Hello I'm Nigel Thomas & welcome to the Surrey Hills Soul Train. My passion for this music started in the mid 80s when soul music had really taken off mainstream, being played on commercial radio stations & being a huge success. My influences came from Richard Searling, Mike Shaft & Ray Rose. They 'educated' me into fine music! I started The Surrey Hills Soul Train in February 2018 on Surrey Hills Community Radio in Leatherhead, Surrey and continues with growing listenership. In March 2020, I launched The Surrey Hills Soul Train onto internet radio in order that I could play more than just my three hours a week and help artists gain more air play & promotion, so here we are, playing the most upfront soul, smooth jazz & gospel as well as keeping up with all the latest chart show that matter from all around the world.
I am also trialing the listener to purchase music whereby all the money goes direct to the artist and not to the streaming companies. this gives the artist the pay back they deserve for their hard work. Later this year I will be releasing some artists music onto old fashioned 7 inch vinyl.
Our Mission is to provide quality innovative programs that support indie soul artists & provide a platform to play their music and get it heard all around the world, 24 hours a day.