David Arscott is the presenter of the Rubber Soul show. A show dedicated to 60s chic, Northern soul, Motown, funk, rare groove and ska. He is perhaps best known as the front man with local band The White Gospel and promoter & DJ of the bi monthly Rubber Soul night in Chelmsford’s Bassment club, nominated 2 years running for the Panic award for best night.
What was your first radio memory?
Clear as day I remember in the mid 70s, hearing the haunting sounds of Ten cc ‘Im not in love’Four tops ‘Reach out Ill be there’ and John Lennon’s ‘#9 dream’. At that time we had a wireless on the landing window sill. Growing up in the 70s and 80s, there was very little media available, but I channel hopped the wireless, trying to listen to everything I could, singing and learning every day.
How did you first get into radio?
Me and my mates used to create tapes in the 80s copying shows like Steve Wright’s and Annie Nightingale’s. Making our own jingles and comedy sketches. I loved the idea of do a radio show from my early teens. Eventually I found an opportunity on Saint FM, Where I spent 3 years every Saturday night, building Rubber Soul.
What is your favourite song ever?
Actually a non soul track. Simon & Garfunkle’s ‘Bridge over troubles water’
Below that is and an ever changing top 50!!!
What is your ambition?
To make a living in music. Hasn’t changed in 25 years!