Our Winter Tales Commission for 2016 is Mr. Drayton’s Human Jukebox.
The Mr. Drayton team is comprised of Steve Drayton and Helen Spencer. Steve Drayton a.k.a. Mr Drayton is a presenter and producer at BBC Radio Newcastle. When he’s not on air he performs as his alter ego Mr Drayton. Mr Drayton is a music aficionado and comedian. He hosts the popular record player, where he plays vinyl in their entirety, at various venues throughout north east including at the Tyneside Cinema, The Sage and Live Theatre. He has performed stand up across the UK for the last twenty years.
Helen Spencer is a producer at BBC Radio Newcastle and helms the strategic side of the Human Jukebox, collecting the stories and collating them in both live shows and through online channels.
Steve and Helen have been visiting the streets, shopping centres, hair dressers, and supermarkets of Sunderland and South Tyneside charged with one question, ‘What’s your most memorable song?’
The stories they record are then showcased on BBC Newcastle and presented live at our Mr. Drayton’s Human Jukebox events.