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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 Tunes – Saturday 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 https://www.facebook.com/events/508943905830606/?ref=ts&fref=ts 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 https://www.facebook.com/events/194252927365552/?ref=ts&fref=ts 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 https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=4611838823256&set=a.1075198649462.2009262.1511093295&type=1&theater 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: https://www.facebook.com/events/512912922092942/?ref=ts&fref=ts 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 https://www.facebook.com/events/326902740745853/ 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 https://www.facebook.com/events/182533908548987/?fref=ts 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 ! https://www.facebook.com/events/126000124238663/ 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 www.cromwellmanor.co.uk or www.superflypromotions.com http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151760359468452&set=a.155420048451.145483.634883451&type=1&theater 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 https://www.facebook.com/events/518853984843298/ 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 https://www.facebook.com/events/512950285418838/?ref=ts&fref=ts 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 http://www.towngatetheatre.co.uk/index.aspx?articleid=3965 Weekenders: 6th – 8th June 2013 (Weekender) “Bless the Funk” The Esplanade Hotel, Clacton-on-Sea www.jfsr.co.uk 21st – 23rd March 2014 “Clacton Soul Weekender” The Esplanade Hotel, Clacton On Sea, CO151UU www.clactonsoulweekender.com https://www.facebook.com/events/516305745077766/ 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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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 – plus you can catch it again Saturday evening from 5pm – 7pm