Promoting blues radio across the UK and worldwide

Encouraging promoters and record labels to use the IBBA as a point of contact

Ensuring all member presenters are represented as a unified group

Sharing of information and ideas





Steve Beastie
Beastie's Blues Club

Thursdays 1:30 - 3:00pm

Voodoo Radio - website

As far as music goes I’ve always felt extremely lucky to have been brought up in the 60s and 70s, the heart of great music, in ALL genres. Even though I have a deep love of rock and blues, that era threw out great music in every direction and I soaked it all up. I now live for music…as someone famous once said.

My first love has always been rock but right from the start it was the blues tinged rock that grabbed every little piece of heart. Led Zep, Free, The Rolling Stones and the older I get the more in touch with the blues I become and the deeper involved I get in it.

I’m not what I would call a technical presenter. I don’t like long lists of stats and info and who did what, when and who with. Music to me has always been about heart and soul and moving me, physically and emotionally. When I’m on air people know instantly whether I like something, or I LOVE something. I’m often unable to speak immediately after a song because it’s grabbed hold of me so much. More often than not a song I’ve played many, many times too but in that moment, even on air, I am lost, totally gone.

That sums me up and especially my relationship with music. Blues (and soul) hold that power over me more than any other form of music. One minute I have a huge smile on my face playing some 60s Rhythm and Blues, dancing around my studio, the next my heart is wrung out from a powerful vocal, a searing guitar lick or stunning piece of gob iron.  I’m usually an emotional wreck by the end of a show…but I keep coming back for more.