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Neil Gits A Present !

26th January 2013
Posted by Neil Matthew

We’re nearly at the end of January now, the Tax Return has been done, the month survived with next to no work and the snow has nearly gone at last (surely ?!) but there was still time for one last Xmas present to arive in the studio for me, kindly sent on by Rich and Ros who listen usually on a Saturday each week. Thank you ! I’ve used a picture of it along side this blog and as you can see it is a perfect gift for the host of your weekly soul show here at Gateway ! This week’s two hours worth is crammed full of almost forgotten goodies from the classic 70s & 80s eras, some chosen by you, others selected by me digging into my memories of DJing on the radio and at gigs around that time. Let the playlist below whet your appetite and relax in the warmth of your own home to listen again online at 5pm this evening …

The Tunes

Arthur Adams  –  You Got The Floor

Three Degrees  –  Dirty Old Man

Alexander O’Neal – What Can I Say To Make You Love Me

Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes  –  Satisfaction Guaranteed

Tony Camillo’s Bazuka  –  Dynomite (Part 1)

Larry Graham  –  Sooner Or Later

Patrice Rushen  – Don’t You Blame Me

Rose Royce  –  Angel In the Sky

Gladys Knight  – You’re No:1 In My Book

Funkapolitan  –  As The Time Goes By

Diana Ross  –  It’s My House

Slave  –  Watching You

Dave Koz  –  You Make Me Smile

Jeffree  –  Love’s Gonna Last

One Way  –  You Can Do It

Larry Wu  –  Let Me Show You

Prince  –  Get Off

Loose Ends  –  So Where Are You 

Joe Bataan  –  Ordinary Guy

Calender  – Hypertension

Miracles  – Love Machine

Sylvester  –  Over & Over

The Gigs

Saturday 26th January 2013

“The KTF Soul Club”

Railway Tavern, King Street, Stanford-Le-Hope

“Northern Soul & RnB”

DJs: Tom Page & James Dillard

£4 Admission    –   7.30pm  –  12.30 am



Friday 1st February 2013

“The Big Zero Soul Night”

Marco’s, 30 Eastwood Road, Rayleigh, SS67JQ

DJs : Bully & Special Guest

“Soul, Funk Disco & Dance From The 70s Upwards”

Free Entry    –   8pm  – 1am


Saturday 2nd February

“Soul On The Harbour ”

Jacksons Wharf, York Street, Ramsgate

DJs: John Herbert, plus guests TBC

Free Admission   –   8pm – 1am


Friday 8th February

“Soul City Grooves”

The Waterlounge, Water Lane, Bishops Stortford, CM23 2JZ

DJs: Les Knott & Marky P

“The finest soul, disco funk & house of the last 40 years”

9pm  –  2am    –     Free Entry


Saturday 9th February

“Hustle @ The Clubhouse”

Clubhouse,Prices Avenue, Ramsgate CT11 0AN

DJs: James Anthony & Micky B

SOUL, FUNK & DISCO Anthems with a Live performance from SOUL LEGACY

£7 Advance  £10 OTD Call 07855 770273 for info


Saturday 9th February

“Old School Soul Nite”

Charlies Bar, Warley Hill, Brentwood

DJ: Charlie Cook

9pm  –  Late        Free Entry


Saturday 15th February

“Soul & Club Classics Night”

The Woodmans, Rayleigh Road, Thundersley, SS7 3TA

DJs: MJ Mac & Bully

“A Night Of 80s & 90s Soul Classics”

8pm  –  Late     –    Free Entry



Saturday 16th Febuary

“Soul By The Sea”

Divers Arms, Herne Bay Seafront, Kent

“Soulful Funky Jazzy Vibes”

DJs Carl Hyde, Tom G Edgar, Johnny Herbert & Tommy The Gun

7.30pm – 1am     –     Free Entry


Saturday 16th February

(Every 3rd Saturday of the month)

“Soul Night”

The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, CM2 0JT Chelmsford

DJ: Paul Eve (Caister)

7.30pm start


Friday 22nd February

“Soul Weekender Vibe”

Vetro Bar, Western Road, Billericay, CM12 9DZ

DJs: Simon “Whistles” Ford, Nick Aravis

Free Entry     –    8pm – 1.30am

“The Very Best In Funk, Soul & Rare Grooves From The 70s & 80s”



Saturday 23rd February

“Soul By The Jetty”

The Lobster Smack, Haven Road, Canvey Island

DJs: Jonny Layton, Mr Messy & Brian Kelly

Plus Special guest Paul Clark

£5  – Advance Wristbands Only Tel: (07989) or…

email: [email protected]

“100% Jazz Funk & Soul with a sprinkling of nu jazz & soulful house – keeping the spirit of the Goldmine alive on Canvey Island”


Saturday 2nd March

“The New Yorker Return!”

The Edge, 6-8 High Pavement, Basildon, SS14 1EA

DJs: Scott James, Stavros, Hugsta, Chris White

“Playing the very best in Jazz-Funk & Soul”

Tickets £10 in advance from the venue or see:



Saturday 30th March 2013 (next 6th July)

“Essex Funkers Spring  Bash”

Harlow Town FC, Elizabeth Way, Harlow

DJ: Les Knott with Guests Jeff Young, Paul Clark

Soul DJ Essex, Soundchaser & Terry Munro  & Madhatter T-Shirts

Times 8pm –  2am

Tickets £10 in advance available from (07800)724757


Saturday 13th April 2013

“Massive Waves Of Britfunk…With A Splash Of Stateside Soul”

Leas Cliff Hall, The Leas, CT20 2DZ Folkestone, Kent

Live ! “Atmosfear” “Beggar & Co” “Big Brooklyn Red”

Plus:  Guest DJ “Jeff Young” supported by Stumps & Lee

7pm  –  Midnight

Tickets On Sale Soon…

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 !

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