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Neil Gits A Visitor

12th August 2011
Posted by Neil Matthew

Regular listeners to my show will know that my seven year old son Nathan accompanies most weeks into the studio, but is very rarely heard on air, save for the odd tapping on the laptop keyboard while he watches something on the BBC i-Player or the sound of a squeaky colouring pen as he furiously knocks up another flag of the world ! However, I had an extra visitor this week in the form of my 14 year old nephew – and not to be outdone by one another they decided they both wanted to get behind the mic and “have a go”. As you can see from elsewhere on our website, Gateway is extremely active with the young schoolkids and college students around the area, welcoming groups and individuals in regularly for an insight or even full training in the ways of radio, so I was hardly going to say no ! You can hear how they got on when Sam and Nathan help me out with the “Recommended Old Gits Nights Out” on this week’s show…

This Week’s Playlist:

Barry White  –  You See The Trouble With Me

Second Image  –  Can’t Keep Holding On

Roy Ayers  –  Get On Up Get On Down

Musique  –  In The Bush (full twelve inch version)

Archie Bell – Strategy

Keni Burke – Hang Tight (for The Olde Dog Soul Boys!)

Temptations  –  Just My Imagination (for Kerion)   

BB & CC Winans  –  Addictive Love

Serge Ponsar  –  Out In The Night

Evelyn Champagne King  –  Your Personal Touch

Billy Paul  –  Bring The Family Back

Lamont Dozier  –  Love You To The Max

Deodato  –  Night Cruiser

Hi Tension  –  Hi Tension

Howard Johnson  –  So Fine  (for Allan) 

Driza Bone  –  Real Love

Keith Sweat  –  Make It Last Forever

Cameo  –  Love You Anyway

Sly & The Family Stone  –  Running Away

Fat Larrys Band  –  Act Like You Know

SOS Band  –  The Finest

Paul Hardcastle  –  Rain Forest

Recommended Old Gits Nights Out:

“The Old Git @ The Olde Dog!”
Billericay Road, Herongate Tye, Brentwood, CM13 3SD
DJ Neil Matthew playing….
“Soul, Jazz-Funk & Disco from and inspired by the classic era of the 70s & 80s”
7pm  –  10.30pm   –   Free Entry
Chill out with the tunes !
Saturday 13th August
“Love Canvey Soul”
Bar Monico, Canvey Seafront
8pm – 2am   –   Free Admission
Tony D with Guest Djs & Live Acts
Special Guest singer this week: Stacy Stuart
“Jazz, Funk, Soul, Old Skool, Disco, Boogie, Motown & Reggae”

Saturday 13th August 

“Soul Fusion”
Star & Garter, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford
Soul Stop Over Promotions Present:
DJs: Marky Mark & Dave Morpher Marley
9pm – 12.00  –  Free Admission
Saturday 13th August
 “Summer Bash (Part 1)”
Harlow Town Football Club
8pm – 1am
“70s & 80s Jazz Funk & Soul”
With Mafia Funk DJ : Les Knott with Ash Tyrell
Tickets £7.00 in advance £10.00 on the door
Contact Les Knott 07800724757   Or [email protected]
Saturday 13th August 
“Stomp In Romford!”
The Squire, North Street, Romford
Tickets £5   –   8pm – 2am  ***NEARLY SOLD OUT – HURRY!***
DJs: Steve Kite, Gavin Page, Tony Fernandez, Phil Roberts, Scott James…
…With the sweet Rhythms Of Soul Music !
Check the link below for ticket outlets and more info:
Saturday 27th August 
“Soul By The Jetty – Beach Party!”
Lobster Smack, Haven Road, Canvey Island
DJs: Jon Layton & Mr Messy with Gino Muscat & Brian Kelly
Special Guest:  Tony Matthews
7.30 – 1am   –   Advance Wristbands Only £5
Tel: Jonny (07989 591399) or email: soulbythejetty@virginmedia​.com
Saturday 27th August 
“Motown Gold Show!”
The Inn On The Green,
Mountnessing Road, Billericay
8.30 start  … Free Admission
“Come along and enjoy all your favourite Motown hits sung live!”
Saturday 3rd September
“Soul On The Harbour”
Jacksons Wharf, Ramsgate
The East Kent Soul Connection Presents…
“Soul Jazz Funk, Soulful Dance & Boogie”
8pm – 1am   –   Free Entry
Friday 9th September 
 “Killer Soul 5!”
@ Lords Golf & Country Club, Rayleigh
8pm – 1am
If you were part of the enormous soul music explosion in the South East of England back in the later part of the 1970´s and attended the night clubs such as Zero 6, Flicks, Lacy Lady and more, then its time to reminisce again as the DJ team at Zero Radio invite you to ´KILLER SOUL 5´
DJ´s such as Ian Reading, Jon Jules, Bully, Uncle Swerve, Nick Gunn and more are back for a night of Jazz Funk, Soul and Dance floor anthems plus an added THIRD room for all Jazz & Chill Connoisseurs
For further details visit
Sunday 11th September
“The Old Git At The Olde Dog!”
My show goes on the road !
See above or check:
Wednesday 14th September
“Billy Ocean LIVE at The Towngate !”
St. Martin´s Square, Basildon,  SS14 1DL

2011 will see Billy Ocean perform at just four venues across the country
and the Towngate Theatre are privileged to be able to welcome him back.

All tickets: £27.50

Debit/Credit Card Bookings: 01268 465 465

Saturday 17th September
“Always There – Goldmine Reuion”
La Quinta, Hadleigh, SS7 1QB
DJs: Chris Hill & Snowboy
Tickets £10 in advance from the venue or call (07811) 111333
9pm  –  3.30 am
Saturday 24th September
“KTF Soul Club – Number 10″
Railway Tavern, Stanford Le Hope
7.30 – 1.30
£4 admission
“Northern Soul played by guests DJs – possibly a dance competition too !”
Saturday 22nd October
Halloween Hockley Soul Night
***New  Venue!***
Rochford Hundred Golf Club, Hall Road, Rochford
DJ: Geoff Grove
Fancy Dress  –   Hot Buffet  –  Tickets & Times TBC
Every Friday:
 “Soul @ The Squire”
The Squire Public House, North Street, Romford
Free Entry  –   8pm – 1am
Resident DJ: Steve Kite (Caister)  plus various guests
Every Saturday:
Love Canvey Soul
Bar Monico, Canvey Seafront
8pm – 2am   –   Free Admission
Tony D with Guest Djs & Live Acts
“Jazz, Funk, Soul, Old Skool, Disco, Boogie, Motown & Reggae”
Monthly Events:
First Friday: Zero Soul Night Out – Marcos, Rayleigh – next one September 2nd
Last Friday: Soul Survivors, Bar Vic, Southend – next one 26th August
Last Friday: Soulful Seduction, Inn On The Green, Stanford Le Hope – next one 26th August
Second Saturday: Soul Fusion, Star & Garter, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford – next one 10th Sept
Bi-Monthly Events:
Hockley Soul Night   –  next one 22nd October
Soul By The Jetty  –  next one  27th August, then 29th Oct and New Years Eve !
Further details above as each night comes around.

 And don’t forget…

Live Jazz @ The Inn On The Green – Mountnessing Road, Billericay

Every First Sunday of the month

Lunchtime Session: 1pm – 4pm

Next date : TBC

If you enjoy the show, then the chances are you will like what happens each month here with music provided by The Dan Banks Duo

Admission is FREE !  Hope to add more details here soon…

Also recommended…

Friday nights at…

Lot 75 , Shenfield with Graham Norton

Plasma, Wickford with Geoff Grove

Both guys play every other week and include plenty of “our” tunes amongst other styles…

Do you know of any soulful, jazzy, funky gigs taking place early in 2011 ? Let me know the details whether you are a DJ or a punter and I can spread the word to fellow “Old Gits” in this space !

E-mail: [email protected] or send a voice/text message to (01268)833978

The Old Gits Soul Show is on Gateway 97.8 in Basildon & East Thurrock and also around the world from 7pm – 9pm every Monday – plus you can catch it again Saturday evening from 5pm – 7pm