Fitzroy Facey

Fitzroy (da Buzzboy) has been swimming in the music aquarium for half a century now and is still staying afloat and loving it…

Passionate about life and his spiritual wife that is music, he continues to spread the gospel through The Soul Survivors Magazine which Fitzroy has been an integral part of for over a decade.

The magazine is still available via printed copies, app, online and media presence (radio, clubland, ‘soul’cial sites and networking). If you’re into jazz funk, soul, boogie, disco and it’s sibling genres of today, then you are the soul survivor to which Fitzroy is reaching out too.

He’s carved himself a niche working with live artists when he started playing at London’s Jazz Café in 1991, establishing a repertoire that has supported an eclectic who’s who list of world famous black music artists, including Gil Scott Heron, Roy Ayers, Bobby Byrd, Gwen McCrae, The Crusaders, War, The Pharcyde, Omar, Incognito, Carleen Anderson, Courtney Pine, Erikah Badu, Jill Scott and list goes on.

Fitzroy backstage with The Real Thing’s Dave Smith and Chris Amoo at Summer Soulstice 2018.
Photo by Jenny B © Summer Soulstice Ltd.

Fitzroy has played at the MOBO Awards after parties and made several guest radio shows on Solar Radio, Kiss FM, GLR and Choice FM. He appeared on BBC 2’s ‘Dance Energy’ and ITV’s ‘Club A Vision’ and in more recent years he’s DJ’ed at the Indigo2 for the late, great Teena Marie, as well as for the likes of Cameo, UB40’s Ali Cambell and Angie Stone. Fitz has been on the billing at weekenders such as SouthportBlackpool Luxury Soul and Prestatyn, and his syndicated Soul Survivors shows are broadcast on Ramjam and Stomp Radio.

In 2006 he co-founded the The Soul Survivors magazine (a bi-monthly publication) aimed at the 1970’s and 1980’s teenage ‘Soul Jazz Funk’ generation which is distributed around the UK and internationally.

We count ourselves lucky as Fitzroy has been a more recent addition to the DJ line-ups at Summer Soulstice, though his love and support for the event goes way back to the early days. So, big up da Buzzboy!

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