Dj Stuart Wright
I Started collecting vinyl late 91 at the age of 16 after listening to DJ Nipper Hackett’s, DJ Welly Pleasuredrome and Barrie Jay, John J and Matt Bell Jenks Bar tapes and the (3 Legendary clubs and DJs and a massive influence why i began to DJ) that I would blag off my older mates that were going to these venues.
Then The Old Hall in Egremont began running nights. I went to a few and loved the way the DJs controlled the place. I was hooked and bought more and more vinyl and thought I’d love to DJ. DJs from Jenks would play guest slots Barrie Jay, John J and Matt Bell and their tunes were next level. One of my mates was also buying vinyl so we would lend each other different tracks. I was in no position to buy decks, certainly not technics so made do with 2 hifis and me and my mates would make our own mix tapes. I was introduced to fellow St Bees Radio DJ Danny Maudling who would give me names of tracks that I didn’t know and let me go on his technic 1210s. I got my break in Capt. n Sennys where I was a glass collector and the DJ didn’t turn up one night there was panic but I said I’d do it but I only had dance records. Whilst the night was in progress the DJ who worked at the local nightclub “The Park Nightspot ” approached me and asked would I like to help him out as his fellow DJ had quit. I took up the offer and by the following week I had my first residency every Saturday night although 2 weeks into it i was by myself as my fellow DJ quit. A also got to do a few guest slots on a Friday night when the Old Hall began running nights again. A new night was set up in Workington on Fridays at Madison’s I did a couple of the first few nights but then decided to take up a Friday night Residency at Sachas in Silloth.
As time went on I did various nights throughout Cumbria including the Forum, Fusion in Workington and the odd stint in Gallagher’s in Whitehaven and did some guest slots in Sub Zero in Bolton. I met a lot of lifelong friends and would say every DJ MC Live PA Promoter I’ve worked with have been at a high standard far too many to name but i was lucky to be involved in this era of music. Unfortunately I sold my vinyl then the scene disappeared locally until a few years ago when various reunions would appear and I became involved again. I have now joined a great team at St Bees Radio and want to be part of growing the station and luckily have been given my own show every Saturday night playing Old Skool, House, Italian, Eurodance and Dance Anthems and will also be accompanied by guest DJS and Bands.