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Neil Gits Stuck In…

20th October 2011
Posted by Neil Matthew

…to his accounts ! Yep, it’s that time of year again to lump together all the receipts and invoices, get the calculator out and hope that it doesn’t all result in an outrageous tax demand come January 31st. As I’m sure many people reading this will agree, it’s never a nice task to undertake – if you have a successful year and make lots of income, you pay a big tax bill. If you are sensible with the money you make and cut down on unnecessary outgoings, you don’t have enough expenditure … and pay a big tax bill!  To my untrained mind it seems the way forward is to work as little as possible and spend as much money as you can buying stuff at premium prices, so that the end result is the HMRC owe YOU a cheque for overpaying last time !! Much stress every October…

…which is where my show comes in handy once again, glorious soulful relief with plenty of feedback from my like-minded buddies listening in. If you were one of them last Monday, here is what you heard, if not here is what you can hear on Saturday at 5pm !

This Week’s Playlist:

Trammps  –  Disco Inferno  (DMG100 006) 

Luther Vandross – Til My Baby Comes Home (465801 2)

Whispers  – It’s A Love Thing (DINCD138)

Tasty Twelve : Lynx  –  You’re Lying

Surface  –  Falling In Love (SALT 104)

Jeffrey Osborne  –  Don’t You Get So Mad About It (AM140)

Stylistics  –  Stone In Love With You (525 656 2) 

Stevie Wonder  –  Higher Ground (TMSP6012) 

Crown Heights Affair – Say A Prayer For Two (6168 803) 

Dazz Band  –  Let It All Blow (7243 5 20265 2 4) 

Funk Deluxe  –  This Time (CUTSCD36)

Old Git’s Jazzy Bit: Light Of The World  –  Pete’s Crusade

Ripple  –  I Don’t Know What It Is But It Sure Is Funky

Gibson Brothers  –  Cuba (for Lorna)

Janice McClain – Smack Dab In The Middle

Snowboy featuring Anna Ross – Girl Overboard

Bebe & Cece Winans  – Stay With Me

Terry Callier  –  Caravan Of Love

Short Trousered Soul: Chairmen Of The Board  –  Everything’s Tuesday

Colonel Abrams  –  Music Is The Answer

Sylvester  –  Do Ya Wanna Funk

Musique  –  Keep On Jumping

Touch  –  Keep On

Recommended Old Gits Nights Out:

“The Old Git @ The Olde Dog – Part 3 !”
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 !
More details to follow… 
Saturday 22nd October
Halloween 80s Soul Night
***New  Venue!***
Rochford Hundred Golf Club, Hall Road, Rochford
DJ: Geoff Grove
Fancy Dress (Optional)  –   Hot Finger Buffet
8pm – 1am

Professional photographer will be snapping away at your request.
10% discount with Andrews Taxis too & from all Geoff’s events!
Tickets £15 from  website below or Secrets Rayleigh

Saturday 22nd October
“Soul By The Jetty – 2nd Birthday Party”
*** S   O  L  D     O   U   T  !!!!!!!!!! ***
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!!
Saturday 22nd October
Frostie’s “Access All Areas” Annual Birthday Bash
The Rendez-Vous, Chadwell Heath, Romford
“Soul from 1970 – 2011″
9pm  –  3am     –   Free Entry
DJs: Tony Fernandez, Marky Mark, Ash Selector, Sharpie, Chips, The Pooter & John Wayne
More details from : Frostie (07718) 292695
Friday 28th October
“The Stylistics – LIVE!”
The Towngate Theatre, Basildon
7.30 pm start  –  show lasts approx 100 minutes
Tickets £25 – credit/debit card bookings on (01268) 465465
Other dates near Basildon:
Saturday 19th November – Colchester Charter Hall
Saturday 26th November – Margate Winter Gardens
Sunday 27th November  –  Tunbridge Wells Assembly
Thursday 1st December  –  London Indigo
Saturday 3rd December  –  Southend Cliffs Pavillion
Friday 28th October
“Hallowen Party”
The Grasshopper Inn, Moorhouse, (A25) Westerham, Kent, TN16 2EU
DJ: Mark Roman  –  thr original DJ from legendary London 70s soul & funk club “Crackers” !
“Free glass of witches brew, creepy canapes and nasty nibbles!”
Saturday 29th October
The Essex Soul Man – John Leech
Will be DJ-ing at Club Ciroc, South Street, Romford
(formerly Branigans)
9 – 3 am     –   Pay on the door
Friday 4th November
Zero Soul Night
Marco’s Bar, Eastwood Road, Rayleigh
8.30 – 1am   –   Admission Free
DJ Bully and guests
Saturday 5th November
“Something For The Weekend”
Henrys, Romford Road, Aveley, RM15 4XB
9pm  –  2am   –   Free Entry
“Soulful Fireworks Galore!!”
DJs: Ginger Tony, Ed Stokes, Pete Collins & Steve Kite
Tel: (01708) 864012
Saturday 5th November
“Soul On The Harbour”
Jacksons Wharf, 30 York Street, Ramsgate, CT11 9DS
8pm – 1am  –  Free Entry
East Kent Soul Connection DJs playing:
“Soul, funk, jazz, soulful house, classic & new grooves”
Saturday 12th November
“The KTF Soul Club – 11″
The Railway Tavern, King Street, Stanford le Hope
7.30pm – 12.30am  –  £4 admission on the door
DJs : Paul Spain (Box Club) & Lee Markwick (Krystal Radio)
“Northern Soul Event!”
Friday 25th November 
 “Killer Soul Night – Xmas Special!”
@ 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 ´
DJ´s such as Ian Reading, Jon Jules, Mikey Porter, Bully, Uncle Swerve, Nick Gunn, The Bish, MJ Mac, Axel F, Brian Kelly 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
Saturday 3rd December
“Essex Funkers Big Xmas Bash!”
Harlow Town FC
7pm – 1am
DJs: Tom Holland, Paul Clark & Les Knott
Tickets £8 in advance or £12 on the door
Contact: (07800)72475   or  (01273) 413800
Saturday 3rd December
Charity Xmas Soul Ball
Colchester Town Hall, High Street, Colchester, CO1 1PJ
***S  O  L  D    O  U  T   !!!!! ***
“The West Coast Soul Stars – Live!”
A chance to see this fabulous band here in Essex !!
DJs : Chaz J  & Food (The Lemon Tree)
7pm –  1am
Tickets £25 – funds raised for the British Heart Foundation
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”
**22nd October – Georgie B singing live ! **
Monthly Events:
First Friday: Zero Soul Night Out – Marcos, Rayleigh – next one November 4th
Second Sunday: The Old Git At The Olde Dog – Herongate – see above ! Next: 13th November
Last Friday: Soul Survivors – Bar Vic – Victoria Avenue, Southend  –  next one 28th October
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.
Friday 30th March – Sunday 1st April
The Comfort Hotel, Clacton-on-Sea
More info at  and

 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 : 6th November

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 via from 7pm – 9pm every Monday – plus you can catch it again Saturday evening from 5pm – 7pm