Postings on various social networking websites indicate as yet unconfirmed reports of the death at the age of 60 of LOUIS JOHNSON, the bass-player with BROTHERS JOHNSON, scored more than a dozen R&B chart hits with jazz-funk tracks on A&M Records between 1975 and 1988, including chart-toppers 'I'll Be Good To You', 'Strawberry Letter 23' and 'Stomp', plus club favourite 'Get The Funk Out Ma Face'. We will publish more news when available.
MAY BOAT PARTY – TRAVEL INFORMATION
For the information of people with tickets for the MAY BOAT PARTY on Sunday who may be travelling to London via Charing Cross, Waterloo East or Cannon Street, these rail stations will be CLOSED on Sunday, with only a very limited service to London Bridge. Trains normally running to these destinations are being diverted to Victoria Station, from where it is a short tube journey on the District or Circle lines to Temple station. If you are travelling by Underground, please visit http://www.tfl.gov.uk/plan-a-journey/ for information. There are also road closures affecting Kingsway in Holborn.
MAY BOAT PARTY – SUNDAY MAY 24TH SOLD OUT!!
ALL TICKETS are now SOLD for the MAY BOAT PARTY on Sunday May 24th. Enjoy a river cruise with soul dance classics spun by Solar Radio DJs aboard m.v. Golden Jubilee from 2.00pm to 7.00pm, sailing from and returning to Temple Pier, Victoria Embankment, London WC2R 1PN. Soul food available to buy on the day. Tickets sold on 'Firm Sale' basis.
BOAT PARTY TICKETS FOR JULY 2015
Tickets are selling FAST for our July Boat Party, from 7.00pm until 12 midnight on SATURDAY JULY 4. Click HERE to buy tickets for Solar Radio Independence Day Boat Party aboard the m.v Golden Jubilee.
The boat will sail from and return to TEMPLE PIER on the Victoria Embankment, and tickets are priced at £20.00 each. Soul food will also be available to buy on the boat.
MIKE GEE ‘On a Mission’ Sponsored by HAPPY DAYS FESTIVAL 2015
The festival will take you back in time to celebrate those Happy Days, showcasing legendary artists from the 70s, 80s and 90s recreating the feelgood factor. Come and re-live the party vibe at our amazing 40 acre site in the heart of Surrey, 'Imber Court', East Molesey, Surrey KT8 0BT across the Bank Holiday Weekend of May 23rd & 24th.
The event blends 3 decades of amazing music with other entertainments including a themed retro bar, pyrotechnics, games area, family fun activities. Artists confirmed for Soul Sunday May 24th: Lisa Stansfield, Roy Ayers, Shalamar (featuring Jody Watley), Alison Limerick, CeCe Peniston and, appearing live at the After Party, Kathy Brown.
Festivalgoers can try our delicious Gastro Grub, which will include a selection of World Fusion food and Vegetarian options. For more information visit the website HappyDaysFestival.
MERCHANDISE – SOLAR RADIO T-SHIRTS etc
A range of SOLAR RADIO MERCHANDISE including branded clothing, t-shirts, sweatshirts and other items is available HERE.
LISTENER LOCATION SURVEY PT.1 U.K.
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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!
The book is now available from Amazon, priced at £10.00 post-free.
WRITTEN BY CLIVER
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.
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.
"SOUL SAUCE"- SOLAR RADIO at 16:00 GMT every SUNDAY.
Listen to Richard Searling's 'SOUL SAUCE' show on Solar Radio. Hour one, 4.00 to 5.00pm, is “A Cellar full of Soul”, retracing the glory years of Northern Soul, recounting experiences from some of the legendary venues as well as all that’s making the scene so vibrant to this day. At 5.00pm comes a deeper selection of Richard's favourite tracks in an hour called “Rare….and well done”.
STRAIGHT AHEAD with MIKE PARLETT
Live from Los Angeles. An eclectic mix of Jazz, Funk, Fusion & Soul with a helping of Gospel.
MIKE PARLETT presents Straight Ahead, Sunday 10.00pm until 02.00 Monday morning (GMT). Sponsored by INITIO Print & Design.