Lawrence "Souldier" Gibbard started his career with his love for Soul, Reggae R&B, Jazz funk, Funk and a little bit of Jazz at the age of 9 when he bought his first record "Spanish Flea" by Herb Alpert, showin’the way for his taste in music. Since then there has been no stopping him, progressing to being the local DJ for his youth club spinning a Soulful mix of R&B and Ska and with a successful stint at a local radio….. has made him the knowledgeable Reggae, Jazz, Funk, Soul guru he is today. His love for music and alcohol then drew him into the what we now call the classic clubs of that era……Lacy Lady…Spooky Lady…Ilford Palis…Goldmine….Sheffield Arms…..and of course The World Famous Caister Soul Weekenders, having his own show on Solar Radio from August 2004, and he has gained a reputable following for late night Reggae lovers everywhere. Bringing you his own mix of unusual Classic Ska, Roots, Rocksteady, Lovers Rock, Reggae and of course some Funky Soul and a bit of East London thrown in. Souldier is a stalwart of Caister Radio. Recent quote...Must change that pic it's going to haunt me for the rest of me life... hahaha

Favourite tracks

Almost impossible to do but my fav tracks include...

Manfredo Feast.....Jungle Kitten
Lonnie Liston Smith.....Space Princess
Blue Feather......Let's Funk Tonight
Breakfast Band.....L.A.14
Fuse One.........Grand Prix
LockSmith ....Unlock The Funk
Ronnie Laws.....Always There
Trammps ...Thats Where The Happy People Go
Undisputed Truth....You + Me =Love

Another list that is almost impossible for me, these are some of my all-time favourites

54 46 was my Number Toots and the Maytals ( now the caister Reggae anthem)
Hound Dog Diane Lawrence
Feel Like Jumping Marcia Griffiths
Sharing The Night Together Delroy Wilson
Swan Lake The Cats
Wolves and Leopards Dennis Brown
Don't Let It Go To Your Head Black Harmony
Earthquake Prince Buster
Al Capone Prince Buster
Double Barrel Dave and Ansal Collins

Favourite films

Love Honour Obey....Ray Winston
Long Good Friday....Bob Hoskins
Animal House.....Caister Classic
Leon...Jean Reno
Winnie The Poo And The Honey Tree....loved that as a kid