VB Radio 7th Feb

An extended edition of the show. A strange yet relevant journey through the archives that pulled out some total belters.

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VB Dubai – Feb 4th

VB Dubai – Feb 4th. A few words about my flying visit out to the the UAE for the Vocal Booth party joining forces with Sunstroke.

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VB Radio Show 17th Jan

LOVED this week’s show. Had no idea where I was going with it and pulled out some absolute belters.

If you keep forgetting the show you can always get a handy reminder on your phone HERE.

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Sunstroke presents VB Dubai @ 360º – Feb 4th

I’m super-pleased to announce the return to one of the best spots in the world I’ve ever played, 360 in Dubai.

Joining me will be Timmy Vegas, so a strong VB Family presence already out there will get the full Soul Central experience. I’m not sure any of us are ready for that !

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David Bowie – RIP

I’m sure there isn’t a person on the planet that hasn’t heard, David Bowie passed away Sunday 10th Jan 2016, aged 69.

I felt I needed to document it, to pay homage to an artist, a giant of a man and a legend that is really beyond any words I could use to do him justice.

This is a track from his album that was released, just days before he passed. A message from the other side, perhaps ?

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VB Radio Show 10 January

A “Funky House” affair, sharing two hours of vinyl from the peak time clubs of the early to mid 2000s with a few earlier classics thrown in for good measure.

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13 Dec Vocal Booth Radio Show

The Festive Spirit was all up inside of me this week for another two hours of vinyl goodness.
Here’s a video showing where I do the show from and most of my music collection.

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6th Dec Vocal Booth Radio Show

I’ve fallen head over heels in love with music again.

Every Sunday I remember why this music is so special to me & gives me the same feelings I used to get when sharing it down the years.

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Return of the Vocal Booth Radio Show

Just like some of the best things to happen in the history of the Vocal Booth, a spur of the moment thought on Saturday morning sees the Vocal Booth Radio Show return to the airwaves on a weekly basis. Here is the test broadcast for the new show that goes out every Sunday between 4 and 6pm on Pressure Radio.

The one thing I definitely do not miss about being on the radio or on the DJ circuit is the constant need to keep sharing links, promoting shows etc.

If you like the show, you’ll make the effort to hear it. Simple as that. I can’t be arsed with all that shit anymore !

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Osunlade vs Monique. South Africa uncovered.

A ‘war of words’ has broken out on Facebook between two of the soulful house scene’s biggest, strongest, most talented artists. Osunlade and Monique Bingham, over the current state of affairs in South Africa.

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Mikey Ward VB2015

Another proud father moment as I share the mix from my 14 yr old son from this year’s Vocal Booth Weekender.

Every track selected by himself in the run up to the event, the whole set programmed and mixed to perfection. This set the scene perfectly for the rest of the event.

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Andy Ward Poolside Chill-out mix VB2015

Here’s the first of my sets from this year’s Vocal Booth Weekender and if I say so myself, it’s pretty tasty.

Sweet soul vibes to open up the Saturday afternoon fun at the Montepiedra

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My VB2015 Report

A few words about my own VB experience behind the scenes and confirmation for VB2016 dates, alongside an online version of the VB2015 Programme.

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Vocal Booth Beach Sessions, Week One

Against all my decisions to hang up the headphones, I was made an offer I couldn’t refuse recently (great music in an amazing setting) and so started an eight week residency at Thai Beach Club, right here close to Murcia Airport.

Playing every Thursday from 17:00 – 21:00 hrs, the intention is to take a journey through my music collection, throwing down any soulful house that jumps out at me from my collection.

Here is Week One.

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Triathlon Man

Running the Barcelona Marathon will be my biggest achievement this year but now I can proudly say I am also a Triathlete after completing a local Sprint Triathlon yesterday.

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Into the Vault – May 15

This month’s session of “Into the Vault”. I always intended to get around to it at some point and now we have it.

Hope you enjoy, there really are some outstanding pieces of music on here !

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Think and Grow Rich – A Must Read

Interested in better health, a better diet, more money, more freedom in or out of work, a better relationship with your parents, siblings, children, friends and more hope for the future ? Read this !

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Local Half Marathon

On the same day as the London Marathon, myself, my wife and son and a couple of friends ran our local half-marathon and 10.5km run. Here’s how we got on.

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The Return of Amnesia House

Amnesia House returns on Saturday 27th June. I’ve shared a few words why that event means so much to me and thousands of others. Meet you by the speakers !

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Pioneer XDJ-1000

I’ve recently purchased the new Pioneer XDJ-1000 players and have shared a few words on why I think they are pretty impressive.

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The Marathon Man

I recently ran the Barcelona Marathon. This is my experience of it. I also share some (hopefully) inspirational words for anyone wanting to keep fit or lose weight.

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Into the Vault – January 2015

Something told me to play some music today. So I fired up the decks in my newly located music room and went about recording a mix.

One take, 2 hours. Tracks I’d long since forgotten about. It came out pretty well.

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My 2014 in review

It’s been a shit year but it’s been a phenomenal year. Here’s my last 12 months and a few words about them and I invite you to add your own.

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Congratulations to SSRadio

Sending love to all the guys and girls behind SSRadio and all those that helped raise the funds needed to keep the station alive. Here I share some words on why I think there are mixed blessings with this.

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Andy Ward & Mikey Ward VB2014

Already sent via the Vocal Booth Weekender Podcast Portal but resending in case my own subscribers missed it.

Another proud moment for me as my DJ career winds down I get to share the decks with my 13yr old son, Mikey.

The boy is a natural and if I say so myself this is a great set, recording Sunday

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Bringing down the walls. Literally

Nothing at all to do with music. If you’ve followed my blog for some time you may be interested to see what else we’ve done to the house now with this amazing kitchen of our dreams.

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Bagley’s London – 1994

Watching the news this morning, we are informed it was 20 years since The National Lottery began in the UK. I remember it like it was yesterday !

Why ? Well, because it fell on the same night as a legendary trip down to that there London for the start of a very wonderful period of my DJing career.

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Halloween Fun

A few words about my weekend in Birmingham and news that the VB Radio Show, along with my DJing, has gone on the back burner, again !

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The life and times of Big Den

It’s finally happened. I’ve found a way to share our Family stories for anyone that’s interested and believe me, there are some SERIOUS stories to tell.

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The day we lost a legend

My dad passed away in his sleep yesterday, totally unexpected. I just wanted to share the news but DO NOT want it plastered all over Facebook. Have a look at the man that helped make me who I am today.

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Artists don’t owe you anything !

A great article supporting Lauryn Hill and her recent spate of criticism but more importantly it gives me the opportunity to get out what I’ve been trying to say for a while surrounding my lack of desire to play out so much anymore.

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October gigs

After deciding to get back in the saddle and play at a couple of select parties, I am happy to announce these two dates in October. Amsterdam and Bournemouth are on the horizon after a little party I’m doing a little closer to home.

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Vocal Booth Radio Show Aug ’14

As we prepare for our biggest week of the year, I share 3 hours of music selected at random from the CD archives. Some cracking favourites were pulled out. I also share a world-exclusive play of Blackwax’s wonderful remix of my forthcoming release with Sofia Rubina.

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The end of Facebook as we know it

The following article goes some way to validate a previous blog written by myself regarding why it is so important for any business or serious professional to have their own website and, more importantly, immediate access to their own client/fan database outside of any social media network.

Sharing again to my own loyal network of friends and followers. (Thank You)

Please read this WHATEVER your line of work or level of interest as a DJ or musician. It is not a hard sell but is definitely information you need to know.

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Depression & Mental Health Issues

As the world wakes up to the death of Robin Williams and most of us remember and share their funniest memories of him, it is inevitably going to be a sad day for many of us. Why ?

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Traxsource partners with AudioLock

Traxsource has partnered with the leading music specific anti-piracy service AudioLock to help boost sales for labels using their platform. The innovative deal, the first of its kind, allows anyone who sells their releases on Traxsource to get an exclusive 20% off AudioLock’s anti-piracy services simply by ticking a box within their newly integrated systems. Traxsource is the first digital download store to offer such a facility to its users.

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George Benson Live – Gallery

On Saturday the 2014 San Javier Jazz Festival opened with one of the world’s biggest names.

It was a dream come true for myself and Michelle to go and witness George Benson live.

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Jack McCord Plea – Target reached !!

Heartfelt thanks to everyone that helped with the appeal to raise funds for our friend Jack in Bali.

The initial goal of $60,000 Aus Dollars was reached and then increased due to extra costs and the new target of $80,000 has now also been reached.

To everyone that helped, words are not enough !


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Vocal Booth Radio Show, June ’14

3 hours of vinyl heat, some serious Vocal Booth classic tracks from the mid to late 90s and beyond.

Remember, for all things VBW check out http://www.vocalboothweekender.com

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Analyse This – DIY Personality Tracker

Based on a selection of recent status updates on Facebook, I have been given this analysis of my on line persona.

I’m not sure how accurate or scientifically correct it is but it’s a little fun none the less.

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Born late 60s/early 70s. Surely the best years, ever ?

I came to the conclusion that being born in 1970 meant I was perfectly placed to witness some of the most exciting times EVER.

A bold claim ?

Think about it. All the amazing music cycles we’ve witnessed and been immersed in, first hand ? The fashions ? The advancement in technology we were lucky enough to see and grow with ?

Take a read and share your thoughts.

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Traxsource Radio Show mixes

I totally forgot being one of the resident DJs for the Traxsource Radio Show between 2005 and 2008.
In this blog is a link to download 10 of the mixes I aired.

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It’s getting harder and harder to reach people nowadays with so much content being shared by the minute, meaning it’s also harder for you to see the things you love.

If you love my occasional blogs and rants but more importantly if you enjoy the music I share, then subscribe to my mailing list.

I will not share your details with anyone and at worst you’ll receive a couple of emails a month from me anytime I post a new mix, blog, or photo of a poodle smoking a cigar – direct to your inbox.

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May 2014 Vocal Booth Radio Show

3 hours of vinyl goodness from the archives for the month of May, with lots of talk about the Vocal Booth Weekender and Summer Ball inside the chat room, mad to think the Summer Ball is only 3 weeks away !!??

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Butt Naked pt3, May ’14.

2 hours of disco/boogie influenced vinyl house pressure, put together (if I may say so myself) rather well.

I would go as far as to say if this mix was labelled a Joey Negro session, I’d get away with it and people would LOVE it. A bit deluded of me ? Take a listen and judge for yourself.

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It’s just not possible ! Is it ? The truth and lies surrounding 9/11

I’ve had too much time on my hands these last two weeks, it just gets me into all kinds of mischief once my mind searches for things to keep it busy.

One of the positive outcomes of being in this state of mind is that I am more perceptive to things I usually wouldn’t have the time to pay attention to, the last two days have given me some really interesting material to digest thanks to this awareness.

If you follow my blog you’ll know about my occasional non-music related outburst, which could be anything from… well I can’t even think now but I’ve been known to chat some shit, let’s just say that.

Anyway, cut a long story short, yesterday on Facebook I read a story stating

Ex-CIA Pilot Gives Sworn Testimony That No Planes Hit The Twin Towers.

This blog is what followed.

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Acid House Days. A must-watch video clip

Acid House Raver ? YOU MUST WATCH THIS !! I say this without the slightest hint of arrogance, but if you weren’t there, you simply will not understand. I got choked up watching this short video. The soundtrack and visuals are amazingly well put together and features a little tune I owe so much to.

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Choice Reunion Recording

Here is part 2 of 3 mix set, recorded at the recent Choice Reunion in Birmingham. If you love QUALITY hip hop and R&B, then do yourself a favour and grab all 3 sets from The Stoneheart Family’s website.

Here I am sandwiched in between Robin Holland and Schooly.

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