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Neil Gits A Bit Of Sun

13th July 2013
Posted by Neil Matthew

We really shouldn’t complain after a winter that went on for ever and ever, but talk about extremes !

The last week has seen some seriously hot sunny weather and in true Brit. style, The Old Git was totally unprepared, resulting in some sore red bits around the edges.

Last weekend I haphazardly applied the sunblock in a rush to get to the Brightside School Summer Fête and got scorched behind the ears running the bouncy castle. Then on the Sunday it was Nathan’s cousin’s 7th birthday party in their big garden: by Monday I had a small sore patch on my right arm !

Today I am hiding indoors with my computer keyboard before a promised trip to the seaside, but with a rare Saturday night off, we will wait till late afternoon when the “worst” of the sun is over and go when it is a tad cooler: I wonder if I can get away with delaying the departure until after the repeat play of my soul show between 5pm & 7pm ?

No, I thought not ! But hopefully you can tune in and enjoy these fab tunes …

This Week’s Playlist:

Chanson    Don’t Hold Back
War    You Got The Power
Terri Wells    I’ll Be Around
Rodger Collins – You Sexy Sugar Plum
Chaka Khan    Fate (Todd Terje Re-Work)
Atlantic Starr    Love Me Down
3T    Why
Surface    Happy
Paulette Reaves    Jazz Freak
Stevie Wonder – I Ain’t Gonna Stand For It 
Change    You Are My Melody
Dynasty  – Does That Ring A Bell
Betcha By Golly Wow – Ray De La Paz
Teena Marie    Behind The Groove
Limmie & The Family Cooking    You Can Do Magic
En Vogue    Hold On 
Patti Austin    That’s Enough For Me 
Temptations    Lady Soul
Honey Cone    Sittin’ On A Time Bomb
David McPherson    You Can’t Stop 
MFSB    Something For Nothing
The Latest Gigs:

Saturday 13th July
“Chic – With Soulful Seduction”
The Crown, High Street, Billericay
“Soul Anthems, Carwash Classics, Funk & Modern Soul,
Soulful House … the Grooves That make You Move !”
DJs: MJ & Bully
8pm Start    Free Entry
Saturday 13th July
“The Essex Soul Party”
Rendezvous Bar & Restaurant, High Road, Chadwell Heath
“70s 80s 90s & New Soul Classics & Anthems”
DJs: Frostie, Ian Holmes, Scott James, Jim The Syrup
John “Soul Power” Wayne, DJ Ricky & DJ Freckles
9pm    3am  (Arrive before 11.30) –  £10 On The Door
Saturday 13th July
“Hockley Soul Night”
Hockley Community Centre, Westminster Drive, Hockley
DJ: Geoff Grove
Tickets £6
Saturday 13th July
“Soul By The Sea”
The Divers Arms, Herne Bay, Kent
DJs: Tom Edgar & Carl Hyde
Details to follow …
Friday 19th July (Every 3rd Friday Of The Month)
“Friday Night Soul”
The Curlew Pub, Gandalfs Ride, South Woodham Ferrers
DJs: Ricky Oatham & Pete Smugger Smith
“Soul, Jazz-Funk, Motown, Old School, Northern, RnB…
..and everything in between !”
9pm start      Admission Free
Friday 19th July
“The Woodmans Soulful Seduction”
The Woodmans Arms, Rayleigh Road, Thundersley, SS7 3TA
DJs: Bully  &  MJ
“Soul Anthems, Classic & Modern, Soulful House…
…and The Grooves That Make You Move !”
Free Entry      8pm    1am
Saturday 20th July
The Knot, Beach Road, Westgate on Sea, CT8 8AD
“Upfront & Classic Soul, Jazz-Funk, RnB, Soulful House”
DJs: Micky B, Paul French, Jason Anderson, Derek Patterson
8pm    1am  ;  Admission Free  ;  Rooms Available !
Saturday 20th July
(Every 3rd Saturday of the month)
“Soul Night”
The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, CM2 0JT Chelmsford
DJ: Paul Eve (Caister)
7.30pm start     Free Entry
Saturday 27th July
“The KTF Soul Club”
Stifford Clays Social Club, Crammavill Road, Grays
“Northern Soul & More!”
DJs: Johnny Valatone & Rob Messer
Tickets £5      7.30pm Start
Sunday 28th July (Every Last Sunday Of The Month)
“Sunday Soul Sessions”
The Victoria, Victoria Road, Romford, Essex, RM1 2PA
DJs: Tricia Butler, Peter P, Richard Brown, Sandra C
“Club Classics, Soulful House, Jaff-Funk, Reggae”
3pm    Midnight – soulful family atmosphere
Supervised children over 5 years old welcome before 7pm !
Friday 2nd August 2013 (Every First Friday Of The Month)
“The Big Zero Soul Night”
Marco’s, 30 Eastwood Road, Rayleigh, SS67JQ
DJ Bully plus guest “The Bish”
“Soul, Funk Disco & Dance From The 70s Upwards”
“Weekender Anthems All The Way!”
Free Entry       8.30pm  – 1am
Friday 2nd August (Every First Friday Of The Month)
Waikiki, 33.Crouch Street, Colchester, CO3 8ES
DJ Chaz J & Jimmi Dixon
Friday 2nd – Sunday 4th August
“Margate Soul Weekend 2013”
Three nights & two days of fabulous music !
Full details at:
Saturday 3rd August (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
Sunday 4th August
“Woodmans Soul All Dayer!”
The Woodmans Arms, Thundersley, Rayleigh Road, SS7 3TA
“Soul Funk Boogie Weekender Anthems & Much More”
DJs: Bully & MJ with guests Nick Gunn & Merv Griffiths
3pm –  11pm    BBQ  !   Children Welcome !
Saturday 24th August
“Potty Stomp”
Runwell Sports & Social Club, Runwell Chase, Wickford, SS11 7QA
“Heavy Soul DJs!”
Gavin Page, Grumpy Brown, Martin Lippross
Scott James, Mark “Gurcha” Collins, David White, Simon Petts
4pm    1am  ;  £5 Admission
Saturday 31st August
“Soul By The Jetty – The Beach Party!”
The Lobster Smack Inn, Haven Road, Canvey Island
DJs: Johnny Layton, Mr Messy, Brian Kelly
Plus Guests: TBC
Entry by advance wristband only – always a sell out !
£7 from (07989) 591399 or [email protected]
Saturday 31st August
“Soul On The Edge”
The Edge Nightclub, High Pavement, Basildon
DJs: Frostie, Scott James, Tony Fernandez & Marky Mark
“70s – 00s Soul & Boogie Anthems”
9pm    3am  ;  £10 On The Door

Do you know of any soulful, jazzy, funky gigs taking place in 2013 ? 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