The Radio 13 DJs get together every fifth Saturday of the month for a ‘special’ show. Listen to Reuben Raj (Bad Monkey Music), Simon William Todd (What Simon Says), David ‘Boylee’ Boyle (Friends to the Enz), Roger Bowie (Roger’s Eclectic Journey) and Clare Martin (Classical Chromatics) wax lyrical and wind each other up over music and the finer things in life.
Roger began collecting music in 1964. A big Americana fan, he makes a regular pilgrimage to Nashville’s AmericanaFest and his rock ‘n’ roll claim to fame is a round of golf with Alice Cooper. Starting with 45’s and eventually adding LP’s and CD’s to the mix, he’s built up a solid collection of eclectic and occasionally obscure musical treasures. And for those wondering; yes, that is his real name.
He can’t sing a note in tune, remember a complete song lyric, nor play an instrument of any sort, but Dave, better known as Boylee, has an eye-opening knowledge of modern and Kiwiana music and is never shy to share it with his friends and peers. Working in the world of investments by day, Boylee is also a reviewer for Radio 13 and can often be found at music concerts.
Clare trained in classical music and sang in opera in the UK for fifteen years. She now balances performing, teaching, coaching choirs and leading ensembles, as well as reviewing for Radio 13. Her performances include singing in jazz and with a Leonard Cohen tribute band. Passionate about creating connections to classical music, in a previous life she ran the backstage tours programme at the Royal Opera House in London.
A former maths teacher and senior manager, Mike Williams retired for a week before deciding he wasn’t quite ready to leave the classroom for good. He has worked at high schools in Hamilton, Wellington and Auckland, where he is now posted at St Mary’s College. His long-time passion for music is embodied by an impressive collection of CD’s covering a variety of genres.