"I started DJ’ing when I was 12.

I played my primary 7 proms at Lawthorn Primary and on the build up to that I acquired a small set-up that allowed me to go out and about.

When I went on to Greenwood Academy, I would do all the school proms and Halloween parties, I still do them.

It’s amazing now when you go back some of the teachers you remember, you sit and have a beer with them and look back to how much of a nuisance you were.

I would do three hours at parties for £25. My mum and her friends were all turning 40 at the time, so I would do 40th birthday gigs every couple of months.

By the time I was 16 it was a full business, I was out the vast majority of every weekend. I have then gone from local parties to playing at Stereo Funk Festival which attracts over 40,000.

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald:

I run an events company, I brought TTF live in concert to Kilmarnock which was incredible.

I’m out every weekend, I’m trying to break into the club side of things. Lockdown Live has certainly opened up that for me.

I was outside having a few beers in the garden, it was my neighbour’s daughter's 17th birthday, I got the speaker out and was playing some tunes.

My mum was watching it on House Party but not everyone had that, so I decided to go on Facebook Live and it just built from there.

Then we had the police round one night and that really helped, the papers picked it up – it was something different. The police have been very supportive as have the council, 500,000 have watched this over 19 weeks.

I worked with the police and looked at ways to improve, we moved the shows to 4.30pm which stopped any complaints.

Lockdown was a tough time, but people started to plan their weekends around the shows, it was becoming a community thing. I would go into Tesco and people would tell me how much they were looking forward to it.

It’s an amazing buzz when people are on every week, they were loving it, I want to say a big thank you to everyone who tuned in – all the sponsors, without them it would never have been a success.

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald:

As lockdown restrictions eased, I played for an engagement party in someone’s garden. We just took over their garden, it was great because some of them had recovered from coronavirus.

I got to play Rugby Park, that was an amazing feeling of being in a stadium. It was all to support Kilmarnock Sport Community Trust – they help projects across Ayrshire.

But what I will remember most of lockdown is taking it down to it’s bones. I was in my garden no professional recording equipment, thousands of live viewers, 1,000 people watching it in that specific point.

No professional sound or professional anything through it, thousands of positive messages of support, it was good to see them.

I have inspired some people who started doing a bit of DJ’ing as well. I gave one of my decks to a 16-year-old to borrow. It’s great to think I’ve raised more than £3,000 for local community groups initiatives, two thirds of that for Vineburgh and Fullarton.

I want to start my own initiative for people who are going through hardship throughout this crisis, I want to build this up to be a thing that can support Ayrshire. It’s to try and give people a treat.

Supplying amazing things to them throughout, there is something for you to see you put a smile on someone’s face who has struggled. But I’m also about putting Ayrshire back on the music map.

I’m 23 and in my lifetime there’s not being anything big that’s happening in Ayrshire.

20 years ago, you had Oasis coming to Irvine, all these things happening out of Irvine. We’ve lost loads of iconic venues and events over the years.

I want to bring Ayrshire back to the music venue that it was.

We have Rugby Park – you can hold big concerts in there, why not? Why is there a reluctance, not to touch Ayrshire? It’s a black hole. There’s hundreds of thousands of people in Ayrshire that would go if we attracted big acts.

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald:

The TTF night was great to bring people into Kilmarnock. It was one of the busiest nights they have had in years.

The pub and club trade was dying, people are trying to better themselves and do something in Ayrshire. There’s not that support in Ayrshire – bring things back to Ayrshire, it can be booming, but we need support – the local authorities need to get behind it.

I would love to get a partnership with the local authority, the long term benefits for Ayrshire is phenomenal.

If we can get things over the line, they will see Ayrshire as iconic. Ayrshire is seen as second to everything. But we have got Prestwick Airport, a number of hotels, it’s about creating that desire. I enjoy entertaining people and enjoy doing it, it is great to see people so happy.

You can’t describe that feeling of seeing drunk people just go nuts for the music. I’ll be completely sober but probably look drunk, it’s that adrenaline, it’s just the best feeling. Even out in your garden when there was nobody there."