Posts Tagged ‘Mike Gerwat’

Blind and deaf Leeds DJ has equipment stolen

By Bruce Smith ©Yorkshire Evening Post, England — A blind and deaf DJ has had his lifeline braille computer and vital audio download system stolen by burglars. The £3,000 Braille Note PK communications unit and £350 Victor Stream system are no use to anyone with sight and hearing, but they are crucial to Mike Gerwat’s life…. READ ARTICLE

30-stone Leeds DJ’s bid to become half a man

By Alison Bellamy © Yorkshire Evening Post, U.K. — The world’s first deaf-blind DJ is taking up a challenge to become half the man he is. Mike Gerwat – better known by stage name “the Big MG” – weighs in at around 30 stone but is now determined to lose up to 15 stone or half his bodyweight. Former piano tuner Mike, 60, has tuned the pianos of the rich and famous including Elton John, Bob Dylan, Genesis, U2, Simple Minds, Wham and Siouxsie and the Banshees. Now using his musical memory and despite the fact he cannot hear tunes, he’s a hit on the decks playing 60s, 70s and 80s music…. READ ARTICLE