Pat in 1983
Born in 1962, Pat Sharp was first heard on Radio 1 in September 1982 at the tender age of twenty, sitting in for Steve Wright in the Afternoon for a week.
He joined RTL Radio Luxembourg for a month when Radio 1 decided they would love to have him back. This time he stayed for a year, fronting a Sunday early Breakfast slot 6-8AM from November 1982 to September 1983. Pat's presentation style provided a welcome fresh sound to Radio 1. During his time here he sat in for presenters on holiday including Mike Smith on his Saturday 10am-1pm slot and regularly presented BBC1's Top of the Pops.
No profile about Pat Sharp would be complete without mentioning that he was famous for his 'mullet' 70's style hair cut, defined elsewhere as 'long almost shoulder length at the back and sides, layered as it reaches the ears finishing with a fringe with short (approx. 2 inches long) hair sticking up on the top of the head'.
Seen on UK Satellite Pop TV for a few years, Pat then broadcast on London ILR stations including Capital in 1987 and also in the same year began fronting the Fun House at an ITV Friday Tea Time slot. This popular children's show ran for 12 years and invited two teams of two players to play three games. One game included looking through gunge, another a Fun Kart grand prix and finally the best part - a visit to the Funhouse to collect fifteen prize tags hidden around the rooms! Other TV work has included What's Up Doc (ITV Saturday Mornings 1992-1994) with Andy Crane and Yvette Fielding.
In 1992 Pat had his 'mullet' cut off and revealed an updated cool crop of hair, which he has kept ever since.
Pat has sung on three UK Top 40 single hits, 'Let's All Chant' 'I Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet' and 'Use It Up And Wear It Out, between 1987 and 1990, helping along with fellow DJ Mick Brown and record producers Stock, Aitken and Waterman, to raise 400,000 for Capital s charity, Help A London Child.
During his ten years presenting the mid-morning show on London's Capital Radio, Pat was awarded the gold Sony Award for best DJ in 1992. In 1997, he moved to Heart 106.2 presenting a weekday morning show which included a Time Tunnel feature, until August 2004.
Pat's great voice is put to good use in many commercials and he takes part in regular DJ gigs in London and at Universities around the UK, and has been spotted DJing in Ibiza. He also works with his own production company. These days, Pat can be heard on 16 various UK local stations presenting a weekend Totally 80s show. No longer sporting a mullet, Pat now has a new short hair style.
From January 2005 Pat has been heard on the North of England's Century FM. Pat also runs his own music imaging production company called Sharpsell.
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