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Rio Reunion - Back Together Again

Posted by Shaun Gallagher, 20 October 2009 ·

Rio, Rio Reunion, Soul, Funk

Start Time: Saturday, November 28, 2009 at 5:00pm

End Time: Sunday, November 29, 2009 at 2:00am

Location: Marlborough Club

Street: The Broadway

Town: Didcot, United Kingdom

Phone: 07778 217 406


9 hours of non stop Jazz funk & Soul music with DJs Chris Bangs, Chris D Smith, Shaun Gallagher, Jim Jackson, Mark Whiffin, Chris Beggs plus Guests to be confirmed!

The last two have been sell-out's, the atmosphere has been fantastic, the music superb, and the bar prices are so cheap it's like being back in the eighties again!!!

Ticket info gallagher.j6@sky.com or call 07778217406.

This really is an essential date on the soul calender, be part of it. Back together again 28th November, remember we have a limited capacity, and turned alot of people away last time, so please try and get your tickets well in advance. See you there!!!

Please send a stamped self addressed envelope with a cheque for however many tickets you require, made out to J Gallagher, send to 10 East Street Didcot Oxon OX11 8EJ.

Overnight Accomodation

Southern Wood Guest House

info@bandbdidcot.co.uk Tel 01235 212202

Rooms from £30/ngt

(literally a 5min walk from the venue - less than a minute by car if you're really LAZY!!)

Premier Inn - Oxford South (Didcot)

Milton Heights


Nr Didcot


OX14 4TX

T: 08701 977 073

Rio Reunion Back For More With Special Guest Chris Hill

Posted by Shaun Gallagher, 10 January 2009 ·

Title:Rio Reunion Back for MoreContact:Shaun Gallagher (email: gallagher.j6@sky.com) soulpower08.mypodcast.com/Details:Rio Reunion Back For More 28th March at Didcot Marlborough Club. DJ's Shaun Gallagher, Chris D Smith, Jim Jackson, Steve Fathers, Mark Whiffin, Chris Beggs and we are pleased to announce the special guest CHRIS HILL. 5pm til 2am Tickets 10 pounds Info 07778217406 or email gallagher.j6@sky.com We sold out the last event well in advance - so if you are coming please get your tickets as early as possible. We have the cheapest bar prices, just ask anyone at the first nite!!! Cheap Booze and GREAT MUSIC perfect ingredients for a cracking party!!!!!!!!!!

What A Nite It Was!

Posted by Shaun Gallagher, 01 December 2008

Well, what a great night, from the moment we started at 5pm people began arriving really up for a good party, first to arrive was Mickey Beaton & co, you guys sure know how to enjoy yourselves, nice to put a face to the name. By 7 pm the place was starting to cook with some classic jazz funk tunes booming out of the large sound system. I finished my set at 10.15 with Breakwater's say you love me girl followed by Chris D Smith who was the resident DJ at the Rio back in the day, by now the place was rocking as Chris kicked off with the Blackbyrds rock creek park. Bob Masters was up next playing some old gems mixed with a sprinkling of new stuff and kept the dancefloor packed, 12.15 Chris Brown took to the turntables and kept the vibe going through til 1.45. We finished the evening with a few anthems Maze, Billy Paul, Willie Beaver Hale, Vincent Montana, David Ruffin & George Benson. The place was full of party people who wanted to get down, and topped with a really cheap bar, (which was funny to watch as people bought a round and looked stunned when a large amount of cash was returned as change) this certainly was the icing on a perfect cake!!!! Thanks to all the people that made this a top night, Marlow, Didcot, Reading, Oxford, Swindon, Cheltenham, Basingstoke, London, Essex and we even had people fly in from Sweden & Malta, that's dedication for you! Sorry if I have not mentioned your area but big up to all.

Soulful Regards


Rio Reunion Party

Posted by Shaun Gallagher, 28 November 2008 ·

Hi There,

Just like too say hello and look forward too seeing some of you soul source members at the Rio Reunion party this Saturday nite. It's a complete sell out so it should make for a great evening, there has been a terrific buzz going round about this gig, people coming from all over, it's amazing how the name the Rio still holds such passion in people. I would like too say to all the promoters out there who put on soul events keep the good work going, because without these events be it 50 100 or 300 people where would we go too enjoy our music, I know for a fact having promoted many soul events over the years that there is very little if any profit made from these events so why do we put ourselves through all the anguish of putting on these gigs, Simple because we love the music,we love seeing people enjoying the nite with like minded friends. For me there are two types of promoters, the one's who do it for the music and the one's who do it purely for the money,most of these people have long since left the soul scene. I could alway's tell when i went to soul gigs which sort of promoter it was. Some of the best night's i had was in clubs with a small crowd but great atmosphere, and at the other end of the scale big club hundreds of people, little atmosphere but big profit!! So next time your at a soul gig and there ain't as many people as you would expect, have a little thought for the promoter, he will be more dissapointed than you and a bit less wealthy but happy too see people enjoying the music we love!

Soulful Regards


Mish Mash

Posted by Shaun Gallagher, 22 September 2008

This Weeks Playlist: http://soulpower08.mypodcast.com/

Marc Evans: Givin' Me Joy http://soulpower08.mypodcast.com/

The Controllers: Stay

One Way: Mr Groove

Ingram: With You

Robert White: Hold Me Tight

Bobby M: How Does It Feel Tonight

Hindsight: Small Change

Prince Charles & City Beat Band: In The Streets

The IT: Rain Forest Serenade

Jimmy Castor Bunch: Everything Is Beautiful To Me

Ranni Harris: Six Million Steps (Instrumental)

Fatback Band: Chillin' Out

Band AKA: Joy

James Walsh Gypsy Band: Cuz It's You Girl

Christine Lewin: Juicy Fruit

Soulpower Podcast & Playlist - Free To Download

Posted by Shaun Gallagher, 09 September 200

This weeks Playlist: 09-09-08 http://soulpower08.mypodcast.com/

Brenda Taylor: You Can't Have Your Cake And Eat It Too.

Teena Marie: Smooth Tip

Cameo: Be Yourself

Kleeer: Taste The Music

Sun: Jammin' In Brazil

T.Ski Valley: Catch The Beat

Brandi Wells: What Goes Around Comes Around

Frankie Kelly: Ain't That The Truth

Rufus Feat. Chaka Khan: Everybody Has An Aura

Latimore: No Limit To My Love

Dee Dee Wilde: I Found You

Natalie Cole: Mr Melody

Bobby Womack: Just My Imagination

William Bell: Headline News

Gabor Szabo: Keep Smilin'

Anansi: Song Of Peace

The Rio Reunion Party

Posted by Shaun Gallagher, 06 September 2008 ·

Re: Rio Reunion Party.

RIO Reunion Party

Saturday 29th November.

Marlborough Club, Didcot, Oxon.


5pm til 2am, 9 hours of quality Soul,Funk and Jazz.

CHEAP CHEAP bar all evening (hic hic)

Large free car park, outdoor smoking area with piped music so you won't miss a single tune!!

Tickets 10 pounds.

Info: 07778 217 406 email: gallagher.j6@sky.com

Bring along any Rio memorabilia.


Shaun & Chris Rio Reunion Show

Posted by Shaun Gallagher, 01 September 2008 ·

This Weeks Playlist: http://soulpower08.mypodcast.com/

The System: This Is For You

Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr.: Shine On Silver Moon

Queen Latifah: Hard Times

Leo Sunshipp: Give Me The Sunshine

Smooth: Love Groove

Sly & The Family Stone: Family Affair

Leroy Hudson: All Because Of You

Jimmy Owens: Do It To It

Metropolitan Jazz Affair: Find A Way

John Payne: Dreams Zone 9

Four Tops: Just Can't Get You Out Of My Mind

Eddie Horan: Can't Do Without You

Hudsons: Show Me You Care

Regal Dewy: Love Music

Don Covay: I Was Checkin Out, She Was Checkin Out

Tippie & The Clovers: Bossa Nova Baby

Miammi: Party Freaks

Razzy Bailey: I Hate Hate

Norman Connors: Stella

Make It Funky

Posted by Shaun Gallagher, 24 August 2008 ·

This Weeks Playlist: 24th Aug 08

Myra Barnes: Message From The Soul Sisters

Slave: You And Me

Brass Construction: Ha Cha Cha

Gary Toms Empire: Blow Your Whistle

Mandrill: Funky Monkey

War: War Is Coming

East Harlem Bus Stop: Get On Down

Fatback Band: Keep On Steppin'

D.C Allstars: Bustin' Loose

Locksmith: Unlock The Funk

The Winners: Get Ready For The Future

Syl Johnson: Ms Fine Brown Frame

James Brown: Don't Tell It

Booty's Rubber Band: Psychoticbumpschool

Right Direction: Midnight Rhythm

George Clinton: Do Fries Go With That Shake


Tracks Of My Years.

Posted by Shaun Gallagher, 21 August 2008 ·

Sunburst Band: Put A Lyric In It

Skalp: Funkin For Jamaica

Tashan: Read My Mind

John Legend: Another Again

Sven Zetterberg: Heartaches Was All You Got

Special Delivery: This Kind Of Love

Bennie Braxton: Come To Me

Roy Ayres: In The Dark

Fine Quality: Ahh Dance

B.T Express: Express Remix

El Coco: Let Get It Together

Sho Nuff: It's Alright

Barbara Pennington: All Time Loser

Paris: I Choose You

Issac Hayes: Closer To You


The Best Of British

Posted by Shaun Gallagher, 12 August 2008 ·

This weeks Playlist - 12th Aug. 08

Intrigue: Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

Five Star Orchestra: I Like The Way You Dance

Street Angels: Dressing Up

Loose Ends: Don't Hold Back Your Love

T.C Curtis: Step By Step

Heaven Seventeen: My Sensitivity

Real Thing: Love Takes Tears

Savanna: Never Let You Go

Cargo: Holding On For Love

Keni Stevens: Night Moves

Galaxy: Head Over Heals

Lindy Layton: One And One

Light Of The World: Famous Faces

Pink Rythum: Melodies Of Love

First Light: A.M




Soulpower Podcast & Playlist - Free To Download 7th August

Posted by Shaun Gallagher, 07 August 2008 ·

Players Association: More Than A Little Bit

Ron Hall & The Muthafunkaz: The Way You Love Me

Saphire: Thank You

Club Nouveau: Share Your Love

Chris Bangs: Warm Weather

Kama Sutra: Good For Us

The Duncan Sisters: You Give Me Such A Feeling

Kandidate: Can't Say Bye

Tyrone Davis: Are You Serious

Z.Z. Hill: Cheatin In The Next Room

William Eaton: Time & Love

Tom Browne: Midnight Interlude

Phil Upchurch: Light Of Love

Mystery Track ? Guess what this one is & Let me know!

Jackie & Roy: Don't Be Blue

Sugar Blue: War Zone

Burgess Gardner: Gemstone




Soulpower Podcast & Playlist - Free To Download 31st July 08

Posted by Shaun Gallagher, 31 July 2008

This weeks playlist 31st July 08 http://soulpower08.mypodcast.com/

This weeks Playlist:

Kenny Lynch: Half The Days Gone And We Haven't Earned A Penny.

L.A.X.: All My Love

Main Ingredient: Evening Of Loving

Fat Larry's Band: Center City

Smoke: Sunshine, Roses & Rainbows

J.T.Q: Got To Get Your Own

Rueben Wilson: Inner City Blues

Jay Hoggard: Reverend Libra

Rainbow: I Like It

Ernie Watts: Music Prayer For Peace

Juggy Murray Jones: Peace People Of The World

Eric Gadd: Why Don't You, Why Don't I?

Millie Jackson: Letter Full Of Tears

Magic Lady: Hold Tight

Samual Jonathan Johnson: You

Kasso: Kasso

Lenny Williams: Shoo Doo Fu Fu Ooh

Soulpower Podcast & Playlist - Free To Download. 12th July 08

Posted by Shaun Gallagher, 12 July 2008

This Weeks Playlist:


Starpoint: It's All Yours

Gerry DeVeaux: Front Of The Line

G Womack: Groove Wit' You

The Manhattans: It Couldn't Hurt

Salsoul Orchestra: How High

Invisible Mans Band: Love Can't Come

Heat: Just Like You

Blaze: We Are One

Idris Muhammad: Could Heaven Ever Be Like This

Teena Marie: Portuguese Love

Impressions: You Can't Be Wrong

Jimi Conwell: Mellow, Mellow Me

Norman Connors: Just Imagine



Soulpower Podcast & Playlist 5th July 08 - Free To Download

Posted by Shaun Gallagher, 05 July 2008 ·

This weeks Playlist:

Luther Vandross: Shine

Marvin Gaye: Lets Get It On (Remix)

Richard Stepp: When We Meet Again

Lo Steel: Music

Annette Poindexter: Wayward Dream

Jose James: Park Bench People

Hi Perspective: Expansions

Ashley Thomas: Kept On Runnin'

Right Direction: Midnight Rhythm

The Tramps: Soul Bones

The Time: Gigolos Get Lonely Too

Al Jarreau: Were In This Love Together, Easy, Breakin Away

The Horn Section: Lady Shine

Muscle Shoals Horns: Shoalin

Isley Brothers: Smooth Sailin' Tonight


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Soulful Journey Down Thames.

Posted by Shaun Gallagher, 01 July 2008 · 13 views

Hi There,

Would just like to thank all the people who made the boat party on saturday night.

It was a great success and we were lucky with the weather which was a bonus.

We have been promoting events in oxfordshire for some time, as i am sure you other promoters will know it is

always hard work putting on soul events especially outside of the main citys.

We have managed to get a regular base of people that love the music and what it is about.

With each event more people hear about us and say i love soul music, i did not know that you had events around here.

I would love to hear from anybody in our area who would be interested in finding out when our future dates are.

Keep the Faith

Shaun Gallagher.


Soulpower Podcast & Playlist - Free To Download

Posted by Shaun Gallagher, 25 June 2008 ·


My name is Shaun Gallagher. I've been collecting, DJ'ing & promoting Soul, Funk & Jazz music since I was 15. I'm now 42 -as you can imagine, I have amast a vast collection of music. My Podcast show allows me to play music that I wouldn't always get the chance to play in a club - and some that I do!

My Podcast show is at;


Keep the Faith


Fantastic Soulful Voyage

Why not join us on a Soul Boat Party - down the Thames...

Sat 28th June.

Set sail from Nags Head Island (Abingdon, Oxon) at 7pm return at 10pm.

Then over the bridge to Abingdon Cricket Club for a BBQ and 3 more hours of Soulful Grooves.

2 decks of music, upper deck Anthems & Classics

lower deck Modern Soul & JazzFunk.

DJs Shaun Gallagher, Chris D Smith, Steve Fathers & Andy Ward.

Tickets 20 pounds.

Info: 07778 217 406

email: gallagher.j6@sky.com


(Hotel accomodation next to river)

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