Born in 1983, Stephen grew up in the Scottish west coast town of Saltcoats listening to the likes of Shalamar, Earth Wind & Fire and Kool and the Gang thanks to his mother's partner John, a soul and funk DJ in the west of Scotland and resorts of Spain throughout the 80s and 90s. Then, the Christmas present that changed it all - a 3 CD compilation of Earth Wind & Fire from his dad. Grooveline was conceived on that very day.
Moving to England to persue a degree in Media Technology, Stephen left Saltcoats in 2001 for the county town of Stafford, in the West Midlands. On graduation in 2004, Stephen secured a job in Reading, west of London.
Radio has been a life-long passion of Stephen's - both being on it, and listening to it. Besides music and presenting Grooveline, DXing takes up the rest of Stephen's spare time. His full time job is also in the broadcasting industry.
PLAYLIST: Show 529 - 8-13 July 2016
TRACK: ROY AYERS & WAYNE HENDERSON - THANK YOU THANK YOU
TRACK: THE SOS BAND - ONE OF MANY NIGHTS
ALBUM OF THE MONTH: INCOGNITO - CRYSTAL WALLS (from IN SEARCH OF BETTER DAYS, 2016)
TRACK: EARTH WIND & FIRE - SHINING STAR
TRACK: DAN SAVIDGE - REVIVAL (DJ FUDGE REMIX)
TRACK: CITRUS SUN - TANYA'S SONG
TRACK: AJOYO - JEKORO
TRACK: PHILIP BAILEY - A DIAMOND JUST LIKE YOU
HOUSE OF GROOVELINE: ANTONELLO FERRARI, DAWN TALLMAN - READ BETWEEN THE LINES (MARK DI MEO REMIX)
TRACK: ULTRA NATE - FOUND A CURE (FULL INTENTION CLUB MIX EXTENDED 12")
TRACK: BARBARA MASON - GIVE ME YOUR LOVE
TRACK: FRANK HOOKER AND THE POSITIVE PEOPLE - THIS FEELING
TRACK: THE BRAND NEW HEAVIES - NEVER STOP
GROOVELINE THREEPLAY - YOUNG DISCIPLES: APPARENTLY NOTHIN'
GROOVELINE THREEPLAY - YOUNG DISCIPLES: AS WE COME (TO BE)
GROOVELINE THREEPLAY - YOUNG DISCIPLES: GET YOURSELF TOGETHER
GROOVELINE THROWBACK - SHOW 9 - 9 NOVEMBER 2004: HIL ST SOUL - FOR YOUR LOVE (ARTIST OF THE WEEK)
TRACK: ANGIE STONE - DIDN'T BREAK ME
TRACK: NATALIE WILLIAMS - GARDEN IN THE RAIN
ALBUM OF THE MONTH: INCOGNITO - LOVE BE THE MESSENGER (from IN SEARCH OF BETTER DAYS, 2016)
TRACK: THE SALTY PEPPERS - OPEN YOUR HEART
TRACK: LOUIE VEGA, JOCELYN BROWN - YOU ARE THE MESSENGER (LOUIE VEGA JOCELYN BROWN MIX)