We are pleased to introduce you to your hosts for this special event.
“If you’re not smiling with what you’re doing, change it and do something to make you smile.”Martin Wynter
DJing for me was a thing I fell into as I never bought a record as a youngster, my brother was the collector and I was fortunate to take over his collection at about 21.
The name SHOE DOCTOR was given to me by my brother as I’m a Shoe Repairer by trade.
As for radio I started in 1989 on CRN a local station in Newham which comprised of all local DJs. I remember my first show being at 4am in the morning and not being able to use the name Shoe Doctor because the station manager didn’t like it so I used SD The Revival Master… This was roundabout the same time I joined Cousins INC sound which featured head selector DJ Christoss, Poleto Don (MC) Lady Sass, Comedian Quincy and manager Touchflow. At that time I would play the reggae Christoss would play the soul alongside Lady Sass.
Actor, Singer, Artist Manager and Radio Host – Just a few stings to my bow.Allison Manson
From 1994 to the Present Alison appeared regularly, all over the UK in various Theatre productions. From Caribbean comedy tours with Blue Mountain Theatre at Hackney Empire ,Catford Broadway, Alexander Theatre, Royal Court Theatre, City Varieties, Colston Halls – to a six night per week ; 2 month run of Black Spartacus at The Courtyard Theatre to script in hand productions of Kwame Kwei-Armah’s – Elmina’s Kitchen at Bristol Old Vic, directed by Hyacinth Brown, Pablo Hoillet, Joe Charles and Cameron Jack, and Anton Phillips to name a few.
Alison has acted with amongst others Oliver Samuels, Audrey Reid, Terri Salmon, Charles Tomlin, Lovena Brown, Lavern Archer, Trevor Thomas, Chris Tummings, Wayne Rollins, Ishmael Thomas, Geoff Schumann, Angie La Mar, Ben Onwukwe, Jim Findley, Ray Sesay, Richie Campbell and Jade Fearon.