Paul Smiler Anderson
Get Yourself Together
Monthly, Friday 8-10pm
Jazz, Funk, Soul, Ska, Reggae, Mod, Northern Soul, Hip Hop
Paul ‘Smiler’ Anderson has been a DJ since July 1985. As a major record collector he has played vinyl at Mod events all across Europe for over 30 years. Currently he co-runs ‘The Fourth Dimension’ club nights in Reading, centred around Jazz, Funk, Soul and Hip Hop; as well as running the ‘Jazz For Moderns’ night in Soho, London.
Paul’s ‘Get Yourself Together’ monthly show on TWR will join the dots of all these influences with cheap records and rare records, both brand new and old.
He has put on various club nights over the years including ‘The Kings Tavern R&B Club’ in the late 80’s; founder member and DJ at the original ‘Untouchables’ Rallies; founding member of ‘Club Rude!’ specialising in Ska and Reggae; also Djing on the C.C.I. Mod Rallies.
In 2011 Paul got to realise his dream of presenting the biggest ever exhibition of 60’s Mod related items. ‘Reading Steady Go!’ proved to be Reading Museum’s most successful exhibition to date.
Co-author of ‘Circles – The Strange Story of The Fleur De Lys’, he has also written music articles for magazines including ‘Shindig!’ and various book inputs. These days he writes sleevenotes for the ‘History of R&B’ label ‘Soho Jazz’ LP’s plus the ‘Rare Mod’ series of compilations on Acid Jazz Records.
His books include: ‘Circles – The Strange Story of The Fleur De Lys’ (Acid Jazz Publishing 2009); the best seller ‘Mods – The New Religion’ (Omnibus 2014); ‘The Pocket Guide To Mod’ (Red Planet 2018); and ‘Mod Art’ (Omnibus 2019). He is currently working on a new book about “Skinheads and Suedeheads, 1966-73” with fellow author Mark Baxter.