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Neil Gits A Double In…

3rd May 2013
Posted by Neil Matthew

No, I’ve not succumbed to the demon drink – though a few things that have had to be dealt with over the last week or two would drive any virtual teetotaller like myself to the bottle ! Free time  has been a rare commodity lately so it’s a “double blog” this time with details of both last week’s and this week’s shows and a full list of soul gigs from now to September. There’s a few new events in there since last time, so have a good browse and see if anything soulful is heading your way  !


The TunesSaturday April 27th:

Brass Construction    Movin’ On
Luther Vandross    For The Sweetness Of Your Love
Michael Jackson    Off The Wall
Marvin Gaye    I’ll Be Doggone
Chi-Lites    Stoned Out Of My Mind 
Deniece Williams    Baby Baby My Love’s All For You
Ruby Winters    I Will
Keni Burke – It’s The Last Time
Gilberto Gil    Palco
Adeva    I Thank You
El Coco – Cocomotion
MARRS    Pump Up The Volume
Jackie Wilson    It Only Happens (When I Look At You)
Bobby Thurston    Check Out The Groove
Linda Williams – Elevate Our Minds
Fourplay feat Chaka Khan    Between The Sheets
Maze  –  What Goes Up
Loleatta Holloway  –  All About The Papers
Total Contrast    Takes A Little Time 
First Light  –  AM
Saturday 4th May:

Three Degrees    Year Of Decision
Jenny Burton    Bad Habit
Detroit Spinners    Cupid/I’ve Loved You For A Long Time
Marvin Gaye    Can I Get A Witness
O’Jays    992 Arguments
Johnny Bristol    I Sho Like Groovin’ With Ya
Glenn Jones    Show Me
By All Means    In Your Arms
Temptations    Do You Really Love Your Baby
Rose Royce    Magic Touch
Dan Hartman  – This Is It
First Choice    Gotta Get Away
Funky Worm    Hustle To The Music
James Brown    She’s The One
Earth Wind & Fire    Star
Incognito – Hear Your Name
Evasions    Wikka Wrap
Ronnie Laws    Love’s Victory
Bunny Sigler    Can’t Believe That You Love Me
Vesta Williams  – Once Bitten Twice Shy
Mick Jackson    Weekend
Jimmy Owens  –  Do It To It

The Gigs:

Friday 3rd May 2013
“The Big Zero Soul Night”
Marco’s, 30 Eastwood Road, Rayleigh, SS67JQ
Guest DJs : The Bish & Uncle Swerve
“Soul, Funk Disco & Dance From The 70s Upwards”
Free Entry       8.30pm  – 1am
Saturday 4th May (Every First Saturday)
“Soul On The Harbour ”
Jacksons Wharf, York Street, Ramsgate
DJs: John Herbert, Paul Spickett plus guest:
“International Super Soul DJ – Jo Wallace”
“70s 80s & 90s Soul & Jazz-Funk Anthems”
Free Admission      8pm – 1am
Sunday 5th May
“A Night of Old & New Jazz-Funk & Soul”
Paringdon Sports & Leisure Club, Paringdon Road, Harlow
8pm    1am     £5 On The Door
DJs: Les Knott & Nathan Reid
Saturday 11th May
“An Evening Of Soul & Motown”
The Green Man, Herongate
DJ: Johnny Famous
Free Entry    Pub Hours
Friday 17th May
“Killer Soul – 2013”
Rayleigh Club Golf Resort (formerly Lords)
The Zero DJ Team playing …
“The Very best In Soul Funk Disco & Old School Dance”
8pm – 1am  ;  Tickets £7 In Advance, £10 OTD
For full details see:
Saturday 18th May
(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 25th May
“KTF Soul Club”
The Old Regent Ballroom, Corringham Road, Stanford Le Hope, SS17 0AQ
DJs: Lee Markwick, Tony Burman & The KTF Team
“Northern Soul & then some !”
Wristbands £5 In Advance Only – usually sells out – hurry !
7.30pm    1am      (07895) 538835 Danny
Saturday 25th May (Every Last Saturday of the month)
“Disco Stomp”
Jacksons Wharf, York Street, Ramsgate
DJs: John Herbert plus guests
70s & 80s Disco Classics
Free Admission      8pm – 1am
Saturday 25th May
“May Bank Holiday Spring Affair”
The Knot. Beach Road,Westgate On Sea and
The Coast Bar, Kings Street, Margate
“Soul, Jazz-Funk, R’n’B, Soulful House
DJs: Paul French, Micky B, Jason Anderson plus…
Terry Matthews, Jonny Layton, Tony Matthews,
Roni O’Brien, Lee Aitch & John Oliver
Sunday 26th May (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, children welcome !
Saturday 1st June
“Soul Carnival All Dayer”
The Cromwell Manor, Basildon
“8 Hours Of Soul, Funk, Rare Groove & Soulful House”
DJs: Aitch B, Gordon Mac, Gary Dennis, James Anthony and more
5pm    1am       Tickets £15 In Advance
Visit  or
Saturday 1st June (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
Friday 7th June 2013
“The Big Zero Soul Night”
Marco’s, 30 Eastwood Road, Rayleigh, SS67JQ
DJ Bully plus guests
“Soul, Funk Disco & Dance From The 70s Upwards”
Free Entry       8.30pm  – 1am
Saturday 8th June
“Soul At The Cherry”
The Cherry Tree, Queen Street, Warley, Brentwood, CM14 5JZ
“Modern & Classic Soul Grooves & Dancefloor Classics”
DJ: Stevie B plus guests Dave Bishop & Frostie Original
8pm    1am   ;   Free Entry
Saturday 22nd June
“Soul ladies – Live!”
The Strawbery Fayre, Shenfield Common, Brentwood
On stage around 2pm
Saturday 29th June
“The Motown Girls”
The Inn On The Green, Bilericay
8.30 pm start    Free Admission
Saturday 6th July
“Essex Funkers Summer Bash”
Harlow Town FC
“Two rooms of jazz-funk & soul inc the “Funk Bunker” featuring new & old school soul, funk & r’n’b”
DJs: Les Knott, Jonny Layton, Tony Fernandez,
DJ Isis & Terry Munro & Paul Crowley
Tickets £10      more details to follow…
Saturday 6th July
“Treacle Mine Soul Night”
The Treacle Mine, Lodge Lane, Grays, RM17 5PR
DJs: Bully & MJ playing:
“Soul Anthems, Classic & Modern, Soulful House…
…and The Grooves That Make You Move !”
Free Entry     8pm Start
Saturday 13th July
“Hockley Soul Night”
Details To Follow…
Sunday 22nd September
“Superstars Of Soul”
Ben & King plus Jimmy James & The Vagabonds live !
The Towngate Theatre, Basildon
7.30pm    £20     (01268)465465
6th – 8th June 2013 (Weekender)
“Bless the Funk”
The Esplanade Hotel, Clacton-on-Sea
21st – 23rd March 2014
“Clacton Soul Weekender”
The Esplanade Hotel, Clacton On Sea, CO151UU
Monthly Events:
First Friday: Zero Soul Night Out – Marcos, Rayleigh – next : 3rd May
First Saturday: Soul On The Harbour, Jacksons Wharf, Ramsgate – next: 4th May
Third Saturday: The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford – next 18th May
Last Friday: Shaft, Circle Bar, Crouch Street, Colchester – next TBC
Last Saturday: Disco Stomp, Jacksons Wharf, Ramsgate – next: 25th May
Also recommended…
Most Friday Nights At …
Lot 75 , Shenfield,  DJ Graham Norton
Plazma, High Street, Wickford, DJ Geoff Grove
Every Friday: Funkin’ Fridays, Bar West One, Brentwood
These chaps play plenty of “our tunes” within their sets !


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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