MICHAEL HENNELL

Mick the Mod

As a youngster I was brought up on rock and roll music having two older sisters who lived for dancing to the music of the day. Later, my interest in music grew steadily from listening to all the Pirate Radio Stations, and I began DJ- ing in the seventies using vinyl records. I was eager to listen to all genres of music, but my first love will always be rock and roll!

I moved from vinyl to CD and my DJ- ing work moved into the clubs, pubs, private parties and weddings around the Basingstoke area, and I enjoyed every minute.

I moved to Brittany, France in 2008 and set up a DJ-ing business with my wife, working mainly for British ex-pats providing wedding and party music.  We have also raised a substantial amount of money for the charity Medecins Sans Frontiere by doing discos, a charity that we personally support. At the end of the day it is all about my love of the music, and where would we be without it!!​

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MICHAEL WILLIAM PARK

MWP

I am a professional hairdresser with ma​ny years experience and curren​tly have a hair studio in Le Dorat in France. My passion for working in the hair industry started when I was fourteen where I was privileged to train and work for many years in the Vidal Sassoon studios. This took me onto New York where I could indulge in my love of Soul music. It was there I met many of the greatest artists of all time, Barry White, Alexander O’Neil, Luther Vandross to name but a few. Soul music is timeless, love songs, dance music, everyone has a favourite that jogs a precious memory.

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GARRY FROSTICK

Garry G

Born in Essex near the coast my earliest memories of popular music was from the pirate radioships that were anchored nearby (Radio Caroline (south) and Radio London in the mid 1960's.

From listening to the output from these stations my interest in popular music was begun.

Over the years I have been attracted and introduced to many different genres of music and now with my involvement with Timeout Radio I have the opportunity to share my love of the music that has been the soundtrack to my life both in the UK and now here in Brittany.

I hope to be able to introduce listeners to an eclectic mix of music as diverse as Prog Rock, Folk, Heavy Rock, Jazz and Classical and that you will find my shows stimulating. In order to further that aim I will be introducing some music quiz themes

I look forward to talking to you over the internet and trust that as well as playing some music that may be unfamiliar to you there will be a good selection of well known tracks.

Requests for your favourites are most welcome.

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WELCOMING OUR NEWCOMERS FOR MARCH

TONY HENNELL

Tony H

Hi my name is Tony

Born in the 60's grew up in the 70's and 80's (before the stop the fun police brigade) and the radio or record player was always on in our house whilst growing up.

So, I have been influenced mainly by my mum and dad's music taste. I like music from jazz to rock, and have a big vinyl record collection, but my favourite era of music is the 60's and 70's.

I was brought up in Berkshire and now live in Dorset. I have been volunteering at the local hospital radio station collecting and playing the patients requests which are very varied from classical to heavy metal and all in-between. I love music as something new can be discovered everyday no matter how old or new it is.

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ROGER de VRIES

Rog

Born in the fifties, grew up in the sixties and hit my teens in the seventies, music entered my life when my grandmother bought me a transistor radio for my 7th birthday. I listened to Luxembourg, Caroline and Radio1, when we, as a family, moved to London I went to the Old Kent Road market where found my first record deck and bought my first 7", following a move to Swindon I discovered the LP which I collected avidly. I eventually settled in South Oxfordshire where I joined a local youth club which had a disco workshop and thus began a life DJing, I started my own mobile in 1984 which continued until 2003. I then was co opted to a youth club committee a club attended by my children, at my suggestion the club began a disco workshop, things had come full circle.

I now live in Brittany France with my partner, 3 dogs, 7 cats, 2 horses and 6 goats, I must be mad!!!! From time to time I have a hankering to be 'at the decks' again but the rigors of running a mobile no longer appeal and then up pops Time Out Radio!! My taste in music is very eclectic which I describe as liking Black Sabbath to Beethoven and everything in between!!

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MIKE GUY

Mike Guy produces and presents Hot Off The Press, showcasing leading new single releases and trending hits from the UK, USA and European charts. Trained as a journalist, he has interviewed many big names of the sixties, including The Who, Small Faces, Dusty Springfield and The Moody Blues. He was a club deejay for a number of years in his native Somerset and in the eighties launched the English language international service of Radio Delmare when it replaced offshore broadcasts with land-based operations in Antwerp, Belgium. He has presented many music specials on radio as a freelance and says a highlight was producing one with Sir Cliff Richard.

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LEE HENNELL

Hello There

My name is Lee Hennell - no prizes for guessing who I am related too, we are all huge music and radio fans!

I was bought up in Berkshire and still live in the area, growing up, music of some kind was always playing in the house and that hasn't changed over the years. I have an eclectic taste in music, but some of my favourites are Queen, The Beatles and George Michael. My playlist will feature at least one or two songs from the great Freddie and the best band of all time - Queen.

I have a huge vinyl collection and can spend hours perusing record shops to find new and old sounds.

I look forward to chatting, playing music and sharing stories with you and hopefully putting some smiles on faces - music makes the world go round and without music where would we be!

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KEITH AND MIKE

The UK USA Rock 'n' Soul Connection is unique as Keith is from the UK and Mike is from the USA. Both have a wide and distinctly personal taste in music, which comes from their different background, cultures and life styles.

The show is made more interesting by featuring guest DJ’s from England, Scotland and America, all with different accents appeals to listeners all over the world.

ABOUT US:

Keith (left side in picture), is a native of Manchester in the northwest of England, the home of the famous Manchester United football team (soccer to our listeners in the States).

He relocated to Poole, Dorset on the south coast of the UK in 1972 and moved on to Shillingstone, North Dorset in 2015.

From a very young age, Keith had a passion for Cars and Pop music, living through the Mersey beat era, attending gigs in the Manchester clubs and theatres.

In 2004 Keith began an association with WPON, a radio station in Detroit, via the internet. In 2007 he was invited to visit the station and was a guest DJ on Jukebox Classics with Bel Air Bill and Howling Harry. He formed close friendships with them and several other DJs in Detroit. Luckily for Keith, his visit coincided with the Indycar Grand Prix of Detroit.

Subsequently, Keith teamed up with Mike Kroll and formed what he considers a great association by co-founding “The UK USA Rock 'n' Soul Connection” playing the sort of music they love to hear. It has been a very successful collaboration and they hope it will continue for some time to come.

The UK USA Rock n Soul Connection show can now be heard on over 40 internet and FM radio stations around the world with thousands of listeners.

Keith also has his own slot on the Flashback 70’s show on The Krushnation that is broadcast on the internet out of Detroit.

Mike (right side in picture), grew up in East Pointe, Michigan outside of Detroit. He has fond memories of playing drums throughout his school years and his love of music comes from his father, as he recalls his Dad playing records and dancing with his mother in their living room.

Mike’s interest in radio began when he was a teenager. He would attend live radio remotes in the Detroit area and dreamed about becoming a Rock and Roll DJ.

About 20 years ago Mike’s dream came true when he began radio broadcasting as a guest DJ on several live radio shows in Detroit and had the opportunity to be a part of David Washington’s Twenty Grand Revue on WPON. It was on David’s show where Keith’s and Mike’s paths crossed. Keith was a regular call in correspondent from the UK.

From there Keith and Mike developed a friendship and co-founded the UK USA Soul Connection, now the UK USA Rock ‘n’ Soul Connection a syndicated international radio show that airs on the internet and FM stations all over the world.

In addition, Mike continues as a guest DJ on the Elvis and Buddy Holly tribute shows on live radio in Detroit with his good friend and long-time DJ Jimmy James.

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www.ukusarocknsoulconnection.com