Greg Edwards

Greg is without doubt, one of UK radio’s true pioneers of soul music, famous for his ‘Soul Spectrum’ shows every Saturday on London’s Capital Radio…

The weekly show was a must for all soul music lovers and put him into the public spotlight during the mid-1970’s and well into the next decade.

Grenadian born and New York City raised, the ‘buck eyed buddy and refugee from across the sea’ has been resident in the UK since 1971 when he came to London to assist in the running of the then newly formed Philadelphia International record label, founded by writer-producers Gamble & Huff.

Whilst still working for the record label, Greg was approached by a Radio 1 producer to stand in for the DJ Emperor Rosko and soon had his own weekend slot on the station. In 1973 he left Radio 1 and began his Soul Spectrum show on the newly launched Capital Radio which went on to run for 14 years, getting legendary status amongst it’s listeners.

Greg has always been a key part of the burgeoning black music scene in the UK over the years and has worked at several radio stations since Capital, including Jazz FM. He has opened doors for many acts, helping those stations he was at capitalise on the growing popularity of soul music. 

As well as his radio duties, Greg has DJ’ed at the Caister Weekender, The Lyceum’s ‘Best Disco In Town’ and in more recent years at the Happy Days Festival, plus many more venues in and around the UK.

Greg now resides on Mi-Soul bringing his wealth of musical knowledge and broadcast experience to the fledgling station and ou can catch him presenting his legendary Soul Spectrum show every Sunday between 1pm-3pm.

In 2016 Greg stepped onto the Summer Soulstice main stage for the first time to great applause, despite some of the testing weather conditions for everyone, he supplied plenty of sunshine in his set!

Greg on the main stage at Summer Soulstice 2017.
Photo by Clifford J Irving © Summer Soulstice Ltd.

Greg’s Soul Survivors Magazine Interview
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