DJ PAUL ALEXANDER
In December 1992 Paul, Jason & Johnny Stallard got Steve & Adrian and a number of other 70's club DJ's together for a one off re-union, the rest they say is history. We haven't stopped since says Paul. Launching Soultrain was a milestone and landmark that has resulted in Bristol's favourite Soul Institution and probably the longest running club night in the country. Let's face it how many clubnights have been running for 14 years. With roots and origins tracing back to the early 70's, you could say then & now!
In 2001 Soultrain brought US funksters the Fatback Band to Bristol for the first time in 25 years, playing all their hits live at Soultrain. Hits like I found Loving,Wicky Wacky, Bus Stop, Backstroking and Spanish Hustle. This night lives long in the memory. Paul is in direct contact with the Fatback band leader Bill Curtis, with whom we have become very friendly and once acted as tour managers to the band.
In the summer of 2004 Soultrain were invited to host the Dance Tent at the Glastonbury festival. In front of 10,000 folk Soultrain held it down with the Fatback Band, Sister Sledge, Gwen Dickey (ex Rose Royce) and Jazzy B's Soul to Soul.
In 2005 Paul appeared with Alexander O'Neal on a soul week-ender, this is one artiste Paul would like to bring to Soultrain Bristol and recently ex JB Pee Wee Ellis is another artiste Paul has worked with as well as Gil Scot Heron.
Paul likes rare groove and jazz funk. Retaining all of his original record collection from the 70's he has been an avid collector ever since, as well as catching US touring artiste when in the UK . Paul has seen Freddie Jackson, Luther Vandross, Lonnie Liston, Roy Ayers, the Blackbyrds, Roy Ayers, Al Green, Maceo Parker, Manu Dibango, Herbie Hancock and Maze as well as many of the original Tamla Motown acts. One of his favourite all time records is William Devaughan's crem' de la crem. Paul heads up soultrain. he is involved with presenting a Sunday night show on Star Radio. Paul is Bristolian aged 52. He is a partner in a new Independent Financial Adviser business - Lansdown Place, www.lansdownplace.co.uk