THURSDAY 3 – 6PM
Gary Spence is just not a DJ, he is a Radio personality Knick-named the happiest DJ on the radio. Like many Disc-Jockey’s Gary’s career started on hospital Radio, before reaching a more Soulful audience with Horizon, then a monthly show on SoulChoonz which streamed to over a million listeners.
Spence has now been on Solar Radio for over 18 years, on Mondays he hosts, the ”Sweet Rhythms” chart that is believed to be one of the more accurate soul charts for newly released soul music, which gets published in Echoes magazine and is compiled by Station boss Tony Monson.
As a build up to the chart rundown Gary can be expected to have a live interview along with the hot new releases and Soul chart breakers which might be Soul chart hits in weeks to come.
Thursday afternoons on Solar Radio, Spence hosts his popular, ”Afternoon Delight” The features included, The Great American Songbook, Three Soft Soul Tracks, plus Gary’s records of the week.
You can expect superstars and celebrates to grace the shows either on Monday or indeed Thursday with a live interview, Spence has interviewed such legends as, Teena Marie, Lisa Stansfield, Shirley & Brenda Jones of The Jones Girls, Charlie Wilson, Dionne Warwick,Shalamar, Will Downing, Preston Glass, Little Anthony, The Four Tops members, Melba Moore, Kathy Sledge, Earl Young the legendary Philadelphia drummer who is also the leader of his own Disco group, The Trammps, plus many others.
Gary Spence is always in demand for live gigs, the big secret is he always gets asked back! His gigs have included Concert warm up’s for various artists and venues plus the always sold-out Solar Radio boats along the river Thames.
Saxophonist Joe Leader said, DJ Gary Spence, the man with the sweetest rhythms and the sweetest heart. Not only a wonderful DJ, with a great sense of timing, but also an enthusiastic and genuine interviewer. Every artist should be so lucky to have the support of DJ Gary Spence….what a gem ! You can catch Gary Spence’s interviews on You Tube or on Mixcloud, find him on Facebook or follow him on Twitter… Elaine Constantine who was the director of the hit movie, ”Northern Soul’‘ said, Gary Spence was so fantastic, loved speaking to him, the best interview yet! The interview was used as a promotion tool for the film. Nigel Lowis(Million selling songwriter, Producer, remixer). Gary Spence is a legend his interviews are exciting and fun. His interviews make you feel relaxed while you are telling him your story.