Richard Edwards

RICHARD EDWARDS

Smooth Grooves Sundays 7pm Soulful Jazz

Wednesdays 7pm Soulful Jazz (Rpt)

Started DJing in 1976 – Became a club DJ before I was old enough to attend as a customer !! 

Influenced by the Mega Sound systems of legendary DJs Emperor Rosko and Froggy the Infamous Rich Edwards Roadshow became much in demand for itʼs power and clean loud sound – and the first pair of SL1200s in the County !! Worked at all the nightclubs in the local area and beyond … Playing Jazz-Funk Clubs and All-Dayers throughout the UK including the Blackpool Mecca and working with the bands of the era including The Players Association/Mass Production/ Shakatak / Bobby Thurston/ Sylvester/ Light Of The World/ The Real Thing/ Womack & Womack and many more. The Roadshow led to regular supporting appearances for Radio stations in the UK and a summer Season as The Radio Luxembourg Roadshow – working closely with commercial radio stations led to a full time career of over 30 years as presenter/programme director/ specialist show presenter at numerous UK stations including Radio Wyvern/Aston FM/ Big City Radio/Classic Gold/ Classic Hits among others. Radio shows included ‘The Dance Factory” a groundbreaking dance music radio show with a national reputation. Radio led to an introduction to TV work and include regular supporting artist roles in programmes as diverse as “Only Fool And Horses” – “Eastenders” – “Doctors” – “Teachers” – “Chucklevision” – “Casualty” – “Boon” – “ Skins” and many others. 

Worked with most of the UKʼs leading leisure providers inc Luminar leisure/Mecca / First Leisure/ Northern Leisure and for over a decade spearheading the Entertainment for Tenpin group – opening new venues and training entertainment staff. 

Now enjoying semi retirement but still active on radio and live DJ gigs – presenting the internationally acclaimed “SmoothGrooves” Radio Show playing smooth jazz and more – airing on Regina RecordsRadio/GFM Radio & The Jazz UK


DJing at Smooth Jazz Festivals around Europe including Mallorca/Italy/Germany/ Portugal playing my passion of “Old Skool Grooves” and at various events in the UK including the regular SmoothGrooves nights.
Still enjoying the music and humbled to be able to include many of my musical heroes as personal friends.