Hi I’m Tony Crucial White a DJ and Radio presenter.
I started working as a DJ due to the love of music. I grew up into music at a very young age standing on Milk Crates to reach the turntable playing Slim Smith Phyllis Dillon Alton Ellis and many more.
My first break was the lunchtime disco at my secondary school playing soul music and there the path began.
BadBoyWest, Judge Jimmy and I began broadcasting on CB Radio at the time, From there the sun rises from the east set across the west Sunrise FM was born.
In 1998 I started working on Fri Sat and Sun playing Soul, Rare Groove, Reggae old/new and Soca. I continued on Sunrise until 1991.
My best moments as a reggae DJ was launching Bun and Cheese by Clement Irie and Robert French in 1989 at the Upper Cut Stadium Forest Gate for Blue Mountain Records. As the venue was House Soul etc it dominated the place a day i never forget.
Ive had the opportunity to play with the late Steve Walsh at the Pimlico College in the 80’s, it was an amazing experience.
I was involved in 3 Camber Sands weekenders but did not participate any further due to the non demand for reggae.
As Sunrise FM closed I took a sabbatical from Radio and pursued DJing at Venues and became the resident DJ at the Shady Grove Club in the mid 80s, famous for its oldies night until it closed.
In 2008 I was approached by SLR Radio and continued until 2017 as my youngest son started his karting career, it meant I was travelling between the UK and Europe. I could not commit to any shows at that time.
Im sill in touch with music industry to date with a huge collection of music till this day.