BOBBY EMMONS R I P

We are sad to report that renowned keyboard player BOBBY EMMONS, famed for his work with the American Group (Memphis) studio band and a Grammy nominated songwriter, died Monday night at a hospital in Nashville, from an undisclosed illness, aged 72 years. His passing was confirmed by family and friends. The Corinth, Mississippi native was a key cog in the Memphis music machine from the late 1950s through the 1970s — playing with the Bill Black Combo, as a member of the original house band at Hi Records, and later with the hit-making crew at Chips Moman's American Studio, playing behind Joe Simon, Bobby Womack, Wilson Pickett, Solomon Burke and Joe Tex on chart hits.



JAMES BAYNARD (Crown Heights Affair) R I P

We are sad to report that James Ajax Baynard died Friday February 20th 2015 as a pedestrian from a multi car crash on the Belt Parkway in Queens. Bayard, one-time trumpeter for disco and funk group Crown Heights Affair on their RCA discs (he left before their hits on DeLite) also had a long career working with other dance music stars including Jocelyn Brown.

SPRING BOAT PARTY – SUNDAY APRIL 12TH

Temple Pier Map

Tickets are now available  for the SPRING BOAT PARTY on Sunday April 12. Enjoy a river cruise with soul dance classics spun by Solar Radio DJs. This 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. Buy your tickets here:  http://www.solarradio.com/product/spring-boat-party/

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 CITIZEN – 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! The book is now available from Amazon, priced at £10.00 post-free. WIN_20150126_094339http://www.amazon.co.uk/Soul-Citizen-Tales-Travels-Internet/dp/150757794X/ref=sr_1_1_twi_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1424546622&sr=8-1&keywords=soul+citizen

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY – TICKETS FOR 2015 BOAT PARTIES

Solar Radio _ Your Classic & 21st Century Soul StationClick HERE to view a list of Solar Radio Boat Parties for 2015 aboard the m.v Golden Jubilee. All will sail from and return to TEMPLE PIER on the Victoria Embankment, and tickets for the APRIL 12, MAY 24 and JULY 4 events are available NOW from the SHOP tab on this page, all priced at £20.00 each.

 

LISTENER LOCATION SURVEY PT.1 U.K.

Please cast YOUR vote on this page to indicate whereabouts in the United Kingdom you live?

MERCHANDISE – SOLAR RADIO T-SHIRTS etc

A range of SOLAR RADIO MERCHANDISE including branded clothing, t-shirts, sweatshirts and other items is available HERE.

RICHARD SEARLING

Richard Searling on Solar Radio"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

INITIO Print & Design Sponsors of Straight Ahead with Mike Parlett STRAIGHT AHEAD with MIKE PARLETT. Live from Los Angeles.

An eclectic mix of Jazz, Funk, Fusion & Soul with a helping of Gospel.

SUNDAY, 10pm (GMT). MIKE PARLETT presents Straight Ahead, Sunday 10.00pm until 02.00 Monday morning, sponsored by INITIO Print & Design.

TWO HOUR TAKE-OVER

Kef sponsors Les AdamsEach Friday at 6.00pm brings the LES ADAMS request show "The Two Hour Takeover" sponsored by KEF.COM, in which you, the listeners, select the entire playlist via Les' posting on FACEBOOK.

Tune in to Solar Radio to hear the listeners selection at 18:00 BST.

THE ULTIMATE SWEET RHYTHMS CHART of 2014!

Check it out! Tony Monson and Gary Spence have supplied us with 52 weeks or so of SOUL GOODNESS. What made it to the number one spot? Have a look: Click HERE.