“If Jesus came back to Earth he'd listen to Elvis + live with Tinkers”

– Damian Le Bas, 1999

“I can't remember precisely when it all started but Damian and I enjoyed years of competitive collecting of Soul records. It could have been on one of our several trips up to the Stafford allnighters. Our rivalry got to the point when after I returned from living in the States for several years, I'd call him up just to play a recent acquisition down the phone & give him some made up artist and title to throw him off the scent. The ritual was reciprocal and always done with the greatest affection and with much humour as we both acknowledged each other's passion for the music.”

– Steve McMahon, DJ




The Estate of Damian Le Bas
Delaine Le Bas