Music Oxfam and Me.
Luned Jones Media and Communications Officer, Wales
19th Sep 2013
DJ and actor Gareth Potter is excited about getting involved with Oxjam for the first time ever this September.
"I am just glad I was asked to get involved I have been busy in the past and haven't been able to take part."
"I have been buying my vinyl records from Oxfam in Cardiff for years, I love going in there and browsing. I love the early rhythm and blues music and vinyl's especially so I was really happy to get this chance to get involved. I think Oxjam is a great event."
Music is important to Gareth Potter who travels across the UK as a DJ and plays his selection of music to a large crowd regularly.
"I love to listen to music that's at least half a century old. I think I am the oldest DJ in Cardiff! I tend to buy music that's at least fifty years older than me, specifically stuff from 1963 and further back. I love the sound and the novelty. Some of the music is really raunchy, it's music from my grandmother's generation so it makes me think about that when I listen to them and there is warmth to the sound too."
Gareth makes another confession;
"I do have a soft spot for Cliff Richard and I have brought a few of his records from Oxfam in the past! I love the old vintage music, mixing this up with more modern stuff. It's an interesting mix and actually that's what my flat looks like too a mix of the vintage and more modern things.
I think you reach a certain age when you stop following a certain style and you find your own way and signature and it's the same for me with music. I value the old and mix in the new."