On Record | In Conversation
Bobby Friction | On Record | In Conversation
Broadcaster Satnam Rana and Journalist Adrian Goldberg present twenty-two conversations with Birmingham musicians, promoters, managers, venue owners and entrepreneurs who have all contributed to local, national, and international music culture. Join us and our special guests for conversations about their lives in music, their connections to the city, and how Birmingham has inspired or influenced them, personally and musically.
Selected dates also feature free live performances from the artists appearing On Record. The first of its kind, On Record is a multi-artist, multi-genre concept album forming a sonic love letter to the city of Birmingham. Produced as part of the Birmingham 2022 Festival, the eleven-track album will be available on a limited vinyl release and across all streaming platforms.
DJ, television, and radio presenter Bobby Friction is one of the faces of the BBC Asian Network. In this episode Satnam Rana asks more about Bobby’s early DJ’ing days at the Shaanti club at Birmingham’s Custard Factory, his successful journey into broadcasting and his continuing love of music.
Bobby joined BBC Radio 1 in 2002, co-hosting the award-winning Bobby Friction & Nihal Presents, followed by a move to the BBC Asian Network where he currently hosts a regular drivetime show. A documenter and historian of Asian music culture, and multiple Sony Radio Academy Gold Award winner, Bobby is a recognized specialist in desi beats but is first and foremost a massive fan of music!