I Nearly Died!

I Nearly Died!

I must say, it would be fair to think that most of you may well think that sitting behind a microphone is as safe a job as you could possibly have. Yet for some bizarre reason I seem to have found myself in perilous and downright life threatening situations on far too...
My Top Ten Gigs

My Top Ten Gigs

Thanks to being on radio I’ve been able to host some incredible gigs with The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Santana, AC/DC, Motorhead, Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band, Bob Dylan, Uriah Heep, Gary Moore, Aerosmith, Santana, Queen, Tina Turner (3 times),...
The Trots

The Trots

My Dad was a tough West End bloke, ex Forces, spent his life on building sites as a bricklayer, or digging holes for the Northern Gas Board. Hands the size of shovels that I felt on my backside more than once. So when I was a kid you did what he said, with my Mam you...
Backstage at Newcastle United

Backstage at Newcastle United

I loved my time at Newcastle United, but very nearly lost my job before I started! I was headhunted by Kevin Keegan and Sir John Hall. The club needed a shake up, and they asked me to change the hosting and entertainment. So one afternoon, Sir John told me to get down...
Temptation

Temptation

There is a famous quote, that a lot of people purloin “I can resist anything but temptation”, and it certainly is true when it comes to me. Due to my lifetime of sitting behind a microphone I am prone to podge, after years of being reasonably skinny. Yet...
The Women In The Sunbed Shop

The Women In The Sunbed Shop

Being a traditionally pasty looking ginger man the only way I get colour is if I go for a spray tan. I have only ever done it once and looked better but the experience was a nightmare. Firstly the place is full of people going in and out resembling the United Nations,...