Project Description

About Deon

Join Deon for Rock & Horror every Wednesday night, 9pm – 11pm on YO1 Xtra (DAB only). Let YO1’s resident rock expert take you through the best rock tracks of all time.  

Deon’s Quick Questions 

Any hobbies?   

Building models when I have the time, attending festivals, going to gigs and organising live music events in our local village. I am also a mobile DJ. 

What were you like at school?  

I started off my DJ business whilst at school, which made me popular!  I was also the Captain in the under 19c Rugby Union team which I took through a full season, undefeated! 

You’re stranded on a desert island – what three things can’t you do without? 

My family, music and my favourite beverage 

What inspires you? 

Helping others and seeing people enjoy themselves 

What is your favourite word and why? 

Awesome.  No bad news ever follows this word! 

What are you NOT very good at? 

Technology.  I’m pretty old school and still use CDs when DJing and I keep a paper diary! 

If you could have one superpower, what would it be? 

Rid the world of evil. 

What would the name of your debut album be? 

“Hell Yeah!!!!” 

If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would play the lead role as you? 

Matt Damon as he nailed the South African accent in Invictus! 

You have written a biography – what is it called? 

It would be released with my album, so “Hell Yeah!!!” 

Your favourite holiday destination and why? 

Cape Town – it’s my hometown and I’ve so many friends there 

The quirkiest job you’ve ever had 

An usher in a cinema when I was 16 years old 

Any middle name(s) you’d rather we didn’t know about?  


Tell us THREE facts about yourself that others might not know 

I was a cop in Cape Town 

I did National Service in the South African Defence Force 

I escorted Nelson Mandela when he was released from prison

Your Favourite THREE films?   

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly 

A Fistful of Dollars 

For a Few Dollars More 

Your Favourite THREE songs?  

Fade to Black – Metallica 

God of Thunder – KISS 

Child in Time – Deep Purple