Joe Redmond, featured in Beachside Resident magazine for October.
Joe Redmond is the party king of Brevard.
His 30 year career in the entertainment business is as impressive as his boundless energy. While spinning he’s held down multiple jobs and kept his finger on the pulse of music evolution. His additional jobs have included delivery boy, ad executive, radio host, and Amity Harbor boat captain at Universal Studios.
How did you start DJing?
My mom saw an ad for a DJ and I bluffed my way into the job. I hosted a weekly teen night at American Lifestyles Health Club in Melbourne where the dance floor was the Racquetball court.
My first steady gig was in Cocoa Beach at a 50s Diner called Herbie K’s and I hosted hula hoop lessons. Herbie K’s is closed now. Its former location is now a flower bed at the entrance of the Double Tree Resort. I worked this gig at night while commuting daily to Amity Harbor at Universal Studios to be the Jaws boat driver.
DJing brought me to the attention of a smart group of guys who published a monthly underground music paper called INK 19. I became their delivery boy, ad executive, and occasional writer. Best of all it afforded me the chance to host a weekly radio show on WA1A for almost four years during the mid 90s. It was called the Sunday Night R.A.G.E. (Retro, Alternative, Grunge Experience). Read the full story, here.