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Fishead

Fitzroy Wallace, aka Fishead, is one of Leicester’s best-loved DJ’s.  As well as being a favourite at Leicester Caribbean Carnival, this friendly, sociable and unpretentious male artist has gigged his way around the national carnival circuit and DJs regularly at weddings, birthdays and community events.    

Born in the West Indies, Fitzroy came to England at the age of ten, after his mother sent for him to join her in Leicester.  He grew up on Lincoln Street in Highfields and attended Moat Boy’s School (now a mixed Community College) in the early seventies. The young DJ started his career spinning reggae, funk, soul and calypso tunes at the tender age of 12.  One of his first gigs was in a city centre club called El Rondo, on Silver Street, around three years on from this.  He then went on to raise his profile at Leicester’s Freewheelers club, from 1976-9.

Around this time, Fishead began DJing alongside reggae giants such as Sanchez, Frankie Paul and Bounty Killer.  He played at Leicester’s very first Caribbean Carnival in 1985 and has been part of it every year since then. Fishead has also taken on other carnivals, including Notting Hill and Leeds.  He is still booked regularly for local parties and has a passion for entertaining – spinning seventies and eighties funk & soul classics.  “Music is mainly geared towards young people these days,” he says.  “I love giving more mature music fans the opportunity to enjoy themselves – playing their favourite tunes.” 

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