Louie Martin

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Louie started DJ’ing by accident when the local youth club needed some music played one evening, so 2 Hi-fi systems were set up & he soon cought the bug!..

Louie & LesAfter playing out with mobile discos locally he was offered a residency at The Greyhound in Dunstable which was set up as a 7-day-a-week music venue with installed equipment. It was here that someone (nobody can remember who) christened him ‘Brother’ Louie. “I turned up one night” says Louie, “& there were giant posters everywhere advertising the different nights of the week with this ‘name’ on my night so it stuck”.

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Having been @ the venue for 2 years & establishing a Soul night specialising in US imports, he came to the attention of The California Ballroom in 1974. A new upfront night would be launched in the basement club within the complex known as The Devils Den (later re-named Didoz). It was here that Louie would establish a night for the more discerning soul music fans & also be selected as stage front man in the ballroom, showcasing the biggest soul funk & jazz artists who performed to packed houses, like Brass Constuction, The Fatback Band, Heatwave, Issac Hayes, Grover Washington & many, many more.

Around 1978 he was invited to appear monthly on the Robbie Vincent Show on Radio London & did many PA’s around the South of England & the early Caister Soul Weekenders and All dayers including Brighton, Southampton & Reading. In 1980 he was on the DJ line up at The Knebworth National Soul Day & in his own words remembers “there were 12,000 people there, with the stage so far away, everyone looked like ants but what an event!”

Louie continued to play out & moved into commercial radio, securing his own Saturday evening show on Chiltern Radio which was networked on many other stations around Herts, Beds, Bucks, Northants, Bristol & Gloucester. He also launched the breakfast show on Choice FM Birmingham.

Having made his DJ debut at Summer Soulstice in 2011, Louie still plays @ selected events around London & the south east & can now also be heard on his weekend show on Delite Radio.

There is only one Brother Louie!


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