Nikki has had music in her blood from a very early age, because of her father Ralph and brother Lance starting up a mobile roadshow back in the early 70’s called ‘The Roadhouse Blues’ which got its name from a Status Quo album. They were out every weekend doing weddings, parties and all types of functions around Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Middlesex, her brother ended up travelling and working as an International DJ across Europe. Nikki then took over her brother’s place with her father and started djing at just 14 years of age and buying her own records every week with her extra pocket money.
In 1983 Nikki secured a resident spot every week for 5 years (through her very good friend Tony Hodges from Slough Record Centre) at Studio Valbonne/Skindles in Maidenhead as their first ever female DJ, where one evening whilst djing and entertaining a very large crowd, including VIP’s and celebrity’s, she was introduced to Tony Prince (DMC Owner & Founder) who signed her up to be a member of the most exclusive DJ club in the world. She also appeared in the Disco International magazine of the 80’s. Sadly her friend Tony Hodges passed away in 1991 at a very young age.
Nikki loved tuning into iconic radio shows such as Capital Radios ‘Soul Spectrum’ with Greg Edwards and The Best Disco in Town at the Lyceum in The Strand and Radio London’s Robbie Vincent Shows.
Whilst working at Studio Valbonne, Nikki was approached by other nightclub owners to do a guest show at their clubs, including, Foxy’s Nightclub, Woburn Grange, Queens, Colnbrook, Henry’s, Burnham Beeches, Thursday’s, High Wycombe, Oceans, Bracknell, Pantiles, Bagshot, Belvedere, Ascot, Options, Kingston, Kingsfold, Leatherhead, Rackstraws, Sandhurst, Equinox, Leicester Square and several bars. It was when she was in The Swan in Slough that she was introduced to Joe Joshi who was in the process of forming a pirate radio station called Green Apple Radio and was looking for DJ’s, she then joined GAR from 88 – 91 and became known as Nikki T along with the likes off, Ian Dee, The Riddler, The XL Boys, Chad Jackson, Shabazz, Paul James, The Sound Engineers, Aids the Shades, PJ Mills, PK the DJ and Mike D to name but a few.
Nikki’s vinyl record collection is massive, consisting of every genre of music, from Jazz Funk, Soul, Reggae, DMC mixes, 70’s Disco, Rare Groove, Break Dance, Hip-Hop, Hip-House, electro, white labels/bootlegs, Dance, House, Acid, Rave, Hardcore and Trance…
In 1994 Nikki started working within the music industry for a record company signing up new artists and bands, promoting them for live PA’s on the First Leisure Club Scene, Festivals and Bars, touring the UK with them up and down the country and being involved in the making of a Reggae video that was filmed in Berkshire and London and appeared on MTV and The Box for weeks reaching number 23 in the charts in 1999.
In 1997 Gary Mac contacted her and invited her to play on another station which she did for 3 years. Nikki continued her career with music which has always been her passion throughout her life and was then invited to do a few guest shows on the pirate radio station Release FM with Gary Mac, Chris Lambert, Tony B and DJ Solution.
Nikki joined Release Radio in March 2020 just before they received their DAB+ licence from Ofcom on 3rd April 2020. You can now hear her every Saturday from midday to 2pm for the Vinyl Frontier Show playing the best in house classics…