Jumping and switching across the soul music genres is very much the mantra for Andy Bellwood on Soul Net Radio whether it's the new releases he's championing or Northern Soul , Modern soul , x- over , deep soul , 7ts , sweet soul , 6ts rnb , chillout , Popcorn, rare n underplayed, soulful reggae etc - all sourced from Andys' extensive of collection of original vinyl.
Recently described as 'if John Peel did soul music'.... Andy made his dj debut at the legendary Marquee Club Wardour St, Soho) in the late 7ts, under the tutorship of resident Jerry Floyd, where his love of soulful reggae & ska , soul , mod , jazz and blues were defining influences which then evolved with The Last Bastion (Acton) and The Glasshouse (Peterborough) followed by the mod revival scene with The Name who were signed the Virgins' Din Disc label touring with the J Geils Band, Q tips, Martha and the Muffins, Purple Hearts etc.
'Soul' then took prominence when moving back to Yorkshire with Denise (Mrs Bellwood ) and exposure to her record collection which was acquired pre Wigan when she was a regular attendee at Yorks' seminal Heartbeat and Hypotique Soul Clubs.
A specialist 'soul' weekly radio show followed and djing extensively in UK and abroad including Perpignan Northern Soul weekenders, Soul Invictus (Nice) , Kings Hall (Stoke), Blackpool Northern Soul Weekender , Whitby Northern Soul & Motown Weekenders , Weston-Super- Mare Winter Gardens , City Soul (York) , 'Soul on the Tweed' and 'Soul in the Cellar' (Berwick ) , York Soul Club, Dotties, A Taste of Honey (Manchester) , YKSoul , Spiders Web (Edinburgh) , Drax (the early days), Skegness Northern Soul Weekender , Palmarium Scooter Club Ralyee (Banjuls Sur Mer) & BBC (Perpignan), Hull City Hall , Sheffield City Hall , Waterfront Blues and Soul Club (York) , There Was A Time (York & London) , Hoochie Coochie (Newcastle upon Time) , Volks (Brighton) , Dekka's Roots Room etc.
Andy was also a feature writer for 'N Soul' and 'Manifesto' Soul Magazines and event reviewer for 'Soul up North' fanzine and as a dj credited with discovering and debuting the Jo Stance 45 'hey girl' and more recently introducing Roland Johnson's 'set my mind free' to radio