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

– Damian Le Bas, 1999

Happy Soul Club on Starpoint Radio - November 9th, 2014 with Bob Smith, Damian LeBas & Steve McMahon


“This show was subtitled ‘The Rumble in the Jungle II’ by Damian & it certainly didn’t disappoint. Both DJ’s came out blazing & the atmosphere was best described as knife blunting. Like a World of Sport wrestling referee, Bob did everything in his power to keep things from getting messy ..then Damian went and told his Latino Club story and it all went pear shaped! The music was predictably superb, with some rare & personal favourites being pulled out of the boxes as the long standing duelists fired musical broadside after broadside at each other.”

– Steve McMahon, DJ


Happy Soul Club on Starpoint Radio - January 27th 2013 with Bob Smith, Damian LeBas & Steve McMahon


“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
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