Neil Gits A Break

Neil MatthewCool SoulLeave a Comment

I took a rare night off last Monday to go to my team’s big cup final – but the less said about that the better !! So, it was a pre-recorded show, my “Old Gits Best Bits” special from last December, which you can hear for a fourth time this afternoon if you are that keen, or maybe missed it the first three times it went out on air …

I am really looking forward to getting back in the studio “live” between 7pm & 9pm on Monday evening with some great old vinyl favourites, some brilliant new “old-style” tunes and of course all your favourite features such as “The Short Trousered Soul Track”, “The Tasty 12”, “The Old Gits Jazzy Bit” and of course a couple of super “Soul Soothers”…

In the meantime, if you are looking to fill up your diary with soulful gigs to attend, here is the latest “Recommended Old Gits Nights Out” list, full of DJs playing amazing music in wonderful venues not too far from our base in Basildon …

Friday 1st May
(Every First Friday Of The Month)
“The Big Zero Soul Night Out”
The Spread Eagle, High Street, Rayleigh, SS6 7EJ
DJs: Bully & Merv The Swerve & Guest DJ TBC
8.30pm – 1am ; Free Entry ; Over 25s ;
“70s 80s & 90s Soul Jazz Funk Disco & Club Anthems”
https://www.facebook.com/events/365587843640481/

Friday 1st May
“The Old Soul Roadshow”
Maritime Room, Cliffs Pavillion, Westcliff-on-Sea
“Funk, Soul, Boogie,Disco & Motown – 60s to date”
Street food available on the night
Tel: (01702)351135
www.southendtheatres.org.uk

Saturday 2nd May
“Watermelon”
The Black Cat Club, Fort Hill, Margate, CT9 1PD
DJs: Jay Anderson, Micky B, John Cripps, Richard Epps
“Soul Disco Funk & Rare Groove”
9pm – 3am ; “Strictly a vinyl thing !”
https://www.facebook.com/events/848227111911530/

Friday 8th May
“Soulgood VIP”
Club Amber, Cheshunt FC, Theobalds Lane, EN8 8RU
DJ: Richard Lobban & Guest Dennis Presenter
“Best In Soul, RnB, Reggae, 80s Disco & Soulful House”
9pm – 2am ; Admission £7
Tel: (07956)363131
https://www.facebook.com/events/883254431732395/

Friday 8th May
(Every 2nd Friday of the month)
“Soul & Club Anthems Special”
Bar Zero, Western Road, Billericay, CM12 9DZ
“Soul RnB & Old School Club Anthems from the 80s – 90s”
DJ: Bully (other top DJs on rotation on other Fridays)
Free Entry ; 9pm – 1am ;
Over 25s – Smart Casual Dress

Saturday 9th May
“Soul By The Sea”
Divers Arms, Central Parade, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 5JQ
DJs: Tom Edgar & Carl Hyde
Free Admission – 7pm – Late

Friday 15th May
(every third Friday)
“Soulful Seduction ”
Woodmans Arms, Thundersley, Essex, SS7 3TA
“Old School Soul, Jazz-Funk Disco & Club Anthems !”
DJs: Bully & MJ
8.00pm – 1.00am ; Free Entry
Over 30s – Smart Dress
https://www.facebook.com/events/704453099677971/

Saturday 16th May
“KTF Soul Club”
Old Regent Ballroom (Upstairs), Corringham Road, Stanford Le Hope, SS17 0AQ
“Northern Soul”
DJs: Jon Drake (Bristol) Richard Corbyn (London)
Wristbands £6 on sale from 20th March – limited to 120
7.30pm start – 1.00am finish
https://www.facebook.com/events/1550142118593484/

Saturday 16th May
(Every 3rd Saturday of the month)
“Super Soul Saturday”
The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, CM2 0JT Chelmsford
DJ: Paul Eve & Hugsta plus guest DJ
“The Very Best In Soul, Jazz-Funk, Boogie & Old School RnB”
7.30pm – Midnight – Free Entry

Sunday 24th May
“Soul Inspiration”
Morgans, High Street, Margate, CT9 1DS
DJs: Kazzie D, Micky B, James Anthony, Kevin Webb
“Classic & Current Soul Anthems, Old School RnB & Soulful House”
8pm – 2am ; Tickets £5 in advance ; £8 on the door
https://www.facebook.com/events/1573339949608781

Sunday 24th May
“Summer Soulful Seduction All Dayer”
The Woodmans, Rayleigh Road, Thundersley, SS7 3TA
DJs: MJ & Bully plus guests
“Bouncing Beats, Gorgeous Grooves & Funkin’ Flavas !”
Free Entry ; 2pm start
https://www.facebook.com/events/366130760246027/

Friday 29th May
(Every Last Friday)
“Soul Weekender Vibe”
Ivory Rooms, Laindon Road, Billericay, CM12 9LD
“The Best In Soul, Funk, Rare Grooves & Weekender Anthems”
DJs: Simon “Whistles” Ford & Nick Aravis
8pm – 1.30am ; Free Entry before 11pm ; £5 after
Arrive Early – Over 25s only
Friday 29th May
“5 Star Soul”
Orsett Hall, Prince Charles Avenue, Orsett, RM16 3HS
“Two Rooms Of Jazz Funk & Soul”
DJs: Brian “The Rev” Kelly, Lee “Fatbloke” Aldwinkle,
Mark Lee Homer, Jon Ovel & Ian Holmes
Special Guest: Jim “The Syrup” Day
7.30pm – 2.00am ; Over 30s
Tel : (01375)891402
https://www.facebook.com/events/810557062331293/

Saturday 30th May
“Soul Mates” (Monthly Event)
The George II Function Suite, High Street, Hornchurch, RM12 4UW
DJs: Frostie Original & John Wayne
Tickets £7 including a basket meal (like the old days !)
8pm – 2am
https://www.facebook.com/groups/785558224872763/?pnref=story

Saturday 30th May
“Soulbay”
Black Cat Club, Fort Hill, Margate, CT9 1HD
DJs: Micky B, Paul French & Jay Anderson
“Jazz, Funk, Soul, R’nB, Hip-Hop & House”
9pm – Late
https://www.facebook.com/events/906582542727062/

Saturday 6th June
“Summer Madness Part 1”
The Soul Marquee, Halfway House, A127, Brentwood, CM13 3LL
DJs include: Terry Jones, Eddie Piller, Chris Brown, Bob Masters
1pm – 1am ; Tickets £15 ; Tel: (01708)228678 / (01273) 413800
https://www.facebook.com/events/715657555199975/

Saturday 27th June
“The Ultimate Motown Night”
Maritime Room, Cliffs Pavilion, Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 7RA
DJ: John Watson plus Harry Cambridge singing live !
7.30pm – 1am ; Tickets £17.50 inc finger buffet
Tel (01702) 351135
www.southendtheatres.org.uk

Weekenders:

Bless The Funk 2015
Friday 22nd May – Monday 25th
The Azur, Hastings
“Soul Anthems,Jazz-Funk & Boogie, Classic Soul & Motown,
Northern, 2-Step, RnB, Funky & Soulful House Classics,etc”
https://www.facebook.com/events/629197713842174/?fref=ts
www.blessthefunk.co.uk

Margate Soul Weekend
Friday July 31st – Sunday August 2nd
Headline act : Roy Ayers – Live !
DJs include: Norman Jay, Joey Negro, Bob Jones,
Pete Collins, Jonny Layton, Tony Fernandez & many more
Full details at : www.margatesoulweekend.co.uk and …
https://www.facebook.com/events/815623535123683/?fref=ts

Weekly Events:
Fridays :
“Soul City”
George II Function Suite, High Street, Hornchurch, RM12 4UW
“70s 80s & 90s classic & commercial soul”
DJ: Peter Poyton plus guests each week
Free Entry ; Over 30s Night ; 8pm – 2am;
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002841427497

“Marco’s Soul Family”
Marco’s Wine Bar, Eastwood Road, Rayleigh, SS6 7JQ
DJs/Singers : Simon “Whistles” Ford , Georgie B , The Bushbaby , Reggie & Famous on rotation – see Facebook for this week’s event …
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Marcos-Soul-Family/573840989427588?fref=ts

“Soul Night”
The Chequers, Market Street, Old Harlow, CM17 0AH
“70s & 80s Soul Funk & Disco, 80s & 90s House Classics”
DJ: Soul-DJ Essex
8.30pm – 1am ; Free Entry
(Venue also has an “80s & 90s soul party” night on Saturdays)
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=775833189157697&set=a.775833179157698.1073741828.100001930689363&type=1&theater

Monthly Events:
First Friday: Zero Soul Night Out – Spread Eagle, Rayleigh – next : 1st May
Second Friday: Soul & Club Anthems Special – Bar Zero, Billericay – next 8th May
Third Friday: Soulful Seduction, Woodmans Arms, Thundersley – next 15th May
Second Saturday: Soul By The Sea, Divers Arms, Herne Bay – next 9th May
Third Saturday: The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford – next 16th May
Last Friday: Soul Weekender Vibe, Ivory Rooms, Billericay – next 29th May

Do you know of any soulful, jazzy, funky gigs taking place in 2015 ? 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 !

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Join Fortune Copilot - The World's Only Business Behavioural Science Community