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Neil Gits Achy Legs !

8th August 2015
Posted by Neil Matthew

I am fully recovered from the Margate Soul Weekend now, but for about 48 hours after the event last Sunday/Monday, my poor old pins were killing me !! Strangely though, it was not due to dancing my socks off – my MSW expereience this year was a little different as I felt the urge to just keep wandering around from the Plaza to the harbour, the market square, the seafront, back to the Plaza, off to the Turner Art Gallery (never done that before!) , the various bars, the town centre and the newly re-opened Dreamland – then back to the Plaza again ! It was all ice creams, coca-colas, burgers hot dogs and photos this year  as I put the miles in on foot, taking little snippets of the whole experience in, without actually staying in one place long enough to really soak up the music. Bit daft really, but that’s me, “Silly Old Git” ! lol

However, there were one or two musical moments that stuck in my mind and you can hear the songs involved on my show this afternoon (Saturday) at 5pm when Monday’s live show is repeated. I have plenty more little trips lined up for the rest of the summer too so keep listening in for some more “soulful snapshots” and do feel free to get in touch and share your own. You can email me on air at [email protected] and text me via (01268)833978, not forgetting the Facebook page “The Old Gits Soul Show” …

This Week’s Tunes:

Diana Ross – Getting’ Ready For Love
Cheryl Lynn – Got To Be Real
Sister Sledge – Thinking Of You
Jimmy Ruffin – It’s Wonderful To Be Loved By You
Stevie Wonder – Love Light In Flight
Ken Knox & Company – Reach Out (Nigel Lowis Remix)
Dina Carroll – So Close
Natasha Watts – Go Slow
Sharon Redd – Love Is Gonna Get You
Heatwave – Too Hot To Handle
Francine McGee – Delirium
Ray Carless – Tarantula Walk
Bobby Womack – Home Is Where The Heart Is
Cameo – Single Life
Empress – Dyin’ To Be Dancin’
Los Charly’s Orchestra feat Xantone Blacq – All Around The World
Angela Bofill – Love Light
Janet Kay – Silly Games
Arnold Blair – Trying To Get Over You
O’Jays – Used Ta Be My Girl
Q – The Voice Of Q

August Gigs:

Saturday 8th August
“Soulfunky Berwick Manor Reunion”
The Manor Hotel & Restaurant, Berwick Pond Road, Rainham, RM13 9EL
DJs: Gary Dennis, Pete Collins, Steve Maxwell, Sam Green & Shaggy (Andy)
“Two rooms of music – Over 30s only”
7pm – 1.30am ; Wristbands £7

Wednesday 12th August
“The Chicago Blues Brothers”
Cliffs Pavilion, Westcliff-on-Sea
“Blues Motown & Soul inc classics by…
James Brown, Ray Charles Aretha Franklin & Otis Redding”
Tickets £24 ; Tel (01702) 351135

Friday 14th August
(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 ;

Saturday 15th August
“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: Greg Edwards, Peter P, Hugsta, Andy Lothian, June Furlong
Plus Guest Live PA’s
7.45pm – 3am ; Tickets £10 (More on the door)

Saturday 15th August
(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 15th August
“Soulful Seduction All-Dayer”
The Woodmans, Thundersley, SS7 3TA
“Soul, Funk, RnB, Old Skool, Jazz-Funk, Soulful House, Hip Hop”
DJs: Bully, MJ, Merve The Swerve, Paul Kidley,
Les Knott & Simon Van Os
1pm – 1am ; Wristbands £5

Friday 21st August
(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 21st August
“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
Terry Wright, Dean Roach & Steve Wagstaff
7.30 – 1.30 am ; Tickets £5 on the door ; Tel (01892) 544700

Saturday 22nd August
“Soul By The Jetty – Beach Party”
The Lobster Smack, Haven Road, Canvey Island, SS8 0NR
DJs: Jonny Layton Mr Messy & Brian Kelly
Guest DJ: Jeff Young
“100% Soul Funk & Jazzy Grooves…”
Beachwear optional and encouraged…
8pm – 1am ; Wristband entry only £7 – see below :

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

Friday 29th 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

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