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Gavin Koppel

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Gavin Koppel is proud for folks to know that he is the daddy of SA singer/composer - Danny K. He sometimes calls himself Daddy K with a wry smile.  Some even call him Papa K.

“I’m very proud of my boy & that he chose music was never an issue for me as I have music pumping in my own veins. I’m his biggest fan!  I’ve loved music since I was a young boy. My Dad played Jazz in our home day and night.  I graduated to my own sound and some of  the first records I bought were Elvis, Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis,  Little Richard  but I then heard The O Jays, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, and The Staple Singers I was hooked . That was my kind of music.  Those beats, the harmonies, the melodies, the horns and strings just blew me away.”

My great passion is radio

It always was and as a kid I remember hanging around the SABC studios at the Rand Easter Show to catch a glimpse of the jocks and press up against the glass watching them in action.

I could never begin to describe to you what it means for me to be in a studio behind the microphone. I get such a rush from it.

The music I play on Radio 2000 is from the same era I grew up with, so if ever there was a qualified deejay to speak about this music, I sincerely believe it’s me.

I studied every album sleeve as if I was going into an exam but it is my passion and it’s what I need to know.

I have been blessed to visit the greatest record labels and recording studios in the world and my annual pilgrimage takes to music festivals and concerts.
The last concert I was at was Bruno Mars 24k concert at the Boston Garden and he is phenomenal. He takes it back to a time of disco, funk and soul and he does it oh so sweet.

The BIG WEEK -END is going to shake up radio like never before because I aim to bring it, all the time, every time and then some. Remember the words of James Brown …. Papa’s got a brand new bag



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