Tommy says "I was born in Blackpool, Lancashire in the 60s where I still live, married with 4 children (what happened there?!) I started listening to music on vinyl from a young age and was given some records by my uncle to play on my first record player, a close and play sort of toy but it played 45’s when you closed the lid. In the 70’s and 80’s, I used to listen to all different kind of stations on the radio including what was left of the pirates (Radio Caroline) and Luxembourg 208 am (fading in and out). Since the late 70s I have worked at numerous venues from nightclub residencies, pubs and hotels to Mobile Disco work (which I still do occasionally) starting off on good old vinyl progressing to CD and then mp3. Out of all the formats I prefer vinyl but as technology has moved on I don’t mind which platform. My preferred genre of music is Northern Soul."
Started a broadcasting career as one of the first ‘Disc Jockey’ voices to be heard on BBC Radio Bristol, on a Saturday morning in September 1970. (my producer advised me the others were ‘radio presenters’). I spent approx. 4 years at the BBC, presenting different programmes as well as current affairs producer. I decided when my young family came along that perhaps I could have the ‘best of both worlds’ by trying my hand in ‘the business world’, and still work in broadcasting as a freelance. As well as being successful in commerce as an MD, Sales & Marketing Director etc. I have also worked for GWR radio, Classic Gold, WFM, Star Radio and Pulse Radio. Most of these were at the time very successful stations across the UK South East, South Coast and South West. As most radio presenters did at the time. I started out as a club DJ when the Soul Music genre was very powerful, with a growing following. It is encouraging to know that even after the time that has passed there is still as much interest in this genre as there was in those early days. The idea for Soul Vaults show was brought about after discussion with many people who were intrigued by the origins of ‘Old Soul’ and more importantly the lack of information about what is after all a key part of our musical heritage. I saw this as an opportunity to couple my love of the music genre together with my passion for radio. The show not only plays the songs but provides the background to the songs and the artists.
Yorkshireman Colin Bruce (DJ Col Bruce), is the man behind Northern Soul at Wellies Bar in Skegness. As well as organising a year round monthly Northern Soul & Motown night he also is in charge of the music at Wellies for the annual Skegness Scooter Rally. Colin will be presenting two hourly shows every Tuesday & Thursday evening.
Every two weeks Paul "Fradderz" Fradley will bring you two hours of great Soul from his personal collection all played out on Vinyl
All of our presenters are volunteers, and unlike some stations we do not charge presenters for using our platform either. If you think you have what it takes to present a radio show then we would like to hear from you. Experience is not necessary, everyone has to start somewhere. To broadcast a show on our station, you will need a computer, a good standard Microphone, encoder software (Butt is a very good option and it's free too), plus a large selection of Soul music in keeping with the station ethos. That music can be in any format, mp3, cd's and/or vinyl.
Interested? the contact Bob via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Auto DJ Plays non-stop between shows playing a random selection of tunes from our database of over 11,000 soul tunes
Hugh Williams presents the Souled Out Show every Saturday between 6. & 8. pm bringing you the very best soul, funk and jazz funk from the 60's right up to the present day. If you love soul music of any type then this is the show for you.
Andy Bebbington first appeared on Keep The Faith Internet Radio as a guest on Bob's Sunday Soul Vinyl Only Special Since then he has covered for many Presenters including Bob, & Steve O'Brien. Andy enjoy's presenting, but a busy life prevents him from committing too often, but does now Present the Tuesday Soul Cellar every 4th week. Andy originates from Cheshire and was a regular at the once famous Wigan Casino which dominated the all-nighter scene for many years and is a resident DJ for Aylesbury Soul Club
Shows The Original Mod’s Show – Thursday 19:00 – 21:00 John’s interest in music started at a young age in blues and R & B which progressed into ‘in a nut shell’ mod music and this has continued throughout his life. In the words of Mr Paul Weller “a mod for life”. John selects the […]
Steve O'Brien presents the hugely popular Tuesday Soul Cellar. Steve Originally grew up in Stevenage and was a Mod revivalist in the late 70's, it was his love of that music, scooters and a move to Northamptonshire which led him to Northern Soul. His love for the music and passion for broadcasting is infectious and was described favourably as a Tiger on acid
Tommy Joined Keep The Faith Internet Radio early in 2020 initially to present the Wednesday evening show, then his Sunday Evening show which because of Covid grew to a temporary Friday show and presenting Tuesday & Thursday Lunchtimes. Tommy has been behind the microphone most of his adult life and has worked with many stars. As well as broadcasting, Tommy also runs Halesowen Soul Club
Bob Hutchins is the proprietor of Keep The Faith Internet Radio and hosts the “Bob’s Sunday Soul” show here on Keep The Faith Internet Radio. Very much a Northern Soul and Motown fanatic his show is a mixture of the popular along with rare and underplayed plus listener requests and events news. He first got into Soul music when as a 7 year old he heard his first Motown record played by a slightly older cousin on her record player. Bob’s other passions in life are Genealogy and Cricket, plus he’s a keen Reading FC football supporter and also follows Northampton Saints Rugby Football Club.