Richard Felstead

Richard was lucky enough to have been involved with Radio Invicta (London’s first Black music pirate station) in the late ’70’s, before being given the opportunity to have a show on the fondly remembered Horizon Radio in the early ’80’s…

Marky Mark & Richard Felstead tilt shot (Photo: Paul Welch | © 2014 Summer Soulstice)

“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 it’s heels & Richard was involved along with all the other Dj’s for creating a station that would sound fresh & 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 & our faith in it was justified.”

Richard has also worked various clubs throughout the years, including Le Beat Route & Samantha’s in London’s West End, The Production Village in Cricklewood in the 80’s & more recently @ the Salou Soul Weekenders. He ‘s also proud to be associated with Summer Soulstice. He continues “I attended the first one & loved it & asked if I could be involved with the second because I am passionate about the cause. It’s gone on to become one of THE events on the soul music calendar, in fact, it’s become a must attend event.”


“Summer Soulstice just gets stronger & 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 & I’m especially looking forward to seeing everyone this year”…

Until recently, Richard busied himself as Head Of Music at Delite Radio, as well as presenting his own weekday show on the station.

Without people like Mr Felstead, Summer Soulstice wouldn’t happen.


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