Neil Gits A Mental Block

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I had so much on my plate this week that when it came to preparing my show last Monday, the creative juices just wouldn’t flow so I fell back on the old failsafe – pluck ideas at random from a list !! And once I’d slotted them all into the right spots in my playlist – bingo ! One soul show ready to air !

It didn’t go quite like I’d have liked it too, but there were some darned good tunes in there for the regular features suchs as “The Short Trousered Soul Track”, “The Old Gits Jazzy Bit” , “The Tasty 12” and “The Unknown Soul Tune”, with a nice sprinkling of memories from the 70s & 80s, some uptempo, some more mellow.

Take a look at the playlist below, then take a listen on Gateway 97.8 this evening at 5pm for the repeat play to hear for yourself … next live show 7pm Monday 🙂

The Tunes

Joe Tex – Ain’t Gonna Bump No More…
Paulette Reaves – Jazz Freak
Earth Wind & Fire – September
Ben E King – Spanish Harlem
Rose Royce – New Love
Ken Knox & Company – Reach Out
Whispers – Never Too Late
Edwin Starr – There You Go
Tavares – I Really Miss You Baby
SOS Band – Just The Way You Like It
Leon Ware – Why I Came To California
Patti Austin – Are We Ready For Love
Space – Magic Fly
Imagination – Just An Illusion
Mike & Brenda Sutton – Anyway You Want My Love
Love Committee – One Day Of Peace
Luther Vandross – Love Don’t Love You Anymore
David Peaston – Can I
Kool & The Gang – Too Hot
Kenny Wells – Isn’t It Just A Shame
Janet Jackson – Nasty
Aurra – Are You Single
Boney James & Rick Braun – Grazin’In The Grass

The Gigs

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

Monday 2nd November
“Stylistics – Live !”
The Cliffs Pavillion, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex
Tickets £24.50 / £28.50
Tel: (01702) 351135
www.southendtheatres.org.uk
Friday 6th November
(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”

Saturday 14th November
(Every Second Saturday)
“Soul By The Sea”
Divers Arms, Central Parade, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 5JQ
DJs: Tom Edgar & Peter Hayes plus Carl Hyde
Free Admission – 7.40pm – Late
https://www.facebook.com/events/1030906103608334/
Friday 20th November
(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 20th November
“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, Jon Ovel , Dave Bishop, Nick Gunn
Special Guest: Steve Kite
7.30pm – 2.00am ; Over 30s ;
Tickets £15 – Tel : (01375)891402
https://www.facebook.com/events/1620431878211492/

Friday 20th November
“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
7.30 – 1.30 am ; Tickets £5 on the door ; Tel (01892) 544700

Saturday 21st November
(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

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

Friday 27th November
(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

Saturday 28th November
“Soulbeat Presents … Steppin’ Out”
Dickens World, Chatham Maritime, Kent, ME4 4LL
“Two rooms of music : Soulful Vibes & Aspects Of Soul”
9pm – 3am ; Tickets £5 in advance, £7 on the door
https://www.facebook.com/events/639765782793720/

Saturday 28th November
“Soul Night Special – Soul Weekender Vibe”
Liquid Lounge, South Woodham Ferrers, CM3 5TQ
DJs: Simon Whistles Ford & Steve Kite
8.30pm – 1.00 am
Tickets on sale from the venue…
https://www.facebook.com/events/698290573635392/

Saturday 28th November
“Soulgate On Sea”
Dreamland (Ballroom & Roller Room) Margate
“Motown, Northern, Disco, Crossover, Modern & Classic Soul”
*All money raised goes to MacMillan Cancer Support*
Tickets £5 ; 1pm – 2am
www.dreamland.co.uk/events

Thursday 10th December
“Kenny Thomas – Live !”
Bar Zero, Western Road, Billericay, CM12 9DZ
Tickets £10 in advance
Tel: (01277) 656581 for more details
https://www.facebook.com/BarZeroBillericay?fref=ts

Saturday 12th December
“Soul By The Jetty”
Lobster Smack (Upstairs), Haven Road, Canvey island, SS8 0NR
DJs: Jonny Layton, Mark Messent, Brian Kelly & guests …
Tony Matthews & Jazzbod
“100% Soul, Funk & Jazzy Grooves”
Wristband entry only – £7 ;
Text (07989) 591399 ; 8pm – 1am

Saturday 12th December
“Stomp’s Big Xmas Party!”
Essex Sports Village, Purfleet Road, Aveley, RM15 4DT
8pm – Late ; Tickets £10 in advance, more on the door…
https://www.facebook.com/events/792389850871063/

Saturday 12th December
“Essex Funkers Xmas Bash”
Harlow Town Football Club
DJs: Les Knott, Frostie, Chris Brown
DJ Dab & John Searle
Wristbands £10 in advance or £12 on the door
Tel: (07800) 724757 / (07791) 995670
www.wegottickets.com

Saturday 12th December
“KTF Soul Club Festive Knees Up!”
Downstairs at The Old Regent, Stanford Le Hope, SS17 0AQ
“Northern Soul plus 60s RnB / Motown”
7.30pm – 1.00am
DJs: Mick Love & Jim Hill
Advance tickets £6 – including a free CD ! £10 OTD …
Tel: Danny (07895) 538835
https://www.facebook.com/events/1614189912174686/

Friday 18th December
“The Signatures Northern Soul Xmas Party!”
The Blue Beat Room, Billericay Town FC,
Blunts Wall Road, CM12 9SA
8pm start ; Tickets £10 in advance
www.wegottickets.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/726993554071847/

Saturday 19th December
“Ultimate Xmas Party”
Live In Concert : Cheryl Lynn & Evelyn Champagne King
Indigo O2, London, SE10 0AX
Doors 7pm ; Show 9pm
Tickets from £33.60
www.theO2.co.uk

Thursday 31st December
“New Years Eve at SoulCity”
The George II, High Street, Hornchurch, RM12 4UW
DJs: Trish & Peter P plus guests
8pm – 3am ; Tickets £5 from the bar or DJs
https://www.facebook.com/events/1012966982101311/

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:
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

“Back To The Old Skool”
Bar Zero, Western Road, Billericay, CM12 9DZ
“Soul, Funk, Disco, R’n’B & Club Anthems of the 80s & 90s”
DJs on rotation : Jon Jules, Bully, Mikey Porter, MJ
Free Entry ; 8.30pm – 1am ;
Over 25’s – Smart Dress
https://www.facebook.com/events/1483072582020167/

Saturdays :
“Soul Night”
The Chequers, Market Street, Old Harlow, CM17 0AH
“The Best In Soul, Disco, Funk, RnB & Caister Classics”
8.00pm – 12.45am ; Free Entry
https://www.facebook.com/groups/755239794531230/?fref=ts

Monthly Events:
First Friday: Zero Soul Night Out – Spread Eagle, Rayleigh – next : 6th Nov
Third Friday: Soulful Seduction, Woodmans Arms, Thundersley – next 20th Nov
Third Friday: Soul Kitchen, Grey Lady, Tunbridge Wells – next 20th Nov
Second Saturday: Soul By The Sea, Divers Arms, Herne Bay – next 14th Nov
Third Saturday: The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford – next 21st Nov
Last Friday: Soul Weekender Vibe, Reids Bar, Billericay – next 30th Oct

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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