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Miss P
Miss P

Miss P

Saturdays 2200 - 0000
Riddim and Blues. All genres of black music including reggae, classic and soul, dance, ragga and roots.

Ranking Miss P. was born in London to Jamaican parents.

Her foray into the music world began as a child when she often provided the musical entertainment for the frequently held family parties and gatherings.

She says, "I was raised on a musical diet of ska, rock steady, reggae, pop, rock, soul and funk…I loved everything from the Beatles to Bowie to Bob Marley, still do"

After leaving school, Miss P. embarked on a teachers training course. This was short lived because she was soon to be encouraged by her brother Lepke to join his radio outfit, DBC.

DBC's inaugural broadcast was in 1979; making it the first, black owned and controlled radio station to operate from within Europe.

DBC went from strength to strength and became the blueprint for the many other 'independent' stations that were to follow.

At Lepke's request, Miss P had progressed to running the station during his yearlong sabbatical in America.

DBC proved to be a phenomenal success and attracted attention from media houses around the world.

In 1983, Miss P was directly approached by BBC Television to compose and perform visual promotional trails for their weekly magazine programme Ebony.

Three months later Miss P was further commissioned to compose and perform the new theme song.

After several guest appearances on the Janice Longs' radio show in 1984, Miss P was herself headhunted by Radio 1.

She joined them a year later to present her own show 'Culture Rock'. Miss P is currently producing and presenting music programmes for BBC LONDON Live 94.9FM and provides music programming for various airlines as part of their in-flight services.

She also regularly services various broadcast institutes around the world with her custom built programmes.

Miss P provides voiceovers for many of the top advertising television and radio campaigns and was chosen as the voice for BBC 2's three-part documentary, The Story Of Reggae.

As well as her tireless work in the radio studio, this energetic mother of three also takes her show on the road and often 'plays out' in clubs and dances, in addition to emceeing many of London's main Reggae events.

A consummate traveller Miss P. has already taken her unique presentation & production styles to far-flung corners in Gambia, Ghana, The Bahamas, Belgium, Cuba, France, Holland, Jamaica, Japan and Sweden and is soon to tour Australia and New Zealand with Horace Andy.

Miss P. uses her vast knowledge & experience of music in all areas of the business and her company The Xodus Music Group, has already landed several high profile appointments.

These include production, stage management and promotion for several key live events. Beres Hammond's 'They Gonna Talk' April 2000 Tour, 'The Roots Homecoming Festival' The Gambia West Africa June 2000, John Holt In Symphony with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra Tour October 2000, Beres Hammond's 2001 London concerts, the 2002 Heroes Of Kingston concerts.

They were also responsible for setting up of the recording of Buju Banton's 2002 London concert for BBC's flagship digital radio station 1Xtra are just a few of the commissions successfully carried out by Xodus. Xodus have also teamed up with a UK based travel club to organise first class all- inclusive excursions and cruises around the world; the next being to Jamaica in April 2004.

Trojan Records have recently released "Ranking Miss P Presents Sweet Harmony" a 43 track double album, celebrating Jamaican and British reggae vocal groups from 1966 - 1992.

The BBC endorsed album also commemorates Ranking Miss P's 18 years at the Corporation. Trojan will release further volumes of "Ranking Miss P presents" highlighting different aspects of reggae in the spring/summer of 2004.

Ranking Miss P's background is steeped in musical history.

She is extremely proud of the achievements of her; brother Lepke, founder of DBC, sister Rita Marley, who shot to international fame alongside her husband Bob Marley, sisters Diane & Janet - members Dayenne, a very successful Swedish dance group, cousins Aubrey Adams & Gladstone Anderson, children of Bob and Rita, The Melody Makers and the many other members of this truly euphonious family.

Ranking Miss P concludes, " Music will always be my life's work and my inspiration I am still as thrilled and excited with the new artists and sounds as I have always been."

last updated: 14/02/07
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