Nick AravisNick Aravis

Nick's love of soul music began in the 60's listening to the Motown sound and continued through the 70's when he also listened to labels like Stax, Atlantic and of course Philadelphia International. He began DJing at the age of 16 with his brother doing parties and weddings which provided him with the funds needed to purchase those expensive US imports from various specialist record shops in and around London.

At the age of 18 Nick began DJing on the East End of London pub circuit and landed his first residency at Maylands Golf Club in Essex. In between gigs Nick attended various soul nights hosted by the likes of Greg Edwards, Chris Hill, Jeff Young and James Hamilton to name a few where he learnt a lot from watching these guys first hand. He also became a Caister regular. As Nick's reputation grew, residencies followed at Daniels nightclub in Hornchurch, Flappers in Hackney, The Reservation club & The Tudor Lodge wine bar in Romford, also aRBeez in Ilford.

Nick's radio career began when he answered an advertisement for volunteer presenters on hospital radio at Goodmayes Hospital. He then presented various soul music programmes on Brentwood FM and Link FM. Nick then landed a slot on Solar Radio presenting a Saturday night show, often doing 4 hour slots.

Nick currently presents on Solar Radio and is part of the Caister Soul Weekend DJ team. He also Dj's at various Soul Nights in and around Essex.

Favourite tracks
1. I Still Love You – Roy Ayers
2. Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me – Glady’s Knight and The Pips
3. I’ll Wait For You – The Originals
4. Summer Soft – Stevie Wonder
5. That’s Where The Happy People Go – The Trammps
6. Don’t Abuse My Love – Atlantic Starr
7. Come Get To This – Marvin Gaye
8. She’s Gone – Hall and Oats
9. Sunshine – Enchantment
10. By The Time I Get To Phoenix (long version)– Isaac Hayes

Favourite films
1. Calito’s Way – Al Pacino
2. The Nutty Professor – Jerry Lewis
3. Papillon – Steve McQueen & Dustin Hoffman
4. Two Way Stretch – Peter Sellers
5. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly – Clint Eastwood