Left around 1045pm last night from Jam Radio. How did it go…It was brilliant! What a night! DJ Dragon Irie, DJ AB and the audience made me feel right at home. In fact DJ AB was leaving for the day when I arrived but stayed to help set me up and then didn’t leave because he became engaged in the interview. Thanks for taking the pictures DJ AB!
But I tell you what was really quite interesting, being on webcam and live stream in a radio interview! It was like being on stage but I was in a radio station. It really energised the show for me. I mean, I’ve done quite a few radio shows now but this is my first with the technology. But you know what? I was very, very happy that I found this out beforehand and came with my ‘fro and make up did – lol!
Also the appreciative audience comments were on live stream while I was on air. Lots of congratulations and suggestions of whom I could collaborate with were displayed on a big screen. Some listeners placed animated dancers and hand claps in their messages during my playing. I was able to reply via the microphone to them and later leave my contact details in the stream too. (When I checked this morning, 14th April, the comments were still online but I’m not sure for how long. The comments are dated 13th April, between 9.14pm until 1033pm on www.jamradio.co.uk). It was really funny though to read Dudsis & Mrs Destiny’s comment ‘ ‘fros bounce back’ in reply to my comment about the headphones denting my afro. 🙂 It was all fun. Thank you all.
What did I say and play? Well the show kicked off with ‘It’s All Good’ and in between talking about how I started, events I do, Not Just Jazz II on 7th August, my role in GMIA (www.gmia.org.uk), offering saxophone and piano lessons to women (as we need more female musician) and explanations about the instrument. I played my track ‘I Will Go On’, also Bob Marley ‘Three Little Birds’, the hymn ‘Amazing Grace’, Bill Withers ‘Lovely Day’. Oh yes a request by Eileen for Chaka Khan’s ‘Ain’t Nobody’ and I gave a birthday greeting and played ‘Summertime’ for Junior a regular listener celebrating his 50 birthday. Time really flew and before I knew it 10 o’clock arrived and went. What a night!
Well it certainly bowled me over when the Managing Director, Sylvester Medar, rang in at the end to congratulate my involvement in the show – wow! The good news is I’ve been invited back so watch this space and join me for my next radio appearance on Jam Radio.www.jamradio.co.uk