Neil Gits Back From Bournemouth !

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You’ve got to take a break sometimes (actually quite a few times in my case !) especially in the summer holidays when your son seems to spend 90% of his time in his bedroom on his X-Box, so I suggested a couple of days on the South Coast indulging in adventure golf, ten pin bowling, a boat trip and lots of eating things that are bad for you (alleegedly!) . We got back from a smashing time late on Friday and inevitably I have been playing catch-up ever since, but it is Monday now, this evening’s show is prepared and just before I start plugging the next two hours of soul, jazz-funk and disco tracks relentlessly online, here is last week’s playlist and the latest gig guide …

The Tunes

Barry White – Baby We Better Try & Get It Together
Dynasty – Does That Ring A Bell
Bah Samba – Let The Drums Speak
Rosaline Joyce – No Questions No Answers
Supremes – Bad Weather
Sympli Whitney – Refill
Bobby Womack – Only Survivor
Tallahassee Nights Live – So Gone
Jones Girls – Let’s Celebrate (Sittin’ On Top Of The World)
Loose Ends – Magic Touch
Archie Bell & The Drells – Don’t Let Love Get You Down
Lenny Williams – You Got Me Running
Barry Biggs – Three Ring Circus
The J.B.’s – Pass The Peas
Jeffrey Osborne – On The Wings Of Love
SOS Band – Just The Way You Like It
Cool Notes – You’re Never Too Young
Bashiyra – Life So Fun
L Young – Urgency
Teddy Pendergrass – Love TKO
The Mighty Clouds Of Joy – Glow Love
Chi-Lites – Too Good To Be Forgotten
Diana Ross – You Were The One
Sharon Redd – You Got My Love
Little Royal & The Swingmasters – Razor
Blade

The Gigs

Saturday 25th August
“Soul By The Jetty”
Lobster Smack, Haven Road, Canvey Island, SS8 0NR
“100% Soul, Jazz, Funk, Boogie, Soulful House & More”
DJs: Jonny Layton, Brian “Rev” Kelly & Mark Messent
Guest DJ : Frostie
8pm – 1am ; Wristbands £7 in advance only –
Call / Text (07989)591399
email: [email protected]

Sunday 26th August
(Last Sunday of the month)
“Over-roast Of Joy!”
Frankies Wine Bar, Station Lane, Hornchurch, RM2 6JL
DJ: Paul Kidley & guests
“Soul Weekend Anthems & Soulful House”
5.30pm – 11.30 pm ; Free Entry
www.overdoseofjoy.co.uk

Sunday 26th August
“Omar & Full Live Band”
Boatyard Restaurant, High Street, Leigh-on-Sea, SS9 2EN
DJ support from Urban All-Stars
8pm – 1am ; Smart dress
Tickets £20 (gig only) or £50 (inc 4-course meal)
(07702) 089264
www.tongueandgroovepresents.com

Friday 7th September
“5 Star Soul”
Orsett Hall, Prince Charles Avenue, Orsett, RM16 3HS
DJs: Brian Kelly, Johnny Layton, Jon Ovel, Mark Lee,
Lee Fatbloke Alder & Special Guest : Sean French
“Soul Pavillion & Jazz Funk Lounge”
Tickets £15 – Strictly Over 30s
(01375) 891402 – www.imagoldminer.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/625753351157467/

Friday 7th September
(Every 1st Friday Of the Month)
“The Big Zero Soul Night Out”
The Spread Eagle, High Street, Rayleigh, SS6 7EJ
DJs: Merve The Swerve & Brian Kelly plus guest
“Old Skool Soul & Club Anthems, R’n’B & more…”
8.30pm – 1.00am ; Free Entry
Tel: (01268) 775100
https://www.facebook.com/groups/116110315208484/?hc_ref=ARRb586cE4MEIv8bO0bT-q6pvlZuU_ZY9byeQ5iLMb2wMKCKmpxH_JgZnEoT_HsCpDI

Friday 7th September
“The Essex Soul Collective”
Ambleside Social Club, Ambleside Drive, Southend on Sea, SS1 2UP
“Northern Soul, Motown, RnB”
DJs: Mandy O’Connor, Kev Mahoney, Neil Walker & Guest
7.30pm – 12.30am ; Tickets £5 on the door
https://www.facebook.com/events/1939040946123378/

Saturday 8th September
“Soul By The Sea”
**NEW VENUE**
Zabranos, The Broadway, Leigh-On-Sea, SS9 1SJ
DJs: Grumpy Brown, Colin Jazzy Barnby, Michael Cooper & Chris White
“Afro, Funk, Latin, Jazz Dance & Soulful House”
8pm -1am ; £7 On The Door
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1668138683409487/
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10155518474757409&set=a.10150164356887409.286399.672717408&type=3&theater&ifg=1

Saturday 8th September
(then every 2nd Saturday of the month)
“Soul By The Sea”
The Divers Arms, Central Parade, Herne Bay, CT6 5JQ
DJs: Tom Edgar, Pete Hayes & Tommy Boy
Free Entry ; 8pm – 1am

Saturday 8th September
(Every 2nd Saturday of the month)
“Brown Sugar”
The Spread Eagle, Queens Road, Brentwood, CM14 4HD
“Funk Soul & Disco Night”
DJ Yours Truly (Ben)
8pm – Midnight ; Free Entry
https://www.facebook.com/BrentwoodSpreadEagle/?fref=ts

Friday 14th September
(Every Second Friday)
“Funkin’ Fridays”
Harry’s Bar, High Street, Billericay, CM12 9BQ
DJ: Paul Kidley
“Soul, Jazz-Funk, Weekender Anthems, Dancefloor Classics”
9pm – 1am ; Free Entry

Saturday 15th September
(Every 3rd Saturday of the month)
“Super Soul Saturday”
The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, CM2 0JT
DJ: Paul Eve & Mick Jackson
“The Very Best In Jazz Funk & Soul”
7.30pm – Midnight – Free Entry
https://www.facebook.com/soulatthecricks/

Saturday 15th September
“Soul Odyssey Summer Half Dayer Party”
Virgin Active, Hall Lane, Little Warley, CM13 3EN
“Jazz-Funk, Nu Soul, Soulful House, Old School Soul & RnB”
DJs: Frostie, Kevin Hawkins, Garry Fish, Tony Treble, Gary Walden
Tickets £7 – Super Early Bird, £10 in advance or £15 on the door
“Outside Terrace & BBQ” ; 5pm – 1.00am
https://www.facebook.com/events/609646399368782/

Friday 21st September
(Every 3rd Friday of the month)
“Soulful Seduction”
The Bread & Cheese, London Road,Benfleet, Essex, SS7 1AA
“100% Soul, Funk, Disco & Old Skool Club Anthems”
DJs: Bully & MJ ** Special Guest TBA ! **
8.00pm – 1 am ; Free Entry ; Over 25s
http://www.soulfulseduction.co.uk/
https://www.facebook.com/events/694277664254383/

Friday 21st September
(Every 3rd Friday of the month)
“Soul Kitchen”
The Grey Lady Music Lounge, The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 5TW
“Rare 60s & 70s Soul Night”
DJs: John Browne, Tracy Shaw & guests
7.00pm – 1.00 am ; £5 on the door ; Tel (01892) 544700

Saturday 29th September
“Stomp On Sea 2”
Olby’s Soul Cafe & Music Rooms,
King Street, Margate, CT9 1DD
Room 1 : Soul & reggae
Room 2 : Jazz & Funk
Room 3 : Dance & Club Classics
Tickets £10 – www.stompradio.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/486171291817816/

Friday 18th – Sunday 20th January
“Clacton Soul Weekender Reunion 2019”
Marks Tey Hotel, Colchester, CO6 1DU
“Two rooms of 70s & 80s Modern Soul, Boogie & Jazz Funk”
DJs Include : Tony Fernandez, Sara Jane Rundel, Frostie
Richard Felstead, Paul Clark & Brian Jay
2pm Friday through to 2pm Sunday
https://www.facebook.com/events/238758136938257/?active_tab=about

Caister 2018 :
Friday 28th September – Sunday 30th September
“Caister Goes Wild West”
www.caistersoul.co.uk

Weekly Events:
Fridays :
“Glitter Fridays”
The George II, High Street, Hornchurch, RM12 4UW
Room 1: “Soul,Disco, Funk & Boogie”
Room 2: “House Grooves & Old Skool”
Free Entry ; 8pm – 1am;
https://www.facebook.com/thegeorgeIIhornchurch/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheGeorgehornchurch/

Fridays:
“Old Skool Friday”
Bar Zero, Western Road, Billericay, CM12 9DZ
“Soul, Club Anthems ”
DJs on rotation : Deano, Geoff Lawrence, Mikey Porter, MJ
Free Entry ; 8.30pm – 1am ;
Over 25’s – Smart Casual Dress
Tel: (01277) 656581
(also “Anthems Night” on Saturdays – DJ: Dave Rothwell
www.bar-zero.co.uk

Monthly Events:
First Friday: Zero Soul Night Out – Spread Eagle, Rayleigh
Third Friday: Soulful Seduction, Bread & Cheese, Benfleet
Third Friday: Soul Kitchen, Grey Lady, Tunbridge Wells
Second Saturday: Brown Sugar, Spread Eagle, Brentwood
Second Saturday: Soul By The Sea, Divers Arms, Herne Bay
Third Saturday: The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford
Last Sunday: Overroast Of Joy, Frankies, Hornchurch

Do you know of any soulful, jazzy, funky gigs taking place in 2018 ? Let me know the details whether you are a DJ , promoter 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, also repeated on Saturday evening from 5pm–7pm, plus you can hear it again anytime you like via the “Listen Again” button on the Gateway website … search “Cool Soul” !

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