I offer hands-on administrative and production support with a wealth of creative experience in Music, Media, and Live Events. I'm equally comfortable working in Live and Recording environments, behind the scenes or 'front of house' or a mixture of both.
I have 20+ years hands on experience of making excellent radio. I have worked as a presenter at several local stations and networks, learning the craft from the inside. When, as a producer, you trust your presenter, and your presenter knows they can trust you, you can really fly with any subject.
Producing documentaries and interbiewing people was always fascinating. As with my photography, letting an expert in their field share what they know is a pleasure, and knowing when to let the silence do the talking is a rare skill I learned from doing it.
PR and Marketing came early in my career, through a couple of companies in London. I would liaise between Commercial clients (some listed above) and the UK's radio stations to create engaging listener-tailored content that keps both parties happy. I got National Sausage Week on Steve Wright in the Afternoon (BBC Radio 2) back in the good old days when the BBC could do competitions, and he gave away a watch that had a sausage on the second hand! I know! Such showbiz! It's the little thing sometimes :)
I have researched and compiled music databases for a couple of Internet Radio projects. Some of this was well before Internet Radio was the many tentacled beast it is today - the biggest was with the Odeon Cinema group and was called 'Flix Radio - the Music of the Movies' and did exactly what you'd want a film radio station to do. 100% of the music was from film and I worked with the broadcasting legend Paul Easton to help build the music catalogue and database.
I now present Late Waves on victoryonline.co.uk - an internet and DAB+ station for the Portsmouth area. Love songs and late night radio suit my voice best and I feel extremely at home. We launched the station in Febriary 2021 and it's a nice project to be involved in.
Presenters, like musicians, are not all fond of cameras (or having people in their studio, some of them!), but i'm always very grateful to be able to show them why they perhaps might like to consider it once in a while. Thanks, Gary.
And other Gary. He's ace too.