A Rare Groove originator. A visionary. THE House Music pioneer who also got the UK hooked on everything from Soul to Techno – this is the story of a man you’ve never heard of, but whose tunes you’ve been dancing to for nearly forty years.
In the early 80s, Rene Gelston was one of the top 5 hairdressers in the world. Regularly working with the likes of David Bailey, Ellen Von Unswerth and Vogue. He went on to become a legendary club and music promoter and one of the original founders of Soho’s iconic Black Market Records. Here he gives his personal account of life at the vanguard of a musical revolution that first shocked London in the early 80s, and has been rocking the whole world ever since.