CHRIS SAUNDERS – The Soulhouse Sessions
I was born and spent my early years in West London, Before moving back to my family roots in North London. From a young age the house was full of music, Rock n Roll, Jazz and what went on to become my favourite Motown and Soul. As soon as I could reach the record player I was there with stacks of 7 inch singles on the auto feeder. My first real chance to DJ came at a friend’s birthday party at the age of 15.
The DJ hadn’t come along so I jumped in and never looked back. My music tastes evolved from Motown to Disco to Soul and into the end of the 80’s when House music arrived and I found my true passion that remains with me today just as bright as back then. Dj gigs came thick and fast both Soul and later on House and then my family arrived and music was placed to one side while work & family took over.
The only chance to get behind the decks were for family occasions and kids parties slightly different from what went before , but standing behind the decks still provided the same excitement. Finally kids grew up and a good friend of mine invited me to an new event Andy Ward`s Vocalbooth Weekender in Spain and that was it the fire reignited the passion was back and the new decks were purchased and DJing began again. Soon I was DJing at the Vocalbooth, I found local regular gigs in Hertfordshire for Friday Fox and Brighter Days in Cambs and other gigs across the UK and a resident DJ for Fresh Sweet and Sexy House Music Promotions