Hi I’m Kevin Kane and I kick off Heart Drive Time across Exeter, Mid and East Devon on 97 FM, 103 FM and on DAB Digital from 4pm till 7pm Monday to Friday.
I love playing the wide variety of music from the 70s, 80s, 90s and the new music on Heart – I’ve been a music lover all my life. I was brought up in a home full of music as my dad was in a very popular local band Gary Kane & The Tornadoes.
I don’t just play music on the radio, I have DJ’d the club circuit for many years including Bosuns, Tiffany’s, Quay Club, Warehouse & Boxes and Hothouse & Volts and Rococo’s in Exeter, Kingston’s in Taunton, Rafters in Newton Abbot and Flairs & Reflex in Plymouth. At present I’m resident at the Q Club in Exmouth doing Friday & Saturday nights once a fortnight. This gives me a chance to play those great tunes that we don’t play on the radio and gets me back in front of a live, enthusiastic crowd, which we always get at the Q.
I like all genres of music but if I had to pick one, it would be RnB. The new stuff is fantastic but there is no greater feeling, than hearing a crowd go mad when you pull out a classic like Mark Morrison – Return of the Mack, R. Kelly – The Vibe or Usher – Yeah.
This is beginning to sound like I live to work, not so, I still love a holiday, two types really, Skiing in the French Alps and relaxing in the Maldives. Mind you, Egypt was nice, Sharm El Sheikh – especially when you book a week and end up with two! What a nuisance that volcanic cloud was!!
My hobby is boating, again influenced by my dad’s love of them. I have a 19’ Seaswirl Bowrider, which probably doesn’t mean a lot to you, however, the next time you’re sitting on the beach at Teignmouth and you see a white boat with a blue stripe go by with a skier behind and a noisy group of people sat up the bow, chances are, it’s me. I’ve had some close shaves, once I launched in Torquay forgetting to put the bung in and watched in horror as the boat filled with water and started to sink, then there was the time I threw the anchor over-board, as the engine had stalled, and watched the length of chain slide over the side not realising that the other end wasn’t secured to the boat, and lost the lot! Oh, and the best one, also involving the anchor, I was showing Lisa, a friend of mine, how to ski, so she’s on the end of 30’ of rope and shouts GO, so I do, throttle full forward and she’s up, looking good, except I notice something trailing in the water between her ski’s……Agghhhh, It’s the anchor; I had forgotten to pull it in before we set off! Still, no injuries, just a good laugh.
Email me at www.heart.co.uk – IF YOU LOVE MUSIC VARIETY – give it a try.