Neil Gits A Good Idea …

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If I can find inspiration, I usually like to do something special for my Bank Holiday Monday show and as another one comes around again I know exactly what I will be doing this time – “The Old Gits Soul Night!” ! You may have heard me or other DJs on the radio play a track called “Soul Night” by Mather & Kingdon, which has been very popular this summer, taken from their excellent album “Life’s So Sweet”. In this song, the guys name check 23 of their soul, jazz & funk influences and my first thought when I heard it was “Well, a show with all those groups and singers would be well worth a listen” – so I am doing one ! If you haven’t heard “Soul Night” yet, check it out on You Tube or elsewhere online and you’ll know exactly which groups & singers I will be featuring on Monday between 7 & 9pm – but don’t worry if you can’t find it, I will make it the first track on the show anyway, just don’t be late … 😉

In the meantime, this Saturday at 5pm there’s a second chance to hear last Monday’s regular programme – here’s the playlist :

Patrice Rushen – I Was Tired Of Being Alone
Phylis Hyman – Tonight You & Me
Thelma Houston – Don’t Leave Me This Way
Ray Charles – What’d I Say
Chi-Lites – My First Mistake
Jennifer Hudson – I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel)
O’Jays – Hurry Up & Come Back
Big Brooklyn Red – So Inspired
Intruders – Who Do You Love
Mystic Merlin – Just Can’t Give You Up
James Brown – Funky President
Incognito – Wind Sorceress
Ann Robinson – You Did It
Odyssey – Hang Together
Sharon Redd – You Got My Love
Beggar & Co – Mule (Chant No:2)
Soul II Soul – Move Me No Mountain
Carmen McCrae – Can’t Hide Love
Perri – Someone Like You
Special Touch – This Party Is Just For You
Billy Ocean – Stop Me
Ashford & Simpson – Street Corner

And here are all the other “soul nights” !  :

Friday 28th August
“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 & Les Knott
Special Guest: Pete Collins
7.30pm – 2.00am ; Over 30s ;
Tickets £15 – Tel : (01375)891402
https://www.facebook.com/events/458404800986017/

Friday 28th August
(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
https://www.facebook.com/events/1005035489526750/
Friday 28th August (also on 25th Sept)
“The Old Soul Roadshow”
Maritime Room, Cliffs Pavillion, Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 7RA
“Motown, Boogie, Disco, Jazz-Funk & Northern Soul”
8pm – 1am ; Tickets £8 ; Tel (01702) 351135
www.southendtheatres.org

Saturday 29th August
“Caister Warm-Up Party”
Dickens World, Chatham Maritime, ME4 4LL
DJs: The Caister DJ Team !
9pm – 3am
Tickets at :
www.caister.org

Sunday 30th August
“Sunday Soul Session – Bank Holiday Special!”
The Victoria Pub, Victoria Road, Romford, RM1 2PA
“Soul, Jazz-Funk, Reggae, Rare Grooves & Soulful House”
DJs: Sandra Citizen Soul, Kevin Connolly, Peter Poyton, Ricky O
BBq & Outside Speaker
https://www.facebook.com/events/1610701249177401/

Sunday 30th August
“Soul Nation Bank Holiday Summer Special”
Roberts Night Club, Vineyard Street, Colchester
“The best in soul, jazz-funk, latin & r’nb”
DJs: John Douglas, Nick Gunn, Dr Robbie B & Pete Smudger Smith
9pm – 2am
https://www.facebook.com/events/393285607527540/

Wednesday 2nd September
“Jackson Live In Concert”
Tribute act ‘ Ben ‘
Towngate Theatre, Basildon
Tickets £15 – £19 ; Tel (01702) 465465
www.towngatetheatre.co.uk

Friday 4th September
(Every First Friday Of The Month)
“The Big Zero Soul Night Out”
The Spread Eagle, High Street, Rayleigh, SS6 7EJ
DJs: MJ & Bully & Guest DJ
8.30pm – 1am ; Free Entry ; Tel (01268) 775100
“Weekender anthems, soul, funk, disco, hip hop, r’n’b tunes from the 70’s through to the 90’s and offering you a sprinkle of soulful house”
https://www.facebook.com/events/473070986231723/
Friday 4th September
“Soul Reunited”
RUSSC Club, Mawney Road, Romford, RM7 7HB
DJs: Tony Matthews, Roni O’Brien, Jazzbod & guests
Tickets £7 in advance or £10 on the door
(01708) 762743
8.30pm – 2am
https://www.facebook.com/events/432556446929426/
Saturday 5th September
“Soul Legends”
Cliffs pavilion, Westcliff-On-Sea
Special guest Jaki Graham
Featuring hits by Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie, George Benson,
Kool & The Gang, Barry White, Earth Wind & Fire and more…
Tickets £25 ; 8pm start
(01702) 351135
www.southendtheatres.org.uk

Tuesday 8th September
“Soul & Motown Show”
Reids Bar, Laindon Road, Billericay, CM12 9LD
Featuring West End Star : Victoria Goddard
(played Diana Ross in “Dancing In The Streets”)
Songs by Stevie Wonder, Four Tops, Supremes, Aretha & more
£29.99 inc three course meal ; Tel (01277) 632378
https://www.facebook.com/events/1499778963645643/

Thursday 10th September
“The Drifters – Official Line-Up !”
Cliffs Pavillion, Westcliff-on-Sea
“60 Years Of Soul – The Rebranded Tour”
Tickets £26 ; 8pm
(01702) 351135
www.southendtheatres.org.uk

Friday 11th September
(Every 2nd Friday of the month)
“Back To The Old Skool”
Bar Zero, Western Road, Billericay, CM12 9DZ
“Soul, Funk, Disco, Hip Hop, R’n’B & Club Anthems”
DJ: Bully (plus other DJs on rotation on other Fridays
Inc: MJ, Jon Jules & Mikey Porter)
Free Entry ; 9pm – 1am ;
https://www.facebook.com/events/835963286499974/

Saturday 12th September
“Soul By The Sea”
The Ship, New Road, Leigh-On-Sea, SS9 2EA
DJs: Gary Dennis, Birdy, Mick Liste, Chris White
8pm – 1am ; £7 on the door

Saturday 12th September
“Soul Night Special – Soul Weekender Vibe”
Liquid Lounge / The Eatery, Heralds Way,
South Woodham Ferrers, Essex, CM3 5TQ
DJs: Steve Kite & Simon Whistles Ford
8.30pm – 1am ; Tickets from the venue
https://www.facebook.com/events/835265836555501/

Saturday 12th September
(Every Second Saturday)
“Soul By The Sea”
Divers Arms, Central Parade, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 5JQ
DJs: Tom Edgar & Carl Hyde & guest DJ
Free Admission – 7.40pm – Late

Friday 18th September
(every third Friday)
“Soulful Seduction ”
Woodmans Arms, Thundersley, Essex, SS7 3TA
“Funk Soul Boogie House & more !”
DJs: Bully & MJ plus guest DJ
8.00pm – 1.00am ; Free Entry
Over 30s – Smart Dress – Arrive Early !!

Friday 18th September
“Soul Kitchen”
The Grey Lady Music Lounge, The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 5TW
(Every 3rd Friday of the month)
“Rare Soul Night”
DJs: John Browne, Paul Bain, Tracey Shaw plus guests:
Neil Forbes, Niki Golding & Bryan Copland
7.30 – 1.30 am ; Tickets £5 on the door ; Tel (01892) 544700

Saturday 19th September
(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
https://www.facebook.com/events/735542769925308/

Saturday 19th September
“The Big Zero Soul Alldayer”
The Spread Eagle, Rayleigh, SS6 7EJ
“Soul Funk & Soulful House”
12 DJs ; 1pm – 1am ;
Free Entry all day ! Free Parking after 1pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/1010326052312540/

Saturday 19th September
“KTF Soul Club”
Northern Soul Upstairs @ The Old Regent Ballroom,
Corringham Road, Stanford-Le-Hope, SS17 0AQ
DJs: Kev Lock, Soulful Sally & Lee Markwick
Tickets £6 in advance, 200 capacity – hurry !
7.30pm – 1.00am
https://www.facebook.com/events/886343691444270/

Friday 25th September
“The Old Soul Roadshow”
Maritime Room, Cliffs Pavillion, Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 7RA
“Motown, Boogie, Disco, Jazz-Funk & Northern Soul”
8pm – 1am ; Tickets £8 ; Tel (01702) 351135
www.southendtheatres.org
Wednesday 7th October
“Odyssey – Live !”
Reids Bar, Laindon Road, Billericay, CM12 9LD
Tickets £12.50 – Tel (01277) 632378
https://www.facebook.com/events/852185794830188/

Saturday 10th October
“New Yorker Reunion”
The Edge, High Pavement, Basildon Town Centre, SS14 1EA
“The Very Best In Jazz, Funk & Soul – No RnB, House or Garage!”
DJs: Terry Jones, Les Knott, Peter P, Hugsta, Andy Lothian, June Furlong
Plus Guest Live PA’s
7.25pm – 2.40am ; Tickets £10 (More on the door)
https://www.facebook.com/events/467074040025104/

Saturday 10th October
“The Twisted Deal”
The Astor Community Theatre, Stanhope Road, Deal, CT14 6AB
Northern Soul with DJs: Pete Crascall & Ringo Woolgar
8pm – 1am
https://www.facebook.com/events/394714723986503/

Saturday 31st October
“6th Official Goldmine Reunion”
The Monico, Canvey Island, Eastern Esplanade, SS8 7DN
DJs: Chris Hill, Jeff Young, Tom Holland & Snowboy
9pm – 3am ;
Advance Tickets £10 ; (07811) 111333
www.wegottickets.com www.goldminereunion.com

Saturday 21st November
“Soul Bay”
Black Cat Club, Fort Hill, Margate, CT9 1HD
“Jazz Funk, Soul, RnB, Hip Hop & House”
DJs: Micky B, Jason Anderson & Paul French
9pm – Late
https://www.facebook.com/events/upcoming?action_history=null

Weekenders:

Friday 27th – Sunday 29th November
“Sunny Hunny Soul Weekend”
Searles Leisure Resort, Hunstanton, Norfolk
“Northern Soul, Motown & Jazz-Funk”
https://www.facebook.com/events/upcoming?action_history=null

Friday 27th – Monday 30th May 2016
“Bless The Funk”
Azur, Marine Pavillion, St Leonards On Sea, East Sussex, TN38 0BU
Strictly for the Over 30s
“Modern & Classic Soul, Boogie, Jazz-Funk, Motown & Northern Soul
2-Step, RnB, Funky & Soulful House”
www.blessthefunk.co.uk https://www.facebook.com/groups/blessthefunk/?fref=ts

Weekly Events:
Thursdays:
“Behind The Groove”
Bar Du Vin, East Street, Bromley, BR1 1QU
DJ: James O’Reilly & guests
“Soul, Disco, Jazz-Funk, Rare Groove, Philly & Motown”
Free Entry ; 7.30pm – Midnight

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)

Monthly Events:
First Friday: Zero Soul Night Out – Spread Eagle, Rayleigh – next : 4th Sept
Second Friday: Soul & Club Anthems Special – Bar Zero, Billericay – next 11th Sept
Third Friday: Soulful Seduction, Woodmans Arms, Thundersley – next 18th Sept
Third Friday: Soul Kitchen, Grey Lady, Tunbridge Wells – next 18th Sept
Second Saturday: Soul By The Sea, Divers Arms, Herne Bay – next 12th Sept
Third Saturday: The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford – next 19th Sept
Last Friday: Soul Weekender Vibe, Reids Bar, Billericay – next 29th August

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 www.gateway978.com from 7pm – 9pm every Monday – plus you can catch it again Saturday evening from 5pm – 7pm

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