Meet The Faces

The Face Radio founder Kurtis Powers

Founder/Host

Kurtis Powers

Kurtis Powers has a passion for music, both old and new, and a record collection to match. Add a glass of wine to his gift of gab and it’s only fitting that Kurtis Powers’ Soul Rendezvous becomes a conversation surrounded by top quality soulful sounds.


Fred Brenton contributor on The Face Radio

Contributor

Fred Brenton

Fred Brenton is a musician, producer and DJ from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada with a passion for soul, funk, and early reggae on vinyl at 45 rpm. He brings this passion to monthly DJ nights with Petroleum Soul Club, and as one of the owners and principal producer for Kimberlite Records.


The Face Contributor Isla Downey

Contributor

Isla Downey

“Blues are the roots, the rest are the fruits” quips Isla, our soul girl at heart hailing from Scotland. This long time supporter of The Face brings her passion for soul music old and new — from the obscure to the well known floorfillers, as a contributor to the Song of the Day. Though Northern Soul has always been her true favourite, Jazz, Funk, and Disco also make the cut.


The Face Contributor Jessica Lipsky

Contributor

Jessica Lipsky

Jessica Lipsky is a journalist and DJ with a deep love of soul, funk, boogaloo and rocksteady. Her work has appeared in LA Weekly, Consequence of Sound, Remezcla and the San Francisco Chronicle. Raised in the Bay Area and currently living in Brooklyn, she enjoys tearing up dancefloors from coast to coast.


The Face Contributor Kev Cook

Contributor

Kevin Cook

Kevin Cook worked in music retail for almost 30 years and until recently ran a music news and reviews blog. Passionate about music, he is an avid listener of radio and continues to enjoy exploring all genres of music as well as attending gigs across the UK. Kevin does a lot behind the scenes for The Face.


The Face contributor Ryan Thomas

Contributor

Ryan ‘Lord’ Thomas

Lord Thomas, a long time DJ in the Norfolk & Richmond Virginia scenes, can often be found at The Face. He has a love for all things 60s, and quite a collection of records. When Ryan’s not one of the faces, The Lord is managing his own podcast or spinning at one of his nights. He brings the more 60s Garage, PowerPop sound to the show in defiance of Kurtis’ love for Crossover, 2-step, and Disco. He’s one hell of a co-pilot.


The Face contributor Scott Birksted

Contributor

Scott ‘Bjorn Late’ Birksted

The Bjorn keeps showing listeners of The Face that being ‘Bjorn Late’ is no excuse. Scott Birksted is a Canadian expat who spent a decade tearing up Ottawa with his Rocksteady and Soul DJ gigs before hitting the Brooklyn scene. While here, he was soaking up the New York groove, expanding his Mod leanings further into the ’70s and ’80s Crossover sounds of the Big Apple’s Disco dance floors. Very sadly for those of us at The Face, he has departed again, heading back to his motherland.