Mike Russo

I started DJing at the young age of 16, way back in 1978 just after leaving school… a family friend was the DJ at the Café Royal on Regents Street in Central London doing a monthly gig, I went along one evening and I was instantly hooked, and I have never looked back since, I bought my first FAL turntable & played my first 7” single of Earth Wind & Fire’s – September playing at family & friends parties & then bought a Citronic Thames 2 turntable.

When I felt more confident entertaining large crowds I treated myself to a pair of Vestax PDT 5000 Turntables & the music collection started to grow, I still enjoy spinning the tunes as much today as I did when I started all those years ago.

I’ve been a VDJ for about 15 years years now and about the same time started working at Planet Hollywood in Leicester Square and the new venue on the Haymarket in Central London.

Also I had a nine year residency at Dover Street Jazz Wine Bar in Mayfair, working with some great Soul, Funk & Jazz Funk tribute bands and played alongside 80’s Soul Diva Jackie Graham.

Also worked in many venues in & around London, also worked on a few Cruise Ships sailing up & down the Adriatic ocean and around the med.

I’m new to Soul Groove Radio and hope you enjoy my shows. I’ll be playing a mix bag of the very best soulful tracks I can get my hands on.

You can find me on Tuesday 10pm to midnight and Sunday from 2pm to 4pm for my ‘Soul Vibes’ show.


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