'DJ Si Forestiero' on the JB's stage @ The Limetree Festival August 25th 2012

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JB's welcomes 'DJ Si Forestiero' to Limetree Festival in 2012

 

Biographies

"Using over 20 years of experience, my DJing style reflects my eclectic musical taste and I am able to play long sets comprising a mixture of genres (eg Global Gathering VIP, In Bed With Space, Las Vegas) or a single genre (eg Hed Kandi, Retro, Sintillate etc.).  I like to keep crowds up by mixing using looping, scratching and cutting in accapellas and effects." (Short video from a set in front of 4000 people at Tall Trees for Retro below)

Over the years I have been fortunate enough to work alongside some of the world’s best DJs (including Erick Morillo, Graeme Park, Norman Jay and Basement Jaxxand have played at internationally recognised clubs and events (including Global Gathering, various clubs in LAS VEGAS USA, Sankeys, Café Mambo, Gods Kitchen, Hed Kandi, In The City, Cocoa Rooms, Sugar Lounge, Retro and Ministry Of Sound).

I currently present the "GOT2BEFUNKY" radio show every Saturday afternoon on UNITY RADIO 92.8FM www.unityradio.fm .  I also had a two year stint producing and presenting my own radio show on Manchester ’s KEY103 and producing regular mixes for the Addictive Radio show in Mauritius and a bi-monthly 'Anything Goes' mix for David Dunne's HedKandi:Nu Cool Radio Show on the Galaxy Network.

Over the years I have performed at various events for JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, CAMERON DIAZ & entourage @ Justified After-Show Party / DAVID & VICTORIA BECKHAM / KELE LE-ROC / ICEBERG SLIMM / JAY SEAN / DIZZY RASCAL / WAYNE & COLEEN ROONEY / RIO FERDINAND / RICKY HATTON / MICHAEL JOHNSON / AMIR KHAN / WILL YOUNG / MARIO BALOTELLI / LUCIEN LAVISCOUNT

CURRENT RESIDENCIES..... (as of Mar 2012)
weekly Friday : Walrus (Northern Quarter, Manchester)

monthly Sunday : The Looking Glass (Panacea, Manchester)

regular Sat guest : Venus ( Manchester )

regular Sat guest : The Restaurant Bar & Grill ( Manchester )

regular Sat guest : If… U Want It @ Bushwackers ( Birmingham )

bi-monthly Sat : Rococo (Birmingham)

Some guest appearances:

WET REPUBLIC & BODY ENGLISH : LAS VEGAS , Nevada USA (Jun09) 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTCgKga0Flo 

Babooshka @ Air ( Birmingham )

Panacea (Alderley Edge, Cheshire)

Hula (Manchester)

Ultra! Gatecrasher (Nottingham)
In Bed With Space @ Sankeys / Venus (Manchester)
God’s Kitchen
 @ Air ( Birmingham ) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Agqg-CO2Q1M
Sintillate ( Leeds , Liverpool & Birmingham )
AfterLife (Swindon)
Retro ( Burnley , Wakefield & Middlesbrough)

No.5 @ Corridor ( Manchester )
Sneak ( Birmingham )

Vain Glorious @ Lounge31 ( Manchester )

Ssssh! ( Liverpool )

Studio 55 ( Southport )

Debauchery ( Manchester )

2Funky (Bishop Auckland)

Club Sneak ( Birmingham )

GQ/Grazia promotions : instore @ FCUK  (Manchester/Birmingham )
 

QUOTES.....
"With DJ Simon Forestiero on the decks the music and mixing are always a class act.(SINTILLATE mailout)

"Si, that was really good last night. Maximum respect to you. Not often on a night off a DJ would keep me on the dancefloor for 2hrs like you did. see you soon" / "I ended up going to Venus last night and me old mate Si Forestiero was on. He is the best DJ around, simple as that :-)x" (Russ Morgan : K-Klass)

"Simon was invited to play on one of our funkiest nights at the club. To witness a DJ who effortlessly mixes 2cds then drops a vinyl was nothing short of amazing. He blew the roof off our club, and with the high standard of residents this is VERY HARD!!! And because of his immense set, we have booked him again and I can see us booking Simon for many nights in the future. We are Manchesters number 1 Funky House nights, Simon fits that bill!!!!!" (Ben from Club V, Manchester )

"Continuing with our policy of showcasing only the finest resident DJ's from some of the UK 's most highly respected clubs, this Saturday...Simon Forestiero comes to town! Now, if you've never heard of Simon, let us give you a bit of a heads up....Bottom line, you'll rarely see a more technically gifted DJ anywhere in the UK . Simon's flawless mixing skills and use of all equipment, including both vinyl & CD turntables, is nothing less than a marvel. His draw dropping ability has seen him grace the decks at the cream of the UK clubland..... To see & hear Simon play really is an experience in itself and one that should not be passed upon." (DontStayIn writeup)  

"Up in the top room (Carbon Lounge) Simon Forestiero and Duncan Murray were playing some of the funkiest tunes I've heard in a club for a long time.. I kept popping up for a dance. someone really shoulda stopped me though cos I dance like your dad!!" Ian Russell - contactmusic.com review of Godskitchen - Dec'06  

"..Perhaps the only thing missing is the post-club/pub mix show. Key 103 tried this with the multi-talented Simon Forestiero (Sugar Lounge/Cocoa Rooms etc) but then dropped it without explanation. Maybe it just didn’t work, but with thousands of people heading home every Friday and Saturday night, wouldn't it be great to hear some house music?..."(WHLN XFM review)  

"Babooshka has captured the essence of 'f**k me it's funky' clubbing by installing the floor-quaking talent that is Simon Forestiero in the upstairs bar....Forestiero inflicts serious aural pleasure with his eclectic snazzy grooves..."(MINISTRY magazine)  

"By now we were only minutes away from David Morales' set... As we stood talking...we could hear the dark second room kicking off in style as Simon Forestiero began to scratch up tracks I'd never heard before. We were impressed enough to decide to miss the first hour of David's (Morales') 4 hour set to enjoy the talents of Simon" (www.gurn.net)  

"Sugar Lounge is an essential destination on Thursdays and Fridays when resident Si Forestiero (of Code, Birmingham fame) mixes soulful house from 8.30pm until the early hours, with the likes of Formula One bad-boys Eddie Irvine and Jenson Button in attendance." (ESQUIRE magazine)   "...phenomenal DJ Simon Forestiero keeps the vibe sexy in the lounge with an eclectic selection of hip hop, raregroove, r&b, funk and soul..." (BBC RADIO 1 website)  

"BAR OF THE MONTH : THE SUGAR LOUNGE - Sweet In The City" "....The music strategy is the icing of the funky cake.Take the latest in Hip Hop, R&B, Funk and Soul, mix it into the cauldron, throw in some classics for good measure, then add a well polished DJ. The outcome is an electric, sexy, energised atmosphere in which one cannot help but wear a big smile and become embroiled in the intimate and pulsating surroundings." (IN MANCHESTER magazine)  

 

MINI CV.....
PRESS
I wrote regular music reviews for B&S (Blues & Soul) magazine - check some of my reviews here

 

RADIO
I produced and presented my own specialist radio show ("GOT2BEFUNKY") on Manchester 's Key103 for two-and-a-half years between 2001 and 2004.  The show has now been revived and now airs on UNITY RADIO ( www.unityradio.fm & 92.8FM Manchester) every Saturday afternoon.

 

I have been featured on The Addictive Radio Show  in Mauritius and bi-monthly on David Dunne's HED KANDI NU:COOL radio show on the Galaxy Network.

 

FESTIVALS
2009 Gods Kitchen GLOBAL GATHERING ....9 (VIP ARENA) with Tom Middleton

2008 Gods Kitchen GLOBAL GATHERING ....8 (VIP ARENA) with Norman Jay
2007 Gods Kitchen GLOBAL GATHERING ....7 (VIP ARENA)
2006 LOVE LEEDS (RETRO ARENA)
2004 O2 FESTIVAL (DANCE ARENA) with BASEMENT JAXX
2003 MANCHESTER KEY IN THE CITY
2003 MANCHESTER MARDIS GRAS (KEY 103 ARENA)
2002 Gods Kitchen GLOBAL GATHERING ..2 (VIP ARENA)
2001 Gods Kitchen GLOBAL GATHERING ..1 (VIP ARENA)

 

MANCHESTER
- monthly headline resident for VENUS

- monthly resident for J'ADORE  @Bijou  

- Main Resident at COCOA ROOMS since it's opening
- Resident at PROHIBITION since it's opening
- Main Resident at SUGAR LOUNGE from it's opening in 2001 until 2005

- Guest spots on the In Bed With Space World Tour at Sankeys
- Headlining at ULTIMA : Cranage Hall, Cheshire (April2006)
- 2 years on KEY 103 with my "Got 2 Be Funky" weekend radio show
- guest sets for 2RISQUE @ North, VENUS, The CIRCLE CLUBEMPORIAMISCHIEF @ BabyGrand, ROSSETTI HOTEL and others...

 

In addition, some other things I've done over the last few years include....

2005
- IN THE CITY After Party with 1Xtra's MANNY NORTE & RAS KWAME
- monthly resident for MISS MONEYPENNY'S ( Birmingham )
- monthly resident for RETRO with Paul Taylor
- regular guest appearances for THE CIRCLE CLUB, Manchester
- DISCO SUCKS! @ SODA ( Swindon )
- FUEL, Birmingham

 

2004
- CHUFF CHUFF with NORMAN JAY (MBE)
KINGLY CLUB & EMBASSY ROOMS ( London )

 

other stuff on my CV includes...
- Nominated "Best Resident DJ" : Manchester Bar & Club Awards
- Reviewer for BLUES & SOUL MAGAZINE
MINISTRY OF SOUND 10th Birthday ( London )
- 2year weekly residency for BABOOSHKA at CODE ( Birmingham )
CAFE MAMBO and BAR-M Ibiza guest sets
- Playing alongside, or on nights with, ERICK MORILLO, ALLISTER WHITEHEAD, GRAEME PARK, JASON HERD, NORMAN JAY, SASHA & DIGWEED, JOEY NEGRO, STONEBRIDGE, DANNY RAMPLING, TIMO MAAS, SANDY RIVERA, TONY WALKER, JIM'SHAFT'RYAN, CJ MACKINTOSH, TIM DELUXE, KNEE DEEP
- Player's parties for MANCHESTER UNITED, MANCHESTER CITY and BLACKBURN ROVERS
- Kelvin (Emmerdale) Fletcher's 21st birthday party (covered by OK!)
- performing at various events for JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, CAMERON DIAZ & entourage @ Justified After-Show Party / DAVID & VICTORIA BECKHAM / KELE LE-ROC / ICEBERG SLIMM / JAY SEAN / DIZZY RASCAL / WAYNE & COLEEN ROONEY / RIO FERDINAND / RICKY HATTON / MICHAEL JOHNSON / AMIR KHAN / WILL YOUNG


JB's would like to thank all the bands and individual artists for their participation in the 2011 festival, bringing along not only their amazing talents but also an energetic enthusiasm for the Limetree spirit of family fun and high quality music. Cheers again to everyone involved this year. Peace and love x

Please note that band listings and times are only provisional and approximate, subject to change without notice. Please check back on this site, immediately prior to the festival, for confirmed artists and final running order. Learn more about all the bands appearing onstage in JB's Club Zone.

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