Don't expect any startling revelations, just an idea of the sort of bloke I am.
Born and raised in Middleton on Sea.
Early memories of Clymping School, which is tucked away just off the A259 (and despite what the roadsigns say, it is spelt with a Y!) in what seemed like a huge snow drift at the time, but in retrospect I was just 5 at the time so it was probably about 1 foot deep!
From Clymping onto Felpham Community College, which mistakenly awarded me with 12 GCSE’s and 2 A Levels.
The Day Job
Onto real life, upon leaving education I joined a High-Street Bank, working my way up from the boy who makes the tea all the way to Cashier and Customer Service supremeo.... whilst working out of every branch in South West Sussex at one time or another in my 7 years.
Now working for a multi-million dollar international company, managing and developing their online customer service support tool, supporting many blue-chip clients worldwide.
Got a ‘Ronco’ radio with microphone one Christmas and was hooked on a career in radio.
Joined Chichester Hospital Radio at 16, and spent 8 years broadcasting, fundraising, producing and ward visiting.
I was involved in 2 charity broadcasts for Radio Cracker in Worthing in 1992 and 1993. I helped arrange a trial broadcast for the Chichester area in 1994 called CBR-fm.
Joined Spirit FM at launch and am just as active behind the scenes as well as in front of the microphone, I put together some of the adverts you hear on the station, sit at the controls when the station goes on location on an outside broadcast, and they occasionally let me loose in the on-air studio. ...more
Being Chichester Hospital Radio’s "Member of the Year" 1994 (and I’ve still got the certificate to prove it!), and interviewing Jeremy Beadle and the Bognor Clowns Convention, asking him if he knew that the clips on You’ve Been Framed that were staged weren’t funny. He cut the interview short and walked off in a huff!
Got involved with the fund-raising mobile discos when I was at Hospital Radio. I hosted the Children's Ward Christmas party for 4 years and thought to myself this could be a bit of a side-line. Was asked to cover a New Years Eve function in 1995, using borrowed equipment, and after borrowing it for a few other gigs, brought it outright in 1997! Currently doing discos as the resident DJ at a local sports club, but will consider most bookings ...more
“Well you’re dammed if you do, and you’re dammed if you don’t” – Bart Simpson
You can't beat a good action movie like James Bond, best seen in the Cinema with the sound effects rattling around you. A big fan of the films of Quentin Tarentino (except Jackie Brown... that one never really grabbed me). On the telly I'll never miss an episode of Hollyoaks (how sad am I...?); and classic British sit-coms.
Classic Comedy on DVD. The collection just keeps growing... Complete Blackadder, Phoenix Nights, Fawlty Towers, Brasseye, The Simpsons, Little Britain and loads of stuff I taped off the telly!
The Death List... who's next...?
Family Guy, American Dad, Westworld, Hawaii Five-O, Last Week Tonight