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It was great to back in the studio on Monday after such a long break – I’ve NEVER had two weeks in a row off from my show before ! – and bring you the first batch of tunes from the world of soul, jazz-funk & disco for the New Year. I have done a little minor tweaking to the format, but I bet you wouldn’t even notice, and plan a little more just to get the balance of music just right and even more enjoyable this year. As always, the show will be going out LIVE every Monday evening at 7pm then repeated on a Saturday afternoon at 5pm, but now that replayed show will be followed by “The UK Soul Chart” with Brett Costello – I will be having a curious listen to that myself ! These are the tunes I played on the first “Old Gits Soul Show” of 2019, along with an up to date “Recommended Old Gits Nights Out” list …

The Tunes  
Galaxy – Head Over Heels
Bob & Earl – Harlem Shuffle
Lenny Williams – Fine
Slave – Just A Touch Of Love
Jackson Sisters – I Believe In Miracles
Jackie Wilson – Whispers Getting’ Louder
Rene & Angela – Your Smile
Groove Association feat Georgie B & Deborah Bell – Secret Love
Cashflow – Party Freak
Heatwave – Gangsters Of The Groove
Gladys Knight & The Pips – Bourgie Bourgie (Joey Negro Remix)
Francine McGee – Delirium
Little Richard – Function At The Junction
Gloria Gaynor – Never Can Say Goodbye
Trammps – Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart
KC & The Sunshine Band – Sound Your Funky Horn
Chris Jasper – That’s What Love Can Do
Rodney Mansfield – I’ve Got To Be Loved
R Kelly – Your Body’s Calling
Lamont Dozier – You Made Me A Believer
Four Tops – Loco In Acapulco
Dan Hartman – Vertigo

The Gigs  

Saturday 12th January
(Every 2nd Saturday of the month)
“Brown Sugar”
The Spread Eagle, Queens Road, Brentwood, CM14 4HD
“Funk Soul & Disco Night”
DJ Yours Truly (Ben)
7pm – Midnight ; Free Entry
https://www.facebook.com/BrentwoodSpreadEagle/?fref=ts

Friday 18th January
(Every 3rd Friday of the month)
“Soulful Seduction”
The Bread & Cheese, London Road,Benfleet, Essex, SS7 1AA
“100% Soul, Funk, Disco & Old Skool Club Anthems”
DJs: Bully & MJ
8.00pm – 1 am ; Free Entry ; Over 25s
http://www.soulfulseduction.co.uk/

Friday 18th January
(Every 3rd Friday of the month – except December)
“Soul Kitchen”
The Grey Lady Music Lounge, The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 5TW
“Rare 60s & 70s Soul Night”
DJs: John Browne, Tracy Shaw & guests
7.00pm – 1.00 am ; £5 on the door ; Tel (01892) 544700
https://www.facebook.com/groups/thesoulkitchentw/

Saturday 19th January
(Every 3rd Saturday of the month)
“Super Soul Saturday”
The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, CM2 0JT
DJ: Paul Eve & Mick Jackson
“The Very Best In Jazz Funk & Soul”
7.30pm – Midnight – Free Entry
https://www.facebook.com/soulatthecricks/

Friday 1st February
(Every 1st Friday Of the Month)
“The Big Zero Friday Night Out”
The Spread Eagle, High Street, Rayleigh, SS6 7EJ
DJs: Merve The Swerve & Brian Kelly plus guest Zero DJs
“Old Skool Soul, Dance, House, R’n’B,Hip Hop, Disco & more…”
8.30pm – 1.30am ; Free Entry
https://www.facebook.com/events/715229695511716/

Friday 1st February
“Overdose Of Joy”
**SOLD OUT !!! **
Top Meadow Golf Club, Fen lane, North Ockendon, RM14 3PR
“Modern & Classic Soul, Weekender Anthems & Soulful House”
DJs: Elliot M, Nick Gunn, Lee Fatbloke, Paul Kidley, Bully & Jon Jules
Special PA : “ Louise Mehan of SouLutions ”
7.30pm – 1am
www.overdoseofjoy.co.uk
https://www.facebook.com/events/1280721172070813/

Friday 1st February
“Five Star Soul”
Orsett Hall Hotel, RM16 3HS
“Soul Pavillion & Jazz Funk Lounge”
DJs: Brian “The Rev” Kelly ; Roni O’Brien ; Mark Lee ; Jon Ovel
Lee “Fatbloke Alder & Special Guest :Tony Matthews
7.30pm – 1.00 am ; Over 30s
Tickets £15 via Eventbrite – Tel (01375) 891402
www.imagoldminer.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/2199032670356058/

Saturday 2nd February
(1st Saturday of each month)
“Chelmsford City Soul”
Barista, Duke Street, Chelmsford, CM1 1JA
DJs: John Peters & John Douglas
“Soul, Funk, Jazz, RnB, 2 Step”
Free Entry ; 9pm – 2am ; Over 30s Only
https://www.facebook.com/events/492736814458022/

Friday 8th February
“Soul At The Wharf”,
The Wharf Pub, Wharf Road, Grays, RM17 6SZ
DJ: Gary Walden
“Soul Funk & Disco Classics”
8 – 12 Midnignt ; Free Entry
https://www.facebook.com/events/945007519169255/

Saturday 9th February
(Every 2nd Saturday of the month)
“Brown Sugar”
The Spread Eagle, Queens Road, Brentwood, CM14 4HD
“Funk Soul & Disco Night”
DJ Yours Truly (Ben)
7pm – Midnight ; Free Entry
https://www.facebook.com/BrentwoodSpreadEagle/?fref=ts

Friday 15th February
“Soul Re-united & The Squire Reunion”
RUSS Club, Mawney Road, Romford, RM17 7HB
DJs: Steve Kite, Tony Matthews, Roni O’Brien,
Jazbod, Elliot M
8pm – 2am ; Tickets £10 – Tel: (01708)762743
https://www.facebook.com/…/gm.20877820979…/956416287880295/…

Saturday 23rd February
“Steppin’ Out”
Luna Lounge, High Street, Hornchurch, RM12 4WN
“The Best In Soul & Funk”
DJs: Wayne D & Gary Walden
8pm – 1am ; Over 30s
Wristbands £7 – Tel (07526)633963
£10 on the door if available
https://www.facebook.com/events/217537949159873/

Saturday 2nd March
“Liquid Spirit 4 – The 1st Birthday Bash !”
Capones Nightclub, Benfleet Road, Hadleigh, SS7 1QB
“Soulful House, Disco & Old Skool Anthems”
DJs: Stretch Taylor, Paul Clark, Marie Garaccio
Danny T & DJ Coxy
8pm – 2am ; Advance Tickets £10
https://www.facebook.com/events/661700720890325/

Saturday 2nd March
“Soul By The Sea”
The Hampton Inn, Herne Bay, Western Esplanade, CT6 8DL
“Soul, Funk, Disco, Rare Groove, 80s Grooves”
DJs: Sarah Weller, Pete Hayes, Paul Mundy
Special Guest : DJ Miss Behaving
8pm – Midnight ; Free Entry
https://www.facebook.com/events/2401360016545560/

Saturday 23rd March
“KTF Soul Club 9th Anniversary”
Upstairs at The Old Regent Ballroom, Corringham Road,
Stanford Le Hope, SS17 0AQ
“Northern Soul, Motown, 60s RnB & a hint of Latin..”
DJs: TBA
7.30pm – 12.30am
Advance Tickets £7 inc a free CD ; £10 On The Door
*Also on 8th June / 28th September*
https://www.facebook.com/events/499582720530599/

Saturday 25th May
“Shalamar Plus Special Guests Odyssey”
Garon Park, Eastern Avenue, Southend-On-Sea, SS2 4FA
“Full Live Concert featuring Howard Hewett, Jeffrey Daniel & Carolyn Griffey”
Also appearing Light Of The World & Harry Cambridge as Luther Vandross,
Natasha Watts
Plus DJs: Ian Reading & John Osborne
2pm – 11.30pm
Early Bird Tickets £20
www.skiddle.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/248021245908284/

Friday 5th July
“Real Thing, Loose Ends & Shakatak”
Cliffs Pavillion, Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 7RA
8pm – 11pm ; Tickets £24, £29 or £31
(01702) 351135
www.southendtheatres.org.uk
https://www.facebook.com/events/548205655620674/

Weekenders :

Friday 18th – Sunday 20th January
“Clacton Soul Weekender Reunion 2019”
Marks Tey Hotel, Colchester, CO6 1DU
“Two rooms of 70s & 80s Modern Soul, Boogie & Jazz Funk”
DJs Include : Tony Fernandez, Sara Jane Rundel, Frostie
Richard Felstead, Paul Clark & Brian Jay
2pm Friday through to 2pm Sunday
https://www.facebook.com/events/238758136938257/?active_tab=about

Friday 8th – Sunday 10th March
“Hayling Island Spring Soul & Reggae Weekender”
Mill Rythe Holiday Village, Hayling Island, Hampshire
“Live Concert by Bitty McLean plus Winston reedy & Leroy Simmonds”
Two Rooms Of Music :
1) Reggae : Current, Revival & Bashment
2) Soul : Rare Groove, Independent & Classic 70s 80s & 90s
5pm on Friday night to 2am Monday morning
https://www.facebook.com/events/748715535516097/

Friday 28th – Sunday 30th June
“Hayling Island Summer Soul Weekender 7”
Mill Rythe Holiday Village, Hayling Island, Hampshire
3 Rooms Of Music including :
“Soul, Funk, Jazz, R’n’B, Soulful House, Neo Soul
Modern Soul, Rare Groove, Northern Soul & Reggae”
DJs : TBC
“3 Nights Accomodation inc Breakfast & Evening Meals & Event Pass = £199”
Tel : (02392) 460044
https://www.facebook.com/events/2098754063710012/

Margate Soul Festival 2019
Dates confirmed as Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th August
https://www.facebook.com/events/1908191825870662/

Caister 2019 :
May 3rd 4th 5th & 6th
http://www.caistersoul.co.uk/index.php

Weekly Events:
Fridays :
“Glitter Fridays”
The Rising Sun, High Street, Hornchurch, RM12 4UW
“Soul, House, Disco, R’n’B , Club Classics”
DJ : Peter P and guests
Free Entry ; 8pm – 1am
https://www.facebook.com/groups/souluprising/

Monthly Events:
First Friday: Zero Soul Night Out – Spread Eagle, Rayleigh
Third Friday: Soulful Seduction, Bread & Cheese, Benfleet
Third Friday: Soul Kitchen, Grey Lady, Tunbridge Wells
Second Saturday: Brown Sugar, Spread Eagle, Brentwood
Third Saturday: The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford
Last Sunday: Overroast Of Joy, Frankies, Hornchurch

Do you know of any soulful, jazzy, funky gigs taking place in 2019 ? Let me know the details whether you are a DJ , promoter or a punter and I can spread the word to fellow “Old Gits” in this space !

E-mail: [email protected] or send a text message to (01268)833978.
The Old Gits Soul Show is on Gateway 97.8 in Basildon & East Thurrock and also around the world via www.gateway978.com from 7pm–9pm every Monday, also repeated on Saturday evening from 5pm–7pm, plus you can hear it again anytime you like via the “Listen Again” button on the Gateway website … search “Cool Soul” !

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