I'm SO glad I gave it a shot. It's just a great fit and has made me realise I know more about music than I ever thought! And landing a slot on SLR has to be my highlight of 2015 and I'm humbled every week by the reaction of listeners. LONG MAY THIS CONTINUE!

Terry T Mansfield (aka Terry T)

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Started Djing in 1979 and still spinning - well its more "button pushing these days". My first ever single I purchased was Ken Boothe "Everything I Own" in 1974. I am not a huge vinyl collector but i do believe the plastic is by far the best format. I am not the greatest looking handsome man you will ever meet but my passion, excitement and my love of listening to and sharing music makes up for my looks ... Oh yes also my hair loss. NJoi Terry 😉 You can catch the wicked Terry T and his Soul Funkshun Show every Thursday at 10pm.

SoulFood Boys (aka SoulFly & Mozkito)

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Two's twice as good as one and that's a fact. Soulfly and Mozkito have been spinning the tunes for over 30 years in Belfast. We firmly believe that Belfast is the birthplace of Soul. We join the dots and colour in the soul spectrum playing everything from Tamla to Zapp.

Alistair Moncrieff (aka Moley)

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Alex 'The Voice' Wilson - Feel Good Fridays

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I started DJ'ing at the age of 16 and have held a passion for music for as long as I can remember. I began doing local youth clubs and friends parties and it has flowed from there. My musical tastes are varied but are based primarily around Soul, Reggae and Dance music.

Steve Adams

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Mark Gardner (aka Marky G) - The Strange Cargo Radio Show

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Known colloquially as Marky from STRANGE CARGO. An Eclectic Multi-Genre Crate-Digging Vinyl Archaeologist / Music Collector, Chill Out Producer, Blog Writer, Impromptu Selector of the weird and wonderful keeping an eye on (last count) 109 Genres of note. Radio Show Host and occasional promoter of micro, word of mouth gatherings for those that like to get down differently. Born in 1970, I Grew up in a small countryside village in Hampshire, before moving to London and bought my first record aged 6, by 11 I was an avid fan of The Old Grey Whistle Test & John Peel radio shows. In 1981 my folks bought a video shop and I got into lots of soundtracks, enjoying a wide range of things from Punk to Pop Music. I Discovered Break Dancing in 1983, loving Electro and buying imports. I Became a Soul Boy around ’84 – 5. I’ve always loved Hip Hop (Especially UK) and the music of subcultures. (Mod, Punk, Skins etc.) By ‘87, I was heavily into Goth and Minimal Wave. I was a huge fan of Acid House from midway around that year and got into pay party promotions shortly after, where I stayed for a number of years professionally. I didn’t really like the musical transition into Hardcore much past 1992, when I discovered both Balearic and the more Ambient Side of Techno. Went from there into D & B, later into Trip Hop and finally onto Chill Out where I remained for several years, going onto production, management & promoting. I have always been into making eclectic mixtapes but didn’t seriously DJ until ‘98 moving to Thailand in ’99, where I used to DJ 16hr sets on the beach daily. I started collecting vinyl (after losing 3 collections in total) again in 2008 and became serious in the world of Vinyl Archaeology, where my heart remains. I do however still collect all formats and am a keen sample collector. These days, I now hold no other musical distinctions other than there are 2 types of music, good & bad. If it makes me feel good, I try to grab it and share it, and this is what STRANGE CARGO is all about: No rules, no limits and infinite musical possibilities; right across the board and from all over the world. I like to call it musical journeying where we attempt to leave all prejudice at the door and carve out soundscapes for the aurally adventurous. You can tune into me Friday nights into Saturday mornings on SLR! Bring a drink and get those feet up!

Nick Davies

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In terms of music as far back as I can remember I have always loved music and was playing my Mum and Dads records collection from a early age on my very own second hand record player. It was not soul but rock and roll and crooner’s from a collection of 78’s that I had been given. There was not a day when I did not have some form of musical tune in my head and I always felt that I needed more. So much so that I even pushed my mother into buying a pair of shoes because it came with a copy of Don’t Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John and Kee Kee Dee. My introduction to DJing came in the early 1980’s when I and a school friend use to DJ at his house on two turntables and a collections of vinyl records. We use to pretend we were on the radio and I have had the desire to play records for peoples enjoyment ever since. I was not a blue eyed soul boy in those days but someone who was a metal head and got his enjoyment from bands like Iron Maiden and AC/DC. The conversion to Soul would come much later. It was during this period that I really got heavily in pirate radio station like Radio Caroline and Lazer 558 which I could listen to quite freely as I was living in Kent at the time and they broadcasted from the North Sea. I like the idea of free radio and the fact that they were non-play listed. The DJ just played out of the record box. In 1987, I went to work in London and started to listen to pirate stations like Kiss and JFM who played mainly soul and disco. A light switched on in my head and I knew then that this was not only the music I needed to listen to but also to play; the trouble is it took me 25 years to realise that dream thank to radio Winchcombe. The Crazeology Radio show is not your traditional jazz music show as we like to play music across the spectrum’. The concept arose from the many different radio shows that I have listened to over the years bringing then all together as one.

DJ Dab (aka David Brace) - The House of Soul Show

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Niño Malo - Soul To The Universe Show

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From as early as I can remember I fell asleep listening to those evening shows that never played just the hits, but lots of different things. Music - of all sorts - made me happy and I wanted to make others feel that way. As soon as I could, I picked and played the records. Family gatherings, then School discos, Community Centres and Parties. Private and corporate events and clubs - locally and internationally. Inevitably full time work filled much of my time. Still playing out, I cut back on other music commitments. In 2016 I returned to radio, introducing my Soul to the Universe Show here on Soul Legends Radio. Like those shows I loved as a kid, you’ll hear lot of different things - upfront and classic soul, rnb and funk. And Jazz, Disco, Salsa, Bachata & Reggaeton. And I’ll often play Hip Hop. Except on the shows I only play Reggae or House or the Soca to the Universe specials… so just come expecting to be surprised. Catch the Soul to the Universe show every Saturday at 4pm.

Sue Valentine

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Where to start ...... I suppose way back when, when I was as young as young can be (946 years ago!! ). Music was everywhere from home to relatives to friends (not much TV in those days lol) and for that I am eternally grateful and also for having an older brother who loved music just as much. Have always loved music of most genres but the one that has stuck with me throughout is Soul. And as we all know this comes in all sorts (except for liquorice). But we all have that defining moment when something special comes along and that for me was of course what is commonly known as Northern Soul. Although back at the beginning it was just Soul but a special kind of Soul to all that had the privilege of hearing it. So for anyone who listens to any of my shows, yes it is mainly Northern but not always. Catch me Saturday nights at 9pm through to Midnight!!

Reggie Smith (aka The Boss)

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DJ Lanks (aka Ann Shaheed)

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I have quite a varied taste in music and like lots of different genres which I try to incorporate into my show. My earliest memory around music is watching TOTP with my family and giving each song the thumbs up or down as they went through the countdown! My first record was ‘Ghost Town’ by The Specials and ska/two-tone was a favourite with me, later followed by hip-hop/electro. My husband (SLR DJ Asif Shaheed) encouraged me to get involved with his shows. He always said I’d be able to ‘learn the ropes’ so to speak, but I didn’t believe him. Turns out he was right! My love for music has really been reignited and the rest as they say is history! Catch me Sundays at 11am.

Ed Weller (aka Edders, Dubya)

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Ray Waters (aka RJ) - 80s Groove Show

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Andy Richards - Saxxxxxxy Sunday Show

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I have been on the music scene as a DJ since the 1970's, but my love of soul sounds comes from listening to Robbie Vincent & Greg Edwards playing smooth jazz and classic soul via Radio London and Capital Radio. I can play any genre at parties & weddings but being able to play the music I love via SLR is the best. As my listeners know I have a particular fondness to playing tunes containing a wicked saxophone sound. Catch me Sundays at 10pm!!