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Vince Peach

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Vince Peach
ShowSoul Time
StationPBS 106.7FM
NetworkProgressive Broadcasting Service Co-operative Limited
Time slotSaturdays 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Time slotWednesdays 3:00pm to 5:00pm
StyleNorthern soul, Motown and related styles, from the sixties to the modern day.

Vince Peach is a soul music enthusiast, record collector, radio presenter and DJ in Melbourne, Australia.

Peach came to Australia from Liverpool in 1982, bringing his vinyl record collection. He presents the program Soul Time on Melbourne radio station PBS FM, which he has presented for 30 years.[1] As a mark of respect, he is sometimes referred to as "Vince 'The Prince' Peach".[2][3]

Peach was first part of the Mod revival scene in Liverpool, where he travelled every weekend to the Twisted Wheel club and absorbed the beginnings of Northern Soul,[4] evidently taking the role of DJ in the club.[5]

He started playing his music on the Melbourne community radio station PBS FM in 1984 and DJs in venues around Melbourne, and his program Soul Time , is believed to be the longest running soul show in the world.[6] With the introduction of radio streaming through the internet, his program became a focus for fans of across Australia, reaching the strong British diaspora in Perth, Western Australia.[7]

Peach is featured in the ABC Television documentary 25 Years of Soul Time[8]


  1. ^ PBS 106.7FM, 'Soul-A-Go-Go Live celebrating 30 years of Vince Peach!' 2 August 2014
  2. ^ "Vince 'The Prince' Peach Archives".
  3. ^ Promotional poster for 'Soul in the Basement' 15th Birthday (Thursday, 9 July 2015) at Cherry Bar
  4. ^ MOD: A Very British Style (Google eBook) Richard Weight Random House, 28 Mar 2013 p.182
  5. ^ Too darn soulful: the story of Northern soul David Nowell Robson, 1999, p.299
  6. ^ Soul Time, Presented by Vince Peach, PBS FRM
  7. ^ To the Ends of the Earth: Northern Soul and Southern Nights in Western Australia (Google eBook) Paul Mercieca, Anne Chapman, Marnie O'Neill, University Press of America, 4 Apr 2013 p.53
  8. ^ ABC documentary celebrating legendary soul DJ Vince Peach's 25 years on the air youtube 20 August 2009