About Steve

Steve Hart – all you need to know and less…

Steve is the host of Just Jazz. He’s a writer, VO artist, and built this website using bits of old code he found in a ZX Spectrum.

He’s a frustrated piano player, former professional club DJ, and radio presenter who managed to entertain UK club-goers with his choice of music and tomfoolery until the corporations took over in the 90s.

Yes, it is he.

If you danced around handbags at top clubs in Essex and Kent in the 80s and early 90s, well… you may have seen Steve on the DJ stand at venues in Southend-on-Sea such as Zhivago’s, The Zero 6, High Society, Electric Blue, and Basildon’s iconic The Sam Lords (now a block of flats).

In Kent he was resident DJ at Neros 2000 (Ramsgate), Woody’s (Isle of Sheppy), and Oceans II (Hythe).

He was a Radio Top Shop presenter in the 80s, volunteered at Southend Hospital Radio, hosted breakfast at Basildon Radio (now Gateway), and enjoyed shifts working in the newsrooms at BBC Essex and Essex Radio in the 90s.

He had a short stint at stand-up (until he was asked to sit down), and you may have seen him on Channel 4 TV (as the interference).

He hosted 80s club music show The Pleasuredome for three years and records his shows in a broom cupboard using an avant garde mixture of wooden boxes, string, bits of wire, and elastic bands.

Steve is currently based in New Zealand and would kill for a pint in an old English pub served with Cumberland sausage and chips. Oh, and a traditional English teacake… and the pecan pie you used to get at Iceland wouldn’t go amiss either.

He is the author of the 10-seller book Podcasting Made Easy and science fiction short Mayan and The Legion of Alice – available in paperback, audio book, E-Pub and Kindle.

When he’s not working he reads books and plots revenge.

A step back in time…

Nero’s Discotheque, Ramsgate, Kent, in the 1980s.
My last night at Zhivago's in Southend-on-Sea
My last night at Zhivago’s in Southend-on-Sea.
My radio Top Shop friends...
My (Radio) Top Shop friends and I…
A Neros discotheque leaflet from 1987, Ramsgate, Kent
A Nero’s discotheque leaflet from 1987 (thanks Lisa).
It was general election week in the UK.
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