The Vinyl Countdown (Thursday 6-7:30pm)
WHERE IS ‘HOME’?
HOW DID YOU COME TO BE LIVING IN THIS AREA?
I moved from the Wollombi area to here in 2000.
WHAT DOES YOUR PROGRAM OFFER TO LISTENERS?
A huge range of rock n roll of many sub-genres sourced mostly from vinyl: punk, indie, folk, psyche, garage, blues, prog, pop. There’s a strong leaning to Australian underground including days of old and current artists. A lot of rare gems and info on the artists.
WHY DID YOU GET INVOLVED IN TRIPLE B?
I have been involved in the music industry since I was a teen. As a musician, studio engineer and writer for magazines. I am passionate about music. I had spare time and was missing my former life as a reasonably popular musician.
WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU’RE NOT ON AIR AT TRIPLE B?
I have a career as a gardener, I’m a father and step father, also, involved with Northbank Community Garden where I hold the position of President. I do volunteer work there as well. In 2013 I started the Facebook group Vinyl Hoarders United, which currently has 26,000 members and is dedicated to collecting vinyl records. Still play in a band called Nikki Websters and play guitar and sing in the band. I can play a few different instruments well. Also do a lot of great vegetarian cooking and working on writing a cooking and gardening book combined.
IF YOU WERE TO STAGE YOUR OWN FESTIVAL IN BELLO, AND COULD HAVE ANY THREE HEADLINE ACTS WHO WOULD THEY BE?
Radio Birdman, Sunnyboys and Buffalo. Why? Because they Rock!