‘Diamond Deano’ Smith

Tuesday Sixties Hour: 7 - 8PM

Wednesday Northern Soul, 9 - 10PM

Friday Mod Hour: 7 - 8PM


Dean has been a soul man since the age of 12, thanks to his mum’s enviable vinyl album collection of American soul and Motown in the family’s old radiogram.

His DJ career started in the early eighties when he was spinning soul funk singles on a twin deck FAL DJ suitcase with no cross fader. The days of smoke machines, glitter balls, lip gloss (not his) and big hair (also not his!). These days he DJs at private parties and live events.

Being a Mod since the late seventies, he was influenced by the vibrant music scene of mod beat, Northern Soul, SKA, reggae, R&B, Motown, jazz and latin. 

Dean has owned many ‘scooters since the age of 14 and still rides a classic Lambretta today (without stabilisers!).

An aircraft engineer since 1978, Dean worked all over the world as a contractor for 22 years before re-training as a construction planner in 2010.

He also worked on the Thrust SSC jet car build team which still holds the land speed record since 1997. 

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