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Neil Gits Back Down To Business

2nd May 2015
Posted by Neil Matthew

A very busy week in Neil-world kicked off with a return to the studio for the live “Old Gits Soul Show” – and I was chomping at the bit to get back in the old routine ! You can hear the repeat play of the show at 5pm today (yes, I am cutting it fine getting this week’s blog on here !!) and enjoy two hours of top drawer 70s & 80s soul jazz funk & disco tunes, with at least three really classy brand new tracks and a couple of “off the wall” surprises mixed in for good measure. Except they won’t be that much of a surprise as you can see the full playlist below … 😉

This Week’s Tunes

Sharon Redd – Never Give You Up
T.C. Curtis – You Should Have Known Better
O’Jays – Sing A Happy Song
Jackson 5 – Mama’s Pearl
Chic – You Can Get By (Womack Re-work)
Ola Onabule – Soul Town (Nigel Lowis Remix)
Gladys Knight – Soon
Ann Nesby – This Weekend
Odyssey – Joy
Young & Co – I Like What You’re Doing To Me
Salsoul Orchestra – Runaway
Players Association – Ride The Groove
Robert Cray – Right Next Door (Because Of Me)
Boz Scaggs – Lowdown ([email protected] Remix)
Dee Dee Sharp Gamble – Happy ‘Bout The Whole Thing
R Kelly – Happy People
Gary Taylor – Tease Me
Starvue – Body Fusion
Juan Laya & Jorge Montiel Feat Chennez Mckenzie – Groove On
Patrice Rushen – I Was Tired Of Being Alone
S.O.U.L. – Burning Spear

Upcoming Gigs

Saturday 9th May
“Soul By The Sea”
Divers Arms, Central Parade, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 5JQ
DJs: Tom Edgar & Carl Hyde
Free Admission – 7pm – Late

Friday 15th May
(every third Friday)
“Soulful Seduction ”
Woodmans Arms, Thundersley, Essex, SS7 3TA
“Old School Soul, Jazz-Funk Disco & Club Anthems !”
DJs: Bully & MJ
8.00pm – 1.00am ; Free Entry
Over 30s – Smart Dress

Saturday 16th May
“KTF Soul Club”
Old Regent Ballroom (Upstairs), Corringham Road, Stanford Le Hope, SS17 0AQ
“Northern Soul”
DJs: Jon Drake (Bristol) Richard Corbyn (London)
Wristbands £6 on sale from 20th March – limited to 120
7.30pm start – 1.00am finish

Saturday 16th May
(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

Sunday 24th May
“Soul Inspiration”
Morgans, High Street, Margate, CT9 1DS
DJs: Kazzie D, Micky B, James Anthony, Kevin Webb
“Classic & Current Soul Anthems, Old School RnB & Soulful House”
8pm – 2am ; Tickets £5 in advance ; £8 on the door

Sunday 24th May
“Summer Soulful Seduction All Dayer”
The Woodmans, Rayleigh Road, Thundersley, SS7 3TA
DJs: MJ & Bully plus guests
“Bouncing Beats, Gorgeous Grooves & Funkin’ Flavas !”
Free Entry ; 2pm start

Friday 29th May
(Every Last Friday)
“Soul Weekender Vibe”
Ivory Rooms, 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
Arrive Early – Over 25s only
Friday 29th May
“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 & Ian Holmes
Special Guest: Jim “The Syrup” Day
7.30pm – 2.00am ; Over 30s
Tel : (01375)891402

Saturday 30th May
“Soul Mates” (Monthly Event)
The George II Function Suite, High Street, Hornchurch, RM12 4UW
DJs: Frostie Original & John Wayne
Tickets £7 including a basket meal (like the old days !)
8pm – 2am

Saturday 30th May
Black Cat Club, Fort Hill, Margate, CT9 1HD
DJs: Micky B, Paul French & Jay Anderson
“Jazz, Funk, Soul, R’nB, Hip-Hop & House”
9pm – Late

Saturday 6th June
“Summer Madness Part 1”
The Soul Marquee, Halfway House, A127, Brentwood, CM13 3LL
DJs include: Terry Jones, Eddie Piller, Chris Brown, Bob Masters
1pm – 1am ; Tickets £15 ; Tel: (01708)228678 / (01273) 413800

Saturday 27th June
“The Ultimate Motown Night”
Maritime Room, Cliffs Pavilion, Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 7RA
DJ: John Watson plus Harry Cambridge singing live !
7.30pm – 1am ; Tickets £17.50 inc finger buffet
Tel (01702) 351135

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