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.
Over the years 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 has held a number of club residencies in London over the past decade. She co-promoted Trojan Explosion with Mark Professor at Market Place and is currently a resident DJ at The Heritage Inn in Cricklewood.
Well known as a radio presenter, Texas Ranger has hosted shows on various community stations for a number of years. She currently hosts the Reggae-Ology show on Unique FM every Tuesday at 9pm. You can listen online at: