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EDDY TEMPLE-MORRIS

It's no exaggeration to say that Eddy Temple-Morris is a legend in the world of music. From the early days of MTV through to Radio 1, XFM and now Soho Radio, As a DJ and producer, Eddy has been a major player in music industry for many years, something he is clearly passionate about. He has also had his fair share of problems with mental ill health and talks openly and candidly about them with us.

Eddy brings his honest, insightful and unique perspective on a range of subjects and it's clear why he is so in-demand. We're are forever grateful for his support. Share it with your friends, it's a must read!


For someone who’s had their own share of problems with mental ill health, the most important question we ask is right up front. How are you?

That's very sweet of you to ask, thank you. I'm in a much better place now and have been since Spring 2014.

Good to know. “How are you” is one of those questions that those with mental illness get asked a lot, but the answer is rarely an accurate one. Men huh. We’re a funny old bunch. Discuss.

When people say "how are you?" it's usually meaningless words that don't need or want an accurate answer. I'm one of those people that always responds honestly. That makes some people uncomfortable, but in my mind it sorts out the wheat from the chaff. The ones that are OK with an honest response are my kind of people.
In the depths of my despair in 2013 I remember an XFM colleague, a sweet man called Neil, pass me on the stairs and ask "how's things Eddy?" and - because at the time I was driven to feel suicidal by being in such a toxic and abusive relationship, I snapped back at him "Shit, totally utterly shit"- and I remember his face, stunned. Within seconds I had a rush of guilt and sent him an email explaining that I was going through a nightmarish period and that I should have been less honest with my reply. He was so understanding and nice about it.
That's a key point for me. When you're depressed, you often feel like not talking to friends or colleagues because you don't want to be a burden. You don't want to bring them down. But more often than not, they are there for you, they want you to communicate and they appreciate your reaching out more than you know.

You were one of the original presenters on MTV in the UK. From those days of back-to-back music videos, it now seems to be a constant stream of reality TV shows. Is the art of the music video dead?

Certainly not. It's been through its golden era, where budgets were enormous and directors could do anything with anyone, but now budgets are comparatively tiny and the creatives have to be more creative.
In one way there is an even bigger audience out there for videos now, if you think now many people watched MTV compared to how many people watch YouTube, it's like comparing Kidderminster Harriers to FC Barcelona.
I think it's healthy for directors and producers to make these things with a small budget, people have to stretch themselves creatively and have ideas that don't revolve around money. Money is the root of most evil and having less to do with it can, in my mind, only be a good thing.

Do you ever foresee a time when you’ll be DJing by streaming tunes, rather than playing a physical disc?

I'm still using CDs, only because not all gigs have CDJ2000s, so I'm always safe with CDs. I did my first ever gig with Virtual DJ software this week, for the launch of a new Microsoft version of an iPad. They asked me to use it, to show how easy it is, and it really was, but for me, it was too easy.
It sucked all the fun out of DJing. The fact that things can go tits up any second makes it a live performance the same as a gig or a play. Pressing a button marked 'Sync' and letting a machine do it for you, takes all the joy I get from matching tempos and keys with my ears and my hands. I also like to look at the crowd and if I have my head buried in a laptop, there would be less of a connection between me and them. I'm old fashioned in that respect. I play for the crowd, not for myself. 

Over the years you’ve remixed artists as diverse as The Prodigy to Athlete to Snow Patrol (one of my personal favourite so well done fella). What music do you like to listen to when you’re not either remixing, playing or DJing?

Right now I can best answer your question by sharing my two albums of the year: 'Currents' by Tame Impala and 'Fast Food' by Nadine Shah. Both have such clarity of vision, in their production and such brilliant song and lyric writing as their spine, I'm in awe of both.
Actually both of these artists are not afraid of talking about their feelings in their song writing, and Nadine, especially, is  a top drawer mental health advocate.

In your time you’ve written, produced and presented for TV and radio, remixed songs for some of the biggest names in music, you’re a DJ, voiceover artist and brand consultant. For someone with so many jobs on their CV, what does your passport say under ‘Occupation’?

Haha.  They used to have 'Religion' on passports but don't anymore. I'm guessing 'occupation' will be the next one to go. If the religion box was still there, mine would be Jedi. All religions are make believe, but that one has light sabres so I'm on board.
When I fill in forms and come across the occupation box I usually put 'Musician'. That's my main job. It's what I did before radio, during radio, and the day I stop doing radio, I'll still be a musician. 

Do you ever wonder if your life would have turned out better if you’d gone on to become a fully paid up member of Johnny Hates Jazz?

Hahaha. Someone once told me that what you turn down is just as important as what you do. I've had quite a few 'Sliding Door' moments, or forks in the road. I always took the low road, the road less travelled, the rockier, more difficult, but ultimately more rewarding road. The road with the nicest view. For example, Top Gear asked me to audition (this was before Hammond and May) and I said "No" because my DJ career was just getting interesting and my advisor at that time, Malcolm Gerrie, told me I'd never get another DJ gig if I was "that bloke from Top Gear".
I also turned down The Big Breakfast, when Chris Evans left, because I just couldn't see myself getting up when I normally go to bed, and I've never been very interested in the mainstream, I'm more about the underdogs.
Yes I'd be much wealthier now if I'd taken all those opportunities, but if money was something I cared about I wouldn't be a musician, I wouldn't be in radio, and I wouldn't work pro-bono for CALM or the British Tinnitus Association. I look back on my life now and I think Ive had a fantastic professional career, I've been so happy in what I do, and you can't buy that. In fact I know you can't. I have a friend who lost a friend to suicide a couple of weeks ago. The man he tragically lost was a billionaire, from a family of billionaires. Money really cannot buy happiness.

For someone like you who works, shall we say, very long, traditionally unsociable hours, how do you ensure that a lack of sleep and this high-energy, high-octane existence doesn’t affect your own mental health or are you used to it by now.

Good question. Sleep is so important. I found this out, the hard way, between April 2013 and April 2014 when, purely because of anxiety and stress, I slept, on average 8-12 hours per week. At the lowest point I'd been awake for four days non stop - no drugs involved here, just old fashioned anxiety and stress - and the walls were moving. I thought I was going mad. That's when I called my sister, in tears and asked for help.
She recommended a type of meditation, a mantric, thousands of years old, indian 'vedic' meditation. I called in and they had a seminar that day, so i attended, signed up, learned how to do it that weekend, and have never looked back. Twenty minutes a day, twice a day, gives me a measurable minimum 3 hours worth of deep sleep daily. That's enough to function. To do all the things I needed to do in that year, I did with just that. A handful of hours of actual sleep, per week, but meditation, every day. I cannot recommend it enough.
My insomnia was triggered by a person. I was in a catastrophically stressful and toxic situation. My body was trying to tell me that I was in danger and I was. At the time I just couldn't explain it. I had never suffered from insomnia before. Someone who describes themselves as a 'sociopath' had targeted me with the cynical intention of furthering their career. This is what they do. They are dangerous and manipulative people. This remorseless individual abused me and, even worse, abused my then 13 - 14yr old son. The day I let this person into my life was the day my insomnia began. Always listen to your body when it is showing you the warning signs. The day I cut this person out of my life was the day my insomnia stopped, and it's never come back. I've never slept better now and I've never felt happier. 

When it comes to male mental health, one of my pet peeves, is this notion that men should just ‘man up’. We’re all about talking about mental health at Men Tell Health. Is talking about your own mental health something that comes easy to you or has it been coaxed out over years?

I've always been very emotional and sensitive. But I don't know where this comes from. It's certainly not learned. My father is the opposite. He has the emotional age of a 6 year old, a crippling fear of intimacy and a pathological aversion to any form of emotion, to such an extreme that he comes across as cold and uncaring to all his children. In many ways the way I am is shaped by knowing how not do do things.
By approaching my relationship with my son at a 180 degree opposite angle to that of my fathers to me, I've managed to cultivate what my friends and family - aside from my father of course, who thinks I'm an "idiot, failure and disappointment" believe is the paragon of father-son relationships.  My sensitivity comes from my mother, but even she is very guarded and plays her emotional cards close to her chest.
I've never been afraid of telling people how I feel, and in a professional context this translates to my usually being the first to praise someone, if I think they're doing a great job, but also the first to call them out if the opposite is true. I've never been afraid of, or shied away from the difficult decisions or the hard conversations. 

Can you give the readers any advice for starting that conversation?

Sure. We all have white elephants we don't talk about with certain friends or family. Something that is awkward or painful to address. Call that person now and just talk to them about it. You'll be surprised how good you will feel afterwards. Things that remain undealt with cause stress. Dealing with them lifts that stress and makes you happier and healthier.

You’ve talked in the past about the impact the death of your friend Charlie Haddon, from the band Ou Est Le Swimming Pool, had on you. For anyone who’s been affected by a suicide of a loved one, it must have been a truly horrendous experience but you found out about it whilst you were DJing live on air at XFM. Can you talk a little about how that affected you personally then and since? Did his death change your outlook on life?

Yes that was a truly horrible night. I played an Ou Est Le Swimming Pool tune and was met with a chorus of messages saying "have you heard what happened?" - then it unfolded while I was on air. The same thing happened with the horrific night in Paris a few weeks ago. People were being murdered in the Bataclan while I was on air.
I'm a firm believer in taking positive from negative. What I mean is I believe you can learn a lot from a negative experience, learn to take something positive to balance it out. The positivity I took from the utterly tragic and devastating waste of life, and of the superb, shining talent with which Charlie glowed, was witnessing the grace and dignity with which Joe Hutchinson (Ou Est keyboard player and dear friend) handled himself.
After the trauma of what happened at Pukkelpop - and what happened is still not in the public domain, the story about his jumping was invented by the Belgian press, the truth is far more harrowing - Joe got his head down and organised the most incredible wake, and album launch, asking a different artist to cover each of the album tracks, so they could all be played live. I had the honour of compering the evening.
What was interesting about that night was that Charlie's family sent me an edict to not mention mental health. They refused to accept he had any sort of mental health issue, and I was verbally barred from mentioning it. I understand the grief that motivated that, and my heart went out to them, as it does now and always will, but at the same time, as I said, I've never shied away from the hard conversations, so I ended up going against their wishes, for the greater good, and urging everyone at KOKO to do what I suggested in the last question you asked.
I appealed to everyone present, that on their way home, they should talk to whom they were with, about something they never normally talk about. Something that they find hard to talk about. Something awkward. I had an avalanche of messages the next day from young kids who had done exactly that and it changed their evening for the better, to such a great degree that many of them said that it changed the way they think and act, and that they were so grateful for the inspiration. They told me that I'd changed the way they think and the way they live. That was huge.
It absolutely changed me, personally. I was inspired by Joe, amazed that someone so young could be so mature and thoughtful. It was Joe who introduced me to the incredible Jane Powell, who was at that time, the only person working for CALM. There was no office, no phone line, no employees and by the look of things, no future. Joe inspired me and Jane inspired both of us to really step in and help this vital charity. My whole outlook on life has changed since that time.

It’s with some degree of serendipity, that something so terrible lead you to become involved with CALM and you’re now the Chair of the Music Board there. For those who don’t know, can you tell us a little about what that involves and how it links in with the great work they do.

Suicide is the biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK. Nothing else comes anywhere near. I think the best way to get the figures across is in this little flyer that Lynx put together for our awareness campaign on International Men's Day recently.
My role as Music Board chair is to help Jane in her aims and goals by galvanising musicians. For example, I asked Stephen Manderson (Professor Green) to get involved or the night before our recent campaign I asked Elliot Gleave (Example) to pitch in. Each time those boys say anything, over two million people might see it. They're both big supporters and fantastic human beings. I asked Brian Molko that night too and the next day Placebo's Twitter was crackling with tweets about suicide and CALM.
Also I see my role as developing the Music Board to include further supporters who really understand what we are trying to do, who get it from the inside. Nadine Shah has agreed to become involved, and that's great for us because the board has traditionally been more heavily weighted towards males. I'd like to steer us towards a more balanced future. CALM is male focussed, it has to be, but we should firstly be there for women too, and acknowledge that because women are far more emotionally intelligent than men, we must learn from them and work together to understand ourselves better. 

CALM’s current initiative is the #BiggerIssues campaign. Suicide is, sadly, still the biggest killer of young men the UK as it is in many countries around the world. Why do think so many men find it hard to talk about their problems.

Because of societal pressure. The pressure to be strong and to take things on the chin. The patriarchal pressure to be the breadwinner and the one that holds things together. Ridiculous phrases like "man up" or "keep a stiff upper lip". It's actually much braver for a man to cry than keep a stiff lip. This is a pressure that society has put on men for a long time, and they have become conditioned. It really is time for these shackles to be lifted and for men to start behaving more like human beings.
We all bleed the same. We are all fragile. Our mental health is just as important as our physical health. It's all part of the same thing, but many men are conditioned to believe that acknowledging this, much less actually talking about it, is in some way weak. The idea that silence is strength is ridiculous. It's much easier to keep you mouth shut than to open it.

Of all your achievements in music, how proud are you that you helped to get the sound of almost complete silence lasting 4 minutes 33 seconds to number 21 in the UK charts as Cage Against the Machine?

Immensely. The support we got from artists was amazing. From UNKLE to Enter Shikari and from Paul Epworth to Madness, we filled Dean Street Studios with musicians from alternative music and almost broke the Top 20.
What that stat doesn't tell you is that the story was, around that time, the number one story on bbc.co.uk and in the news bulletins right across Europe and the world. It was such a powerful metaphor, both for mental health - as i always say, a silent scream is often much more powerful than an audible one - and of course, for the other neglected cause that i support, Tinnitus….in silence, that is all you are left with.
(You can still buy the single here)

Moving on from silence to noise. Tinnitus affects around 10% of people in the UK and for someone, like you, who lives with it and has done for many years, does this trend for headphones that are bigger and louder than ever before worry you?

Of course. One in ten people in the UK lives with Tinnitus. I always say "living with" not "suffering from" because it's all about positive mental attitude. That's the key to dealing with it. The headphones issue is truly worrying, and if we did some more research - I should say - if we got any funding from the government to update the research, I would bet one of my kidneys that the figure has now gone up. 

Like mental illness, tinnitus is a condition that affects the brain, not the ear. What advice would you give to your younger, gig-loving, rocking self?

I'd say "plug up dude, otherwise you will never hear silence again". I'm encouraged that you know it's a brain issue and not an ear problem. That's something I've been banging on about for a few years now. I was the one who coined the phrase "tinnitus is brain damage", just to drive that point home.
The sad fact is that your being aware of this puts you ahead of a worrying number of GPs and surgeons in this country, who still haven't got a clue about Tinnitus, and who think it's just an ear issue. The kid who asked for his auditory nerve to be severed, in other words to become voluntarily deaf, and who's GP allowed this to happen, provides sad and shocking proof that grass roots awareness of this problem is pitiful.
The government are prepared to spend enormous amounts of money letting us know we may burn our fingers on a frikkin' firework, but nothing on Tinnitus, which affects probably one in eight or nine people now. That kid killed himself, by the way. Wake up Whitehall. This is happening while you are more worried about that duck island you claimed on your expenses.

Who was your role model as a child?

That's an interesting question and something that I've not really thought about. People always ask me who my musical role models were. My mum will tell you that I used to cry because I wanted to be called Steve and be blonde. That was because I loved Steve McQueen. I identified with him as a rebel and a challenge to the status quo. His calmly going into "the cooler" with a ball and a glove, in The Great Escape. I could identify with that. I could see that my father was really up tight, and in an uptight world, and that I didn't want to be a part of it, from a very early age. McQueen embodied that for me.
More personally, my Great Uncle, Asadollah, who was the Prime Minister of Iran, was a man i found very inspiring. He taught me that you could be in that world, yet act in a rebellious way, be mischievous and spread joy with a smile. He taught me how to swear - in Farsi - while everybody else tut-tutted, he taught me to swear like a trooper, and gave me such joy in that. He made me realise that sometimes the best thing is to be inappropriate, and that the rules and regulations that society imposes on people are there to be bent, stretched or broken. Otherwise life is just too boring, and you become part of the establishment. If everyone towed the line all the time, there would be no progress. I believe that lots of little revolutions can make a big one. 

For someone working in the music industry as you do and for whom hearing is so important, how do you manage your tinnitus?

With moulded earplugs, the ACS ER15 ones, which are fitted to my ear and have a 15db filter that attenuates across every frequency equally, so i can still hear the boom of a kick drum and the sizzle of a hi-hat. I carry them wherever I go and always put them in at gigs, my own or other people's. Even in loud cinemas.
I'll always have Tinnitus, once you have it, it's for keeps, so it's just about damage limitation. The brain is amazingly good at tuning things out, so if you - literally - forget about it, then it will not bother you. Some of the best and most successful musicians and producers I know live with Tinnitus. One of my friends is proof that you can get Oscars, Brit Awards, Emmys, Number One singles and albums across the world, with Tinnitus. Don't let it beat you, and don't let it take you away from music if that is what you love.

Has having tinnitus affected your own mental health? Does one tend to impact on the other? Maybe not now, but has it in the past? Did you worry it would drive you ‘mad’ at first?

I'm very philosophical with these things, so it didn't affect me as much, or as badly, as it has affected some of my friends, and many people who have got in touch with me about it. I've had to talk people down off ledges before.
When you first get Tinnitus, it can be shocking and extremely frightening. That's what I call the "rabbit in the headlights" phase. I remember the stark, staring eyes of certain people when they were in that phase. It's horrible. You can allow it to take over your life completely, and that's the most dangerous stage, and the stage at which most who do commit suicide as a result, do that.
What they will never find out is that you get used to it, just as you get used to many things. The human brain and body is really an incredibly adaptive thing, it just needs time to adapt.

When you’re feeling low, which of these would you always turn to make you feel better (and why)…

Movie….

Absolutely, something funny or uplifting, or something other-worldly to transport me far away from where I was in reality. Anchor Man or Star Wars.

Song…

Not one in particular but, most obviously, sing a happy song, like you mean it, and you will, for that time, be happy. Less obviously, I've always been uplifted, in a way, by beautifully described sadness, in music. People, usually men - further to our discussion earlier - who are articulating pain and loss in a beautiful way, is something Ive always found moving. When I can so clearly see that someone else is in much greater pain than I am, is something I find reassuring. Not in a schadenfreude way, more in that "there is always someone worse off than you" sort of attitude.

Album….

I will always have Steely Dan to fall back on. They are my desert island band. I could happily just listen to them for the rest of my life and never be bored, and always find something new in there. Of all those great records, the one I'd choose is Aja.

TV Show…

Again there's the obvious way of lifting your spirits with comedy, Father Ted is, for me, the greatest and best written TV comedy show. 
 
In all seriousness, when I was really in trouble, and unable to sleep for days on end, what would help me was cooking shows. I'd watch a cooking program, or a skit on YouTube, then I'd do the recipe, in my head, in real time. That really helped to relax me and give my mind something other than the horrendous situation I was in, to think about, to fixate about, if you like, and therefore to relax and let my body get some badly needed rest.

Place….

Wherever my best friend, and other half, Simone, happens to be. That aside, my show - therefore new music - really helped me when I was down. I remember going in to do my show in 2013, wanting to drive into the Thames on the way, or into the path of a lorry, but then playing music and getting such huge amounts of love and support from listeners, many of whom I see as part of my extended family. Those people have no idea how much they helped me. Well, a couple of them are close to understanding, but most have no idea just how healing their love of my show was, for me.

Book…

Normally I'm a biography man, love them, especially the musical ones. But they can be pretty depressing, at least the ones I read - I've always been drawn to those that have issues - in art, music and literature especially, so to pick myself up, I'd always go to a book about food or a simple recipe book. 

As a fellow bass player myself, I get so much enjoyment out of playing a musical instrument. I came to it fairly late in life, but now it’s a fantastic way to spend a little ‘me time’. How does playing bass in Losers help you (and can you give me any tips).

I'm now learning to play an MPC1000 on top of my 1978 Musicman Stingray, it's never too late to learn something new :) I'm glad you get so much from playing your bass. My 'help' doesn't come from playing the bass, per se, but more whom I'm playing it with.
Tom is my brother from another mother, we are very close and he is a constant source of support and inspiration, we're always there for each other come hell or high water. Paul and Dean, as well, are so goddam talented that it's inspiring just being around them.
Best tip I can give you is that sometimes it's not what you play, it's what you don't play. The air in a bass line is often what makes it.

As part of our ‘chain letter’ feature, one guests asks a question of the next, our last guest, David Owen, wanted to know….

Eddie, you are a music expert. Why does no one in this country properly appreciate Status Quo?

Because they are the musical equivalent of watching skin form on milky coffee, and because, like Muse, they are so pompous and have no self awareness.
I remember being at Radio One in the mid nineties and those guys being so pissed off that we weren't playing their songs any more. They wrote letters. They protested, actually protested outside the station, it was all so pathetic and sad. Rather than grow old gracefully they got so bitter and complained so acridly, while we were turning the station from something your parents listened to into something their children listened to. They were the embodiment of everything we were trying to get away from, they were a band of "Hairy Cornflakes" and best left to Radio 2.

You’ve recently just left XFM (now called Radio X) after many years. I don’t want to go into the reasons why, but I’d be interested to know your thoughts on radio as a medium. Do you think it’s in decline due to this on-demand music we seem now to crave. Does it need to adapt as television seems to be doing or will it carry on.

Yes, I was at XFM for 15 years and loved it, up until I told my boss I had to walk away, after that it became a long a horrible countdown from February to September.  I thought I'd die there, like Peely at Radio 1, but that wasn't to be because Global, the company that owns the brand, decided to kill it and rebrand as a "male focused" radio station. I find that idea offensive. I wanted no part of that and was the only presenter that refused to renew their contract.
It was a hard decision at the time, heart-breaking, in fact, but made much easier once I realised the whole brand was being garrotted and replaced with something out of a 90s time warp. The 90s thing is the distillation of why FM radio audiences have been in a tailspin and continue to drop year on year. The radio business model adopted by behemoth companies like Global is a very 90s one; corner an audience then build it so you can charge more for adverts. 
The way audience figures are derived in this country is, when you stop to think how far technology has come, actually laughable. A company called RAJAR give a few people ("a cross section of society") a diary to fill in. 
While we're all using Shazam these guys are relying on a frikkin diary!!! Pen and paper. It beggars belief. It's like operating on somebody with a stone knife and a bearskin.
Mainstream radio has to therefore play this game of programming for a few RAJAR diary holders, slimming playlists, rotating records so heavily that the same song appears two or three times in one show. It's a creatively bankrupt idea that's contributing to young people abandoning the medium and going to the World Wide Web.
The most interesting radio station in the UK is BBC Radio's 6 Music. There is a shining example of what can be done if you have the balls to trust curators, rather than machines and focus groups. I saw thousands of tweets and Facebook posts from Xfm listeners who said they were crossing the dial to 6, but of course that's obvious, what's more interesting is how it will pan out. Because Radio X is now on the same digital multiplex as 6 Music, and spending millions of pounds letting people across the country know, they will get a huge influx of new listeners. Many of these new listeners will feel disenfranchised by the self confessed "male focus" of the new brand, and the 1990s lad culture obsession which many will find outdated, then these listeners will gravitate towards a station that thinks and acts in the "now".
As long as this awful Tory government recognises that stations like Radio One / 1Xtra and BBC 6 Music are vital in terms of offering an alternative to commercial - and therefore mainstream, centrist - radio, and see how crucial, in terms of the BBC Charter, this is, then radio will be OK. As long as there is a balance to the tiresome commercial mainstream, then the playing field will surely be green enough for people to want to play on it. 

In your career, you’ve given first plays to likes of Kasabian, Reverend and the Makers and Plan B. Who are you next tips for the top?

Tame Impala, Nadine Shah, Rene LaVice, Special Request, Fable, DC Breaks, Dead Rabbits, Claudia Kane, Culture Shock, DBFC, and every year TC should be bigger than he is, so TC!
And another top tip is the new Primal Scream album which drops in Spring. I have a feeling they are going to stun everyone with the best album they've made for a long time. 

What's your guilty pleasure?

Movie wise I'd say Austin Powers - Goldmember (the greatest on screen Scotsman, and Dutchman, are both Canadian). For a TV Show, I'd go for Brooklyn Nine-Nine (it appeals to my stupidity and makes me belly laugh). Musically it has to be New Radicals 'You Only Get What You Give' (it's the perfect pop song).

Most embarrassing song in your library?

The unreleased version of The Killers "Smile Like You Mean It [Phones Says The Killers Can Suck My Balls Remix]. Embarrassing for The Killers ;)

I’m off to Ibiza with my family next year, what advice can you give to a middle-aged father of 1 to look something approaching cool when I’m rocking the party isle?

Aviator shades and clean white linen dawg.

Finally, complete this sentence. It’s important to talk about male mental health because…….

it could save your life.

Let us go on record (and CD) to say how grateful we are to Eddy for his honesty, openness and candour. He's been an absolute pleasure to deal with and we can't thank him enough for his support. Please share it with your friends and family. Everyone needs to read this!

You can keep up to date with Eddy on Twitter where he's @eddyTM, through his website www.eddytm.com or listen to his show The Remix on Soho Radio, Friday nights between 10pm - midnight.