Nigel was born when radio was still in black & white and he suffered the days of Listen With Mother but loved the Light Programme comedy, which he still collects today – The Goons, Tony Hancock, The Navy Lark, Round The Horne etc. right up to today’s modern radio sitcoms.
He knew radio was for him when he heard the pirates and even set up his own radio station at home – a cable service for Mum and Dad with different shows in the kitchen and the lounge! Nigel started DJing at school near Croydon, Surrey, with the lunchtime disco, before becoming a mobile DJ around London and Surrey in 1972.
His first jobs were for the BBC, first in News Information and then in the biggest record library in the world, the BBC Gramophone Library, where he learned the craft of radio as he sat in studios and offices watching the masters at work. A founding member of a five-hospital radio station in South London, he found time to play jazz on a commercial station before concentrating on running a disco agency for other jocks, mobile and in clubs and pubs in South London, providing voiceovers and creating jingles whilst still on the road himself.
Play Morricone For Me is a weekly web radio show centred around film soundtracks and discussion. The show features thematic deep-dives into everything from spaghetti westerns, to blaxploitation, disaster movies, crime jazz, the history of the theremin, Disneyland Records, classic, cult and contemporary cinema and everything in between.close