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Neil Gits Something In His Eye

19th August 2011
Posted by Neil Matthew

Time for another whinge about my minor health defects ! This time I woke up with “fuzzy eyes”, not unusual, soon goes after a few minutes pottering around zombie like, but this time it was clear something was “in there” and wasn’t going away in a hurry. So this week’s show was hampered by the fact that, even with my lovely new reading glasses, I wasn’t totally 100% sure that what I was reading, either from my written notes or off the screens from your messages, was making sense ! Luckily, the ears were fine and the tunes sounded even finer, I hope you’ll agree…

This Week’s Playlist:

Frantique  –  Strut Your Funky Stuff

Atlantic Starr  –  Silver Shadow

Maze  –  Love Is The Key

Jocelyn Brown  –  Somebody Else’s Guy (Full 12 inch version)

Kool & The Gang  –  Open Sesame

Eddie Kendricks  –  Keep On Truckin’

Commodores  –  Easy

Miles Jaye  –  Let’s Start Love Over

Second Image  –  Special Lady

Gladys Knight & The Pips  –  Taste Of Bitter Love

B B & Q Band  – On The Beat  (for Dave)

Norman Connors  –  Once I’ve Been There

Rodney Franklin  –  The Groove

Whispers  – It’s A Love Thing (for The Olde Dog Soul Boys)

I Level  –  Give Me (for Allan)

Luther Vandross – Nights In Harlem

Roberta Flack & Donnie Hathaway –  The Closer I Get To You

Benny Golson  –  New Killer Joe

Johnny Johnson & The Bandwagon-Blame It On The Pony Express

Michael Jackson  –  Get On The Floor  (for Anthony)

Moment Of Truth  –  Helplessly

Peter White  –  Bullseye

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 20th August
“Love Canvey Soul”
Bar Monico, Canvey Seafront
8pm – 2am   –   Free Admission
Tony D with Guest Djs & Live Acts
Special Guest DJs this week: Glen Sheery & Steve Brown – The Original Monico Soul Boys !
“Jazz, Funk, Soul, Old Skool, Disco, Boogie, Motown & Reggae”


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