Sean French (Orginal Soul Mafia)
I first started DJ’ing at the age of 13, first tunes were Motown, early SKA & Soul. I got paid the sum of £10, which covered the gear £4 pound 10 shillings and 6 pence (old) money…not bad at all in its day. I was also a roadie for Tony Hall at this time, it was very early days of mobile discos…school by day discos by night, not a bad life at all. I stayed with this until I was 16 then tapped my dad for £400 for my own disco unit which was called METRO MOBILE DISCOTEQUE, I paid him back within 6 months and upgraded to a bigger setup within 2 years, 300watts rms, 3 decks, loads of light…wot a show…I even had hair in those days!
At 19 I joined the pub/club circuit and stayed with this until I became a Redcoat at Bognor Regis, I used to wake up the punters at 6.30am over the tannoy system…not the most popular Redcoat around! need I say more!
Come and have a chat about the next instalment. Find out how the infamous DANTES on the south coast came about…The Alldayers, The Allnighters, Caister, the Gigs and MORE…