WINTER SOUL SESSIONS – HAWLEY WHARF CAMDEN MARKET STARTING THIS WEEKEND JANUARY 22/23 – FREE ENTRY!

SPRING SOUL CRUISE SUNDAY MARCH 27th – TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE

The first Solar Boat Party on the Thames for 2022 is on Sunday March 27th onboard The Golden Jubilee from 2 - 7pm Sailing from Temple Pier, Victoria Embankment, WC2R 2PN

Tickets at £20  HERE

RICH BEGGAR – GUEST SHOW SATURDAY JANUARY 22nd 6 – 8pm

Guest/rotation Shows for JANUARY

THE QUIET STORM - WEDNESDAY 10pm - MIDNIGHT

5th – DENNIS O'BRIEN

12th - RALPH TEE

19th – LOUIE MARTIN

26th – ROB JAMES

SATURDAY 6 - 8pm

1st - MARK McCARTHY

8th - CHRIS FORBES

15th - MARK DAVIS 'VINYL SPECIAL'

22nd - RICH BEGGAR

29th - CHRIS RYAN

SATURDAY 8 - 10pm

1st - PAUL CLIFFORD 'YACHT SOUL'

8th - TOSCA ANOTHER LEVEL 'BOOGIE SPECIAL'

15th – CARL DENNIE 'STRICTLY VINYL SESSIONS'

22nd - CLEVELAND ANDERSON 'FOR THE LOVE OF MUSIC'

29th - STEVE JOHNS, RAJ SELLI & PAUL PHILLIPS 'HOUSE VINYL SPECIAL'

SUNDAY 4 - 6pm

2nd - PAUL CLIFFORD 'SOUNDS ON CIRCLES BEST OF 2021 PART 1'

9th - LORAINE CLANCY

16th -  PAUL CLIFFORD 'SOUNDS ON CIRCLES BEST OF 2021 PART 2'

23rd - RICHARD MARZETTI

30th - ANDY EDWARDS & DUG CHANT 'TEA FOR TWO'

MONDAY 3 - 6pm

3rd - RALPH TEE 'LUXURY SOUL'

10th - PHIL'PHILO' NUGENT

17th - TOSCA 'SOMETHING OLD SOMETHING NEW'

24th – THE'SOUL TRAIN CLUB'

31st -   GRAHAM CRANE

GOSPEL SUNRISE SUNDAY 6 - 8am

2nd - GRANTLY

9th - ANGUS KEMP

16th - RICHARD MARZETTI

23rd - JESSIE TSANG & FREDDIE LEE

30th - TONY MONSON

THE SWEET RHYTHMS CHART OF 2021

1 CORNELL C C CARTER Not possible/I'm here/In the moment LP Next life

2 MF ROBOTS Gold/Make me happy/Smile LP Break the wall

3 WILL DOWNING Warmth of you/Let's go/Love language LP Sophisticated soul

4 WILL DOWNING Say yes/Stand up EP The song garden

5 NWO/TERRI GREEN PROJECT Lost inside your love

6 CANDACE WOODSON Midas touch

7 JAY KING All your love (all nite long)/Feels so nice LP Soulful boss nova

8 SOUND OF SUPERBAD Vibration

9 TEN CITY Be free

10 DIMITRI DIMOPOULIS This feeling you're giving/Worthy of your love LP Take me out tonight

11 MYLES SANKO Freedom is you/Blackbird sing etc LP Memories of love

12 GARCIA, WALKER & DURRELL Gotta have you/Darlin'/Bluewater LP Praying for rain

13 JAY DIGGS Something bout the night/Lonely/Selfish LP The jam

14 S.E.L. Melodic harmony/Elevation/Flowered tears LP Loc'd in consciousness

15 MF ROBOTS Good people

16 SOULUTIONS Various tracks LP Anthology

17 JODY WATLEY Whatever/More/A beautiful life (Alex Di Cio mixes) EP Renderings

18 SILKSONIC (Mars/Paak) Leave the door open/Skate/After last night LP An evening with Silksonic

19 FRANK McCOMB/KATHY KOSINS Gotta pinch myself

20 LEELA JAMES Rise n shine/Complicated/You're the one LP See me

21 MELBA MOORE So in love

22 DEBORAH BOND Radio/You are the one LP Compass

23 Hil ST. SOUL Heaven must be like this

24 VICTOR HAYNES Touch & go/Run & hide/Step with me LP Can we talk

25 MS1 PROJECT Life's celebration LP Remedy 4 the mind pt 1

26 TRISTAN I've been loving you too long/Looking back LP What could possibly go wrong

27 RICH BEGGAR Who can be sure

28 CARMICHAEL MUSICLOVER Body to body/Know you better/Keep going LP Slow motion

29 JD'S TIME MACHINE Kiss of freedom

30 TERRI GREEN PROJECT Sneaking out

 

FEBRUARY SOUL CRUISE – CANCELLED

We regret to advise that it has been decided NOT to proceed with the February Soul Cruise, this due to some continuing uncertainty about the public health situation and possible impact on primarily indoor events and gatherings.  All provisional bookings will be offered transfer to March or later boat.

This Wednesday January 5th at Midnight see’s the return of the Deep End show on a weekly basis. The first show will be presented by Steve Johns with other Solar DJ’s on rotation.

MORE SOLAR SOUL -19 TRACK CD NOW AVAILABLE

NOW AVAILABLE - "MORE SOLAR SOUL" - 19 (yes 19) track CD containing tracks featured on Solar Radio in recent times - price for mail-order to the UK is just £13.50. For track listing visit the webstore . For sale to global markets EXCEPT the U.S.A. Regret NOT for sale to U.S.A, customers due to licensing restrictions. Mailing costs outside the UK will differ, and could be subject to customs fees  (email info@solarradio.com for overseas quote). UK orders from our webstore  HERE

SOLAR RADIO EVENTS – TICKETING PROCEDURE

With the ever-increasing number of people tuning to Solar Radio, we are happy to welcome new customers to our events including the ever-popular Soul Cruises, and it may be timely to advise new folk (and remind valued 'regulars'!) of our ticketing procedures. TICKETS ARE SOLD ON A 'FIRM SALE' BASIS. There is no automatic refund for cancellations unless we have published a 'Buy Back' message - any returns will be offered to any Waiting List customers for re-sale. We do not send out tickets for our river events, either by post or as e-tickets, but we do hold all tickets for collection on the day, just before the event. After the initial acknowledgement, the buyer will  later be sent another email, advising of collection time and boarding information. We hope this helps!

SOUL CRUISE DATES TO JULY 2022

These are Soul Cruise dates for your diary in the first half of 2022, all aboard m.v. Golden Jubilee, from 2.00pm to 7.00pm, sailing from and returning to Temple Pier on the Embankment in Central London.
Sunday March 27,
Sunday May 1,
Saturday June 4.- Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday Weekend special
Ticket sales information will be posted on our website in due course.
Solar Radio | Your Classic & 21st Century Soul Station
 
 
 
 

SOUL CITIZEN – Autobiography of Clive ‘R’

SCbookOur Sunday morning 'In Orbit' man, CLIVE R, has written his autobiography - entitled SOUL CITIZEN- relating his memories and experiences over his fifty years as a soul fan, record-collector, music journalist, club and concert-goer, oh, and soul radio DJ! 

Clive is now making the book available direct to Solar Radio listeners. Purchase the book HERE

PLAYLISTS AND SOCIAL MEDIA

With so many presenters playing new music, and with the present inability of singers and musicians to earn income from indoor shows and gigs, they are even more dependent on revenue from sales of downloads, CDs and merchandise. DJs are usually careful to announce names of performers, but if you happen to miss this information, there is usually a podcast available with a playlist, these posted usually on the DJ's social media account and/or on the Solar Radio Group Page   on Facebook.

SOLAR RADIO BROADCASTING PLATFORMS

Solar Radio is  available to listeners on a range of  streaming platforms including our free branded apps for iPhone and Android mobile devices, and similarly with smart speakers such as Echo Dot and Google now available from web dealers and electrical retailers, plus Internet Radios. Solar Radio is also readily available via  other apps including TuneIn Radio and RadioplayerUK, and directly from our website at www.solarradio.com.

Solar Radio has also been involved in the path-finding small-scale DAB experiment, and is currently available on DAB+ in the Inner London area (within the North and South Circular Roads), Brighton and Norwich.

SOLAR RADIO – SOUL TOP 500 CHART

At the end of 2019, TONY MONSON asked all connected with SOLAR RADIO, including DJs, listeners, artists and all friends of the station to submit their ALL TIME TOP 10 favourite tracks and albums. Contributors totalled some 500 people, from whose suggestions the TOP 500 chart was compiled.

The first 100 can be seen here-Top 500 # 1 to # 100

The next hundred, 101 to 200 - ...the next 100, # 101 - #200

Positions 201 to 300 are here-..third segment, #201 - #300

SOLAR RADIO ON ECHO DOT

SOLAR RADIO now has a dedicated SKILL app on the ECHO DOT device to enable easy access.

Listening to Solar Radio on an Amazon Dot or Echo and Google Home device:

AMAZON DOT / ECHO:  If you have an Amazon Dot or Echo (or any other Amazon smart speaker device) you can listen to Solar Radio by enabling the Solar Radio Alexa Skill.  All you have to do is say “Alexa, Launch Solar Radio”.   You may need to repeat the sentence a couple of times before it responds but once enabled you can simply say  “Alexa, Play Solar Radio” to play the station.  You can also enable the Skill via the Amazon store HERE.

GOOGLE HOME:  For Google Home simply say “Okay Google, Play Solar Radio”.   You may need to add  “… on TuneIn”  at the end if it fails to respond

ANDROID APP for SOLAR RADIO and upgraded i-PHONE APP

A reminder that the dedicated SOLAR RADIO app for Android devices is available NOW to download and install FOR FREE from the Google Play Store, featuring choice of 64k or 128k streams, schedule information, contact and social media links, available at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.SolarRadioAndroid  Also available from the Apple Store, is an UPGRADE to the SOLAR RADIO app for i-PHONE.

 

Best Soul Radio Station 2016

SOLAR RADIO ON DAB

dab-logo-Solar Radio can be heard on DAB in Brighton, in the London area, with the boundary of the North and South Circular Roads,  and Norwich, all part of the Small Scale DAB trial as promoted by OfCom. If you are new to DAB radio receivers, it is worth noting that the most complete range of available stations will be found by doing a full scan near to a window and in the highest available location in your property.

LISTEN TO SOLAR RADIO ON THE MOVE

There are several ways to access SOLAR RADIO on the move, via your Android, IPhone, Tablet or similar device and DAB, the latter to Brighton, London & Norwich.

From the Android Play Store, free downloads are available of apps for either Radioplayer UK, TuneIn Radio or Nobex Radio, which you can install on your device in seconds and a quick search will soon reveal SOLAR RADIO, which can then be saved as a 'favourite' or can be 'followed'.

The Nobex Radio app is also suitable for use on an I-Phone, while the dedicated SOLAR RADIO app is also available from the Apple Store.

Your device can usually be linked to a car audio system via Bluetooth for in-car entertainment. Please ensure you have an adequate data package with your provider.

SOLAR RADIO is part new Ofcom initiative of experimental Small-Scale DAB radio for London, within the area bounded by the North and South circular roads and in Brighton & Norwich

Please re-scan your DAB receiver.

Solar Radio - Your Classic & 21st Century Soul Station