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Neil Gits Arty…

20th April 2013
Posted by Neil Matthew

Got back in the old routine this week after two weeks school hoildays – bliss ! Having said that, Nathan and I did get a chance to do one or two things we can’t do in term time and that included finally getting a chance to pop in (as opposed to walking past…) the Basildon Art Gallery just across the way from our studios at Gateway 97.8FM . Usually it is long shut when we are in the Eastgate Centre for the show, but we found ourselves in town last week and couldn’t resist taking a look at some of the interesting works of art on display – not least the cow with a map of Basildon for its skin !!! If you can handle a little culture in your life I recommend a visit – it is FREE ! – as is listening to my show, which can sometimes be a cultural experience too, check this week’s songs below to see what you think then tune in this evening at 5pm for the repeat play and again on Monday for the next brand new LIVE show …

The Tunes:

George Benson    Turn Your Love Around 
Jean Carn –  My Love Don’t Come Easy
Donna Summer    Bad Girls 
Marvin Gaye    Ain’t That Peculiar 
Second Image    What’s Happening?
George Duke    Silly Fighting
Omar – There’s Nothing Like This
Emotions – Flowers 
Creme De Cocoa – Doing The Dog
K C & The Sunshine Band    Boogie Shoes
Dennis Edwards    Don’t Look Any Further
Tyrone Davis    What Goes Up (Must Come Down)
Bomb The Bass –  Beat Dis
Honeydrippers  –  Impeach The President
Teena Marie    Behind The Groove (J-Ski Re-Edit)
Moments & Whatnaughts  –  Girls
Soul II Soul    A Dream’s A Dream (DIX90)
Don Blackman    Holding You Loving You (SB503)
Isley Brothers  –  Let’s Make Love Tonight
Ray Parker Jr    All In The Way You Get Down
Timex Social Club    Rumors
Nat Turner feat Major Harris    Ruby Lee 
Shakatak  –  Silver Falls

The Gigs:

Friday 26th April
The Golden Lion, Broadway, Bexleyheath, DA68BE
DJs: Terry Brown & Tony Norris
“Classic Disco Jazz-Funk & Soul”
8pm     11pm
Friday 26th April
“Disco Divas”
Unit 4 Wine Bar, Chafford Hundred, Thurrock
DJ: Matt Jackson
“Modern & Classic Soulful Sounds”
8pm     Late
Saturday 27th April
“Soul By The Jetty”
The Lobster Smack, Haven Road, Canvey Island
DJs: Jonny Layton, Mr Messy & Brian Kelly
 Plus Special guest Nick Aravis
£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 27th April (Every Last Saturday of the month)
“Disco Stomp”
Jacksons Wharf, York Street, Ramsgate
DJs: John Herbert plus guests
70s & 80s Disco Classics
Free Admission      8pm – 1am
Sunday 28th April (Every Last Sunday Of The Month)
“Sunday Soul Sessions”
The Victoria, Victoria Road, Romford, Essex, RM1 2PA
DJs: Tricia Butler, Peter P, Richard Brown, Sandra C
“Club Classics, Soulful House, Jaff-Funk, Reggae”
3pm    11pm – soulful family atmosphere, children welcome !
Tuesday 30th April
Billy Ocean – Live !
The Towngate Theatre, Basildon
7.30pm     Tickets £25
(01268) 465465
Friday 3rd May 2013
“The Big Zero Soul Night”
Marco’s, 30 Eastwood Road, Rayleigh, SS67JQ
Guest DJs : The Bish & Uncle Swerve
“Soul, Funk Disco & Dance From The 70s Upwards”
Free Entry       8.30pm  – 1am
Saturday 4th May (Every First Saturday)
“Soul On The Harbour ”
Jacksons Wharf, York Street, Ramsgate
DJs: John Herbert, Paul Spickett plus guest:
“International Super Soul DJ – Jo Wallace”
“70s 80s & 90s Soul & Jazz-Funk Anthems”
Free Admission      8pm – 1am
Sunday 5th May
“A Night of Old & New Jazz-Funk & Soul”
Paringdon Sports & Leisure Club, Paringdon Road, Harlow
8pm    1am     £5 On The Door
DJs: Les Knott & Nathan Reid
Friday 17th May
“Killer Soul – 2013”
Rayleigh Club Golf Resort (formerly Lords)
The Zero DJ Team playing …
“The Very best In Soul Funk Disco & Old School Dance”
More details soon
Saturday 18th May
(Every 3rd Saturday of the month)
“Soul Night”
The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, CM2 0JT Chelmsford
DJ: Paul Eve (Caister)
7.30pm start     Free Entry
Saturday 25th May
“KTF Soul Club”
The Old Regent Ballroom, Corringham Road, Stanford Le Hope, SS17 0AQ
DJs: Lee Markwick, Tony Burman & The KTF Team
“Northern Soul & then some !”
Wristbands £5 In Advance Only – usually sells out – hurry !
7.30pm    1am      (07895) 538835 Danny
Saturday 1st June
“Soul Carnival All Dayer”
The Cromwell Manor, Basildon
“8 Hours Of Soul, Funk, Rare Groove & Soulful House”
DJs: Aitch B, Gordon Mac, Gary Dennis, James Anthony and more
5pm    1am       Tickets £15 In Advance
Visit  or
Saturday 8th June
“Soul At The Cherry”
The Cherry Tree, Queen Street, Warley, Brentwood, CM14 5JZ
“Modern & Classic Soul Grooves & Dancefloor Classics”
DJ: Stevie B plus guests
8pm    1am   ;   Free Entry
Saturday 29th June
“The Motown Girls”
The Inn On The Green, Bilericay
8.30 pm start    Free Admission
Saturday 6th July
“Essex Funkers Summer Bash”
Harlow Town FC
“Two rooms of jazz-funk & soul inc the “Funk Bunker” featuring new & old school soul, funk & r’n’b”
DJs: Les Knott, Jonny Layton, Tony Fernandez,
DJ Isis & Terry Munro & Paul Crowley
Tickets £10      more details to follow…
Saturday 13th July
“Hockley Soul Night”
Details To Follow…
Sunday 22nd September
“Superstars Of Soul”
Ben & King plus Jimmy James & The Vagabonds live !
The Towngate Theatre, Basildon
7.30pm    £20     (01268)465465
6th – 8th June 2013 (Weekender)
“Bless the Funk”
The Esplanade Hotel, Clacton-on-Sea
21st – 23rd March 2014
“Clacton Soul Weekender”
The Esplanade Hotel, Clacton On Sea, CO151UU
Monthly Events:
First Friday: Zero Soul Night Out – Marcos, Rayleigh – next : 3rd May
First Saturday: Soul On The Harbour, Jacksons Wharf, Ramsgate – next: 4th May
Third Saturday: The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford – next 20th April
Last Friday: Shaft, Circle Bar, Crouch Street, Colchester – next TBC
Last Saturday: Disco Stomp, Jacksons Wharf, Ramsgate – next: 27th April
Last Saturday: We Love 80s, The Edge, Basildon    next: 27th April
Also recommended…
Most Friday Nights At …
Lot 75 , Shenfield,  DJ Graham Norton
Plazma, High Street, Wickford, DJ Geoff Grove
Every Friday: Funkin’ Fridays, Bar West One, Brentwood
These chaps play plenty of “our tunes” within their sets !
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