Gavin Page

A mainstay of our events from the very first Summer Soulstice all the way to 2016, Gavin could be found shaking Connoisseurs Corner each year, playing in his own spectacular and inimitable style…

We sat down and chatted with Pagey one fine sunny morning and asked him a few questions to try and find out a bit more about the man himself.

Gav, what year did you start DJing?
“In 1984.”

What’s your favourite music genre?
“Black music in all it’s forms.”

Your most treasured LP/album?
“Marvin Gaye, ‘What’s Going On.’”

Who is your favourite artist, band or singer?
“Bobby Womack (male artist), Gladys Knight (female artist) and The Dells (band).”

Name your favourite club or club night, past or present?
“Stafford All-nighter in the late 80’s.”

Who was your inspiration as a DJ?
“Ian Clarke”

Gavin shares a joke with Nicky Holloway at Summer Soulstice 2016. Photo by Clifford J Irving © Summer Soulstice Ltd.

Favourite single? 7” or 12”?
“Mmmm, tough one… probably Crystal Clear ‘Stay With Me’”

Biggest artist to inspire you musically?
“Womack again.”

What musical artist would you invite to dinner?
“Frank Sinatra.”

How many records do you currently have in your collection?
“A record room and a garage full.”

The best live concert or performance you’ve seen?
“Gladys Knight at The Royal Albert Hall, various times.”

Away from music, what do you enjoy most?
“Seeing my children every other weekend.”

What record would be played at your funeral?
“Erma Franklin – ‘Light My Fire’.”

If you had to play one record to a stranger to describe you and your musical taste, what would it be?
“Marvin Gaye – ‘Inner City Blues’.”

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