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Neil Gits The Show On The Road!

5th August 2011
Posted by Neil Matthew

I am very excited to reveal details today of a new enhancement to your enjoyment of my radio show beginning on Sunday 11th September – the ultimate “recommended Old Gits Night Out!” On this date you get the chance to hear all the quality soul, jazz-funk & disco from the classic 70s & 80s era you have come to expect on the show, but also partake in a glass or two of something tasty in a proper old fashioned pub whilst socializing with (hopefully) many other like minded folk.

The event takes place just a stone’s throw from both Basildon & East Thurrock at The Olde Dog in Herongate and the tunes will begin nice and early at 7pm, so you can stop off and relax on your way home from a day out or maybe just pop in for a cheeky pint and chill out before another working week begins – and of course it is free admission ! We are not going for a foot-stomping, hand-clapping, whistle-blowing, room-shaking kind of vibe – there is no dancefloor and will be no flashing lights, just me, you and the music played at a modest level so we can all reminisce about the old days together and maybe make new (old) friends. It will be good to hook up with a few of my listeners that I don’t normally get to meet, and maybe you’ll bump into one or two of the other Gateway team members too plus the pub’s loyal regulars who support my quiz nights there and are really keen on “our tunes” too !

Trust me, you’ll be hearing a lot more about this night on my show over the next month or so, plus the full details will be posted right at the top of my events list each week till the big day so you can’t possibly ignore it ! But first here are the latest songs I am playing on air this week …

This Week’s Playlist:

James Ingram  –  Yah Mo Be There

Bob James  – Sign Of The Times

Intruders  – I’ll Always Love My Mama

Julia & Co  –  Breakin’ Down (Sugar Samba) (Full 12″ Version)

Jammers  –  Be Mine Tonight

Lenny Williams  –  Best Of Friends

Mariah Carey  –  Never Too Far  

Alyson Williams  –  I Need Your Loving

War  –  Galaxy

Russ Brown  –  Gotta Find A Way

Barry White  –  I’m Gonna Love You Just A Little Bit More Baby

Chocolate Milk  –  My Mind Is Hazy

Central Line  –  Breaking Point

Stevie Wonder  –  Do I Do

Emotions  –  I Don’t Wanna Lose Your Love

Kenny Thomas  –  Crazy World (for Helen & Jon)

Isley Brothers  –  Highways Of My Life

Donald Byrd  –  Wind Parade

Aretha Franklin  –  Think

Maxi Priest –  Strollin’ On

Sade  –  Hang On To Your Love

Strikers  –  Body Music (for Gordon)

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 !
Friday 5th August
“Soul At The Squire”
The Squire Public House, North Street, Romford
Free Entry  –   8pm – 1am
Resident DJ: Steve Kite (Caister)  plus various guests
This week Goldmine legend … Tom Holland ! 
Friday 5th August
“The Big Zero Soul Night Out!”
Marcos Wine Bar, Eastwood Road, Rayleigh
Free Admission   –  8.30pm – 1.00 am
DJs:  Bully  plus guests   Axel F & Brian Kelly
“70s 80s & 90s Soul Disco & Dance Anthems”
Saturday 6th August
“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”


JD Fitzgerald singing live this week  !
Saturday 6th/Sunday 7th August
“Margate Carnival Soul Weekend!”
Westcoast Bar, 3-5 King Street  &  The Parade, Margate
2pm  –  2am  Each Day  –  Free Entry
On The Saturday:  Live Entertainment & DJs on The Plazza
DJ line-up includes:  Tony Matthews, Peter Collins, Roni O’Brien, James Anthony & Jon Layton
Plus of course the “East Kent Soul Connection” crew !!
On The Sunday: Live Shows & Music, Family Entertainment Stalls & Caribbean Bar-B-Q !
Finale:  Special Full Live Performance from THE WESTCOAST SOULSTARS and Friends !
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
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 August 5th
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
First Saturday: Crown Soul Affair, The Crown, Billericay – next one August 6th
Second Saturday: Soul Fusion, Star & Garter, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford – next one 13th Aug
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 : 7th August

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