Based: Lowestoft, England
Boot Boy Ska Show
Geoff is the founder of Boot Boy Radio and a lifelong supporter of the offbeat genres. His passion is the driving force behind the station. What pleases Geoff more than anything is the community which stands firm and loyal.
Over the past few years, the audience has grown and the platform expanded. With regularly monthly listeners from 165 countries, Geoff has brought together a host of knowledgeable presenters that sit in his shadow and will support him like he supports them.
I have been a skinhead since I can remember, I love the skinhead scene and the culture has played a huge part in my life.
I play all Reggae, Ska and 2 Tone, through all the ages. I believe in keeping the music and culture going and by promoting the skinhead genre I believe I am giving back to the community.
I am known as Alan Townson AKA The Creator.
AKA The Creator
Catflea Massacre Ska & Reggae Show
Catflea Massacre is a rebel amongst a pack of revels. He kicks against society like a jelly rolling up hill.
If he had a choice between a raisin flapjack and a honey flapjack you would see a man rip off his socks, push them into his ears and then retrieve them through his eyeballs before commiting to an answer.
Catflea’s only lucid moment is when he’s putting his show together. In these precious moments, all you can hear is an offbeat satisfied purring.
My name is Maggie Alvarez. Mixed Spanish Caribbean and born in Amsterdam. Music always gave me comfort and happiness in life.
When the COVID virus arrived in our countries I noticed that I wasn’t the only one in need of more music. Music is food for the soul. So like many others I started to share my favorite music with other people. Now I’m fortunate to do that on Boot Boy Radio with Maggie’s Love Bus!
“It’s all about the music”
Based: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Maggies Love Bus
Based: Woking, UK
Pleased to be on Boot Boy. I grew up with reggae and ska, the music is my passion, my life.
I’ve met lots of great people while Djing, promoting and organising events and we all have one thing in common…..the love of reggae and ska !!!!
There’s nothing better than watching people dancing, enjoying the tunes your playing!!!
Keep on Skankin
Built my first mobile disco set up at 14. Teamed up with a mate who had a whole lot of professional kit when I was 16; played private parties, pubs etc, including a six month residency in a Clapham pub.
Gave it all up and sold all my vinyl by the time I was 22 and married with a kid. Rekindled my love of playing music when asked to get involved with a local FM station. Been presenting a radio show for over five years. Met the wonderful Geoff Longbar online and was asked if I wanted to get involved with Bootboy Radio. Obviously I jumped at the chance to be part of the family!
Based: Hailsham, East Sussex
Alan Cann Radio Show
The Bastart Show
I’m Stella presenter of THE BASTART SHOW. Im a Colombian Artist living in France, Film Director & Producer specialized in Music Videos, Melomaniac and Badass Mom. Music is my way to communicate to the world.
I play PUNK on Wednesday’s and SKA, DUB & REGGAE on Saturday. Come and check it out
Phil Duckworth a veteran podcaster, runs point, with co-host Rick Cornejo lending his taste and unique perspective. Phil hails from Canada originally, and has been a fan of the genre for decades. He can benchpress a small bear, useful in Pennsylvania.
Haggis DJ: The Night Doctor
Started DJing in ’99 and promoting the same year. Soon rose up the ranks and within two years I had residencies at dayers, nighters and weekenders.
Collecting got out of hand, and had have to slow down. Radio work soon followed and so did DJ appearances all over the UK and abroad
Mick Andrew Reynolds
Hi I’m Bri Neale, AKA Daddy Bri from Doncaster, a DJ at Boot Boy Radio. I have been listening to ska, reggae & trojan music since becoming a skinhead at 17 years of age. The passion has continued until this present day.
My other passion is scooters and I’ve been riding them since then… and still am.
Hello, my name is Michelle Neale and I’m proud be from Doncaster, South Yorkshire. I am the wife of Daddy Bri who I met many, many years ago. He was the one who got me into this genre of great music.
I joined Boot Boy Radio to promote the music. The show is called Saturday With The Stars as I choose a different artist or band and play a selection of their musical catalogue.
Saturday With The Stars
The Spin Doctor
I present a midweek ska and reggae show, on a Tuesday evening and a Wednesday afternoon.
I have been involved with the subculture since my early teens in the seventies, and a avid record collector. It’s an honour to be able to do something that I love.
I’m a Northern woman.
Wife. Mother. Nurse. Music lover, DJ and vinyl collector.
Favourite album; Changes frequently.
Favourite single; ‘Shazam this one! I want that!’
Favourite quote; I don’t hoard records. I just keep them.
I’m an Full time DJ with over 20 year’s experience working in the music industry. I thoroughly enjoy my job and am equally enthusiastic working at smaller functions (birthdays, weddings, bar mitzvahs) as I am at larger corporate & sporting events. My corporate clients have recently included:NFL; BBC; IBM, Floating Festivals, LLoyds of London; Sainsbury’s; Eurosport,
But with All this said, My Personal passion and Love is for Reggae Music, given a choice any chance to play.
We are Big Kev and Zenna, married for 37 years and still loving life together. Having being born at the right time, we grew up in the ska/two tone explotion which has given us a life long love of the genre.
When approached to be Presenters on Boot Boy Radio, we knew the show had to be a combination of us both. So hopefully you can feel both our love for each other and our love for the music. As they say: once a skinhead, always a skinhead.
Big Kev and Zenna
Big Kev and Zenna Show
I was born in Burnley ( Lancashire )in 1959 into a large family, hence my wide taste of music. My brother led the skinheads in Burnley around 1969,which gave me the love for ska and reggae.
I developed a love for Northern Soul in the early 70s, and frequented Wigan Casino on several occasions.
I now run K and D Soul Club in Radcliffe Manchester with my good friend Diane, but my love for Ska, Reggae and Bluebeat has never died.
First growing up with Skinhead Reggae, until his teenage years in which during the punk era, of the late 1970s began life as a guitarist. Steve appeared on a few early 1980s compilations, noteably The Oi of Sex and Country fit for hero’s vol 2 before releasing a vinyl album along with a single. He with his band at the time are also mentioned in The Skinhead Bible!
Steve currently performs on guitar in a UB40 tribute band called UB42 along with an originals Streetpunk band Jack The Lad.
DJ Chris P
Full time Wedding, Corporate & Events DJ & Disco.
I began DJ’ing in 1976 centering on ska, Trojan and boss reggae, but also known for funk and soul. Midlands based and resident DJ at Skeggae Reggae, Leic-Ska, and I spread my wings a little further as I always enjoy playing guest slots at various Ska and Reggae events.
My love of original vinyl shines where possible, but will also occasionally lean digitally.
I have been into Northern Soul, 60’s R&B and Motown since around the age of 17.
Dj-ing now for around 10yrs mostly Northern Soul, 60’s R&B, and Motown, but also Ska and Reggae. I Dj with my wife and go under the name of From Ska 2 Soul.
I love bringing Soul to the Boot Boy Radio party. One of My all time favourite Northern Soul Songs is Duke Browner’s Crying over You. My favourite Film is Quadrophenia due to the Scooter Scene and the music.
Poppa Bear’s Soultrain
The Friday Night Moonstomp Vinyl Show
From Camden Town in London & Ska’d 4 Life since 1979.
Based just outside Norwich now with a crackly old record collection and a love of all things vinyl related when it comes to SKA, Rocksteady, Reggae & Two Tone.
Im the G Man, Glen to my friends. Currently front man for the band JACK THE LAD that frequents a few stages at venues up n down the country sometimes playing Ska punky parties & other gigs to the masses. Feeling like a veteran DJ and thoroughly enjoying the experience.
A big shout out to all the regulars who listen in.
Cheers for your support and feedback. Glen
Lets Ave It with G-Man
I became interested in Ska & Soul music whilst listening to my grandad playing his vast record collection.
At the ripe old age of 10, I hold the Guiness World Record (unverified) for being the youngest DJ on Boot Boy and for stacking peanuts at the angle of 38 degrees. I live in Burnley, Lancashire the home of backward flying pigeons.
I’ve have worked on radio for over 17 years. I’ve run a successful soul night for 32 years in Whitefield, Manchester. Over the years I have had the privilege of meeting many artists including, JJ Barnes, The Masqueraders, Chuck Jackson, and many more …..
In 2013 I won the prestigious Sweet Soul Music Award in Porretta Italy for my contribution and dedication to Soul Music. The year before, the Award had been won by Jerry Butler so I felt very humble and grateful for being chosen.
Evil Lair, Ether
I’ve been into the Psychobilly scene from around 1983 when I first started listening to bands such as The Cramps, The Meteors, King Kurt and The Guanabatz. I was attracted to the punked up wild rockabilly style and the sci-fi/horror movie themes.
After a while I started to help co-promote some shows and I also got on the decks inbetween the bands. This has been a lot of fun as playing psychobilly gigs allows plenty of scopeIf this sounds like something you’d like, grab a cool beverage and join me.
Born on the wrong side of the Mersey and now Lincoln based, I’ve always been a music obsessive. Loving the offbeat and brass since a kid. A musical education in noisy bands and punk attitude, reggae was the beat I loved.
Embracing a new wave of soundsystem culture during the late 80s and 90s and the chemical generation with open arms, the dub and reggae influences were always present and a huge influence on my sound. Djing on the free party scene into the 2000’s not so legal dances, and promoting Ska and skinhead reggae nights with the Jasmin Allen soundsystem in South Yorkshire.
Bomber County Radio Show
I have been DJing about four years now and really enjoy it. My thanks go out to fellow DJ Moldie. Have loved Ska, Reggae, 2 Tone, Punk and New Wave and a bit of Oi, for, since I can remember.
Love going to gigs and weekenders, meeting new people, making new friends, the whole culture is very welcoming, which I think sums it up, one big family