Viva Presents: Melvo Baptiste (Glitterbox)
DJing and selecting is in Melvo Baptiste’s blood. Born into a family of dancers, record collectors & music enthusiasts, his musical upbringing was a strict diet of soul, rare groove, funk and disco. Inspired by visiting his uncle, Norman Jays’ Sunday night BBC Radio London show, Melvo picked up DJing organically and found himself tapping in to the family vocation. When Kiss FM founder Gordon Mac returned to radio to create new station Mi-Soul, Melvo was one of the first to be signed up for his own weekly show and he has been presenting on Saturday mornings since 2012.
In 2017 he was invited to present the burgeoning Glitterbox radio show, originally an online show that is now syndicated on over 40 stations globally and regularly frequents iTunes UK’s #1 spot for podcasts. Becoming the ‘voice’ of Glitterbox, interviewing the likes of Jocelyn Brown, Jazzy Jeff and David Morales for the show, Melvo has been instrumental in taking Defected Record’s Glitterbox to the next level; also playing at sold-out shows for the brand and acting as A&R for the label.
TIMES: 18:00 – 20:20 // 20:40 – 23:00
GENRE: House, Techno, Disco
❤️ – A safe and socially distanced space for you and your friends to socialise in
🔊 – Headline DJs and residents taking the stage to provide the background soundtrack
🍺 – Ice cold pints, cocktails, slushies and much more from our vast menu
You must arrive within 30 minutes of your ticket time or it will no longer be valid and you will not be able to obtain a refund after this time.
We operate “Challenge 25” if you look under 25 you will be required to display ID upon entry to the event.
Tickets are non transferable, the ticket holder may be asked to provide identification to enter the event, this must match the details on the ticket.