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.