Triple Trouble Trio

Rankin' Festus Clarke, Pedro Irie & Captain Irie 2014 (photo: Pedro)


DJ Tony Ray

 𝐏𝐂𝐑𝐋 𝐃𝐉, 𝐓𝐨𝐧𝐲 𝐑𝐚𝐲.  Hi, basically I'm a lover and collector of Soul & Funk Music .Anything from classic soul artists and groups such as Leroy Hutson, Phyllis Hyman, Maze, Willie Hutch , Jean Carne, Leon Ware , Marvin Gaye , Earth Wind & Fire etc., ( I could go on and on !! ) to the likes of brand new independent soul artists cutting it today. I have DJ'd and promoted at various nights , playing on a variety of radio stations both pirate and legal, (Premier Radio, PCRL Radio, Sweet FM, New Style Radio, Solar Radio & Starpoint Radio ), and holding down and promoting various soul nights (Raison D'etre, Marco Polo's, The Boundary, Maxwells, & Soul Intimacy) .
The Soul Intimacy radio shows are a series of radio shows hosted by myself and originally dating back to 2001 on New Style Radio where the concept was born. The ethos behind it, simply playing the very finest all era mid and down tempo soulful grooves i can find ! Cheers Tony Ray (Mixcloud bio 2018)

Tony Ray joined PCRL in the early 2000s and played Soul music on a Sunday Morning. Tony celebrates his birthday, December 31st with Odetta Holmes/Felious (1930) and Donna Summers (1948)


DJ Malibu

Awaiting biographical information 

with Rankin' Bev during 1988 court case crowds/demo


PCRL at 1985 Handsworth Riots

Thanks goes out to John Hannon for sharing his September 10th, 1985 PCRL recording with us. Cecil Morris is on the streets of Handsworth the morning after the riots that caused major damage to the local Handsworth area. He is talking amongst others, to Cllr James Hunte, Cecil had also during the riots called for calm over PCRL airways. Photos: Central News


Narratives from Beyond The Bassline

 𝐍𝐚𝐫𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐬 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐁𝐞𝐲𝐨𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐔𝐊 𝐑𝐞𝐠𝐠𝐚𝐞 𝐁𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞: 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐲𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐦 𝐢𝐬 𝐒𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝
This book was published in 2021 and it devotes a whole chapter (20 pages) to PCRL. Although at £85 it's will have a limited audience. Thanks goes out to work Dr. Lisa Amanda Palmer. Can be found on Amazon.
This book explores the history of reggae in modern Britain from the time it emerged as a cultural force in the 1970s. As basslines from Jamaica reverberated across the Atlantic, so they were received and transmitted by the UK’s Afro-Caribbean community.
From roots to lovers’ rock, from deejays harnessing the dancehall crowd to dub poets reporting back from the socio-economic front line, British reggae soundtracked the inner-city experience of black youth. In time, reggae’s influence permeated the wider culture, informing the sounds and the language of popular music whilst also retaining a connection to the street-level sound systems, clubs and centres that provided space to create, protest and innovate. This book is therefore a testament to struggle and ingenuity, a collection of essays tracing reggae’s importance to both the culture and the politics of late twentieth and early twenty-first century Britain.


Nite Nurse

 A recent photo of  Reggae PCRL DJ Nite Nurse. Who believe it or not, works for the NHS. Seen here with Pilot at staff reunion.