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Neil Gits The Show On The Road – Again!

7th October 2011
Posted by Neil Matthew

This Sunday we are holding our second “Old Git At The Olde Dog” event in Herongate, handily placed near both Basildon and East Thurrock, after the first night in September proved popular. At this splendid country inn (or “proper pub” as one of my friends put it!) you can hear pretty much the same sort of tunes as I play on my show whilst at the same time meeting some of the regular listeners who contribute requests and dedications -why not come and join us ? But first take a listen to last Monday’s show again on this Saturday’s repeat play at 5pm – a good proportion of the tracks played were suggested by the “Old Dog Soul Crew” !

This Week’s Playlist:

George Benson  –  Feel Like Making Love

SOS Band  –  Take Your Time (Do It Right)

Moments  –  Girls

T Connection  –  Do What You Wanna Do (Full 12″ Version)

Carl Anderson  –  Buttercup  (for Mike)

Will Downing  –  In My Dreams (for Sarah Jane)

Stylistics  –  Betcha By Golly Wow (for Andy & Ilona)

Full Flava feat Donna Gardier – Future

Charme  –  Georgy Porgy (for Michael)           

FLB  –  Boogie Town

Chanson  –  Don’t Hold Back (for Dave)

Miracles  – Love Machine (for Lorna)

Earl Klugh  –  Back In Central Park

Parliament  –  Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker)

Aurra  –  You & Me Tonight

Terry Ronald  –  What The Child Needs (for Grumpy)

Luther Vandross  –  I’m Only Human (I Know LP) (for Kim)

Michael Wycoff  –  Looking Up To You  (for Mick)

Stevie Wonder  –  I Was Made To Love Her

Howard Johnson  –  Say You Wanna  (for Allan)

Midnight Star  –  Midas Touch

Rhyze  –  Just How Sweet Is Your Love

Salsoul Orchestra – Getaway

Recommended Old Gits Nights Out:

“The Old Git @ The Olde Dog – Again!”
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”
**Guest DJ : Grumpy Brown – 1st Live Set for 25 years !**
7pm  –  10.30pm   –   Free Entry
Chill out with the tunes !
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”
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!!
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!”
Friday 4th November
Zero Soul Night
Marco’s Bar, Eastwood Road, Rayleigh
8.30 – 1am   –   Admission Free
DJ Bully and guests
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
Charity Xmas Soul Ball
Colchester Town Hall, High Street, Colchester, CO1 1PJ
“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”
Monthly Events:
First Friday: Zero Soul Night Out – Marcos, Rayleigh – next one November 4th
Second Saturday: Soul Fusion, Star & Garter, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford – next one 8th Oct
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