Paul Clifford
Paul Clifford
Friday 00.00 - 02.00 1st Sunday of the month 8 -10pm 'Yacht Soul'
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"Sounds On Circles" & 'Yacht Soul'

“Yacht Soul”
So what is Yacht Soul? Well it’s where soul music and AOR collided in the late 70s and 80s to create a perfect blend which has stood the test of time – it’s smooth, well-crafted, super-engineered soul music. So why don’t you grab a life jacket and come aboard from 8pm through till 10 on the First Sunday of every month – here on Solar Radio.”

“Sounds On Circles”
Presented by Paul Clifford, my favourite Soul & Jazz sounds of the moment – Old & New…there will be weekly features such as the ‘Sounds of New Soul’ and ‘Sounds of Yacht Soul’ along with a rotation of features depending on what sounds I am listening to currently… because all the sounds I love originate from circles.

What attracted you to soul music in the first place, and does this still apply today?

I was born with music in the blood – my father used to run Otis Redding’s Fan Club and my mum always said that I inherited his love of soul music when I was the womb!

What are your top five favourite soul tracks?

Almost impossible because it changes weekly…here it is for now:

Carl Hall – What About Me
Dramatics – And I Panicked
Anita Baker – Will You Be Mine
Aretha Franklin – (It’s Just) Your Love
Patti Labelle – It’s Alright With Me

What are your favourite three record labels?

Philadelphia International
Talkin Loud

Who are your favourite five artists

Ronnie McNeir
Leon Ware
Lamont Dozier
Earth, Wind & Fire

What are your top three soul clubs of all time?

I was never into soul clubs when I was growing up.

What radio experience did you have before you joined Solar

I have been doing shows on Solar Radio since 2007 … they are number one for Soul Music!

What is/are your main criteria in choosing records for airplay

As long as it sounds good to me then it has a chance … I am always striving to find that underplayed hidden gem.

Why would you recommend Solar to a listener

Because if you love Soul music then Solar has got it!

Which other DJs do you admire and why

Richard Searling & Ralph Tee – huge influences on my soul education and they inspired me to do radio shows.

How would you like to be remembered by a listener

Someone who played music which inspired the listener to go out and buy that track so that they could listen to it all over again.

What do you do to relax

Listen to music … what else!