Radio

Abi Clarke

30/10/2021

  • Eclectic
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Reggae/Dub

Abi started djing in 1996 as a resident at a weekly night 'DO ME A FAVOUR' in London's West End playing a mix of soul, jazz funk, boogie and rare groove. This led to her own weekly nights at The Vibe Bar (Brick Lane) and Tongue and Groove (Brixton) as well as twice weekly gigs at The Cafe de Paris (VIP rooms) and The Met Bar. She has played as a guest DJ at numerous UK clubs over the years including Balance with Gilles Peterson, Mind Fluid with Kevin Beadle, WarBox with Ashley Beedle, Destination Out with Ross Allen, 45 and Beyond with Dr Bob Jones, FAITH mansion house party and It's So with Ronnie Herel to name but a few.

Festival work includes The Montreux Jazz Festival, Womad, The Urban Games, Colores Tenerife and The World Snowboarding Championships. In 1999 she started working for SOUL JAZZ records in their Soho based store Sounds Of The Universe and soon became part of the SOUL JAZZ Soundsystem playing reggae, funk and soul in London, around the UK and Worldwide regular trips were made to Australia,New Zealand, Germany, France, Switzerland, Sweden,Greece,Scotland,Ireland and Montenegro.

More recently she has played at The Southport Weekender, Hayling Island Spring Soul and Reggae Weekender, Margate Soul Festival on the MiSoul - Revenge of the Soul Boy Stage, Suncebeat Festival, Croatia and Mi Biza Soul. Previous radio shows include a bi weekly slot on The Soul of London Radio and a weekly slot ‘West End Girls’ on Soho Radio.In 2020 during lock down she recorded a guest show for Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide FM. She currently has a monthly show with Bob Masters ‘Open Your Mind’ on Mi Soul radio.

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