How would you describe your programme?
I would describe it as an exploration of a hidden musical ‘Secret Garden’ which you won’t find on most radio playlists. Or something similarly pretentious. Basically it is a real melting pot of different genres, indie, folk, afro-pop, electronica, hip-hop and anything else that takes my fancy. There is a theme to every week’s show and minimal waffle in between the tracks.
What made you want to join Coastway Hospital Radio For Brighton?
I wanted to get involved with something I knew I would enjoy having been a presenter on Lush FM (Leicester Uni radio) before joining Coastway. I wanted to bring something a bit different to the Hospital airwaves, be it a spot of Nigerian funk or some b-side Bowie.
What do you like best about Coastway?
I most like the fact that I can play anything I like!
How did you get into presenting?
I presented a radio show for three years at university and enjoyed every second of it. There is something about being confined in a stuffy room by myself for two hours which I find very appealing.
Who/what are your biggest influence(s)?
Radio-wise, John Peel is my biggest influence with his dry wit and unpredictable, interesting music taste.
What have been your biggest achievements?
Performing on national radio with my band and in my own short radio career, a live performance by New York anti-folk artist Jeffrey Lewis and an interview with Morden indie band Good Shoes.
Name a key tune that you love or inspired you
Right now I am enjoying listening to Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – The Skin Of My Yellow Country Teeth. A beautifully intricate guitar accompanied by crazy singing and a driving drum beat.
What do you do when you are not broadcasting?
I play in a band and make up songs. I also enjoy reading GCSE poetry, drinking real ale, cavorting with friends and going for long aimless walks in