Coming from a musical family,with both his father and sister being dj’s it was only natural progression for him to start playing as well.
His first break in the DJ’ing door came from Man Parris (a well know uk rave m.c.) at the Tally Ho pub and Reflections nightclub in Coventry in the late eighties. In those days he was playing a mixture of early House, Hip Hop, Acid and Funk, and it wasn’t until the Eclipse opened in Coventry, that Shock C got the biggest break of his career..two months after opening, Shock C became resident mc/dj .
The Eclipse was the first Saturday night/Sunday morning experience in the Midlands, put on at the former Granada Bingo Hall in Lower Ford Street,Coventry,England
The bingo hall had now been transformed into a 4 floored nightclub, and was also voted the best nightclub in the country in 1991 by fellow ravers through DJ Magazine. With a chill out space including a cinema on the ground floor, a second floor room enough to hold 500 people, and the main room on the top floor holding over a 1000 people including the balcony.
Every Friday and Saturday night would be filled by clubber’s and raver’s from all over Britain..
Act’s such as :The Prodigy, K Klass, SL2, Altern 8, Moby, Shades of Rhythm and LFO all passed through it’s door’s with live p.a. set’s.
D.j.’s such as,Frankie valentine, grooverider,carl cox,sasha,frankie bones,Micky finn,top buzz etc,all graced the decks on a regular basis,and two hour set’s were the norm.
February 94,the club was closed.
At the time of closing more than one million people had passed through its doors and it had a standing membership of 74,000. .Well, once Shock C managed to establish a name for himself at one of Britain’s biggest all night rave clubs, work started to come in. It was at this stage that he decided to give up his daytime job as a trainee mechanic. Working all night DJ’ing and then rolling into a garage to work Saturday morning was beginning to affect his health, (not to mention the punters motors!!). Well, when The Edge (formerly The Eclipse) finally closed its doors, Shock C had already started to spread his wings and play at various venues around the country,and abroad.. In the early 90’s ,booking were mainly local to the Midlands, places like Reflections, Tick Tock, Chalkies and Tally Ho in Coventry, Club Rage in Leicester, Quest in Wolverhampton, Shelleys in Stoke,as the years went by, he graced the decks at venues and parties far and wide,racking up the miles up and down the motorways to raves such as Dance trance and Desire at the legendary Sanctuary in Milton Keynes, Pure X in Northampton, Pandemonium at the Institute in Birmingham, Flashback at the Que club in Birmingham, Dance Planet at the Hummingbird in Birmingham, and a resident at the legendary Amnesia House events.
Shock C has racked up over 20 years experience behind the decks, and has managed to take his skills (with very few production credits to his name i might add) far and wide,..Shock C and has seen a recent resurgence in the oldskool scene ,and to this day ,continues to entertain ravers and party goers up and down the country.