Brisbane Underground DJ, Local Radio Personality Andy C Murdered

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The 48-year-old Brisbane man found murdered last week (Thursday) in his Taringa home has been named as local DJ, community radio identity Andy Stephens who was known professionally as Andy C.

A regular of Brisbane's underground dance scene since the '90s, playing everywhere from The Tube to The Beat, Andy was a co-founder of Switch FM in the early 2000s. He also hosted the Underground Radio Show.

Two men, Michael Bradley Small and Scott Richard Gordon (both aged 33), have been charged with Andy's murder.

It is alleged the pair murdered Stephens in his unit on 30 August. Both were not eligible for parole and were remanded in custody.

Promoter and friend, Peter Brown was saddened to hear the news.

"I go back a long way with Andy, probably first met him in the mid '80s. He was working for me at the Metropolis in the Myer Centre helping out doing flyers mostly; he also helped with Strawberry Fields and Infinity dance parties in the '90s. He then began DJing and started playing at the Hellfire club nights.

"Andy was always very reliable and a well-spoken young man. I had a lot of respect for him. Not many people knew about his voluntary work either at the Brisbane Children's Hospital. Sadly missed."

Other friends have shared further tributes on Facebook:

Shan Frenzie: RIP Andy Stephens - A true character of the Brisbane DJ scene. I'll always remember Andy's enthusiasm back in the early 90s, when he would follow me and Jonny G around the clubs every weekend. Always helped carry our record crates. He had stories for days.. Always knew the inner politics of the valley scene. He was one of the good guys, with a gentle soul who would not want to harm anyone.. which makes the tragedy of his passing so difficult to comprehend - but I know he brought happiness to many through his music. Goodbye old buddy..

Matt Nugent: That’s sad news. He definitely was a character and loved a chat.

Loo Butler: You did not deserve this! May you rest easy Andy. I'll make sure I keep reminding disco dan that this is his name!



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