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Neil Gits 2014 Under Way

9th January 2014
Posted by Neil Matthew

How many times have you said “Happy New Year” to people this week? How often have you boldly stated “this is my first blah blah of 2014”? How many friends laughed when you claimed “I haven’t done this since last year!”? Isn’t this first week of the year so amusing?! Well, on my show this Monday it was time to get things moving forward and unleash another batch of fabulous tunes from the wonderful world of soul, jazz-funk & disco in the 70s & 80s – some less familiar tunes by world famous soul stars, some timeless classics you never get fed up of and some great tracks you might never have heard anywhere before and may never hear again – unless that is you listen to the repeat play this Saturday at 5pm! Take a look at this week’s playlist and tune in this weekend to enjoy the first “Old Gits Soul Show” of 2014 – the best one this year for sure! Ooops, look what I did there… 😉

The Tunes:

Lee Garrett    You’re My Everything
George Duke    I Want You For Myself
Heatwave    Too Hot To Handle
Ike & Tina Turner    Proud Mary
Change    Paradise
Billy Paul    Sooner Or Later
Luther Vandross    When You Call On Me
Bunny Sigler    Keep Smilin’
Champaign    Off & On Love
David Christie    Saddle Up
Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes    Bad Luck
MFSB    Get Down With The Philly Sound 
Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels    You Get Your Kicks
Instant Funk    Got My Mind Made Up
Herbie Hancock    Tell Everybody
Angela Johnson –  Rescue Me
Solo    Keep It Right Here
Sidney Joe Qualls    Run To Me
Scandal feat Lee Genesis    Love Either Grows Or Goes
Spyders Webb    I’ve Learned From My Burns
Neil Larsen  –  Sudden Samba

2014 New Gigs!

Saturday 11th January
“Soul By The Sea”
The Divers Arms, Central Parade, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 5JQ
DJs: Carl Hyde, Tom Edgar, Tommy Gunn & Guests
8pm    1am   ;   Free Entry
Friday 17th January
(3rd Friday of the month)
“Soulful Seduction”
The Woodmans Arms, Rayleigh, Thundersley, SS7 3TA
DJs: Bully & MJ
“70s 80s & 90s Soul, Funk & Disco plus RnB & Club Classics”
Free Entry   ;   8.30pm – 1am
Saturday 18th January
“Club Classics”
Bar Plazma, High Street, Wickford, SS12 9AT
DJ Geoff Grove
Free Entry before 10pm, £2 after
Saturday 18th January
(Every 3rd Saturday of the month)
“Super Soul Saturday”
The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, CM2 0JT Chelmsford
DJ: Paul Eve (Caister) & DJ Hugsta
“The Very Best In Jazz-Funk, Soul & Boogie”
7.30pm –  Midnight   –  Free Entry
Saturday 25th January
“Euan’s Birthday Thing”
Bar Plazma, High Street, Wickford, SS12 9AT
DJs: Colin Levett, Tony Fernandez, Frostie Original,
Gayle Lawless Dumont, Chris Alexander
Saturday 25th January
“Soul Ressurrection”
May & Baker Sports & Social Club, Dagenham
DJ: Steve Kite & Guests
“Philly, Funk, Boogie, Rare Groove, Jazz-Funk & Caister Anthems”
7.30pm     Midnight  ;  Tickets £6
Sunday 26th January
(Every Last Sunday Of The Month)
“Sunday Soul Sessions”
The Victoria, Victoria Road, Romford, Essex, RM1 2PA
DJs: Tricia Butler, Bonnie DJ, Richard Brown, Sandra C & guests
“Club Classics, Soulful House, Jazz-Funk, Reggae”
3pm  –  11pm – soulful family atmosphere
Supervised children over 5 years old welcome before 7pm !
Friday 31st January
(Every Last Friday)
“Soul Weekender Vibe”
Vetro Bar, Western Road, Billericay, CM12 9DZ
“Very Best In Soul, Jazz-Funk & Rare Grooves”
DJs: Simon “Whistles” Ford, Nick Aravis & Paul Kidley
Free Entry     8pm    1am      Smart Dress Code
Friday 31st January
(Every Last Friday)
“Essex Funkers Soul Social Club”
Harlow Town FC, The Pinnacles, CM19 5BE
Tickets £5 : (07800) 724757  (07947) 308326
DJ: Les Knott
Saturday 1st February
(Every First Saturday)
The Buddha Lounge, Maidstone, Kent
“All Things Soulful”
DJs: Karen “Kazzie D” Ager, Tony Fernandez
£5 On The Door
Friday 7th February
(Every First Friday Of The Month)
“The Zero Soul Night Out”
Marcos Wine Bar, 30 Eastwood Road, Rayleigh
DJ: Bully
8.30pm    1am;  Free Entry
“Soul Funk & Disco From The 70s Upwards”
Friday 7th February 2014
“Five Star Soul”
Orsett Hall, Pavillion Suite, Prince Charles Avenue, Orsett, RM16 3HS
“Jazz Funk & Soul  from the 70s & 80s”
7.30pm    2.00am
Tel: (01375) 891402
Saturday 22nd February
“Soul By The Jetty”  ** NEW VENUE! **
The Oysterfleet, Knightswick Road, Canvey Island, SS8 7RB
“No:1 Soul Club Outside London 2013!”
DJs: Jonny Layton, Brian Kelly, Mark Messy
Special Guest: Tony Matthews
“Top Quality Jazz-Funk & Soul and more…”
Wristbands £7 In Advance Only – (07989) 591399
“Keeping The Goldmine Spirit Alive On Canvey Island”
Saturday 1st March (Then Every First Saturday)
“Soul On The Harbour ”
Jacksons Wharf, York Street, Ramsgate
DJs: John Herbert, Paul Spickett plus guests
“70s 80s & 90s Soul & Jazz-Funk Anthems”
Free Admission   –   8pm – 1am
Saturday 22nd March
“Essex Funkers Spring Bash”
Harlow Town FC, The Pinnacles, CM19 5BE
DJs: Les Knott, Soundchaser, Marky P,The Bushbaby
Special Guest: Greg Edwards
Tickets £10    (07947)
 21st – 23rd March 2014
“Clacton Soul Weekender”
The Esplanade Hotel, Clacton On Sea, CO151UU
23rd – 26th May 2014
“Bless The Funk Soul Weekender”
AZUR, Marina Pavillion, Hastings, TN38 OBU
Headline DJs: Greg Edwards, Brian Jay, Red Pepper
“Soul, Disco, Jazz-Funk & Classic Weekender Anthems”
Monthly Events:
First Friday: Zero Soul Night Out – Marcos, Rayleigh – next : 7th Feb
First Saturday: Soul On The Harbour, Jacksons Wharf, Ramsgate – next: 1st March
First Saturday: Soulsations, Buddha Lounge, Maidstone – next: 1st February
Second Saturday: Be Chic    The Crown, Billericay    next TBC
Third Friday: Soulful Seduction, Woodmans Arms, Thundersley – next 17th Jan
Third Saturday: The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford – next 18th Jan
Last Saturday: Disco Stomp, Jacksons Wharf, Ramsgate – next: TBC
Last Sunday: Sunday Soul Sessions, Victoria, Romford    next 26th Jan
Last Friday: Friday Night Live, Bar Plazma, Wickford – next date TBC
Last Friday: Soul Weekender Vibe, Vetro Bar, Billericay  – next date 31st January
Last Friday: Essex Funkers Soul Social – Harlow Town – next 31st Jan

Do you know of any soulful, jazzy, funky gigs taking place in 2014 ? 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!

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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