Jimmy Read was born in south London in 1975. He discovered soulful House music in ’92, before putting on his first party in ’94 above a snooker club in Sydenham, South London, then the West End by ’95, doing weekly events at Plastic People (Oxford Street), Zeebrabar (Frith Street) & Club Extreme (Gaunt Street) & Carnaby Street by ’96. He got the ibiza bug in ’98 and did a season at Star, the only all day-er at the time other than Space! Back in London, Jimmy launched Riverdance, a boat party for 400 with an after party at a warehouse in Brixton. They did 16 of these parties and ended up hosting the Colosseum in Vauxhall – one of the biggest clubs in London with a capacity of 2,300 it sold out the after party stopped on Monday night! He started producing in 2004 and released his first tune ‘Your World’ which carried a sample from Jesse Jackson’s now famous Hyde Park Anti War Rally speech. This was played for around sixteen weeks by Richie Fingers. Jimmy Read currently produces tunes under the Digital Soul label and is still promoting parties. He featured on ITN London news when he threw a party at the Notting Hill Carnival raising money for a Breast Cancer charity. He has also played at The Cross, Bagley’s and pretty much every other club in London and residencies at the Blue Bottle, Sound Bar and Bar K in the West End. He has DJ’d in UK, Ibiza, Madrid, Chicago, New York, Thailand and Malaysia!
Catch Jimmy and his very special style of presentation every Tuesday afternoon, 4-6pm