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Neil Gits Back To Studio 4

15th February 2014
Posted by Neil Matthew

Recent events meant a change of studio for the show this week – they say a change is as good as a rest, and I often say in response “so if you can’t get arrested have a change!”, no idea why, it just sounds good ! Anyway, so last Monday I found myself back where I did my very first Gateway shows back around 2009 and though the equipment there hasn’t changed too much, a combination of subtle gradual improvements to it and five years of regular experience using it meant the end result was nowhere near as chaotic as those early days ! In fact, all turned out quite well and it was great to get back on the air after a traumatic time for us all at the station. You can hear a repeat of the programme on Saturday at 5pm, with the next live edition on Monday at 7pm.

Here’s the latest playlist:

Dan Hartman    Instant Replay
Side Effect    Always There
Alexander O’Neal & Cherelle –  Never Knew Love Like This
Diana Ross & Supremes    No Matter What Sign You Are
George Duke    I Love You More
Gary Bartz    Music Is My Sanctuary
O’Jays    Lovin’ You
Luther Vandross    I Won’t Let You Do That To Me
Kool & The Gang    Funky Stuff
Trammps    Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart
B B & Q Band  – On The Beat
Spyro Gyra  – Shaker Song
Jackie Wilson    Shake A Leg 
Cameo    She’s Strange
Jacksons  – Different Kind Of Lady
T-Connection    On Fire
Dazz Band    You Are My Starship
Sounds Of Blackness     A Place In My Heart  
Randy Crawford – That’s How Heartaches Are Made
Hearts Of Fire    Lets Party All Night
Tom Glide feat Joe Leavy – Party People
Colonel Abrams    Trapped

Earl Wright & His Orchestra  – Thumb A Ride

And these are the latest gigs:

Saturday 15th February (Every 3rd Saturday of the month) “Super Soul Saturday” The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, CM2 0JT Chelmsford DJ: Paul Eve (Caister) & DJ Hugsta “The Very Best In Jazz-Funk, Soul & Boogie”

7.30pm –  Midnight   –  Free Entry


Saturday 15th February

“Soulful Seduction” (next 26th April)

The Treacle Mine, Lodge Lane, Grays

“Soul & 90s Club Classics”

DJs: Mj & Bully


Friday 21st February

(3rd Friday of the month)

“Soulful Seduction”

The Woodmans Arms, Rayleigh, Thundersley, SS7 3TA

DJs: Bully & MJ

“70s 80s & 90s Soul, Funk & Disco plus RnB & Club Classics”

Free Entry   ;   8.30pm – 1am


Friday 21st February

“Soul Resurrection”

The Black Prince (Holiday Inn), Bexley, Kent, DA5 1ND

“Soul, Funk, Disco, Jazz, Soulful House & Caister Classics”

DJs: Steve Kite, Dave Cooper & Marie Garaccio

8pm    2am  ;  Tickets £5 in advance, £10 OTD



Saturday 22nd February

“Soul By The Jetty”  ** NEW VENUE ! **

**********S O U L E D  O U T !!!!!! *****************

The Oysterfleet, Knightswick Road, Canvey Island, SS8 7RB

“No:1 Soul Club Outside London 2013 !”

DJs: Jonny Layton, Brian Kelly, Mark Messy

Special Guest: Tony Matthews

“Top Quality Jazz-Funk & Soul and more…”

Wristbands £7 In Advance Only – (07989) 591399

“Keeping The Goldmine Spirit Alive On Canvey Island”


Sunday 23rd February (Every Last Sunday Of The Month) “Sunday Soul Sessions” The Victoria, Victoria Road, Romford, Essex, RM1 2PA DJs: Tricia Butler, Bonnie DJ, Richard Brown, Sandra C & guests “Club Classics, Soulful House, Jazz-Funk, Reggae” 3pm  –  11pm – soulful family atmosphere

Supervised children over 5 years old welcome before 7pm !


Friday 28th February

(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

Free Entry  before 11pm –   8pm    1.30am


Friday 28th February

(Every Last Friday)

“Essex Funkers Soul Social Club”

Harlow Town FC, The Pinnacles, CM19 5BE

Tickets £5 : (07800) 724757  (07947) 308326

DJ: Les Knott


Saturday 1st March


(Every First Saturday)

The Buddha Lounge, Maidstone, Kent

“All Things Soulful”

DJs: Karen “Kazzie D” Ager, Andy Sharp, James Anthony

£5 On The Door ; 10pm – 3am


Friday 7th March

(Every First Friday Of The Month)

“The Zero Soul Night Out”

Marcos Wine Bar, 30 Eastwood Road, Rayleigh

DJ: Bully & guest Mike Hemmings

8.30pm    1am  ;  Free Entry

“Soul Funk & Disco From The 70s Upwards”


Saturday 8th March

“Soul By The Sea”

The Divers Arms, Central Parade, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 5JQ

DJs: Carl Hyde, Tom Edgar & Guests

8pm    1am   ;   Free Entry

Saturday 8th March

“Chic !” (Every Second Saturday)

The Crown, Billericay High Street

“Carwash Anthems, Soul & Disco Classics, Flare Flapping Funk…

…and Modern Soulful Sounds too”

DJs: MJ & Bully


Saturday 15th March

“The Drizabone Soul Family – Live !”

Britannia Theatre, Dickens World, Leviathan Way,

Chatham Maritime, Kent, ME4 4LL

Tickets £10 before 1st March, £15 after

7pm    11pm    after party till 3am


Saturday 15th March

“KTF Soul Club – 4th Anniversary Bash”

The Old Regent Ballroom, Corringham Road,

Stanford Le Hope, SS17 0AQ

7.30 pm    1am  ;  Tickets £6 In Advance, £8 OTD

DJs: Kev Lock, Soulful Sally & Drew Orr



Saturday 22nd March

“Essex Funkers Spring Bash”

Harlow Town FC, The Pinnacles, CM19 5BE

DJs: Les Knott, Soundchaser, Marky P,The Bushbaby

Special Guest: Greg Edwards

Tickets £10    (07947)308326

Do you know of any soulful, jazzy, funky gigs taking place in 2014 ? 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 !
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 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.