WINTER SOUL SESSIONS – HAWLEY WHARF CAMDEN MARKET – FREE ENTRY!- SATURDAY JANUARY 29th 12-3pm DJ LADY G & 3-6pm TONY RODRIGUEZ -SUNDAY JANUARY 30th 12-3pm RAJ SELLI
SOUL ON THE SOLENT – SUNDAY JUNE 12th onboard THE OCEAN SCENE
Tickets are now available for our annual South Coast Soul Cruise on SUNDAY JUNE 12th from 12.45 -5.45pm on board THE OCEAN SCENE sailing from THE TOWN OUAY, SOUTHAMPTON
TICKETS AT £18 HERE
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
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
JOHNNY BRITT – NEW SINGLE “Is It Cool” ft. Josh Britt
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 email@example.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
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!
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.
SOLAR RADIO ON DAB
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.