Liam Monaghan

Forest Parties

Liam Monaghan is a 26 year old DJ, radio presenter and event curator originally from the East Midlands. As a child Liam’s mum would take him along to the scooter scene rallies with mods, punks, skinheads and rockabilly's which would go on to shape Liam's love of reggae music.

Liam discovered his love for radio at Leeds University, student radio there gave birth to his Reggae Roots & Bass show which today has amassed over a million SoundCloud plays, simulcasted via various stations across the UK. Reggae Roots & Bass’s social media grows every day and Liam has worked relentlessly to embed himself within the reggae community and gained the respect of top flight musicians having interviewed the likes of Beres Hammond, Jah Cure, The Wailers, Protoje, Jesse Royal and The Scientist. He was featured in the Jamaica Observer for a special Women In Reggae Dancehall show with Lady G, Cecile and Carrol Thompson.

Liam was invited to be a stage partner at Peckham Rye Music Festival in 2017 which gave him a platform to showcase many acts he has championed on the Reggae Roots and Bass show including Shanty, The Hempolics, Serocee, Sisters of Reggae and the New Town Kings. After a busy year DJ’ing at Fabric, Shindig Festival, Boomtown and NASS, Liam started a Reggae Roots & Bass monthly residency which takes place in a Jamaican bakery come patty shop come nightclub in Peckham. The night has been cited by the Mayor Of London’s Night Czar, Amy Lamé as a brilliant example of cross community interaction through music.