Andy Smith

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Andy started playing on several pirate radio stations including LWR, TKO and Starpoint FM and led him to playing at many of the stations’ parties, playing 80’s electro, funk soul and boogie to the masses.

In the early 90s he became resident at Tee’s Nightclub, Secrets in Romford, Hollywoods Romford and Stars in Greenwich. His big break in 1994 when he started to play at Club SE8 in Deptford, which I co-runned. My guests were Judge Jules, Steve Proctor, Danny Ramplin and Pete Wardman (Kiss FM). Further residencies followed at Club UK London and Leisure Lounge in Holborn.

In 1996 he formed Mr & Mrs Smith and released a trance classical anthem called ‘Gotta Get Loose’ on Slamm Records. This track was then signed to Red Jerry’s Hooj Choons and went on to reach No.1 in the RM, DMC, DJ charts and also became a national chart success. ‘Gotta Get Loose’ received plays from Pete Tong , Judge Jules, Paul Oakenfold, Graham Gold and was played on Radio 1, Kiss FM and Capital dance shows.

He DJ’d at various venues including Ministry of Sound, Passion, Bagleys, to name a few. Between 1998 and 2000, when UK Garage arrived in a big way, he presented a UK Garage Show on Upfront FM on a Tuesday night. He went back to my roots and move back to the mainstream dance arena at Storm then to re branded Tots aka Talk Nightclub for eight years.

He then returned to london and formed the Penthouse Leicester Square for 10 years. I am now back in Southend as a resident at Eastcoast Social and guest at various parties across the country.