I have been a big music fan all my life. Started getting into music big time when I was at school. My first proper gig was Saxon in 1980 at Portsmouth Guildhall. I then got the bug for heavy metal. I then spent the 80’s going to gig after gigs. I particularly liked the Monsters of Rock festival at Castle Donnington.
I got given the nickname Pyro when i was about 20 years old due to my fascination with a mates open fire and not setting fire to anything, honest!
I am a big Star Trek and Doctor Who fan. I am into American games shows and often stay up late to watch my favourites Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune on ABC. I love to travel and often visit the Canary Islands. In 2019 I went to New York and got to see Country singer Carrie Underwood at Madison Square Garden.
I have been involved in radio for 8 years presenting The Rock Monster Show following in the footsteps of Tommy Vance who presented The Friday Rock Show on Radio 1 who influenced me to want to do it. I spent 7 years on Vectis Radio and 1 year as a independent podcast.
I believe the RockMonster is unique, playing the best mix of classic rock prog and blues on radio. I play a wide range of styles of rock from Fleetwood Mac to Motorhead and much more. Tune in and you might be amazed at what I play.
Email Philip: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can catch Pyro every Monday from 10pm-midnight for the Rock Monster show.