Richard Felstead

Richard was involved with Radio Invicta, London’s first black music pirate station in the late 1970’s, before being given a show on the fondly remembered Horizon Radio the following decade…

“Those were great days” says Richard, “you really felt part of something pioneering as the outlets to listen to our music were not as far reaching as they are now.”

When Horizon came to an abrupt end, the pirate station Solar started up hot on its heels and Richard was involved along with all the other Dj’s for creating a station that would sound fresh and exciting. “It was a wonderful moment for all of us when Solar went from a pirate to a full blown legal station & that also broadcasts on the Sky digital platform. I think we all felt the station came of age and our faith in it was justified.”

Richard has also worked various clubs throughout the years, including Le Beat Route and Samantha’s in London’s West End, The Production Village in Cricklewood in the 1980’s and more recently at the Salou Soul Weekenders.

He ‘s also proud to be associated with Summer Soulstice having been a regular since the first one in 2007. “It’s gone on to become one of THE events on the soul music calendar” he continues, “in fact, it’s become a must attend event and just gets stronger and stronger as each year passes. My respects to everybody that works so hard to put it all together. Andy Weekes would be very proud to see how far this event has come, in a relatively short period of time and I’m especially looking forward to seeing everyone again this year.”

A former Head Of Music and presenter at Delite Radio, Richard is now broadcasting his soulful vibes on JFSR, without good people like him supporting Summer Soulstice over the years, the festival just wouldn’t happen.

Richard on the Radio

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