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Neil Gits the Heating On…

30th November 2011
Posted by Neil Matthew

It certainly has got a bit “nippy” lately but knowing that a big bill will be coming my way come February I resisted flicking the thermostat switch for most of October and November – however this week it was defintiely time to TURN IT UP ! Just like the volume control on your radio or PC when you check out this week’s awesome collection of tunes on my “Old Gits Soul Show” !!

Don’t forget next Sunday 11th December I am taking the sounds of 70s & 80s soul, jazz-funk & disco out on the road to “The Olde Dog” in Herongate again, handily placed closed to Basildon & East Thurrock and it would be nice to put a face to a few familiar friends of the show. Meanwhile here’s what you can hear on the air this Saturday …

This Week’s Playlist:

Barry White – Let The Music Play

Class Action feat Christine Wiltshire – Weekend

The Moments – Jack In The Box (for Allan & The Olde Dog Soul Crew)

Mary Jane Girls – All Night Long (Full 12″ Version)

Imagination – Burning Up

Second Image – Special Lady

Eddie Holman – Hey There Lonely Girl

Joyce Sims – Come Into My Life

Earth Wind & Fire – Saturday Nite (for Gary in South Carolina!)

Ashford & Simpson – Flashback

Stylistics – We Should Be Lovers (for Stavros)

Galaxy – This Kind Of Love

Ramsey Lewis – Spring High

Cymande – The Message

Change – Change Of Heart (for Harry)

Lynden David Hall – Sexy Cinderella

Luther Vandross – Think About You

Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On ? (for Scott)

Desmond Dekker – You Can Get It If You Really Want

Undisputed Truth – You + Me = Love

Valentine Brothers – Money’s Too Tight To Mention

Donna Summer – Heaven Knows

Atlantis – Keep On Movin’ ‘n’ Groovin’

Urban Jazz Network – You & Me

Recommended Old Gits Nights Out:


“The Old Git @ The Olde Dog – Total Request Fest !”

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 December
“The Stylistics Live At The Cliffs Pavillion”
Last date of their tour – see local press for details…
Saturday 3rd December
“Soul On The Harbour – Xmas Party !”
Jacksons Wharf, York Street, Ramsgate
8pm -1am – Free Entry
DJs : Johnny H, Paul Spickett, Micky B, Jason Anderson, Rookie Penny
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 10th December
“Soul By The Sea – Xmas Special”
Saks Underground (Basement Bar), Clifftown Road, Southend
“Soul, Funk, Boogie & A Touch Of Latin”
DJs: Gary Dennis, DJ Hugsta, Scott James, Chris White, Mick Liste
9pm – 2am
Tickets £6 on the door -arrive early!
Saturday 10th December
Estuary Soul Xmas Special,
The Westcoast Bar, Margate
8pm – 3am – Tickets are £5 in advance
Two Rooms of Soul, Jazz-Funk By The East Kent Soul Connection !
DJs include: Tony Matthews, Pete Collins, Micky B, Jason Anderson, Jonny & Messy
More details at …
Sunday 11th December
“The Old Git At The Olde Dog – Part 4!”
The Olde Dog, Bilericay Road, Herongate
7pm -10.30pm
A Total Request-Fest !!
Saturday 31st December
“Soul By The Jetty – New Years Eve Special!”
Lobster Smack, Haven Road, Canvey Island
8pm – 2am
DJs: Jonny Layton, Mr Messy, Brian Kelly…
Plus: Tony Matthews & Jazzbod from Caister
“A full-on PARTY featuring quality Soul, Funk, Jazz-Funk, Nu-Jazz and Caister grooves with added feel-good flavas…”
Wristbands £8 – IN ADVANCE ONLY – Tel:07989 591399
Or for full details see:
Saturday 31st December
“Stomp-ford 2 – New Years Eve Party!”
The Squire, North Street, Romford, RM5 3AB
8pm – 5am !
“The Sweet Rhythms Of Soul Music from the Stomp Team…”
Tickets £15 available until 18th December…
…after that £20 if not already sold out !
Full details at:
Saturday 31st December
“KTF Soul Club vs Dirty John’s New Years Knees Up!”
The Railway Tavern, Stanford Le Hope
7.30pm – 1.30 am
Two rooms of tunes – tickets £5 in advance only
Details at:
Saturday 31st December
“New Years Eve Dance Party”
Hockley Community Centre, Westminster Drive, Hockley.
DJ Geoff Grove playing…
“80s Soul, 90s Anthems & Today’s Dance Hits”
Family-friendly event – Tickets £10 Adults £5 Under 18s
More details to follow…
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 December 2nd
First Friday: 80s Soul Funk & Disco Night – The King Willy, Sawbridgeworth – next date Dec 2nd
Second Sunday: The Old Git At The Olde Dog – Herongate – see above ! Next: 11th December
Last Friday: Soul Survivors – Bar Vic – Victoria Avenue, Southend – next one TBC
Bi-Monthly Events:
Soul By The Jetty – next one New Years Eve !
Further details above as each night comes around.
Friday 30th March – Sunday 1st April
The Comfort Hotel, Clacton-on-Sea
***Tickets & Accomodation Selling Fast ! Hurry! ***
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 : 4th December

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