Trevor Nelson

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Trevor Nelson : biography

7 January 1964 –

Trevor Nelson MBE (born 7 January 1964) is a British DJ and BBC presenter

Radio career

As a pioneer in the urban scene, Trevor started his broadcasting career at then pirate station Kiss in 1985. In 1990 it gained a broadcasting license to become Kiss 100 London (Kiss FM), it was here that Nelson became director of the station and day time DJ. Behind the decks Trevor cut his teeth as a dj with Soul II Soul and promoted numerous club nights including the now legendary Lick parties. With a stint behind the scenes in A&R at Cooltempo, EMI, Trevor has been instrumental in the careers of D’Angelo, Mica Paris and Lynden David Hall. In 1996, Trevor moved to BBC Radio 1 to present the first event national RNB show ‘ The Rhythm Nation’ and a year later began a Saturday afternoon program which resulted in him winning a MOBO Award in 1997 as Best DJ.

Trevor currently broadcasts across three radio networks, ‘The Official Start To The Weekend’ on Radio 1 Saturdays 7pm-9pm which is simulcast on 1xtra. He also presents weekdays, Monday to Friday 10:00am until 13:00 show on BBC Radio 1Xtra. Trevor presents a Soul show on Wednesday evenings on BBC Radio 2 which he has been presenting since 2008, which is produced by independent production company Somethin’ Else.

In 2010 he was awarded with the special gold lifetime achievement award for his services to broadcasting, at the Sony Radio Academy Awards.

Was at the KIC FM for the Launch of the station is a big fan of the station. As one of the most respected DJ’s across the bar and club scene, Trevor continues to DJ around the UK and Europe and is now in his 10th successful summer residency in Global Room nightclub in Pacha, Ibiza

Trevor has gone on to release 7 compilation albums INCredible sound of Trevor Nelson, The Soul Nation and “Lick” compilations.

Trevor’s most recent compilation album is The Trevor Nelson Collection’. Picking up where his ‘Lick’ compilations left off, Trevor shares his favorite R&B, Soul and Rap classics from over the decades.

Television career

The Lick Just the Two of Us (TV series) Just the Two of Us

Trevor has worked on numerous BBC shows that include: "Holiday:you call the shots" / "Trevor Nelson’s Urban Choice" / The Players club" series and more recently he presented the coverage of the FIFA World Cup concert in South Africa for BBC2 in 2010.

Nelson regularly appears as a pundit on programmes where celebrities recall their detailed memories of popular culture. He also commentated on the 2012 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony and 2012 Summer Olympics Closing Ceremony alongside Hugh Edwards and Hazel Irvine and was widely criticised in the media and on social networks,

Personal life

A divorced father of two children, Nelson lives in London, and is a fan of Chelsea Football Club. He also has a home in St Lucia.

He was appointed an MBE in 2002 for his contribution to the Millennium Volunteers programme.

In 2012 friend and fellow BBC DJ Tom Deacon revealed Trevor Nelson owns a leopard on a podcast promoting his Edinburgh show.!/uk/content/podcast/1466084-chortle-peacock-and-gamble-podcast

Early life

Born in the London Borough of Hackney to a family of St Lucian heritage, Nelson attended Central Foundation Boys’ Grammar School (now known as Central Foundation Boys’ School) in Cowper St, Islington, London EC2 and Westminster Kingsway College. The Independent – 8 October 2007 His first job was in a shoe shop, but his love of music meant a part-time role as a DJ.

Nelson gained day time work at a record importer in 1985, and widened his DJ experience putting on "warehouse parties" on the weekends.

He went on to work in A&R for record labels Cooltempo and EMI, promoting artistes such as D’Angelo, Mica Paris and Lynden David Hall; while also promoting events, including his own Soul II Soul and The Lick.