The Smooth Sanctuary at Seven, Sunday to Friday at 7pm to 10pm
Unwind with the most relaxing music of all time, in the Smooth Sanctuary at Seven, every weekday with Gary Vincent.
I first found my love of radio at my local hospital in Harefield, Middlesex, moving two years later to the larger general hospital at Hillingdon, spending eight years there doing evening and weekend shows, reading news and raising funds. After more than two decades of presenting shows on national radio, I moved to Smooth in October 2017, where I love hosting the Smooth Sanctuary every weeknight at 7pm.
My five favourite songs:
- Patti Labelle and Michael McDonald - ‘On My Own’
- James Taylor - ‘Your Smiling Face’
- Hall & Oates - ‘She’s Gone’
- Pointer Sisters - ‘Slow Hand’
- Billy Joel - ‘Piano Man’
The first record I bought:
It was the album ‘Abandoned Luncheonette’ by Daryl Hall & John Oates - I loved their sound from the off and have bought every album of theirs subsequently.... though releases have largely dried up these days!
My personal hero:
It would have to be Graham Dene. It was he who sparked my interest in radio back in the day, and I had the pleasure of working with him for a couple of years back in the early 2000s.
My favourite way to relax:
A good non-fiction book (I get through about three a week), preferably one which explains more about a story from the news. I also love to get through a bit thick pile of weekend newspapers too.