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Despite being left seriously disabled by a car crash, Tim Maguire has become a DJ

  • E Z Rollers

Despite being hit by a car that caused injuries so severe that he is now confined to a wheelchair and unable to speak, Tim Maguire is banging out the tunes after he and his close friends found a way to get him on the decks and DJing.

Tim suffered critical injuries after the accident in Northampton thirteen years ago. While he can’t speak, he can communicate by using a brain / computer interface and despite having aspects of his mobility severely limited, he has always wanted to be a DJ. With a steely determination, he completed a BTEC diploma in music with merit in 2009, and having made his way through the academic, he was bursting to take things straight on to the dancefloor.

His mate, Pete Cooper designed him a computer program that would allow him to operate the DJ controls on his laptop using two head switches attached to his wheelchair, while Mark Jones, Elliott Johnson and Oliver Handley designed a mobile set of decks out of scrap metal and recycled bits and pieces.

Step forward The E Z Roller 12v mobile sound system.

Tim is now firmly on the case with his bass heavy setup. He told the Northampton Chronicle and Echo:

“Ever since I was young I wanted to be a DJ but after my accident I never thought this would be possible. Life was really tough and I didn’t really see a point in living.

“But I think the Ez-roller is amazing and it looks and sounds wicked. It means I can DJ on the move as the roller is on wheels. It will allow me to play anywhere that can be accessed by wheels.

“We have also just got a Bluetooth link which means I can play on my laptop with no wires as it sends the signal straight to the sound system, which is amazing.

“I’m looking forward to next summer when we’re going to take it to loads of festivals and events in Northamptonshire and the whole of the UK.

“It will give me a platform to show my skills to as many people as possible and it is eco-powered which is something I believe in strongly.”

Gwannnn the EZ Rollers, let's av ya!

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