Neil Gits A Bit Of A Problem

Neil MatthewCool SoulLeave a Comment

Something wasn’t quite right in the studio last Monday. Everything was set up the same as usual, but the music seemed so quiet. I checked and double checked but nothing was actually wrong, so I thought “Oh well, the show must go on !” and carried on like a trouper. Except something WAS wrong – my ears !!! When I woke up yesterday I could hardly hear a thing in my right ear and I’m still “dead” on that side of my head now – clearly an issue was developing at the start of the week, so now a visit to the doctor really needs to be arranged 🙁  …

However, even though it’s a bit tricky for me to do, you can still hear that show from last Monday by tuning in to Gateway at 5pm for the repeat play (or visit the “Listen Again” page) – these are the tunes you will hear even if I won;t be able to !!

The Tunes

Gwen McCrae – Doin’ It
Real Thing – You To Me Are Everything
Rose Vincent – All Night
Keni Burke – Rising To The Top
Will Downing – Sending Out An SOS
Get It Right – Jaki Graham
Earth Wind & Fire – Reasons
Alterego Vibe – More Than That
Fatback – I Love Your Body Language
James Ingram – Yah Mo Be There
Maze featuring Frankie Beverly – Before I Let Go (M & M Mix)
Isaac Hayes – Disco Connection
Timi Yuro – It’ll Never Be Over For Me
Jacksons – Going Places
Emotions – Best Of My Love
Commodores – Brick House
Change – Love 4 Love (Joey Negro Remix)
Patrick Lamb feat Frank McComb – Whatever Happens
Lionel Richie – Love Will Find A Way
Chaka Khan – Life Is A Dance
Bobby Brown – Don’t Be Cruel
Finis Henderson – Skip To My Lou

The Previous Week :

(Still available on ‘Listen Again’)

Cashflow – Mine All Mine
Sister Sledge – All American Girls
Jazsoulster feat Maysa Leak – Family Affair
Rahni Harris – Six Million Steps
Johnny Guitar Watson – I Need It
Sleep On It – Chaka Khan
Terri Wells – Falling Leaves
Lina – Best Friend
First Choice – Sittin’ Pretty
O’Jays – Sing A Happy Song
Cheryl Lynn – Got To Be Real (M & M Mix)
Lalo Schifrin – You Feel Good
Maddisson Wilburn – Reminds Me Of You
Rocksteady Crew – (Hey You) TheRocksteady Crew
Level 42 – Micro Kid
Sharon Redd – Love How You Feel
Doggett Brothers – You Give Me Something
Sympli Whitney – Don’t Leave
Jaki Graham – About Your Love
Los Charly’s Orchestra Feat. Omar – Fire (Neo Soulful Disco Mix)
Esther Phillips – What A Difference A Day Makes
Salsoul Orchestra – Nice ‘n’ Nasty

The Gigs :

Saturday 17th November
“Soul & Motown Night”
The Old Garrison Pub, Campfield Road, Shoeburyness, SS3 9BX
DJs: Daniel Hill & Neil Matthew
“60s 70s & 80s Soul Favourites!”
7pm – Midnight
https://www.facebook.com/events/302421980355561/

Saturday 17th November
(Every 3rd Saturday of the month)
“Super Soul Saturday”
The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, CM2 0JT
DJ: Paul Eve & Mick Jackson
“The Very Best In Jazz Funk & Soul”
7.30pm – Midnight – Free Entry
https://www.facebook.com/soulatthecricks/

Sunday 25th November
(Last Sunday of the month)
“Over-roast Of Joy!”
Frankies Wine Bar, Station Lane, Hornchurch, RM2 6JL
DJ: Paul Kidley & guests
“Soul Weekend Anthems & Soulful House”
5.30pm – 11.30 pm ; Free Entry
www.overdoseofjoy.co.uk

Friday 30th November
“Killer Soul”
Chichester Hotel, Old London Road,Wickford, SS11 8UE
“The Zero DJ Team In Attendance – Big Soul Party!”
8pm – 1am ; Tickets available now :
https://www.facebook.com/events/341744853068826/

Friday 30th November
“Back In Time”
The Edge Bar & Restaurant, High Pavement, Basildon, SS14 1EA
“Old School Disco & 80s Club Classics”
DJs: Wayne D
8pm – 1am (Free Entry before 9pm – £5 after)
Tel (01268) 280755
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10217610399675938&set=a.2432551977304&type=3&theater&ifg=1

Saturday 1st December
“ Liquid Spirit 3”
Capones Nightclub, Benfleet, SS7 1QB
“Soulful House, RnB, Soul & Old Skool Anthems”
DJs: Ronnie Herel, Stretch Taylor, Danny T
Max Fernandez & DJ Coxy
8pm – 2am ; Tickets Available soon …
https://www.facebook.com/events/281914949266655/

Saturday 1st December
“Soul By The Sea”
The Hampton Inn, Western Esplanade, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 8DL
DJs: Pete Hayes, Sarah Weller, Paul Mundy, Terry Brown
8pm – 1am ; Free Entry
https://www.facebook.com/events/326465541440136/

Friday 7th December
(Every 1st Friday Of the Month)
“The Big Zero Soul Night Out”
The Spread Eagle, High Street, Rayleigh, SS6 7EJ
DJs: Merve The Swerve plus guests
“Old Skool Soul & Club Anthems, R’n’B & more…”
8.30pm – 1.00am ; Free Entry
Tel: (01268) 775100
https://www.facebook.com/groups/116110315208484/?hc_ref=ARRb586cE4MEIv8bO0bT-q6pvlZuU_ZY9byeQ5iLMb2wMKCKmpxH_JgZnEoT_HsCpDI

Friday 7th December
“An Evening With The Soul Ladies & The Collective”
Sawbridgeworth Memorial Hall, The Forebury, Knight Street, CM21 9BD
“8 Piece Essential Live Soul, Motown & Disco Band”
Bring your own booze !
Tickets £15 www.wegottickets.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/2134438660203243/

Saturday 8th December
“Soul At The Edge – Xmas Extravaganza”
The Edge Bar & Restaurant, High Pavement, Basildon, SS14 1EA
DJs: Wayne D, Brian “The Rev” Kelly & Mick Jackson
“The Very Best Soul, Jazz-Funk & Soulful House”
8pm – 1am ; Tickets £7 in advance, £10 on the door
Tel: (07526)633963
https://www.facebook.com/events/249911072385435/

Saturday 8th December
“ Essex Funkers Xmas Bash”
Canons Brook Golf Club, Elizabeth Way, Harlow, CM19 5BE
DJs: Les Knott, Jonny Layton, Gary Hawk, John Searle, Dab
7pm – 1am ; Tickets £10 (07791) 995670
https://www.facebook.com/events/410660249467924/

Saturday 8th December
(1st Saturday of each month)
“Chelmsford City Soul – The Xmas Party!”
Barista, Duke Street, Chelmsford, CM1 1JA
DJs: John Peters & John Douglas
Free Entry ; 9pm – 2am ; Over 30s Only
https://www.facebook.com/events/121127838774469/

Saturday 8th December
(Every 2nd Saturday of the month)
“Brown Sugar”
The Spread Eagle, Queens Road, Brentwood, CM14 4HD
“Funk Soul & Disco Night”
DJ Yours Truly (Ben)
7pm – Midnight ; Free Entry
https://www.facebook.com/BrentwoodSpreadEagle/?fref=ts

Saturday 8th December
(Every 2nd Saturday of the month)
“Funky Beats For Your Soulful Feet”
Vibe, Central Parade, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 5JG
DJs : Tom G Edgar, Tommy Boy & Alan Champs
8pm – Midnight ; Free Entry before 10pm

Saturday 8th December
“KTF Soul Club Festive Knees Up”
Upstairs at The Old Regent Ballroom, Corringham Road,
Stanford Le Hope, SS17 0AQ
DJs: Dick Coombes & Mick Love
7.30pm – 1.00am
Advance Tickets £10 – see Facebook page for details
https://www.facebook.com/events/2139837162745493/

Saturday 15th December
“Soul By The Jetty – Xmas Event”
The Lobster Smack, Haven Road, Canvey Island, SS8 0NR
*Details coming soon…*

Friday 21st December
(Every 3rd Friday of the month)
“Soulful Seduction”
The Bread & Cheese, London Road,Benfleet, Essex, SS7 1AA
“100% Soul, Funk, Disco & Old Skool Club Anthems”
DJs: Bully & MJ
8.00pm – 1 am ; Free Entry ; Over 25s
http://www.soulfulseduction.co.uk/

Saturday 22nd December
“Xmas Soul Fiesta”
Langdon Hills Golf & Country Club, Lower Dunton Road, RM14 3TY
Three Rooms Of Tunes :
1 – Soul Funk & Jazz
2 – Soulful House, R’n’B & Hip Hop
3 – Reggae, Latin, Afrobeat & Jazz Dance
DJs: Aitch B, Brian Kelly, Colin Barnaby, Ian Holmes
June Furlong, Simon Van Os, Bigger, Chris White
Garry Dennis, Jeff Young & Mick Cooper
Tickets £15 in advance ; £20 on the door
https://www.facebook.com/events/241911163137609/

Monday 31st December
“ The Edge New Years Eve Party ”
The Edge, High Pavement, Basildon, SS14 1EA
DJs: Wayne D & Gary Walden
“Party, Disco & Old Skool Club Classics”
8pm – 1.30am ; Tickets £10 in advance
https://www.facebook.com/events/605095676531103/

Friday 18th January
(Every 3rd Friday of the month – except December)
“Soul Kitchen”
The Grey Lady Music Lounge, The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 5TW
“Rare 60s & 70s Soul Night”
DJs: John Browne, Tracy Shaw & guests
7.00pm – 1.00 am ; £5 on the door ; Tel (01892) 544700

Friday 1st February 2019
“Overdose Of Joy”
Top meadow Golf Club, Fen lane, North Ockendon, RM14 3PR
“Modern & Classic Soul, Weekender Anthems & Soulful House”
DJs: Elliot M, Nick Gunn, Lee Fatbloke, Paul Kidley, Bully & Jon Jules
Special PA : “ Louise Mehan of SouLutions ”
7.30pm – 1am
Tickets £15 (from 1/11/18)
www.overdoseofjoy.co.uk
https://www.facebook.com/events/1280721172070813/

Saturday 25th May 2019
“Shalamar Plus Special Guests”
Garon Park, Eastern Avenue, Southend-On-Sea, SS2 4FA
“Full Live Concert featuring Howard Hewett, Jeffrey Daniel & Carolyn Griffey”
2pm – 11.30pm – Other acts to be confirmed
Early Bird Tickets £20
www.skiddle.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/248021245908284/

Weekenders :

Friday 18th – Sunday 20th January 2019
“Clacton Soul Weekender Reunion 2019”
Marks Tey Hotel, Colchester, CO6 1DU
“Two rooms of 70s & 80s Modern Soul, Boogie & Jazz Funk”
DJs Include : Tony Fernandez, Sara Jane Rundel, Frostie
Richard Felstead, Paul Clark & Brian Jay
2pm Friday through to 2pm Sunday
https://www.facebook.com/events/238758136938257/?active_tab=about

Friday 8th – Sunday 10th March 2019
“Hayling Island Spring Soul & Reggae Weekender”
Mill Rythe Holiday Village, Hayling Island, Hampshire
“Live Concert by Bitty McLean plus Winston reedy & Leroy Simmonds”
Two Rooms Of Music :
1) Reggae : Current, Revival & Bashment
2) Soul : Rare Groove, Independent & Classic 70s 80s & 90s
5pm on Friday night to 2am Monday morning
https://www.facebook.com/events/748715535516097/
Margate Soul Festival 2019
Dates confirmed as Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th August

Caister 2019 :
Dates TBC …
www.caistersoul.co.uk

Weekly Events:
Fridays :
“Feelgood Fridays”
The George II, High Street, Hornchurch, RM12 4UW
Room 1: “Soul,Disco, Funk & Boogie”
Room 2: “House Grooves & Old Skool”
Free Entry ; 8pm – 1am;
https://www.facebook.com/thegeorgeIIhornchurch/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheGeorgehornchurch/

Monthly Events:
First Friday: Zero Soul Night Out – Spread Eagle, Rayleigh
Third Friday: Soulful Seduction, Bread & Cheese, Benfleet
Third Friday: Soul Kitchen, Grey Lady, Tunbridge Wells
Second Saturday: Brown Sugar, Spread Eagle, Brentwood
Second Saturday: Funky Beats For Your Soulful Feet, Vibe, Herne Bay
Third Saturday: The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford
Last Sunday: Overroast Of Joy, Frankies, Hornchurch

Do you know of any soulful, jazzy, funky gigs taking place in 2018 or 2019 ? Let me know the details whether you are a DJ , promoter or a punter and I can spread the word to fellow “Old Gits” in this space !

E-mail: [email protected] or send a 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 www.gateway978.com from 7pm–9pm every Monday, also repeated on Saturday evening from 5pm–7pm, plus you can hear it again anytime you like via the “Listen Again” button on the Gateway website … search “Cool Soul” !

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