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Neil Gits Back To Normal

11th September 2015
Posted by Neil Matthew

After a special themed show last week for the Bank Holiday and six weeks of routine trashing school holidays, it was great to have a regular Monday evening this week, although with Nathan now started at Billericay School I was flying solo in the studio – he now has to deal with that dreaded word “homework” each night !

I reached deep into my vinyl collection for a few gems, played some tracks that had been sitting patiently on a “must play soon” list for a couple of months and enjoyed some nice feedback from my lovely listeners. I’ve now also fully updated the “Recommended Old Gits Nights Out” list, so as well as running an eye over the tunes you can hear on the repeat play of the show tomorrow at 5pm, you might see somewhere you can go and enjoy more of the same out & about over the next few weeks …

The Tunes

Boz Scaggs – What Can I Say
Players Association – The Get Down Mellow Sound
Diana Ross – Upside Down
Edwin Starr – Time
Brothers Johnson – Light Up The Night
McCrei – Take My Hand
Quincy Jones – Just Once
Lee Ritenour feat Will Downing – Is This Love
Patrick Boothe – Never Knew Love Like This Before
Michael Jackson – Off The Wall
Switch – Keeping Secrets
RAH Band – Slide
Arthur Adams – You Got The Floor
Level 42 – Weave Your Spell
Drifters – Kissing In The Back Row Of The Movies
Earl Young feat Daryl Grant – Power Of Love (Nigel Lowis Remix)
Manchild – Especially For You
Seawind – He Loves You
Herbie Goins & The Nightimers – Number One In Your Heart
Oran Juice Jones – The Rain
SOS Band – Take Your Time (Do It Right)

The Gigs

Friday 11th September
(Every 2nd Friday of the month)
“Back To The Old Skool”
Bar Zero, Western Road, Billericay, CM12 9DZ
“Soul, Funk, Disco, Hip Hop, R’n’B & Club Anthems”
DJ: Bully (plus other DJs on rotation on other Fridays
Inc: MJ, Jon Jules & Mikey Porter)
Free Entry ; 9pm – 1am ;

Saturday 12th September
“Soul By The Sea”
The Ship, New Road, Leigh-On-Sea, SS9 2EA
DJs: Gary Dennis, Birdy, Mick Liste, Chris White
8pm – 1am ; £7 on the door

Saturday 12th September
“Soul Night Special – Soul Weekender Vibe”
Liquid Lounge / The Eatery, Heralds Way,
South Woodham Ferrers, Essex, CM3 5TQ
DJs: Steve Kite & Simon Whistles Ford
8.30pm – 1am ; Tickets from the venue

Saturday 12th September
(Every Second Saturday)
“Soul By The Sea”
Divers Arms, Central Parade, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 5JQ
DJs: Tom Edgar & Carl Hyde & guest DJ
Free Admission – 7.40pm – Late

Sunday 13th September
“Soul & Funk Alldayer”
De Rougemont Manor, Great Warley, Brentwood, CM13 3JP
DJs include : Pete Collins, Tony Matthews, Steve Goddard, Brian Jay
“Soul, 2-Step, Rare Groove, Jazz Funk, Salsa Grooves & Soulful House”
12 Noon – 11pm ; £16 inc hot & cold food ; Tel (07910)758621

Friday 18th September
(every third Friday)
“Soulful Seduction ”
Woodmans Arms, Thundersley, Essex, SS7 3TA
“Funk Soul Boogie House & more !”
DJs: Bully & MJ plus guest DJ
8.00pm – 1.00am ; Free Entry
Over 30s – Smart Dress – Arrive Early !!

Friday 18th September
“Soul Kitchen”
The Grey Lady Music Lounge, The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 5TW
(Every 3rd Friday of the month)
“Rare Soul Night”
DJs: John Browne, Paul Bain, Tracey Shaw plus guests:
Neil Forbes, Niki Golding & Bryan Copland
7.30 – 1.30 am ; Tickets £5 on the door ; Tel (01892) 544700

Friday 18th September
“The Hoy’s Got More Soul !”
The Hoy & Helmet, High Street, South Benfleet, SS7 1NA
DJs: Jonny Layton & Ian Holmes
“New & Classic Soul, Funk, Jazz & Soulful House”
8pm – Late ; Free Entry

Saturday 19th September
(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

Saturday 19th September
“The Big Zero Soul Alldayer”
The Spread Eagle, Rayleigh, SS6 7EJ
“Soul Funk & Soulful House”
12 DJs ; 1pm – 1am ;
Free Entry all day ! Free Parking after 1pm

Saturday 19th September
“KTF Soul Club”
Northern Soul Upstairs @ The Old Regent Ballroom,
Corringham Road, Stanford-Le-Hope, SS17 0AQ
DJs: Kev Lock, Soulful Sally & Lee Markwick
Tickets £6 in advance, 200 capacity – hurry !
7.30pm – 1.00am

Saturday 19th September
“Stomp ! At Miles Bar, Ramsgate”
DJs: Micky B, Terry Matthews & Gavin Page
“Quality Soul & Jazz-Funk”
9pm – 2am ;
Friday 25th September
“The Old Soul Roadshow”
Maritime Room, Cliffs Pavillion, Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 7RA
“Motown, Boogie, Disco, Jazz-Funk & Northern Soul”
8pm – 1am ; Tickets £8 ; Tel (01702) 351135

Friday 25th September
(Every Last Friday)
“Soul Weekender Vibe”
Reids Bar, 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

Friday 2nd October
(Every First Friday Of The Month)
“The Big Zero Soul Night Out”
The Spread Eagle, High Street, Rayleigh, SS6 7EJ
DJs: MJ & Bully & Guest DJ
8.30pm – 1am ; Free Entry ; Tel (01268) 775100
“Weekender anthems, soul, funk, disco, hip hop, r’n’b tunes from the 70’s through to the 90’s and offering you a sprinkle of soulful house”

Wednesday 7th October
“Odyssey – Live !”
Reids Bar, Laindon Road, Billericay, CM12 9LD
Tickets £12.50 – Tel (01277) 632378

Saturday 10th October
“New Yorker Reunion”
The Edge, High Pavement, Basildon Town Centre, SS14 1EA
“The Very Best In Jazz, Funk & Soul – No RnB, House or Garage!”
DJs: Terry Jones, Les Knott, Peter P, Hugsta, Andy Lothian, June Furlong
Plus Guest Live PA’s
7.25pm – 2.40am ; Tickets £10 (More on the door)

Saturday 10th October
“The Twisted Deal”
The Astor Community Theatre, Stanhope Road, Deal, CT14 6AB
Northern Soul with DJs: Pete Crascall & Ringo Woolgar
8pm – 1am

Saturday 31st October
“6th Official Goldmine Reunion”
The Monico, Canvey Island, Eastern Esplanade, SS8 7DN
DJs: Chris Hill, Jeff Young, Tom Holland & Snowboy
9pm – 3am ;
Advance Tickets £10 ; (07811) 111333

Friday 20th November
“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, Jon Ovel , Dave Bishop, Nick Gunn
Special Guest: Steve Kite
7.30pm – 2.00am ; Over 30s ;
Tickets £15 – Tel : (01375)891402

Saturday 21st November
“Soul Bay”
Black Cat Club, Fort Hill, Margate, CT9 1HD
“Jazz Funk, Soul, RnB, Hip Hop & House”
DJs: Micky B, Jason Anderson & Paul French
9pm – Late


Friday 27th – Sunday 29th November
“Sunny Hunny Soul Weekend”
Searles Leisure Resort, Hunstanton, Norfolk
“Northern Soul, Motown & Jazz-Funk”

Friday 27th – Monday 30th May 2016
“Bless The Funk”
Azur, Marine Pavillion, St Leonards On Sea, East Sussex, TN38 0BU
Strictly for the Over 30s
“Modern & Classic Soul, Boogie, Jazz-Funk, Motown & Northern Soul
2-Step, RnB, Funky & Soulful House”

Weekly Events:
“Behind The Groove”
Bar Du Vin, East Street, Bromley, BR1 1QU
DJ: James O’Reilly & guests
“Soul, Disco, Jazz-Funk, Rare Groove, Philly & Motown”
Free Entry ; 7.30pm – Midnight

Fridays :
“Soul City”
George II Function Suite, High Street, Hornchurch, RM12 4UW
“70s 80s & 90s classic & commercial soul”
DJ: Peter Poyton plus guests each week
Free Entry ; Over 30s Night ; 8pm – 2am;

“Marco’s Soul Family”
Marco’s Wine Bar, Eastwood Road, Rayleigh, SS6 7JQ
DJs/Singers : Simon “Whistles” Ford , Georgie B , The Bushbaby , Reggie & Famous on rotation – see Facebook for this week’s event …

“Soul Night”
The Chequers, Market Street, Old Harlow, CM17 0AH
“70s & 80s Soul Funk & Disco, 80s & 90s House Classics”
DJ: Soul-DJ Essex
8.30pm – 1am ; Free Entry
(Venue also has an “80s & 90s soul party” night on Saturdays)

Monthly Events:
First Friday: Zero Soul Night Out – Spread Eagle, Rayleigh – next : 2nd Oct
Second Friday: Soul & Club Anthems Special – Bar Zero, Billericay – next 9th Oct
Third Friday: Soulful Seduction, Woodmans Arms, Thundersley – next 18th Sept
Third Friday: Soul Kitchen, Grey Lady, Tunbridge Wells – next 18th Sept
Second Saturday: Soul By The Sea, Divers Arms, Herne Bay – next 10th Oct
Third Saturday: The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford – next 19th Sept
Last Friday: Soul Weekender Vibe, Reids Bar, Billericay – next 25th Sept

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
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