A. Nowadays, I just use my real name professionally, Kym Frederick. Before that I, was known as The Pink Disco and even further back, Disco Divas. (I had a partner then.)
A. Mobile. I usually provide music for weddings and birthdays, that sort of occasion. I’m also part of the events team at Newport City Radio and I co-present the Country Show with Adam L Davies on Thursdays at 9pm.
A. Long story really. In the late 1990’s, my friend Kath and I both used to manage social clubs in the south of England. We both had access to our club’s sound systems and used to provide entertainment for our members.
One day, we were guests at a wedding and Kath’s husband said “why don’t you ever see lady DJs?” We all thought about it for a while and decided that there probably were some, but we didn’t know any.
I guessed that most ladies were probably not interested in the technical workings of the equipment and it was probably a bit too heavy for them too.
After a few more drinks, our husbands had persuaded Kath and I that we should set ourselves up as mobile DJs and they promised that they would carry all the gear and set it up. All we girls had to do, was 'turn up with a bag of discs and give it a bit of the old chat!' The guys would then sit and drink beer all night and they would pack up when it was time to go home.
After about 3 months the men got fed up and started making excuses to stay home. We carried on without them and saved ourselves a lot of money by not supplying them with beer all night!
When I moved to Wales, I bought Kath’s share of the business and continued on my own.
A. I’d probably still be a bar manager or maybe a dance teacher.
A. Like all the other DJs in this series, I’ve found it difficult to choose a favourite genre but as I’m being pushed to decide on one, I’m going to say that I like vintage soul best. My least favourite genre is punk.
A. Yes. It’s interesting, some DJs believe in making the last track of the night a real stomper to leave everyone on a high, others like to make it a slushy, romantic one, to send everyone home in a mellow mood.
My end of the night song has always been ABBA’s Thank You for The Music. It’s kind of like Auld Lang Syne, in that people link arms and sway together. Besides, it’s only right to say thank you for the music – it’s one of the best and most powerful things we all have and it’s what makes a party great!
A. The first single I bought was Morningtown Ride by The Seekers. The year was 1966 and I had just been given a Dansette record player for Christmas.
I bought a lot of singles as a child but no albums (we called them LPs back them) until 1971, when I bought, Bridge Over Troubled Water, by Simon & Garfunkel. It was a Christmas present for my boyfriend, Rob, who is now my husband.
A. I’ve been lucky enough to visit lots of wonderful places around the world and every time I come back to Britain I’m struck by how beautiful it is. I especially love to visit Italy, though.
Wherever I go, I like to soak up the culture to and sample local cuisine.
A. Cheddar cheese and fresh beetroot. Yum!
A. In no particular order:
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
This Old Heart of Mine – Isley Brothers
Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke
Red Red Wine – UB40
Tainted Love – Gloria Jones
That’s What I Like – Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers
Build Me Up Buttercup – Foundations
Happy – Pharrell Williams
I Can’t Help Myself – Four Tops
Single Ladies – Beyonce