Local Hero: Andrew Yeomanson

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Andrew Yeomanson is a Miami based DJ, better known as DJ Le Spam of Spam Allstars.

Who has been your most influential mentor?

There are a few.  Carlos Suarez and Michael Dean who have always turned me on to great records.
Producer Susan Rogers gave me a lot of encouragement and lent me the money to make the first Spam Allstars Cd.
My manager Melanie Masterson.. and others.

How did you get to where you are today?

I decided many years ago I wanted to work at what I was most passionate about, since making that decision,
I have been following along a path.. which leads up until now.

How did you get to be a community leader?

I don’t know the answer to this.
I try to do a good job and help out when I can.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Hopefully a bit farther down that path!

What about this city inspires you?

Miami’s many contradictions. The people of this city, and the music they brought with them.

What is your favorite thing about Miami?

Our lush tropical flora and fauna.

Miami should be… trying to preserve more of it’s classic buildings.

Miami could be… under water in 50 years.

Miami wants to be… more.

Miami needs… better public transportation for all.