Jester Groove

Our Jester doubles up his DJ role and being one of the active members of the Soulstice Crew quite effortlessly…

A long time presenter of his ‘Nightcruisin’ show on Stomp Radio, Jest is well known for rinsing some hard-to-find club edits at all our events. He started DJ’ing in 1979, playing soul, disco, boogie, jazz, funk, 2Step and soulful house in all their glory! We caught up with him over a pint or three of Guinness to get to know him a bit more.

Your most treasured LP/album?
Ren Woods – Azz Izz (Columbia 1982).

Your favourite artist/band/singer?
Phyllis Hyman.

What’s been your favourite club or club night, past or present?
Soul at The Sebright in Barnet in the early 2000s.

What about best live concert or performance you’ve seen?
Marlena Shaw at The Jazz Cafe in Camden

Who was your inspiration as a DJ?
Robbie Vincent.

What’s your favourite single, 7” or 12”?
Phyllis’ classic ‘You Know How To Love Me’.

Biggest artist to inspire you musically?
It’s a pick between Barry White and/or Gene Page.

What musical artist would you invite round your house to dinner?
Norman Harris.

So how many records do you have in your collection?
Oh, I think it must some 10,000 plus now.

Away from music, what do you enjoy most?
Being with my family and friends.

What record would be played at your funeral?
Rudy Love & The Love Family – This Song Is For You.

If you had to play one record to a stranger to describe you and your musical taste, what would it be?
MFSB – Love Has No Time Or Place.

Jester with Young Pulse at Summer Soulstice 2017. © Clifford J Irving / Summer Soulstice Ltd.

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