Rob + Shukie (revolutions)
Brought up on and inspired by the greats of soul music, such as Teddy Pendergrass, Loose Ends, The Chi-Lites, Leroy Burgess, McFadden & Whitehead, Barry White, Thelma Houston, & the Jones girls. Born & bred East End twins Bobby & Steve’s musical heritage rests firmly on the shoulders of soul funk and disco. In 1984, at just twenty years of age the twins landed their first regular DJ gig at a local wine bar, ‘Simpson’s’, & soon afterwards were holding regular Saturday night warehouse parties, searching out illegal venues which were big enough to hold the hoards of followers as the word spread. Bobby & Steve soon became both instrumental & respected figures in the 80s warehouse party scene, through playing their favourite soul & funk music at their own parties alongside fellow guest DJ’s Norman Jay, Linden C & Trevor ‘Madhatter’ Nelson.
News of the success of the boys’ parties soon spread, and it wasn’t long before Bobby & Steve were approached by Gordon Mac, initiator and pioneer of London’s biggest (then) pirate radio station Kiss FM, who offered them a weekly slot. The already established ‘Zoo Experience’ was born. Ten years on and the ‘Zoo Experience’ was Kiss 100 FM’s longest running specialist show. Hosted by Bobby & Steve, the ‘Zoo Experience’ broadcast each and every Friday night between the hours of 10.00pm and 12.00am.
Once Kiss FM was granted its legal place on the airwaves in 1990, the twins decided to do the same with their now somewhat legendary Klub Zoo night. Originally held every Wednesday night at Munkberry’s in the heart of London’s West End back in 1988, the timing was perfect for the return of Klub Zoo every Friday night with it’s new found home at the Soho Theatre.