Welcome back to ‘Matchday DJ Of The Week’, where each week we interview a matchday DJ from the world of football, asking them 10 serious and not so serious questions. In the spotlight this week we have another DJ from the Scottish Premier League. It’s Heart of Midlothian’s very own, Scott Wilson!
- Name: Scott Wilson
- Occupation: Stadium DJ @ Heart of Midlothian F.C.
- Club Website: Heart of Midlothian F.C.
- Division: Scottish Premier League
- Stadium: Tynecastle Park
- Capacity: 20,099
- Twitter: Heart of Midlothian F.C.
SM: When did you take over as Matchday DJ at Hearts?
SW: August 2002.
SM: How did you initially get into the role?
SW: The club asked me to advise on a new game day experience, after the Chairman saw me hosting the Scottish Claymores backfield party during the NFL Europe season.
SM: Can you remember your first football match/stadium experience?
SW: Yes, I was 6 when my brother took me to Tynecastle for the first time. I remember one of the players had yellow soles on his boots, which was quite unusual for the time.
SM: Would you say your first experience of live football and the memories of that day were motivation for taking on the role of stadium DJ?
SW: Probably not. I was quite happy being a fan and happy to be asked to advise, but I didn’t want the gig and intended to stay for 3 or 4 games!
SM: In all your time at Hearts, who’s the best player you’ve seen wear the famous maroon shirt?
SW: This is a tough question as I’ve been a fan for so long, but Rudi Skacel had a wand of a left foot and was magical to watch.
SM: Who is your favourite artist/band of all time?
SW: After over 20 years in radio that’s another tough question which can change on a given day. However, it’d almost certainly be one of Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, The Clash or Paul McCartney.
SM: Which piece of music do you think is the ultimate track for motivating a footballing side?
SW: Another tough question and one which could change depending on the opposition but for motivating the Hearts fans and players, ‘The Hearts Song’ takes some serious beating.
SM: Do you have an all-time favourite track that you play at Tynecastle Park?
SW: My first tune every game is ‘Duel’ by Propaganda.
SM: What are the main songs you use week in, week out at the ground?
SW: ‘Duel’, ‘The Hearts Song’ and ‘Hey Jude’ by The Beatles.
SM: On a final note, are there any funny mishaps/cock-ups that have taken place that come to mind when you think about your career so far?
SW: There are mishaps almost every game, but the ones that fans still remind me of are my attempts at pronouncing the names of Lithuanian players signed during the reign of former owner, Vladimir Romanov. Some of them were beyond comprehension but were manageable if I knew in advance that they were playing. Sadly during that time, that wasn’t always the case!
We’d like to say a huge thank you to Scott for taking the time to talk to us. We wish him and all of The Jam Tarts’ players, staff and supporters the very best for the 2021/22 season!