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That 80s Show with Kevin Stokes

That 80s Show will be playing many classic hits from the 1980s. New Order, The Smiths, Japan, The Bunnymen, The Cure...you know the sort of stuff. Certainly not all chart-toppers, but songs that will bring back special memories and have you dancing around your front room. We'll have a '6 Of The Best' section each week where all the songs share a link or theme and you can play along. There will be a 'Love Tracks' feature where you can suggest a pair of songs with Love in the title, and we'll go rogue now and again with a non-single track from a classic album. Please do get involved and share your own stories and songs which may feature on a future 80s playlist.

About Kevin

Kevin loves his music, Portsmouth FC, his 2 boys...and more recently, amateur dramatics! Being a passionate vinyl collector Kevin now has the opportunity to share his favourite music on the radio, rather than just his front room.

Favourite Song - If I was to choose just one song it would be "The Story of The Blues" by The Mighty Wah! It's THE song of the 80s for me - written and sung by Pete Wylie. And the b-side is pretty amazing too.

Favourite Gig - So many memorable gigs... The first time I saw The Specials, June 1980, Pompey Guildhall. New Order, Kilburn, May 1982. Oasis at Earls Court, November 1995. The Gorillaz at the Guildhall June 2017. Difficult to pick one...just always look forward to the next one and support live music.

Favourite Film - If I was to take 1 on a desert island it would be 'Withnail & I'. The funniest and most quotable movie.

Favourite Place in Portsmouth -  A night match at Fratton Park. A full house, under the floodlights, the roar of the crowd, little bit of give in the turf, a cup of Bovril...Game on!

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