Fitzroy aka “Da Buzzboy” has over 30 years’ experience in the soul scene.
Working at the Jazz Café since 1991 supporting an eclectic list of renowned Black music artist’s including Gil Scott Heron, Roy Ayres, Bobby Byrd, and War, De La Soul, Omar, and Incognito. He’s also DJ’d at the Indigo O2 to for Cameo, Incognito Teena Marie and the SOS Band, to name a few.
For 18 years now he has been a resident DJ with London’s Soul Network, and plays at Soul Network at their Summer Soul holidays, Soul in the Algarve since 2005 and Soul in the Caribbean since 2010.
Within the media Fitzroy was credited on BBC’s 1998 documentary A Tribute to Mohammed Ali for contributing music. He’s mixed a gold selling Twice as Nice Urban Flava’s compilation and hosted radio shows on Choice, Kiss, Solar Radio, Stomp Radio, and Colourful. He also writes for the Southport Weekenders’ Funkbase Room’s
He also of course co-founded in Soul Survivors, 2006, where he has interviewed so many UK and international icons on our scene, including, Jocelyn Brown, Omar, Leroy Burgess, Jean Carn Melba Moore, Frankie Beverly Brand New Heavies, Larry Blackmon and Thelma Houston,Teena Marie, Teddy Riley of Blackstreet and Smokey Robinson.
He’s also been involved in a few other parties!! Including five consecutive years for the Designers Guilds Christmas parties, The Four Weddings & A Funeral After Party, the MOBO Awards 2000 after party.
Soul Lovers, Jazzy Dancers and Funky Revellers overall have combined their love with the BEST music in the World with great views on the River Thames, for year now and so have we! We all LOVE it!
Come and celebrate on the Soul Boat, with us. Buy your tickets now. It could not be easier! Simply click on the purple panel on the left of the home page highlighted “Click here to buy ticket - £20”. And then on the tickets page select how many tickets you want. If the exact number of tickets you want is not available simple select a combination.
The Boat is the Golden Jubilee a fantastic boat, that has been delivering soul parties for many many years, a real Soul Boat favourite.
The address is Temple Pier, Victoria Embankment, London WC2R 2PN
The Nearest Tube is Temple on the District or Circle lines, with easy connections from all mainline stations in London.
If you’re driving, parking is easy and parking bays are free on Sunday afternoons. You can also park on adjoining single yellow lines, so parking really is easy.
There are also a huge number of buses along Fleet St, The Strand. Kingsway and surrounding well known road’s all very close to Temple Pier.
Here are a few details on Fitzroy da Buzzboy, Tony Rodriguez and Neville, DJ’s on the Christmas 2012 Soul Boat!
Tony Rodriguez introduction to DJing came in 1986/87 when he first caught the bug playing at college club nights and birthday parties. This progressed to playing at Rumours in Covent Garden in 1988, It was around this time that House music was all the rage however as a soul and jazz funk head he like many others became part of the ‘underground’ Rare Groove and Funk movement playing at warehouse parties and club nights.
At the Spot, Covent Garden he began a long run of resident slots from 1993 to 2001.
In 1997 Tony first became involved with Soul Network, London’s longest running night, and has been part of the DJ team ever since He’s also been part of Soul in the Algarve since 2005 and Soul in the Caribbean since 2010
His introduction to radio came when I was given the opportunity to host guest shows on Rhodes’ Kool FM broadcasting soul music to the island.
In 2003 he joined Solar Radio and developed the concept of Nu Soul Central.
During 9 years with Solar he championed new music from Reel People, Anthony David, Cool Million, Leela James, Sunburst Band, John Legend, Eric Roberson etc,.
He also interviewed the likes of Conya Doss, Hilz, Soulpersona, Noel Gourdin to name a few. He’s now taken the Nu Soul Central concept to Colorful Radio where he continues to entertain his faithful followers.
His all time favourite artists include Teena Marie, Maze, Roy Ayers, Patrice Rushen and Incognito.
Neville Also started DJing in the 80’s in 1980 at the University of London Student Union Parties, and organised the first Jazz Funk Soul club in 1982. This led eventually to him starting the JazzFunkSoul club we know today. The Club lasted for over 10 years from 2002 to 2012 to become the longest lasting soul club of all time in Central London. It captured the days of the 1970s/80s when top Jazz Funk tracks were played, which by 2002 were very rarely played by the then London/UK clubs as well as playing more well known Soul tracks.
He had been probably the most regular club goer on the scene going to the vast majority of soul nights in the South East from the 80’s through to current day. He knows his club nights and events in general!
Neville Joined Solar Radio in 2002, launching the JazzFunkSoul Show which still continues. He has also been a director and shareholder of the station from 2005 to 2012.
On the show he has played the very best Jazz Funk and Soul with a chunk of Soulful Garage/Soulful House and interviewed iconic names like Roy Ayres, Tom Browne, Cameo’s Larry Blackmon, Jocelyn Brown, George Duke, David Bendeth, and Light of the World.