Texas Ranger grew up immersed in the sounds of jazz, soul, r&b, calypso, mento, ska, rocksteady and reggae — be it from the radio or hearing her dad and older brothers playing records. It was not long before she started collecting records herself. As a child there were times when she would use her school dinner money to buy records, and go without her school meals; she says they were not that nice anyway! Those were the days when you could find vinyl records everywhere; even Boots the chemist had a record department.
Since then, Texas has collected and inherited a vast number of records. She has never tried to count them all, as it would take her far too long. She is highly respected as both a collector and selector, specialising in soulful vintage sounds from 50s rhythm & blues through to 70s roots reggae and rare grooves.
Texas Ranger has had various club residencies in London over the past 15 years. She co-promoted Trojan Explosion with Mark Professor at Market Place and is currently a resident DJ at The Vybz Bar in Harlesden.
Also well known as a radio presenter, Texas Ranger has hosted shows on community stations for many years. She currently hosts Off The Record on Unique FM every Tuesday at 2pm. You can listen online at: uniqueradio.org