Profile: Pat Sharp: Pat was born in 1962, but started in radio at the age of 19 presenting his first show for BBC Radio 1, standing in for Steve Wright. Pat had no formal training for the job, and got the slot after sending in a tape to the show's producer. From there, he went on to work for a number of TV and radio stations, including Radio Luxembourg, and SKY's pan-European channel, gigging from Vienna and Oslo. He hit the real big time as a mid-morning and prime-time presenter on London's 95.8 Capital FM, joining in 1987 from Chiltern Radio and staying for a decade. During that time he was awarded the gold Sony Award for 'Best DJ' in 1992. He is little known by his nickname 'Patman'.
During his time at Capital, he formed a strong link with fellow and current Capital presenter Mick Brown to help raise a lot of money for the station's 'Help A London Child' campaign by releasing a string of hit records with PWL, Pete Waterman's record label.
'Let's All Chant' spent nine weeks in the chart peaking at number 11 having entered the chart on the 9th April 1988, the cover of Gonzales' hit 'I Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet' was Pat & Mick's most successful single, spending eight weeks in the chart from 25th March 1989 reaching number 9, another cover, this time Odyssey's 'Use It Up And Wear It Out' followed for six weeks from 14th April 1990, peaking at number 22, the hits continued with 'Gimme Some' the worst performer of the lot, but still a hit, peaking at number 53, spending two weeks on the chart from 23rd March 1991, and finally, another cover, of Arrow's 'Hot Hot Hot', again a two-week stay from 15th May 1993, fairing slightly better reaching number 47.
Pat first made a move onto TV during
his Radio 1
days, presenting Top
Of The Pops in it's 1980's era, and he also hosted the CITV show 'Fun House'
for 12 years, the run ending only recently, there's also been TV appearances on
the ITV equivalent of Top
Of The Pops, the short lived 'The Roxy', 'What's Up Doc?' aired on Saturday
mornings on ITV, 10 Sharp, Challenge TV's Prizetime, Sky One's UK Top 40 and he
was also present for the gala opening of Disneyland Paris. Talking of
recently, he's appeared in an ITV sitcom, 'The Slightly Filthy Show' where he
played the part of a DJ, and he took part in an interactive viewer challenge,
losing out to a German mullet on Channel 4's 'Banzai'. He became
very well known for his 'mullet' but now has a shorter, 'more sensible' haircut
- however Pat remains proud of his mulleet heritage.
He's a regular at some of the top London clubs and bars, not drinking(!), but performing at the 'Cheers' bar in Piccadilly, and 'The Roadhouse' in Covent Garden. Every Summer, Pat links up with Spandau Ballet star Tony Hadley & Kajagoogoo star Limahl playing live to the holiday crowds in Ibiza.
In January 2003, Pat appeared in a Celebrity DJ edition of 'The Weakest Link' alongside a diverse range of colleagues from the profession. In the final, he lined up against Jono Coleman - won and netted £10,700 for charity.
Pat is happily married with three
children and likes Chinese Food, vintage cars & bikes, keeping fit through
playing tennis and riding trial bikes, and he used to enjoy the old BBC1 show
Whereabouts: Having spent some time at London's Capital FM, he moved to London's Heart 106.2 in September 1997 where he currently presents the mid-morning show from 9:00am-1:00pm. The show features a standard feature used on London (South East) & Birmingham (West Midlands) Heart stations, the Time Tunnel which airs from 9am. London & SKY Digital 874 listeners can guess the year and call Pat on 020 7412 1062. Alternatively, Heart 106.2 can be heard on-line at www.heart1062.co.uk.
Pat also presents 'Totally Eighties', a nationally syndicated 80's music show produced by Blue Revolution Productions, 'an action packed 2 hour show featuring great feel-good 80s tracks and memories from the decade of cheese' - tracks are reported to be chosen by the listeners. The show also features regular 80's star guests, including Belinda Carlisle, Tony Hadley & Hazell Dean. Other areas of Pat's radio career are being researched.
Also, his radio shows are heard on BFBS (British Forces Broadcasting Service) for our troops around the globe, and he also presents inflight programmes aboard Swissair, Sabena & Brittania Airways. And Pat regularly appears on TV and radio commercials reading voiceover scripts for the likes of Pampers, Warner Bros Cinemas, Sodastram, Rice Krispies Squares, Branston Pickle and more.
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