On the eve of Red Nose Day, BBC Broadcaster and DJ Edward Adoo will fulfil one of his lifelong ambitions to become a bus conductor. Edward will be teaming up with Network Rail Chairman Sir Peter Hendy and Transport for London MD of Surface Transport, Leon Daniels.
Edward says, "I've always been fascinated by Routemaster buses, and started collecting them when I was two years old. Not the real ones though.
“Routemasters are the lifeblood of London life and culture, this is a dream come true to raise funds with two prominent figures in transport. We are doing this because we support Comic Relief and Red Nose Day and I hope our contribution can make a difference."
Laura Moss, BBC Three Counties Editor says, “We’re so excited for Ed to not only follow his passion, but raise money while doing it. Comic Relief and Red Nose Day are such brilliant charities that help local communities and causes that are so close to our hearts. We can’t wait for Ed to come back, and hear what happens ‘on the buses’.”
The Comic Relief Bus Takeover will be taking place on Thursday 23 of March from 3pm onwards with BBC Director General, Tony Hall, waving the group off from New Broadcasting House in London. The tour follows the number 189 route, from Oxford Circus to Brent Cross Shopping Centre.
A few well known faces are expected to join in and passengers will be allowed to join Ed, Peter and Leon as well as making a contribution.
I have heard lots of good things about Quo Vadis and their legendary DJ sessions. Will be gracing the decks next Thursday 9th of March for a four hour set from 10 till 2am.
It's free entry. Limited guest list. Drop me a line and I'll add you on to the guest list.
I have joined The Radio Academy's steering group to help curate this year's Radio Festival. It's due to take place on May 23rd at The British Library in London.
For more info click here - https://www.radioacademy.org/articles/our-motivation/
I recently covered the Early Weekend Breakfast show on BBC Radio 6 Music sitting in for Chris Hawkins.
Also got a chance to introduce some new artists to the 6 Music audience - Askala Selassie, Paradisia and Banwo The Poet.
If you didn't get a chance to listen click on the iPlayer link.
Very pleased to be joining forces with my former NME colleague Ben Osborne for his new music venture and monthly club night. London Belongs To Me celebrates the origins of London's club culture along with showcasing electronic music in the heart of Camden - Camden Lock.
The line up is incredible with some legendary names. More events are planned to take place. I will be DJing on May 4th. More info here - https://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?935503
So I have been added on to the line up for this year's Standon Calling taking place in Hertfordshire on 27th-30th of July.
Standon is different to other festivals, it offers an eclectic mix of music and curated by forward thinking music, arts and culture lovers.
More than a festival, Standon has a mix of musicians, comedy, cookery and crafts on offer as well. It's great to be involved.
Tickets are available click here for more info -
I'll be sitting in for Chris Hawkins covering the Early Breakfast show on BBC Radio 6 Music from 5 till 7am on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th of February.
Listen on DAB, online or via the iPlayer Radio app - www.bbc.co.uk/6music
Pre MOBO awards took place at Cadogan Hall, Sloane Square, London on Thursday 27th of October. The pre awards ceremony celebrates the best in R & B / Soul, African, Gospel and Jazz. I managed to get some time to have a chat and interview Maxwell, Lemar and Shaun Escoffery on the red carpet.
I'll be looking after Simon Lederman's show on BBC Radio London for one week from the 30th of May. It will be talk based so need your participation on topics and news stories that week. Spread the word and tune in - www.bbc.co.uk/radiolondon
I'll be looking after Martin Lodge's 'It's a Monday Thing' and will be playing lots of old/new House music with some Soul, Funk and Hip Hop thrown in for good measure.
I'll be doing three shows over the Easter break on BBC Three Counties including my Sunday evening show. The 12-2pm programme on Easter Saturday will feature a classic chart, guests. TV/movie review and sermon from my Mum.
My Mi-Soul boss Gordon Mac has given me an opportunity to host a brand new specialist show. This means I will no longer be part of the Mi-Soul daytime line up.
I have enjoyed presenting my Without Further Adoo show on Tuesday afternoons for the past two years. It's been exciting especially as Mi-Soul is now available across London on DAB.
As I regularly DJ at Barrio East, Barrio Central and other London venues the opportunity to play music I adore in my sets is exciting. Championing new music and playing timeless classics is what I do 24/7. Hope you will join me. More details to follow.
SOS - Sounds of London, an exhibition showcasing the roots of South London music is due to launch later this week at the Stephen Lawrence Centre. Faron Woodbridge will be my special guest on Mi-Soul Tuesday from 2pm to explain more.
I looked after the Greatest Hits show on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire in January. The last show aired on Saturday 30th featured The Top Ten at 10 from 1978, 60's sequence, 80s Club Classics sequence and ultimate Phil Collins track. Catch up and listen again here.
Street Performers shouldn't be banned from Trafalgar Square. What a silly idea. Click here to catch up on what I said on Sky News.
I will be filling in for Roberto Perrone on BBC Three Counties Drivetime next Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th of February from 3pm.
click on the image to listen to the mix on the BBC website.