One of the few UK DJs to be on the Motown freebies list, Paul Gray worked at the California Ballroom in Dunstable on Friday and Saturday nights as well as the Devil's Den/Didoz.
He was one the stalwarts of the Cali in the early to mid 70s and helped the place gain the nickname Soul City.
Paul was also a regular DJ at Aquarius Night Club, The Greyhound in Dunstable, Truman Gateway, Disc-a-dine and Drill Hall in Luton. At the Truman Gateway he had to compete with appearances from Radio One DJs, topless dancers and drag acts.
He gave up the DJ scene in 1978, claiming he was becoming dangerous from too many late nights!
In 2002, the website dedicated to The California Ballroom came on-line which brought him and his trusty 45s back to the music business in Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire. He now is part of The California Ballroom Roadshow team in Bedford and plays many gigs in Northampton for Northern Soul events.
Paul started to present a show on Huntingdon's premier local station, Black Cat Radio & Cambridge City Radio- 'Soul Stew', playing Classic Soul and Motown with musical memories of The California Ballroom around 2009.
From 2011, Soul Stew was being broadcast from Affinity Radio Cambridge from the very heart of Cambridge on 87.7FM and on DAB radio.
In January of 2012 Soul Stew moved to Envision Radio in Cambridge and in April of that year was also on The Beat Of MK - MKFM in Milton Keynes covering Beds, Bucks, Herts and Northants on their Digital DAB signal.
Looking for world domination for Soul Stew, in 2014 Paul took the show to Cyprus and had a weekly Saturday afternoon show on Rock FM based in Paphos for 6 years.
Soul Stew can now be heard on many stations across the UK including All Oldies Radio - Home of the legends and more.
A selection of those stations are listed on our 'Show' page.