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Neil Gits Chatty With The Soul Ladies !

5th June 2013
Posted by Neil Matthew

Wow ! What a show we had on Monday ! As usual there were plenty of smashing soul, disco & jazz-funk grooves to enjoy from the dizzy days of the 70s & 80s, but squeezed in between I was joined in the studio by the oh-so-lovely “Soul Ladies” for a natter, chewing over some of their fave tunes and, with precious lttle arm-twisting at all, singing a fabulous live “acapella” version of a classic 70s disco No:1.  If for some reason you missed them, then of course there’s a second chance to hear the programme between 5pm & 7pm this coming Saturday – failing that visit their own website where I am sure you will find it added on very soon !

There’s a comprehensive listing of this summer’s soul gigs posted below this week’s playlist, but here are three dates when you can go and see the girls doing their stuff – me and Nathan will be there at one of them for sure !

Thursday 6th June  –  The George & Dragon, Epping High Street  –  8.30pm

Saturday 22nd June  –  The Strawberry Fair, Shenfield Common  – 2pm

Friday 5th July  –  Grill 55 , Bishops Stortford  –  8.30pm

The Tunes:

Cashflow    Mine All Mine
Whispers    I Can Make It Better
Robert Knight  – Love On A Mountain Top
Staple Singers – If You’re Ready
Patrice Rushen  – Hang It Up
Atlantic Starr    Love Crazy
Jeffrey Osborne    Only Human
O’Jays  – Just Another Lonely Night 
Billy Ocean    Red Light Spells Danger
Soul Ladies – Rock The Boat
Commodores    Flying High
Soul Ladies Live !
Isaac Hayes    Walk On By 
Soul Ladies    Best Of My Love
Rene & Angela    I’ll Be Good
Tammy Payne    Take Me Now
Cool Notes    Spend The Night
Roy Ayers    I Wanna Touch You Baby
Earth Wind & Fire  – Turn It Into Something Good
David Peaston – We’re All In This Together
Ginji James    Honey Babe
Koo Doo    Got To Be You

The Gigs:

 Friday 7th June 2013
“The Big Zero Soul Night”
Marco’s, 30 Eastwood Road, Rayleigh, SS67JQ
DJ Bully plus guests
“Soul, Funk Disco & Dance From The 70s Upwards”
Free Entry       8.30pm  – 1am
Friday 7th June
“Soul Reunited”
The RUSS Club, 28 Mawney Road, Romford, RM7 7HB
DJs: Tony Matthews, Roni O’Brien, Jazzbod & Steve Kite
“A night of soul, old & new, boogie, latin & jazz-funk”
8.30pm     2.00am    ;     £5 On The Door
Saturday 8th June
“Soul At The Cherry”
The Cherry Tree, Queen Street, Warley, Brentwood, CM14 5JZ
“Modern & Classic Soul Grooves & Dancefloor Classics”
DJ: Stevie B plus guests Dave Bishop & Frostie Original
8pm    1am   ;   Free Entry
Saturday 8th June
The Ink Bar, King Street, Maidstone, ME14 1BA
DJs: Nick Aravis & James Anthony
£5 On The Door
Saturday 15th June
(Every 3rd Saturday of the month)
“Soul Night”
The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, CM2 0JT Chelmsford
DJ: Paul Eve (Caister)
7.30pm start     Free Entry
Friday 21st June (Every 3rd Friday Of The Month)
“Soul At The Curlew”
The Curlew Pub, Gandalfs Ride, South Woodham Ferrers
DJ: Ricky Oatham
9pm start      Admission Free
Saturday 22nd June
“Soul By The Jetty – The Big June Bash!”
The Lobster Smack Inn, Haven Road, Canvey Island
DJs: Johnny Layton, Mr Messy, Brian Kelly
Plus Guests: Paul Clark & Jeff Young
Entry by advance wristband only – always a sell out !
£7 from (07989) 591399 or [email protected]
Saturday 22nd June
“Soul ladies – Live!”
The Strawbery Fayre, Shenfield Common, Brentwood
On stage around 2pm
Friday 28th June
“80s Beach Party”
Visage, Gants Hill, Ilford
“All Things 80s” with DJ Endso plus
“80s Summer Soul Set” from John Leech
Saturday 29th June (Every Last Saturday of the month)
“Disco Stomp”
Jacksons Wharf, York Street, Ramsgate
DJs: John Herbert plus guests
70s & 80s Disco Classics
Free Admission      8pm – 1am
Saturday 29th June
“The Motown Girls”
The Inn On The Green, Bilericay
8.30 pm start    Free Admission
Sunday 30th June (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
“Club Classics, Soulful House, Jaff-Funk, Reggae”
3pm    Midnight – soulful family atmosphere
Supervised children over 5 years old welcome before 7pm !
Saturday 6th July
“Essex Funkers Summer Bash”
Harlow Town FC
“Two rooms of jazz-funk & soul inc the “Funk Bunker” featuring new & old school soul, funk & r’n’b”
DJs: Les Knott, Jonny Layton, Tony Fernandez,
DJ Isis & Terry Munro & Paul Crowley
Tickets £10      more details to follow…
Saturday 6th July
“Treacle Mine Soul Night”
The Treacle Mine, Lodge Lane, Grays, RM17 5PR
DJs: Bully & MJ playing:
“Soul Anthems, Classic & Modern, Soulful House…
…and The Grooves That Make You Move !”
Free Entry     8pm Start
Saturday 6th July (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 13th July
“The Essex Soul Party”
Rendezvous Bar & Restaurant, High Road, Chadwell Heath
“70s 80s 90s & New Soul Classics & Anthems”
DJs: Frostie, Ian Holmes, Scott James, Jim The Syrup
John “Soul Power” Wayne, DJ Ricky & DJ Freckles
9pm    3am  (Arrive before 11.30) –  £10 On The Door
Saturday 13th July
“Hockley Soul Night”
Hockley Community Centre, Westminster Drive, Hockley
DJ: Geoff Grove
Tickets Available Soon !
Friday 2nd – Sunday 4th August
“Margate Soul Weekend 2013”
Three nights & two days of fabulous music !
Full details at:
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
Sunday 22nd September
“Superstars Of Soul”
Ben & King plus Jimmy James & The Vagabonds live !
The Towngate Theatre, Basildon
7.30pm    £20     (01268)465465
 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 : 7th June
First Saturday: Soul On The Harbour, Jacksons Wharf, Ramsgate – next: 6th July
Third Friday: Soul Night at The Curlew, South Woodham Ferrers – next 21st June
Third Saturday: The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford – next 15th June
Last Saturday: Disco Stomp, Jacksons Wharf, Ramsgate – next: 29th June
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