RR Team

Nigel Beckles 

(aka The Original Nigel Bee)

Founder Reflections Radio

CHOICE FM 1996

Worked for Choice FM London presenting weekly shows for over a decade, is a qualified freelance radio trainer and has been a very popular DJ on the club circuit holding residencies at several legendary nightclubs including Spots Club (Podium), Nightmoves, Peoples Club, Granaries and King on the Rye.Nigel has also been a promoter of successful events in London for over twenty years, is a former director of Fairplay Promotions Ltd and still organizes or supports several events each year. There has been some deliberately created confusion over the years with another DJ who also calls himself Nigel B (Nigel Brown) of Special Touch and Nigel has no connection or association with Mr. Browns  activities so beware of cheap imitations! Alongside his passion for music Nigel also has a keen interest in psychology, black history and social justice.  He served as a trade union activist for several years dealing with numerous cases of racism in the workplace while advising and counselling victims on their options and legal rights. Nigel has also worked for the Citizens Advice Bureau as a volunteer advising clients on a variety of issues.  Over the last few years his online activities include creating two very popular Facebook groups :  ‘Reflections on Relationships’, ‘Reflections on Abusive Relationships’ and he is also a major contributor and lead moderator for the group ‘Narcissistic Personality Disorders Survivors’.  Nigel provides online advice, support and informative articles for people all over the world who find themselves experiencing problems or confusion in their relationships and his first book  will be published early next year.  With Nigel’s love of great music plus his vast experience in radio broadcasting, event promotions and marketing Reflections Radio is destined to be a great success! Please click any of the links above to apply to join the above groups. Thanks!  You can read more about Nigel and his years as a DJ, radio presenter and events promoter by clicking the link below.  Be prepared for some big surprises and revelations!   The DJ Years

Andy Franklin – Deputy Head of Music

AndyAndy Franklin is a Radio Presenter, DJ, the CEO of A Class Entertainments and a major contributor to Reflections Radio main playlist. Having been great influenced by legendary radio presenters Tony Williams and David Rodigan plus Jerry Bascombe, Jigs, Calvin Francis, Jenny Francis and Geoff Schuman from the golden era of Choice FM Andy Franklin has followed his passion for music and has several years experience as a radio presenter. Andy has also been resident DJ at several popular venues including Cork’s Wine bar, London and was on the DJ line up for the successful Rare Grooves and Lovers Rock Weekender event in 2013. He has also played music at a wide variety of private functions and always keeps the dance floor going! Andy is also CEO of A Class Entertainments organizing events for mature Ravers who enjoy socializing and dancing to Soul Classics, Rare Grooves and Lovers Rock from the 1970’s, 80’s and 90’s which he considers to be the years when some of the best ever music was produced. A Class Entertainments have held several successful functions and is building a growing number of loyal supporters due to Andy’s hard work and innovative approach to organizing quality events. He hopes to meet many of our listeners at one of his nights of musical nostalgia in the near future so join Andy Franklin for the best in Classic Soul, Jazz Funk, Rare Grooves and Neo Soul only on Reflections Radio. Email Andy with your playlist suggestions for the Reflections Radio main playlist: playlistrequests@reflectionsradio and visit A Class Entertainments www.a-classentertainments.com

Susana Martins – Station Administrator

Susana Martins has been a Senior   Administrator with a variety of major companies over the past 15 years. She   also has skills in website and intranet design plus created several online businesses. Susana’s passion for music comes from growing up in a household full of music lovers and she was heavily influenced by her older brother, who was a massive fan of Soul Music, Dub and Hip Hop but she loves all types of music with Classic Soul, Rare Grooves and Neo Soul being her favourite genres. She enjoys spending time with her four children, family and friends enjoying visits to places of historical interest such as art galleries or museums.  Susana combines a love of music with her administration experience to ensure Reflections Radio is managed effectively, responds to listener’s enquiries  or playlist requests.   Email Susana – she would love to hear from you! admin@reflectionsradio.net   Are you a radio presenter, mixer or talk show host? Reflections Radio are looking for new talent to join our team! Email us: admin@reflectionsradio.net

 

Mike Phillips – The Master Mixer 

A MIKE PHILLIPS MIXER

Mike Phillips has been a radio presenter with a host of illustrious community radio stations  including LWR, Paradise FM, Buzz FM, Rhythm and Ontop FM to name a few. He is also been the resident DJ at venues Trends, Dougies and Palm Tree, All Nations, Zakudia in the City and more recently at The Hideaway. His musical roots started in the reggae dancehall scene as mic man for the influential Midlands Sound System Jam One but when he returned to London, he immersed himself in the Rare Groove scene that was very popular in London at the time. Mike began presenting shows radio stations and DJing at night clubs followed, including regular private gigs, which he preferred to focus on; “It’s all about the entertainment – DJing at an event with 10 DJ’s all playing the same music isn’t my thing!” Mike now focuses on private functions and events playing at exclusive venues across the UK. With his background in both Reggae and Soul plus his love of all black music, he has managed to evolve an eclectic style of mixing music. Tune in to hear Mike Phillips exclusive mixes of R&B, Neo Soul and Reggae only on Reflections Radio!