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3rd September 2011
Posted by Neil Matthew

After running the last two or three Bank Holiday Monday shows a couple of hours earlier, we thought we’d stick to the regular slot of 7-9pm last Monday for the sake of continuity. However, with all the shops closing a bit earlier and the Eastgate Centre shutting its doors before my arrival, access to the studio presented quite a challenge !

First I had to park my car in exactly the right place or risk a £120 parking ticket (and a clamp) then I had to convince the awfully nice people who look after the place 24 hours that Nathan and I had a good reason to enter the centre and finally negotiate the maze of concrete corridors behind the scenes before climbing up the escalators (which of course by now were switched off!) to Gateway HQ.

It all worked out in the end without any major problems though, and you can hear the results in tonight’s “repeat play” at the usual Saturday time of 5pm – and I think you’ll enjoy it !

This Week’s Playlist:

Diana Ross  –  My Old Piano

Instant Funk  –  Got My Mind Made Up

Third World  –  Now That We’ve Found Love

Dynasty  –  I Don’t Wanna Be A Freak

Atlantic Starr  –  Circles (for Allan)

Shalamar  –  Over & Over

Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes  –  If You Don’t Know Me By Now 

Marvin Gaye  –  After The Dance

Steve Harvey  –  Something Special

Jesse Green  –  Nice ‘n’ Slow

Cheryl Lynn  –  Encore

Heavy Shift  –  90 Degrees In The Shade

Billy Ocean  –  Red Light Spells Danger (for Danny)

Blackbyrds –  Walking In Rhythm (for Keith & Daisy)

GQ  –  Disco Nights (for The Olde Dog Soul Boys!)

Chanelle  –  My Life

Rene & Angela  –  Your Smile

Average White Band – Atlantic Avenue  

Wilson Pickett  –  Mustang Sally (for Helen)

Keni Burke  –  Let Somebody Love You

Saturday Night Band  –  Come On Dance Dance

Duncan Miller  –  Dream Your Dream

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 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 / (01702) 551125
9pm  –  3.30 am
Saturday 17th September
“Al Fresco Soul”
The Ship,
New Road
Old Leigh, SS9 2EA
Annual fund raising shin dig for Bosom Pals. Outdoors till dusk upstairs till close.

All aspects of good soulful dance music covered during the day by a plethora of fine Djing talent.

More info Graham 07739093256

Saturday 24th September
“KTF Soul Club – Number 10″
Railway Tavern, Stanford Le Hope
7.30 – 1.30
£4 admission
Guest DJs: Tony Burman & Rob Hall
“Northern Soul Event – 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
Saturday 22nd October
“Soul By The Jetty – 2nd Birthday Party”
The Lobster Snack (Upstairs), Haven Road, Canvey Island
Wristbands only (£5 in advance)   –   8pm – 1am
DJs: Jon Layton & Mr Messy
Plus: Mick Love, Gino Muscat (Killer Soul 5)
 SPECIAL GUEST is Brighton legend and original Mafia DJ PAUL CLARK!!
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”
***3rd September – “The Naked DJ!!” John Peters ***
Monthly Events:
First Friday: Zero Soul Night Out – Marcos, Rayleigh – next one October 7th
Last Friday: Soul Survivors, Bar Vic, Southend – next one 30th September
Last Friday: Soulful Seduction, Inn On The Green, Stanford Le Hope – next one 30th September
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  22ndOct and then 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 : 4th September

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