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Neil Gits Tired…Very Tired!

13th October 2011
Posted by Neil Matthew

What a day last Monday was – busy, busy, busy ! And it was not helped by the fact that I had to be “busy, busy, busy” on just over five hours kip, so inevitably by the time I got to the studio I was absolutely shattered. Of course, the tunes I played were of the usual high standard, but listen if you dare this Saturday to the dozey Old Git rambling on in between – “car crash radio” I think is the term !

This Week’s Playlist:

Van McCoy  –  The Hustle

Johnny Bristol  –  Love No Longer Has A Hold On Me

Evelyn King  –  Love Come Down (for Mart)

Dan Hartman – Instant Replay (for Lorna in Vange)

Donald Byrd  – Loving You (for Trevor)

Fatback  –  She’s My Shining Star (for Dave)

Stylistics  –  You Make Me Feel Brand New (for Jimbo)

Gene Chandler  –  Does She Have A Friend

Jimmy “Bo” Horne  – Dance Across The Floor

Mystic Merlin  –  Just Can’t Give You Up

Sister Sledge  –  As  (for Sarah Jane)

Archie Bell & Drells  – Disco Fever

Eddie Henderson  –  Prance On (for Harry)

Sir Joe Quartermain & Free Soul  –  I Got So Much Trouble In My Mind

George Benson  – Love Ballad  (especially for Mary)

Craig David  –  All The Way

Norman Connors  –  You Are My Starship (for Helen)

Sweet Sensation  –  Sad Sweet Dreamer (for Gary)

Rockie Robbins  –  Are You Ready

Total Contrast  –  Takes A Little Time (for Allan)

Coffee  –  I Wanna Be With You (for Fletch)

KC & The Sunshine Band  –  Shake Your Booty

Weeks & Co  –  Rock Your World

Herb Alpert  –  Rotation

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”
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!”
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 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
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”
**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
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