Dave Nicholas

Dave Nicholas

Dave returns to the Offshore Radio years to play the music, adverts and jingles from this iconic era

Dave started playing 45rpm in his 5th year at Upholland Grammar School at lunchtime sessions for the Deputy Head!

After school he went into the Northern Working Men's Club scene as a Solo Singer on stage and appeared at ‘The Lord Mayor of Manchester's Command’ performance as well as Session at the Wigan Casino and its sister club in Leigh as solo vocalist supporting the Saturday night male only nights!!

Dave’s first radio appearance was also as a vocalist on BBC Radio Lancashire from Chorley and he pleased to say that he got fan mail from that!

In 1973, he went into Stock Car Racing and has officiated at almost every Stadium in the country from Cowdenbeath in the north to St Austell in the south even doing Wolverhampton and Skegness on the same day! His highlight of motorsport however was being Board of Control Steward at both Formula One and Formula Two World Championship Finals. Also commentated and chose the music to be played. During this time he did a nationwide promotion with Bill Maynard of Selwyn Froggat promoting the single he had recorded “Stock Car Racing Is Magic!!”.

Dave joined internet radio in 2003 with RNI on the internet and have been with numerous others including Atlantic 2NG which went out from Washington DC.  In 2013 he was instrumental in setting up Swinging Radio England with the help of its 1966 programme director Ron O'Quinn.

To send Dave Nicholas a request, just email davidmason@deluxradio.com

Dave's Favourite Tunes:

Favourite Artist(s): Otis Redding, Neil Diamond, Jenny Tailia, Dan Fogelberg
Favourite Album: Portrait, The Music Of Dan Fogelberg
50’s hit: ‘See You Later Alligator’ by Bill Haley
60’s hit: ‘Dreams to Remember’ by Otis Redding
70’s hit: ‘The Chicken Song’ by Spitting Image
80’s hit: ‘Believe In Me’ by Dan Forgelberg
90’s hit: ‘Don't Lose Heart’ by Dan Fogleberg
00’s hit: ‘Dreams To Remember’ by Melissa Etheridge

Dave's Dinner Party Guests: Neil Diamond, Jenny Tailia, Kevin Wilson, Betty Wilson (Wife of Kevin and Mum to Jenny), Melissa Etheridge

Dave's Bucket List: to meet Former President Obhama, to have coffee with Melissa Etheridge, and to drive across Europe!

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