I started out Djing in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, when I was 16, calling myself Tim’s Heptunes, at Aylesbury United Football Club, and a few years later, travelled into London, to the Clubs ran by Tom Ingram, including The Phoenix, The Sunset Club, The Fox, The Notre Dame and Silks, which was my all time favourite club ran by Tom. This progressed to me organising other local gigs for a few years, but always looking to find a way into playing in the London Rockabilly clubs.
After becoming friends with Cosmic Keith, a London Rockabilly DJ, I was booked to DJ with Keith, at The Tennessee Club in Wood Green, on New Years Eve, around 1995.
I then met Jerry Chatabox, and was asked to guest DJ for him, at his regular club, The Camden Workers, in Kentish Town, London. I was then booked for The Rockabilly Rave Weekender’s, several clubs in London, Essex, and Europe, including Sweden, France, Germany & Russia !
I took over running The Camden Workers Club from Jerry, changing my name to Slim Tim, after he took a backseat, due to the rising success of his Rockabilly Rave Weekender, and I ran this for just under 3 years, until the council decided that demolishing it for new flats to be built was a better idea !
I retired from active DJing about 9 years ago, due to work commitments (having my own building reclamation business) , but always missed the buzz of Djing and seeing a packed dancefloor, so I am back now, broadcasting on Rockabilly Radio, with my show going out EVERY Sunday 8am, Wednesday 11pm & Friday 4pm (UK time), playing the very best in Rock N Roll, Rockabilly and Rhythm & Blues. I still miss the busy dance floor buzz, but now I see the listener stats as my dance floor, minus the travelling, loading & unloading, smoke filled venues, drunken conversations and some of the daft requests !
Requests for my show, can be sent via my FB group, email, or the Rockabilly Radio website.
Facebook Group: THE ROCK-A-ROUND With Slim Tim. The direct link is: https://www.facebook.com/
Facebook Page: Tim Slim. Direct link is: https://www.facebook.com/
Mixcloud: Tim Slim – THE ROCK-A-ROUND. The direct link is: https://www.mixcloud.com/tim-