Exactly 10 years ago I got these four CDs for my 18th birthday from my mum.

Even though I didn’t realise it at the time, they had such a profound impact on me that without them I probably wouldn’t be where I am today.

I know that that is a very bold statement to make – but I am convinced that without the influence of those four people in my teens and what they represented (at least to me) coupled with the music they selected on those four comps I would not be working at Jazzman Records today.

Anyway, due to a lot of requests I made a playlist with the songs from all the comps that were available on Spotify – sadly a lot of Soul tracks were left out but overall I reckon it’s still a pretty solid selection!


28th birthday


Having a small party tonight with a musical theme and I’m very much looking forward to it!

I’m dressing up as Lily Allen and I can’t wait to see what the others will be dressing up as.

Loads of nibbles, booze, drinking games and of course, music! Can’t wait :)

But for now… I’m off for a spa day that I’m treating myself to.