Edith Bowman: The soundtrack of my life

We've all got songs that tell the story of our lives and evoke memories. DJ and TV presenter Edith Bowman tells Gabrielle Fagan her favourites

Edith Bowman attending the Baftas in London
Gabrielle Fagan

SCOTTISH DJ Edith Bowman, 43, is a favourite face on the music scene who first found fame in 2001 on MTV alongside Cat Deeley.

For 10 years, she hosted shows on BBC Radio One and she currently presents the breakfast show on Virgin Radio.

She's married to Tom Smith, lead singer of indie rock band Editors and the couple have two sons, Rudy, eight and Spike, four.

But what are the DJ's most treasured songs? We caught up with her to find out what was on her personal soundtrack.

1. Roscoe by Midlake: For my husband

They're my favourite band and if I need a mood boost, I'll go for a long walk and listen to one of their albums on my headphones. This particular track reminds me of when Tom and I had just started going out. It was love at first sight for both of us.

2. Coles Corner by Richard Hawley: Our wedding dance

Tom and I didn't have a first dance at our wedding in 2013, instead we had a last dance, and this was perfect – it's so moody and romantic.

3. Into My Arms by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds: For our first son

We played this while our son, Rudy, was being born in hospital in 2008.

4. Takk, Sigur Ros (album): For our younger son

I love their music and one of their albums [Takk] was the soundtrack for Spike's birth.

5. Simply The Best by Tina Turner: For my mum

It totally makes me think of my mum, Eleanor, who does the best Tina Turner impersonation and will put on a show instantly in her kitchen.

If someone asked her to go on TV's Lip Sync show, she'd definitely wipe the floor with any other competitors.

:: Edith Bowman is working with Fruit Shoot on the It's My Thing campaign, celebrating individuality and self-expression in children

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