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Same Beat

Owner: Stephen Ward

Manager: Damian Wilkes

October 1993 – September 1997 – 8 Lower Severn Street (off John Bright St.)

October 1997 – December 2000 – Rag Market kiosk, Digbeth

8 Lower Severn Street

The Munster Arms Hotel

Later known as New Days Inn and currently called The Birmingham Hotel

198 Golden Hillock Rd


Birmingham B11 2PN

Soul night guests included Gavin Page, John Weston, Cliff Steele, Steve Jackson, Eddie Hubbard, Dave Thorley, John Farrell and Jim Wray.

Ronnie Scott’s

Elvin Jones by Christian Payne ©
Elvin Jones by Christian Payne © Documentally

We here at BMA have been gathering information on Birmingham’s own Ronnie Scott’s now for some years. As with everything, there’s never enough time to gather our thoughts, so on that note, we thought if we could at least set the seed for those jazz lovers in Birmingham, they too could start contributing. We kick off proceedings with a beautiful photo of drummer Elvin Ray Jones – famed for many albums and the all-important ‘A Love Supreme’, alongside John Coltrane. Elvin sadly passed away in May of 2004, so it felt fitting in May of 2019 for us to jazz it up a little. Huge thanks to Christian Payne for this glorious image. We have more photos, magazine scans, gig listings and clippings on the way, so do remember to pop back from time to time.

Bruce Q

Currently presenting weekly programme on Sonic Stream Radio

Known for:
Liquid Fusion Music
Kitten Klub
Sweet FM Birmingham
Feeling Good
UK Vibe
Sonic Stream Radio

Tutankhamun’s, Liberty’s Basement Hagley Road
Coast To Coast Central TV Studio’s, Broad Street
Ronnie Scott’s Broad Street 1992-2000

Sundays: Liquid Fusion with Bruce Q

Sundays: Liquid Fusion with Bruce Q

Living Room Broad Street circa 2002-2005
Zinc Bar Regency Wharf, Gas Street Basin circa 2005-2008
Nuvo Bar Brindley Place circa 2011
52 Degrees North Arcadian
Poppy Red Arcadian 16th Sep circa 2007 – 2008
Concrete (Boiler Room), Jewellery Quarter circa 2008
Bruk Up – on going

Fresh FM

Circa 1988 – 1990

More information needed.

Presenter list:
Mix Wizard (Paul Dixon)
Chilly E (Eustace)
DJ Horse (Horace)
Sammy Goulbourne
Randy B

Sweet FM 106.8

On air between 2001 and 2002 and run by Justin Steele and Timothy St. Prix


More information needed.

Presenter list:
Tony Ray
Jay Le Roc
Sammy Goulbourne
G Child (moved to 1Xtra)
Major D
DJ One Step Ahead (from Nottingham)
Patrick Smoove
Sammy Goulbourne (went on to New Style Radio)
Bruce Q (Liquid Fusion)
S&M Scene
E double D
Ritchie T

Premier 101.2FM

Run by Richy J. Trying to get hold of him to discuss. More information needed.

Presenter list:
Richy J
Steve Williams
Lady JEM

Starlight FM

More information needed.

Sweet 101FM

Went off air in 2001 and run by Feedback B, who then changed his name to Dubmaster and presented a show on Kool FM Birmingham. More information needed.

Presenter list:
Feedback B
Jedi International
Astro G
Tony G
Trudy P
DJ Casanova
Micro NRG
DJ Steph (rare hardcore)
Fisher D
Anthony P
Lazer J

Premier 99.7FM

More information needed.

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