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Neil Gits A Few Compliments

16th May 2015
Posted by Neil Matthew

Chuffed this week to read some really nice comments posted on social media about my show, a couple from people I didn’t even know listened regularly ! I am far too modest to repeat them or highlight who or where they were were from, but you know who you are and it is much appreciated. I spend FAR too much time each week preparing the show so it’s nice when my efforts provoke a response. If you haven’t heard what all “the fuss” is about yet, then you have a chance to experience “The Old Gits Soul Show” for yourself this evening (Saturday) when the repeat airing of Monday’s live show goes out at 5pm. There will be tracks you may never have heard before, some by well-known names, classic tunes we never tire of playing, some brand new music with that old school feel from the vibrant “Nu Soul” scene – and a few crackles on the odd slice of vinyl brought out of retirement!

Enjoy this week’s selection and join me for a new live show on Monday if you can …

The Tunes

Rose Royce – Is It Love You’re After
Imagination – Burning Up
Edwin Starr – Contact
Stevie Wonder – I’m Wondering
Jeffrey Osborne – I Really Don’t Need No Light
Samuel D Sanders – Make You Mine (CW Steppers Mix)
Maze – A Place In My Heart
Ola Onabule – Soul Town (CW Remix)
Cameo – Freaky Dancin’
Yarbrough & Peoples – Don’t Stop The Music
Joe Sample – Burning Up The Carnival
Locksmith – Blackjack
Heatwave – Boogie Nights (DJ Disco Cat Disco Purrfection Mix)
Hot Chocolate – You Could’ve Been A Lady
James Taylor Quartet – Hope & Pray
Michael Henderson – Be My Girl
Alexander O’Neal – You Don’t Know Me
The Memphians – Sliding In & Out Of My Neighbour’s House
Funk Masters – It’s Over
Ecstasy Passion & Pain – Touch and Go
Van McCoy – Soul Improvisations (Part 2)

Gigs Still To Come In May:

Bless The Funk 2015 – Soul Weekender !
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”

Friday 15th May
“Soul Kitchen”
The Grey Lady Music Lounge, The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 5TW
(Every 3rd Friday of the month)
“Rare Soul Night”
DJ: John Browne plus guests Mark Houghton & Dean Atkins
7.30 – 1.30 am ; Tickets £5 on the door ; Tel (01892) 544700

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

Saturday 16th May (TBC)
(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

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

Friday 29th 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

Friday 29th May
(Every Last Friday)
“Soul Weekender Vibe”
Reids Bar, 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

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

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

Saturday 30th May
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

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 !

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 from 7pm – 9pm every Monday – plus you can catch it again Saturday evening from 5pm – 7pm