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Neil Gits Back To Bournemouth…

16th August 2013
Posted by Neil Matthew

On the air this week fresh back from our Summer Road Trip 2013! We revisited Bournemouth this time, having been there just a couple of years ago with mum and didn’t realize how good it was there – much better than my childhood recollections of the place and definitely better going there again just the two of us without having to push Nanny Peggy up and down the hills in her wheelchair! We had a great time,but there were hiccups inevitably along the way – me kneeling on and breaking my sunglasses while packing the car, finding the tennis courts opposite our BnB had been recently taken over and were now not allowing “pay & play” but members only (cue one Nathan tantrum!) , walking down to the pier (25 mins!) to find the boat trip we’d planned was cancelled as the vessel needed a new gearbox, then walking up the hill again to the Pizza Hut just as their computer system conked out causing huge delays. But we waited… 😉  I also got beaten TWICE at crazy golf – NO!!! 🙁 🙁 🙁   but it was overall a good break…

If your holiday plans haven’t quite gone as smoothly as they should have and you need a little musical therapy, I recommend a listen to “The Old Gits Soul Show” this Saturday at 5pm (don’t forget there’s a new show LIVE on Monday at 7pm!) – I’ve also painstakngly updated all the soul events too this morning as they were in a bit of a mess after four weeks neglect during the school holidays! Enjoy the music…

The Tunes

Carl Carlton    She’s A Bad Mama Jama
Rick James    You & I 
Four Tops    Don’t Walk Away
Bob & Earl    Harlem Shuffle
Dazz Band    Let It Whip
Jones Girls    Baby Don’t Go Yet
Dorothy Moore    I Believe You
Anita Baker    Lonely
Instant Funk  – Can You See Where I’m Coming From ?
Heatwave    Slip Your Disc To This
Diana Ross    Once In The Morning 
George Duke    Sugar Loaf Mountain
Teena Marie    It Must Be Magic
Gloria Gaynor    Never Can Say Goodbye
Candi Staton    When You Wake Up Tomorrow
Keni Burke    So Real 
Will Downing    This Time I’ll Be Sweeter 
The Dells    Baby Don’t Go Away Mad
Sons Of Robin Stone    Got To Get You Back
Bobby Brown    Every Little Step
Dexter Wansel –  Latin Love (Let Me Know)

The Gigs

Saturday 17th August
(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 17th August
“Revenge Of The Soulboy presents Summer Madness”
Halfway House, A127, Brentwood
“Nu Soul, Club Classics & Anthems, Modern Soul,
Jazz-Funk, Soulful House, etc”
DJs Include: Jeff Young, Garry Dennis, Jonny Layton, Bob Masters
Tickets £15 In Advance or £20 On The Door
1pm    1am    All Dayer ! BBQ ! Outside / Marquee Event !
Saturday 24th August
“Soul & Motown Night”
The Green Man, Herongate, A128, Brentwood, CM13 3PZ
“Soul, Jazz Funk, Classic Disco & Motown”
DJ : JB        Free Entry       7.30pm onwards
Saturday 24th August
Bar 1, Exchange Way, Chelmsford, CM1 1XB
Potty Soul & Heavy Soul with DJs:
Gavin Page, Martin Lippross, Grumpy Brown,
Scott James, Mark Gurcha Collins, David White, Simon Petts
£5 On The Door  ;  9pm    3am
Sunday 25th August
“Chicago’s Soul”
Chicago’s, Festival Leisure Park, Basildon, SS14 3WB
“Soul Disco Funk Boogie 80s Classics & Party Anthems”
DJs: Jonny Layton, DJ Hugsta, Simon Whistles Ford,
Frostie Original, Euan Bass, Dave Marley, Ricky Oatham
2pm    2am  ;  Tickets £5 In Advance , £6 OTD
“All Dayer! Soul Food Menu Available Before 6pm !”
Sunday 25th August (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
Plus Guests: TBC
“Club Classics, Soulful House, Jaff-Funk, Reggae”
3pm  –  Midnight – soulful family atmosphere
Supervised children over 5 years old welcome before 7pm !
Saturday 31st August
“Soul By The Jetty – The Beach Party!”
The Lobster Smack Inn, Haven Road, Canvey Island
DJs: Johnny Layton, Mr Messy, Brian Kelly
Plus Guest: Les Knott
Entry by advance wristband only – always a sell out !
£7 from (07989) 591399 or [email protected]
 Saturday 31st August
“Soul On The Edge”
The Edge Nightclub, High Pavement, Basildon
DJs: Frostie, Scott James, Tony Fernandez & Marky Mark
“70s – 00s Soul & Boogie Anthems”
9pm  –  3am  ;  £10 On The Door
Saturday 31st August (Every Last Saturday)
“Disco Stomp”
Jacksons Wharf, Ramsgate
DJs: John Herbert & Tommy Gun
“70s & 80s Disco Classics”
8pm    1am  ;  Free Entry
Friday 6th September 2013 (Every First Friday Of The Month)
“The Big Zero Soul Night”
Marco’s, 30 Eastwood Road, Rayleigh, SS67JQ
DJ Bully plus Merve The Swerve
And Special Guest from Florida – Carl Stuart
“Old School Soul, Funk & Disco plus a sprinkling of Nu Soul &
Soulful House From The 70s Upwards”
“Weekender Anthems All The Way!”
Free Entry    –   8.30pm  – 1am
Friday 6th September (Every First Friday Of The Month)
Waikiki, 33.Crouch Street, Colchester, CO3 8ES
DJ Chaz J & Jimmi Dixon
Saturday 7th September (Every First Saturday)
“Soul On The Harbour ”
Jacksons Wharf, York Street, Ramsgate
DJs: John Herbert, Paul Spickett plus guests
“70s 80s & 90s Soul & Jazz-Funk Anthems”
Free Admission   –   8pm – 1am
Saturday 7th September
“Potty Stomp”
Runwell Sports & Social Club, Runwell Chase, Wickford, SS11 7QA
“Heavy Soul DJs!”
Gavin Page, Grumpy Brown, Martin Lippross
Scott James, Mark “Gurcha” Collins, David White, Simon Petts
7pm  –  1am  ;  £5 Admission
Saturday 7th September
“Treacle Mine Soul Night”
Treacle Mine, Lodge Lane, Grays, RM17 5PM
DJs: MJ & Bully (Soulful Seduction) play a special set of retro
Soul sounds with a twist of Motown & Philly !
Free Entry    8pm – Midnight

Saturday14th September
“Soul Power!”
Sidneys Bar & Lounge, 545 Cranbrook Road, Gants Hill, IG2 6HE
DJs: Frostie Original, Scott James, Ricky Oatham,
Tony Fernandez, Tricia Butler, Richard Brown
8pm – 3am  ;  £8 All Night

Saturday 14th September
“Essex Funkers On The Road !”
The Waterfront, Bishops Stortford
DJs: Les Knott & Terry Munro
9pm  –  Late  ;  £5 On The Door

Saturday 14th September
“Soul By The Sea – 50th Birthday Special ! ”
The Divers Arms, Central Parade, Herne Bay, CT6 5JQ
DJs: Tom “Birthday Boy” Edgar, Carl Hyde & friends
“Funky Beats to Move Your Feet, Jazzy Vibes,
Northern Soul & A Touch Of Class !”
Free Entry  –   8.30pm – 1am

Friday 20th September (Every 3rd Friday Of The Month)
“Friday Night Soul”
The Curlew Pub, Gandalfs Ride, South Woodham Ferrers
DJs: Ricky Oatham & Pete Smugger Smith
“Soul, Jazz-Funk, Motown, Old School, Northern, RnB…
..and everything in between !”
9pm start   –   Admission Free


Saturday 21st September
“Handbags & Gladrags”
Bar Plazma, High Street, Wickford
DJs: Scott James, Chris Alexander & Euan Bass
“Quality Soul, Funk , RnB & Soulful House”
£5 Entry   –


Saturday 21st September
“KTF Soul Club”
The Old Regent Ballroom, Corringham Road, Stanford Le Hope, SS17 0AQ
DJs: Mark Gurcha Collins & Keith Ewers plus the KTF team
7.30  –  1am  ;  Tickets £5 In Advance Only

Sunday 22nd September
“Superstars Of Soul”
Ben & King plus Jimmy James & The Vagabonds live!
The Towngate Theatre, Basildon
7.30pm  –  £20   –  (01268)465465

Saturday 19th October
The Knot, Beach Road, Westgate on Sea, CT8 8AD
“Upfront & Classic Soul, Jazz-Funk, RnB, Soulful House”
DJs: Micky B, Paul French, Jason Anderson
8pm  –  1am  ;  Admission Free  ;  Rooms Available ! 


 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 : 6th Sept
First Saturday: Soul On The Harbour, Jacksons Wharf, Ramsgate – next: 7th Sept
Third Friday: Soul Night at The Curlew, South Woodham Ferrers – next 20th Sept
Third Saturday: The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford – next 17th Aug
Last Saturday: Disco Stomp, Jacksons Wharf, Ramsgate – next: 31st Aug 

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