Neil Gits Backache !

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I thought I might have over done it earlier this week, spending too many hours at the PC planning radio shows and preparing quiz nights. I was in quite a bit of discomfort in the lower back area, but after realizing that I’d just had a seriously busy week all round, I was probably just – KNACKERED !  I spent the rest of this week fighting off a minor sniffle and a slight sore throat which confirmed that doing five quizzes and two radio shows in nine days was always going to take its toll, but all is back to normal again now (or as normal as my life ever gets!) and I am looking forward to a night off this evening, including listening to myself on the repeat play of my “Old Gits Soul Show” which is full of soulful, jazzy, funky goodness !!

Tune in between 5pm & 7pm today and hear for yourself the wonderful selection of tracks from across the 70s 80s & 90s plus one or two rare examples of excellent new music – see the playlist below:

The Tunes

Chaka Khan – I Feel For You
Johnny Guitar Watson – I Need It
Pasadenas – Tribute (Right On)
Aretha Franklin – I Say A Little Prayer
Jones Girls – Baby Don’t Go Yet
Earl Young’s Trammps – Get Your Lovin’ While You Can
Gladys Knight & The Pips – The One & Only
Bashiyra – I Won’t Worry
Main Ingredient – Evening Of Love
Leon Haywood – Don’t Push It Don’t Force It
Chi Lites – Changing For You
Strikers – Strike It Up
Nite Liters – K-Jee
B B & Q Band – Genie
Jackson 5 – ABC (Reflex Remix)
Edwin Starr – Real True Loving
William Bell – I Forgot To Be Your Lover
Four Tops – Just Seven Numbers
City Limits – Words Without Love
Donna Allen – Serious
Rhythm Makers – Zone

The Gigs

Thursday 30th October
“Omar – LIVE !”
With the QCBA Quartet at “Jazz Mix”
Maritime Rooms, Cliffs Pavillion, Westcliff-on-Sea
8pm for 8.45pm show time
Tickets £17 (01702) 351135

Friday 31st October
(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 ;
Arrive before 10pm to avoid disappointment – Over 25s only
https://www.facebook.com/events/1461320247479894/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Saturday 1st November
“Soul By The Sea”
The Divers Arms, Central Parade, Herne Bay, CT65JQ
DJs: Carl Hyde & Tom Edgar
8pm – 1am – Free Entry
https://www.facebook.com/events/361668363999676/?fref=ts

Sunday 2nd November
“East Coast Soul”
East Coast Social, The Broadway, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 1TJ
“Live jazz in the afternoon followed by DJ Peter P”
Guest DJ : Les Knott
First Sunday each month, with guests on rotation
Free Admission ; 6pm start
https://www.facebook.com/events/650876671694245/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Tuesday 4th November
“The Stylistics – Live!”
Towngate Theatre, Basildon
Tickets £27.50
Tel: (01268) 465465
www.towngatetheatre.co.uk

Friday 7th November
(Every First Friday Of The Month)
“The Zero Soul Night Out”
The Spread Eagle, High Street, Rayleigh, SS6 7EJ
DJ: Bully & Merv The Swerve
8.30pm – 1am ; Free Entry ; Over 25s ;
“70s 80s & 90s Soul Jazz Funk Disco & Club Anthems”
https://www.facebook.com/events/349176041908901/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
Friday 7th November
“Maldon Soul Night”
Maldon & Tiptree Football Club, Park Drive, Maldon, CM9 5JQ
Live Singer Reggie Manus plus DJ Johnny Famous & DJ Alex
“Soul, Funk, Disco & Motown from the 70s 80s & 90s”
8pm – Midnight ; £7 on the door ; Tel (07816) 412039
https://www.facebook.com/events/716971471706274/?fref=ts

Saturday 8th November
“Soul Galore 2”
The Soul Asylum, Church House, Kent Gardens, Birchington, Kent, CT1 9RS
Across The Board Soul All-Dayer …
“Northern Soul, Modern Soul, 70s Groovers, 80s Movers & more…”
DJs: Tommy Gunn & John Herbert
2.30pm – 11.30pm ; £5 On The Door
** No bar – bring your own drinks & snacks ! **

Friday 14th November
(Every 2nd Friday of the month)
“Soul Night Special”
Bar Zero, Western Road, Billericay, CM12 9DZ
“Soul Funk Disco & Old School Club Anthems from the 70s – 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/791708510890757/

Saturday 15th November
(Every 3rd Saturday of the month)
“Super Soul Saturday”
The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, CM2 0JT Chelmsford
DJ: Paul Eve & Hugsta
“The Very Best In Jazz-Funk, Soul & Boogie”
7.30pm – Midnight – Free Entry

Wednesday 19th November
“Alexander O’Neal Live !”
The Ivory Rooms, Billericay
Tickets on sale now at £12.50
Tel: (01277) 632378

Thursday 20th November
“Dancing In The Streets”
Cliffs Pavillion, Westcliff-On-Sea
“A celebration of Motown’s greatest hits”
Tickets £23.50 – £27.50
Tel: (01702) 351135

Friday 21st November
“Soulful Seduction” (every 3rd Friday)
Woodmans Arms, Thundersley, Essex, SS7 3TA
“Soul, Jazz-Funk & Club Anthems from the 70s upwards !”
DJs: Bully & MJ
8.30pm – 1.00am ; Free Entry
Over 25s – Smart Dress

Friday 21st November
“5 Star Soul !”
Orsett Hall, Prince Charles Avenue, Orsett, RM16 3HS
“Jazz Funk & Soul Night”
Guest DJ: Greg Edwards
7.30pm – 2 am ;
Last three events sold out ! Tel : (01375) 891402
www.imagoldminer.com/events
https://www.facebook.com/events/305335692985878/?fref=ts

Friday 21st November
“The SOS Band – LIVE!”
Plus: Gwen Dickey of Rose Royce
And Loose Ends feat Carl McIntosh
The Indigo 02, London
Doors open 7pm, Tickets from £32
http://www.theo2.co.uk/events/detail/sos-band-live
Saturday 22nd November
“The 5th Goldmine Reunion”
The Monico, Eastern Esplanade, Canvey Island, SS8 7DN
“Jazz Funk Soul & Rare Grooves”
Original Goldmine DJs: Chris Hill, Tom Holland,
Snowboy & Garry Dennis
Tickets £10 / £12.50 from www.wegottickets.com
£15 on the door if available
9pm – 3am ; Tel (07811) 111333
https://www.facebook.com/events/773746672688481/?fref=ts

Saturday 22nd November
“Soul At The Cherry”
The Cherry Tree, Queen Street, Warley, Brentwood, CM14 5JZ
“Soul Weekender Anthems, Jazz-Funk, Nu Soul,
Soulful House & Disco Classics”
DJs: Ian Holmes & David Bishop
8pm – 1am ; Free Entry
Tel (01277) 233576
https://www.facebook.com/events/583225701781977/?fref=ts

Saturday 29th November
“Soulful Seduction”
The Treacle Mine, Grays
“80s Club Classics & Soul Anthems, 90s RnB & Soulful House”
DJs: MJ & Bully
8pm till late ; Free Entry

Saturday 6th December
“Charity Xmas Ball”
Colchester Town Hall, High Street, Colchester
Featuring a live set by “Down To The Bone” !
Plus DJ John Douglas
8pm – 1am ; Dress Code: Black Tie / Ball Gowns

Saturday 13th December
“Essex Funkers Xmas Bash”
Harlow Town FC, Elizabeth Way, Pinnacles Ind Est, Harlow, CM19 5BE
DJs: Les Knott, Frostie, Chris Brown, DJ Dab
8pm – 2am ; £10 Entry ; Madhatter T-Shirt Stall
www.musicmeltdown.co.uk
https://www.facebook.com/events/1420776998187365/?fref=ts

Saturday 13th December
“Stomp Xmas Party !”
Firemans Club, Purfleet Road, Aveley, RM15 4DT
All your favourite Stomp DJs playing the very best
In soul & funk across two rooms…
8pm – 2am ; Tickets £10
https://www.facebook.com/events/1480728258858102/?fref=ts

Friday 19th December
“Soulful Seduction – The Xmas Big One ! ”
Woodmans Arms, Thundersley, Essex, SS7 3TA
“Soul, Jazz-Funk & Club Anthems from the 70s upwards !”
DJs: Bully & MJ plus Guest DJ Tony Matthews (Caister)
8.30pm – 1.00am ; Free Entry
Over 25s – Smart Dress
Tel: (01268) 755799 to book a meal
https://www.facebook.com/events/314455288733698/?fref=ts

Saturday 20th December
“Soul By The Jetty – Xmas Special”
Back at the original venue !!!
The Lobster Smack, Haven Road, Canvey Island, SS8 0NR
DJs: Jonny Layton, Mark Messent, Brian Kelly plus special guest
“New & Classic Jazz, Funk, Soul, Nu-Jazz, Soulful House & more…”
KEEPING THE GOLDMINE SPIRIT ALIVE ON CANVEY ISLAND !
8.00pm – 1.00 am ;
Entry by wristband only – £7 from www.musicmeltdown.co.uk
Or call/text (07989)591399 ; e-mail [email protected]
https://www.facebook.com/events/2347167775422491/?ref=6&ref_notif_type=plan_user_invited

Saturday 20th December
“Soulbay @ Xmas”
The Black Cat Club, Fort Hill, Margate, CT9 1HD
DJs: Paul French, Micky B, Jason Anderson
“Playing Soul, Funk, Jazz, Hip Hop, R&B, House & all things related & relevant”
9pm – 2am ;
https://www.facebook.com/events/759841827396607/?fref=ts
Saturday 20th December
“Jackie Wilson Says”
Live at the Old Regent Ballroom, Stanford-Le-Hope, SS17 0AQ
Plus DJ support
Tickets £15 ; 8pm start
https://www.facebook.com/events/1539017549664929/?fref=ts
Wednesday 14th January
“Roy Ayers – Live!”
The George Hotel, Ashford High Street,Kent, TN24 8TB
Tickets £25 inc a meal
For more details go to:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/86403111481/?fref=ts

Saturday 31st January
“The Ultimate Motown Night”
Maritime Rooms,Cliffs Pavillion, Westcliff-On-Sea
DJ: John Watson plus singer Harry Cambridge
Tickets £17.50 inc finger buffet
Tel: (01702) 351135

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 !”
Tickets £35 (plus £2.50 booking fee)
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
Weekly Events:
Fridays :

“Soul Night Special”
Bar Zero, Western Road, Billericay, CM12 9DZ
DJs: Paul Kidley, Bully, Mikey Porter & guests on rotation

Monthly Events:
First Friday: Zero Soul Night Out – Spread Eagle, Rayleigh – next : 5th Nov
Third Friday: Soulful Seduction, Woodmans Arms, Thundersley – next 21st Nov
Second Saturday: Soul By The Sea, Divers Arms, Herne Bay – next 1st Nov
Third Saturday: The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford – next 15th Nov
Last Friday: Soul Weekender Vibe, Ivory Rooms, Billericay – next 31st Oct

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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