SOUTHEND SOUL – SATURDAY APRIL 25th
Join us on Saturday April 25th at the Park Inn by Radisson Palace Southend-On-Sea, Essex for another great soul night. Playing live - the Giants of Brit Funk (full band) - LIGHT OF THE WORLD along with DJs Dennis O'Brien, John Osborne, Collins & Mason, Tosca and Tony Monson.
SPECIAL HOTEL OFFER - call 01702 455 100 and quote SOUL PARK INN
Tickets at £22 available HERE
EARLY MAY SOUL CRUISE SUNDAY MAY 3RD
Tickets are now available for the Early May Soul Cruise on the Thames aboard the Golden Flame, SUNDAY MAY 3RD from 2 -7pm at £20 HERE
HAPPY DAYS FESTIVAL 2020 Sponsors MIKE GEE IN THE AFTERNOON
Happy Days Festival 2020 across the Bank Holiday weekend of May 23rd & 24th at Imber Court, Esher, Surrey is sponsoring Mike Gee in the afternoon. Join Mike from 1.00 -3.00 pm for updates on this year's special 10th anniversary event.
Acts confirmed include on Saturday May 23rd - THE JACKSONS, MARTHA REEVES & THE VANDELLAS, THE CUBAN BROTHERS & MF ROBOTS and on Sunday May 24th - SOUL II SOUL, SHALAMAR, STEREO MC'S, THE WHITE ISLAND ORCHESTRA featuring special guests ALLISON LIMERICK, ULTRA NATE, JULIE MCKNIGHT & ROBERT OWENS.
For further information and tickets goto: www.hdfestival.co.uk
SPRING SOUL CRUISE MARCH 29th – SOLD OUT- WAITING LIST
All tickets are now SOLD for the Soul Boat Party on the Thames - Sunday March 29th from 2.00 -7.00 pm aboard the Golden Jubilee. If you wish to go on the WAITING LIST for possible returns, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact details and number of tickets required and we will advise if any become available. All tickets are sold on a FIRM SALE basis, with no right of refund.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY – EVENTS FOR 2020
Here are the dates for Solar Radio events for 2020.. Please note that our London boat events usually sell out within a couple of weeks of going on sale, so do look out on our website and on social media for news stories advising of tickets going on sale - and book early to avoid disappointment!
DATES FOR 2020:
Sunday March 29 - March Soul Cruise - Golden Jubilee
Saturday April 25th SOUTHEND SOUL - Park Inn by Radisson Palace Southend
Sunday May 3 - May Day Soul Cruise - Golden Flame
Friday May 8 (VE Day Bank Holiday) ZAHARA SOUL BRIGHTON 8pm - 2am
Sunday May 24 - Spring Soul Cruise - Golden Jubilee
Sunday June 21 - SOUL on the SOLENT - Ocean Scene - SOUTHAMPTON
Sunday June 28- Early Summer Soul Cruise - Golden Jubilee
Sunday July 26 Mid Summer Soul Cruise - DUTCH MASTER
Sunday August 23 - August Soul Cruise- Golden Jubilee
Saturday August 29 SOUL ON THE TYNE on the m.v FORTUNA - NEWCASTLE
Sunday September 20 - September Soul Cruise - Golden Jubilee
Sunday October 25 - October Soul Cruise - Golden Jubilee
Sunday December 13 Christmas Boat Party - DIXIE QUEEN
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 SOUL CD – AVAILABLE NOW!!
Available NOW- our SOLAR SOUL CD, a collection of 15 tracks by singers and groups who have featured on SOLAR RADIO in the past couple of years, and including some exclusive mixes. The CD is in digi-pack format with 4-page gatefold sleeve and full colour 8-page booklet. Full track listing is above. The price for mail-order is £12.50 including postage and packing, and orders can be placed now HERE
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), Birmingham, Brighton and Norwich.
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!
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.
SOLAR RADIO ON DAB
Solar Radio can be heard on DAB in Birmingham, 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.
SOUL CITIZEN – Autobiography of Clive ‘R’
Our 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!
Following the excellent response to his set on the April Soul Cruise, Clive is now making the book available direct to Solar Radio listeners. Purchase the book HERE
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 Birmingham, 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 for the city of Norwich.
Please re-scan your DAB receiver.