The Soft Rock Show broadcasts on 93.7 Express FM, based in Portsmouth, every Monday night between 8pm and 10pm and features the broadcasting talents of Geoff Dorsett and Adrian Collis. There's also a team behind the scenes who make the website happen, keep the Facebook and Twitter accounts up-to-date and perform audio editing to make the interview snippets you hear on the show. Meet them here...
Geoff started his career at the age of 13 and within five years was one of the Mecca Group's top DJs, being used as their opening act for their new venue's nationwide. During the '60s when package tours were at the height of their popularity, Geoff could be found compering shows with Animals, Kinks, Spencer Davis, Roy Orbison, Chuck Berry, and MC'd for the second-ever Led Zeppelin show.
Come the late '60s, Geoff was on the radio with the BBC Radio and in 1974 became one of Radio Hallam's first voices when the station launched, being the new commercial station for Sheffield. In the '70s, Geoff also worked on Q102 in Florida, USA and KZUN in Dallas. In the '80s, you'd have heard him on the legendary pirate radio station, Sunshine Radio.
Geoff is now working on a number of specialist radio shows and can currently be heard on a number of stations in the UK, with special mention of his work with Express FM who carry the twice-award-winning Soft Rock Show. This live show has reached a cult status and Geoff has interviewed over nine hundred artists over the last five years, including Sir Cliff Richard, Genesis, Status Quo, Blondie, The Searchers, Slade, Toto, Rick Astley, Foreigner and Jethro Tull... and that's just the start of the list! The show has carried a unique live link with Mix 94.1 in Las Vegas in the past, and now each month features a live link to Te Hard Rock Cafe in Las Vegas for all the hottest entertainment news from Sin City! The show continues to draw huge names to be interviewed both live on the telephone and in the studio.
Geoff also works for Forest FM, presenting a Soul and R&B show on Saturday in addition to All Our Yesterplays each weekday morning. He has also completed the Route to Radio broadcasting course, with credits. He now also records three unique shows - Sold Gold '60s, Supersonic '70s and Kick Up the '80s... all three of which are currently syndicated to eighty-eight radio stations in seventeen countries across the world. Of note, in 2013 and 2014 Geoff received the prestigious GEO Award in Chicago for ‘Outstanding Contributing Programme’ for his Solid Gold ‘60s show.
Adrian is a well travelled and has had a variety of careers! He began in the IT world working with major shipping, retail, and manufacturing companies and travelling the globe. He dropped out of the rat race to run pubs and restaurants after that, combining his love of great food with his passion for music.
He now runs Thoroughbred Music - an artist agency, management and promotion company, founded to further the careers of the incredible talent that Adrian found were offering to play in his venues. The company offers a 'one-stop shop' approach for artists - as well as management, agency, and promotional functions, Adrian can facilitate recording, public relations, CD/DVD production and design, duplication, record label, along with physical and digital distribution deals. If that wasn't enough, for venues or promoters, Adrian's company can offer all of their artists for live performance.
Adrian is part of the Soft Rock Show, presenting with Geoff every Monday night on 93.7 Express FM.
Adam had a brief radio career starting out at Winchester Hospital Radio in 2002, where he broadcasted to patients of the Royal Hampshire County Hospital on a Saturday evening with a show called Jukebox, playing music from the '90s and '00s. Excepts of the show were featured in the stations submission to the HBA Awards in 2004 under the Best Male Presenter category. In 2003 and 2004, Adam presented the Breakfast Show for an RSL in Waltham Chase, Hampshire called Chase FM before joining Skyline Community Radio in 2006 to present two shows on a Thursday and Friday night, in addition to covering Saturday Breakfast and other shows. Throughout all this time, Adam was developing his audio editing skills and complied audio packages and idents for stations in the South of England. Adam left presenting in 2007 to pursue audio editing and other career opportunities.
Today, Adam is responsible for this website and all things technical with The Soft Rock Show. All the interviews you hear on the website have been edited by him, and he does much of the behind-the-scenes work where a computer is involved. He also runs a web design business called Toasted Penguin, catering primarily for individuals and sole traders.
Baz is an ex-Royal Air Force electronic technician who was bitten by the radio bug whilst serving in Cyprus through volunteering for BFBS (British Forces Broadcasting Service). He also ran a mobile disco called the ‘Raffles Roadshow’. After leaving the service, Baz worked on Cyprus' national radio station, CBC (Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation), presenting a six-nation breakfast show. Upon returning to the UK, Baz worked at Beacon Radio, Red Rose Radio and Invictor Sound.
Joining BFBS as a full time broadcaster in 1985, Baz became the Senior Programmes Director, responsible for the world-wide programme output of BFBS, and was with BFBS to cover the fall of the Berlin Wall. Baz said "it was a very special period in history and a great privilege to be able to broadcast live reports across the globe as the Berlin Wall came down!"
Baz's career continued on Garrison Radio as the Tidworth Station Manager for many years, before he left to set up Wiltshire’s first Community Radio Station, Castledown Radio, taking on the role of Station Manager until recently. He now presents the Wednesday Drivetime show from 4pm to 6pm, as a volunteer. If that wasn't enough, Baz also delivers radio training to students at the Wellington Academy as part of its Alternative Provision Programme, and has introduced an NCFE Radio Production Skills course so that students working in the radio station can get a registered qualification.
Baz is an important part of the team, doing specialist editing for the show - all those short interview excerpts you hear are his work! When asked, Baz said "It keeps me on my toes and my editing skills finely honed!". If you're interested in working with Baz, contact the Webmaster and we'll get you in touch with him.