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One August evening back in 1988 I was stood outside a building in Manchester, in a queue of people, with a beat filtering through the bricks. I’d never experienced anything like it in my life. That building was the now iconic Hacienda and once I’d handed over my cash and walked through the plastic curtains I was hooked on house music !!
I’d learnt how to mix and scratch with being into hip hop from the early eighties so figuring out how to beat mix was my next mission. From 1990 I was a resident DJ with John J for two amazing years at the now legendary Monroes in Blackburn. We couldn’t believe what we created there from virtually nothing. People queueing from 2pm in the afternoon to make sure they’d get in. From Monroes other residencies and guest spots came my way. Sequins, Zone, Shanghai and Jooce in Blackpool, Angels in Burnley, Manhattan Heights and Peppermint Place in Blackburn, Quadrant Park in Liverpool, Revenge Parties, Maximes in Wigan, Blackburn warehouse parties, 808 State Show on Sunset FM, Life at Farnworth and Birkenhead, Manhattans in Southport, Life @ Bowlers at Trafford Park to name just a handful.