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We’ve not been on quite as many of our slap up “Monday Meals” before the show recently, so I thought it was time I let Nathan choose from our big list of fave places to eat and treat ourselves ahead of our weekly visit to Gateway Towers. He chose “Frankie & Bennys” so off to the Festival Leisure Park we went – spaghetti & meatballs for him, a cajun chicken choice for me – and by 7pm we were satisfyingly replenished ready to roll out two hours of soul, jazz-funk & disco, though inevitably feeling just a tad “sleepy”.

You can enjoy my “relaxed” presentation style in the repeat play of the “Old Gits Soul Show” this evening from 5pm – take a look at the playlist below and also the extensive list of ideas of places to go and hear some of those tune at lovely venues all around Basildon & East Thurrock !

The Tunes

Billy Paul – Let Em In
Rene & Angela – Secret Rendezvous
Janet Jackson – What Have You Done For Me Lately
Marlena Shaw – California Soul
Marvin Gaye – Joy
Luther Vandross – You’re The Sweetest One
Natalie Cole – I Live For Your Love
Gina Carey – Brand New
Maze – Time Is On My Side
KC & The Sunshine Band – Sound Your Funky Horn
Lamont Dozier – Shout About It
L J Reynolds – Weigh All The Facts
MFSB – Manhattan Skyline
Chic – What About Me ? (Risque Womack Re-work)
Shakatak – Nightbirds
Moment Of Truth – Helplessly
Ce Ce Peniston – Keep On Walkin’
By All Means – Love Lies
Kleeer – Lay Ya Down EZ
The New York Disco Orchestra – It’s True
Galaxy feat Phil Fearon – Wait Until Tonight My Love
Reuben Wilson – Cisco Kid

The Gigs

Saturday 7th March
“KTF Soul Club – 5th Anniversary Knees-Up”
The Old Regent Ballroom (Downstairs), Corringham Road,
Stanford Le Hope, Essex, SS17 0AQ
“Northern Soul Night”
Special Guest DJs : Dick Coombes, Paul Spain & Jim Watson
“Over 100 years of spinning vinyl between them!”
7.30pm – 1am ; Tickets £6 in advance
Tel: Danny (07895)538835
https://www.facebook.com/events/763492217077065/?fref=ts

Friday 13th March
(Every 2nd Friday of the month)
“Soul & Club Anthems Special”
Bar Zero, Western Road, Billericay, CM12 9DZ
“Soul RnB & Old School Club Anthems from the 80s – 90s”
DJ: Bully (other top DJs on rotation on other Fridays)
Free Entry ; 9pm – 1am ;
Over 25s – Smart Casual Dress
https://www.facebook.com/events/632268596901463/

Friday 13th March
“Harlow Over 30s Night”
Park Inn Hotel, Southern Way, Harlow, CM18 7BA
Two Rooms Of Music:
1 – RnB & Club Classics with Neal Deejay
2 – Soul Jazz-Funk & Motown with John Osborne
8.30pm – 2am ; Tickets £10 Online at
www.indulgence-events.com
Tel/Text : (07875) 949565
https://www.facebook.com/events/739458339495673/?fref=ts

Saturday 14th March
“Soul By The Sea”
Divers Arms, Central Parade, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 5JQ
DJs: Tom Edgar & Carl Hyde
Free Admission – 8pm – Late
https://www.facebook.com/events/639396259522058/?fref=ts

Saturday 14th March
“An Evening With Bashiyra – The Voice”
Pizza Express Music Lounge, Earl Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1PF
7pm start ; Tickets (08456)027017
https://www.facebook.com/events/380108925504425/?fref=ts

Saturday 14th March
“Soul By The Sea”
The Ship, New Road, Leigh-on-Sea, SS9 2EA
“The Finest, Soul, Funk, Jazz & Latin”
DJs: Gary Dennis, Birdy, Chris White & Mick Liste
8pm – 1am ; £7 on the door
https://www.facebook.com/events/386289958207623/?fref=ts

Friday 20th March
(every third Friday)
“Soulful Seduction ”
Woodmans Arms, Thundersley, Essex, SS7 3TA
“Old School Soul, Jazz-Funk Disco & Club Anthems !”
DJs: Bully & MJ
8.30pm – 1.00am ; Free Entry
Over 30s – Smart Dress
https://www.facebook.com/events/792946924093886

Saturday 21st March
(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
https://www.facebook.com/events/1555857347999803/

Friday 27th March
(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 before 10pm to avoid disappointment – Over 25s only

Friday 3rd April
“Brentwood Over 30s Nightl”
Holiday Inn, Brook Street, Brentwood, CM14 5NF
Two Rooms Of Music:
1 – RnB & Club Classics with Neal Deejay
2 – Soul Jazz-Funk & Motown with John Osborne
8.30pm – 2am ; Tickets at
www.indulgence-events.com
Tel/Text : (07875) 949565
Friday 3rd April
(Every First Friday Of The Month)
“The Big Zero Soul Night Out”
The Spread Eagle, High Street, Rayleigh, SS6 7EJ
DJs: Bully & Merv The Swerve & Guest DJ TBC
8.30pm – 1am ; Free Entry ; Over 25s ;
“70s 80s & 90s Soul Jazz Funk Disco & Club Anthems”

Friday 3rd April
“The Long Good Friday – Part II”
Firemens Club, Aveley, Essex, RM154DT
“Two Rooms Of Soul, Jazz, Funk & House”
With the Stomp DJ Team !
6.00pm – 1.30am ; Tickets £10
https://www.facebook.com/events/1013752841972397/?fref=ts

Saturday 4th April
“Twisted Soul”
Miles Bar, Harbour Parade, Ramsgate, CT11 8LN
“An evening of jazz-funk & soulful house”
DJs: Micky B, Jasper, Unkle Funk, Twisted Fish
9pm start, 2.30 am finish
https://www.facebook.com/events/429961653848096/?fref=ts

Saturday 11th April
“Essex Funkers Spring Bash”
Harlow Town FC, Elizabeth Way, The Pinnacles, CM19 5BE
DJs: Les Knott, Jonny Layton, DJ Dab
8pm – 2am ; Tickets £10
Tel: (07800) 724757 / (07791) 995670
https://www.facebook.com/events/893048300726228/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Saturday 18th April
“Soul By The Jetty – Caister Warm Up Event”
Lobster Smack, Haven Road, Canvey Island, SS8 0NR
“Jazz Funk Soul Nu-Jazz & Soulful House”
DJs: Jonny Layton, Mark Messent, Brian Kelly
Plus Guests : Tony Matthews, Roni O’Brien, Jazzbod,
Souldier & Simon Van Os
Wristbands Only Event – £7 – 8pm – 1am
No online sales, text (07989) 591399
https://www.facebook.com/events/1549285698655018/

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
https://www.facebook.com/events/1573339949608781
Weekenders:

Clacton Soul Weekender
Friday 20th March – Sunday 22nd March
Esplanade Hotel , Clacton-On-Sea, Essex
“Two rooms of soul, funk, jazz, 70s, 80s & Modern,
Jazz-Funk, Brit-Funk, Boogie and much more !”
www.clactonsoulweekender.co.uk
https://www.facebook.com/events/1476917032571593/?fref=ts

Bless The Funk 2015
Friday 22nd May – Monday 25th
The Azur, Hastings
“Soul Anthems,Jazz-Funk & Boogie, Classic Soul & Motown,
Northern, 2-Step, RnB, Funky & Soulful House Classics,etc”
https://www.facebook.com/events/629197713842174/?fref=ts
www.blessthefunk.co.uk

Margate Soul Weekend
Friday July 31st – Sunday August 2nd
Headline act : Roy Ayers – Live !
DJs include: Norman Jay, Joey Negro, Bob Jones,
Pete Collins, Jonny Layton, Tony Fernandez & many more
Full details at : www.margatesoulweekend.co.uk and …
https://www.facebook.com/events/815623535123683/?fref=ts

Weekly Events:
Fridays :
“Soul City”
George II Function Suite, High Street, Hornchurch, RM12 4UW
“Soul Funk Disco & Classic Anthems from the 70s 80s & 90s”
DJ: Frostie & Peter Poyton plus guests
Admission £5 ; Over 30s Night ; 8pm – 2am;
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002841427497

“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 …
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Marcos-Soul-Family/573840989427588?fref=ts

“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 : 3rd April
Second Friday: Soul & Club Anthems Special – Bar Zero, Billericay – next 10th Apr
Third Friday: Soulful Seduction, Woodmans Arms, Thundersley – next 17th April
Second Saturday: Soul By The Sea, Divers Arms, Herne Bay – next 14th March
Third Saturday: The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford – next 21st March
Last Friday: Soul Weekender Vibe, Ivory Rooms, Billericay – next 27th March

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 !

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 – plus you can catch it again Saturday evening from 5pm – 7pm

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