The Captain first DJ'd in 1983 using a Technics double cassette deck and two copies of That's What I Call Music 1. His eight year old sister was severely under-impressed. Overcoming this massive dent to his ego took some time, counselling and lots and lots of record shopping.
Several years later, he was one of the first to jump on the CDJ bandwagon, when a rare as hen's teeth bonus from real life work financed the purchase of the Betamax of the CD deck world - a pair of Denon S5,000's. Honing his DJ skills on what were effectively a pair of beltdrive CD players and spurred on by what, at the time, was an appalling lack of variety, or indeed any kind of musical taste, in the nightlife of Perth he started his own night, Soulfood, a moniker he continues to record his jazzier mixes under.
Soulfood, and mental, weekend-long after-parties for the infamous Mi Casa, Su Casa night in Perth led to invites to play in a range of fields, barns and sundry outhouses in miscellaneous locations.