Our Presenters

Nigel Thomas - creator of the Surrey Hills Soul Train has a passion for real soul music since I was 15 years old. My aim is to bring a fresh new station that plays a variety of shows that is different to the rest, support me & the station to make it happen!

Franklin Sinclair  - began as a mobile DJ in 1975 after having formed a love of 70’s Soul music. In the 80’s he worked in a number of nightclubs in  Manchester. Became a  successful lawyer in the 90s. Every week he compiles the Soul Connoisseurs Chart which came be heard 7pm on Monday & Thursday at 1pm

Chris Clay  - presenter of The Indie Soul Countdown from USA on Tuesday at 1pm & Sunday at 2am, Chris has been in the industry for 32 years,  grew up in a home that was filled with music.  He is now the main anchor for Soul Cafe Radio based in NY.  In two years, its now number 1 for indie soul music in the USA. I will take the inspiration for him!!

Al Seaforth  - presenter of the jazz & soul radio show Mondays & Fridays at 1pm & Wednesdays at 2am, Al’s musical journey to the radio airwaves started in 2009. Born in Washington DC , it was at a very young age that he developed his musical taste.   He is noted for the unique style that he brought in playing soul music and jazzy tunes. Be sure to tune in.

Paul Rochester - presenter of the Paul Rochester Soul Food To Go,  Rochie, has a great knowledge of soul music & presents it in his own unique style. You can hear him on Wednesday at 2pm or Thursday at 8pm

Clive Brady  - started his career as a live events DJ in the very hot summer of 1976 before becoming a London club DJ in 1980. Today his classic jazz funk and soul show airs on Saturdays from 8pm with  his mix of rare groove tunes from the 70s & 80s

Professor T Love - presenter of A Bowl Of Soul, A Mixed Stew Of Soul, this lady has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to soul music. The show’s premise is to educate listeners about the roots and influences of Rhythm & Blues by giving listeners a history lesson on the artist, composers, arrangers, singers and songwriters who have contributed and continue to contribute to this genre of music. So join her Saturdays at 12pm & 1pm on Wednesdays.

Vibin J Baby - presenter of two shows on The Surrey Hills Train, from his Syrup City Soul program comes the southern soul sizzlers show on Saturdays at 1pm & Sundays at 7pm. J Baby's Love Songs goes out on a Sundays  at 10pm to ease the end to your wekend. J Baby loves his soulful RnB as well as the southern souland sepecialises in the 80s groove.

Melvin Jordan II - presents the Gospel Vibrations, the fastest 60 minutes of gospel every Sunday at 9pm, this uplifting shows will get you in the mood for the start of your Sunday morning. Melvin also presents the famous heavystorm quiet storm show on a Saturdays from 10 pm & Mondays and Fridays from 2am, playing the smoothest relaxing loving songs around. Melvins musical knowledge in soul & gospel is second to none with over 30 years in broadcasting,Melvin is so excited to join our family here.

Tyrone DuBose - presenter of Timeless Traxx on Sundays at 3pm & Wednesdays at 4am, he is considered Americas premier R & B Music Historian, radio host and music expert. Listeners will be familiar with the distinctive bass-baritone voice of the Cincinnati, Ohio.

On the show, he shares unknown facts and commentary about these legendary artists, and educate music lovers about the behind-the-scenes facts of their favourite recording artists.  The show has featured a plethora of artists including James Brown, Martha Wash, Hi-Five, Howard Hewitt, Kashif, Yarborough and Peoples, CeCe Pennistion, The Manhattans, The Chi-Lites, Kenny Lattimore, After 7, and Deborah Cox just to name a few.

Shonda English - presenter of The Old Landmark on Sundays at 1pm, a gospel show with a difference,  a Boston-native Shonda is a multi-gifted artist who is able to compose traditional music to satisfy the most conservative church-goers and then turn around and whip up an equally matched urban-style gospel cut to make the young generation get their praise on!  An organist, pianist, percussionist, singer, choral conductor, and composer, she is no stranger to the stage and is known for high energy performances that usually prompt the audience to get on their feet.

Tina E - presnter of The Smooth Jazz wekends on Saturday morning at 9am, it's the prefect breakfast remedy. As well as a presenter & a love love for smooth jazz music, Tina composes music that adds value to your Narrative, Documentary, Gaming, Promotional, Training, Advertising, Film, TV and other audiovisual presentations, by making them better, more memorable, more exciting, and therefore more effective. She helps producers deliver their message.

Will Downing - The Prince of Sophisticated Soul joins us our family for the Wind Down show on Thursadys at 7pm. Will needs no introduction to the soul music scene.  With a career that spans over 30 years and 21 albums, Will Downing is one of the most versatile and loved voices of our time.  His distinctive baritone voice has resonated in the hearts of women world-wide and carved a unique niche in the music marketplace. With fresh melodies and lush arrangements that satisfy all musical palates, he continues to serve his fan base through his own Sophisticated Soul record label and sold out tour dates across the country. His latest release entitled "Romantique Part" was released in November 2019.

Ron Davis -  presenter of The RBBR Fridays at 10am & Saturdays at 1pm, Ron brings you the best in southern soul & blues music with news and interviews, Ron is part of The Southern Soul Radio Network. 

Lady Mamalade - presenter of Mamalade4Soul, she is often called the ambassador for indie artists. Her show  presents a fantastic mix of Indie Soul and Funk artists, along with some Motown and Old School music. She began working in internet radio back in 2007 and has a passion for Barry White, so watch out. Hear her show every Wednesday at 9pm.

Brenda Moss aka Lady Diva - presenting her show, Let's Jazz It Up. Watch out for her on air on different days, Brenda will be interviewing some of the biggest names around in the soul & smooth jazz world.  

Brenda has a great knowledge of the music scene and has helped to promote many artists over the years. 

Clebar Brankello - a music presenter & DJ, Clebar brings us a show called Negras Melodias (Black Melodies) from Brazil every Thursday morning at 2am, although presented in Portuguese which I know you all may not be able to understand, the music content is first class, Clebar says 'you will be surprised at how good the Brazilian music scene is'. 

Dean Anderson -  presenter of The Sound Of Soul on Tuesdays at 7pm,  Dean has a wealth of knowledge and passion for 60's Northern and Rare Soul music and is well respected within the soul circles for the last 40 years. The show will showcase the very best in soul from the 60’s 70’s, 80’s & even more recent times. Dean will chat with guests involved in the soul scene from all over the world  and listen out for "My Life In 10 Records" with the listeners contributing to 10 records of their lives!Dean has a wealth of knowledge on soul music and is well respected within the soul circles for the last 40 years.

Richard Searling MBE - presenter of Soul Sauce, he needs no introduction to anyone who loves the soul scene. Richard was a massive influence on me getting into this music.  He has been a soul fan for over 45 years and has been at the forefront of promoting Northern Soul in this country. He presents various shows across several radio stations and we are therefore proud to have him as part of the family.  Check out Soul Sauce every Wednesday at 7pm.

Chris Anderton - presenter of A Dab Of Soul Fridays at 7pm, Chris specialises in crossover 70s soul by artists such as Margie Joseph, Sandra Wright, 7th Wonder, Darrow Fletcher and The Dramatics., Chis also features guest selections.  He also owns Midas Touch records, a gold mine for record collectors.

Ady Crampton - presenter of 'The 70s Soul Show, Ady recalls how his love for music started, while I can listen to pretty much anything, the Mod revival introduced me to soul music as school discos began to play Motown and soul alongside 60s beat and ska instead of pop. By 1983 I was immersed in the UK scooter scene and began attending rallies around the country at which ex-Wigan Casino DJs played their records at the all-nighters there. There was so much music played that I hadn’t heard before. Of course, there was a record bar conveniently placed in the venue which saw my record collection increase, although never as much as my wants list. Catch his show on Saturdays at 5pm.

Koal Bee - presenter of Sneaker54, it was established in 1976 when a group of friends got together and decided they had to do something about the lack of good West end clubs that played Jazz,Funk & Soul music. They found that in order to gain entry into clubs they would need to dress in suits, pay extortionate entrance fees, and then have to listen to pop music for hours until the DJ decided to play the odd Soul tune at the end of the night, Koal has now put this right by playing his own style of Jazz, Funk & Soul, hear him Saturdays at 3pm.

The Taxman - Breaking Artists has been producing a weekly Top 20 Indie Soul Chart since 2010. The aim is very simple, to showcase the very best in unsigned independent urban soul artists and their music. Each week Taxman gives you 2 hours of Independent Soul flava via The Independent Chart Show Tuesday at 9pm, which includes 2 sweeps of back to back neo and independent soul flavas and the Top 20 countdown. Once a month we dispense with the chart and turn back the hands of time to feature 2 hours of indie soul from recent years

Nicolas Ripoll - presenter at Playasol Radio in Ibizia, Nicolas has a passion for Staxx Records and also James Brown, so don't be surpised if alot of his shows contain these.  Check out his show every Thursday morning at 4am, get up early!!!

Black Mary - all the way from Brazil, she creates her own unique mixes of the latest soul grooves, check out her show every Thursday morning at 1am, stay up and be amazed.......

Gary Fuston - presenter of the Indie Live Spot, Gary & his team each week interview an artist who is hitting the headlines at the time.  the show can be heard on Thursdays at 10am.  Gary owns GHP in America .

Stuie Bacon - presents Stax of Soul every Monday from 9pm. Stuie first caught the bug for soul at the Southport weekenders. As a presenter and vinyl collector for 30 years, radio has always been in his blood from staying up to the early hours to listen to shows and  presenting his own. 

Jose Luzio - presenter of The Boogie Station Show every Friday night, taking you into Saturday morning  , Jose from France works on a French radio station, his passion is for those 70s & 80s grooves and he ready to bring them to the UK and spread the love on The Surrey Hills Soul Train, keep groovin Jose!!

Erdine Hope -  presenter of a new show EarCandy on Sunday morning from 12 am, Erdine is from Toronto Canada and brings to our family an eclectic mix of all the genres of black american music from soulful classics, rap, R&B and much more.  Erdine passion is helping those vunerable people in this world & uses music to pull them together.

Peo Fucci - all the way from Italy comes Peo presenting his choice of the latest soulful sounds that get the Italians grooving and dancing. Peo actually runs his own radio station bit wanted to share his show to a wider audience hence joining the soul train 'family' Catch his show Wednesday night/Thursday morning from 12 midnight, stay awake & check him out.

Tosha Renee - presenter of Hole in The Wall, the best in southern soul grooves for a Sunday night, playing new and old, Tosha will get your body moving parts younnever you you had, so join her every Sunday from 7pm.

Clive Henderson - presenter of Soul Satisfaction, Clive has played records for longer than he can remember, but started as a DJ in the late 1970s. He has always loved the radio and started broadcasting in the early 2000s. His long running show, is an unpredictable blend of all things soulful, spanning the decades from the 1950s to the present. Join Clive every Friday from 9pm for some great soul tunes. You can contact him on his face book page, Soul Satisfaction.

DJ Eric - presenter of Fan De Funk, Eric's show is really funky. From the shores of France, Eric presents his unique style of funky memories from the 70s & 80s every Wednesday mornings from 12 midnight, why not stay up, put the crystal ball up and boogie!!

Harry Grundy - started attending the Golden Torch & The Blackpool Mecca in the early 70s where he got hooked on our wondeful music.  In 1991, he started his own soul nights and 29 years later he is still going strong.  In 2013, Harry was honoured to win the prestigious ‘Sweet Soul Music’ Award in Porretta, Italy where he  read his acceptance speech in Italian to over 3,000 people.  Harry says he is still as passionate about soul music as the day he walked into the Torch all those years ago. So join him and sample his favourites from those magical years every Monday at 10pm.

Anthony Quailey - aka Frenchy, he brings us the Soulful Eclectic VIP Lounge, 4hours of the best soulful music as well as interviews with indie artists making the headlines with their latest releases, Anthony has been on the scene for many years in the west Midlands area and has a huge following.  You can join him through the night on Saturday morning at 2am.

Smiley J - presents The Artist Zone, a platform dedicated to independent artists where they can share their music journey, discuss new music & upcoming live shows whilst also expanding their fan base. Catch her show every Thursday in the drivetime show from 5pm.

Ian Smith - presenter of The Smooth Urban Soul radio Show, he began to DJ in 1991 after spending 2 years under the wing of a new collective of DJ’s & MC’s in Manchester. Ian has held residencies since then throughout  Manchester, playing at clubs, bars and events. As a former singer songwriter, lead vocalist and bass guitarist, Ian has a deep love of the very nuts and bolts of soul and r’n’b and enjoys playing quality recordings almost as much as he enjoyed performing as an artist. Join Ian every Sunday from 4pm.

Jamie Stocker - presenter  of the Funk 'n Soul Show every Saturday at 3pm. Jamie has been a presenter for nearly a decade on Community Radio he fell in love with Funk and Soul after looking into the origins of some dance tracks he used to play on his Saturday night Dance Show, moving into a Soul Show 3 years ago and earlier this year.  With regular guests & playing a mix of classic Funk and Soul, finding rare grooves along the way and a focus on playing new musicians flying the flag for the whole genre providing a wide selection.

The Professor  - joins or very own Professor T Love to bring you a special show every Friday at 11pm. They are the hosts of Love, Sex & Relationships, a show that helps couples & individuals explore & understand sexuality, sexual dysfunction & how to have intimate communication with their partners.

Shanthra Shaprks - want to be inspired, wake up to Shanthra every Monday morning from 5am.  Shanthra is a motivational speaker whose passion is to coach, support, and encourage others.  She assists men, women and children in working through their challenges and travels the country to inspire, inform, and impact people to rise up and walk in their purpose with confidence.

Bob Baldwin - needs no introduction, an American born, contemporary jazz pianist, music composer, author, radio host and creator of the NewUrbanJazz Lounge, and music producer. Bob learned music from his late father (Robert Baldwin, Sr.) when he was six, and his recording career started in 1983. His debut album, A Long Way to Go, was released in 1988, & has since recorded over 30 albums.  Join Bob every Tuesday & Thursday lunchtimes from 12 to hear his selection of both new & classics tracks.

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