Cool Soul on Gateway 97.8: Our Local Radio

Ads help us keep this site online

Neil Gits Chicken Tikka-d !

6th September 2014
Posted by Neil Matthew

As our ongoing quest to enjoy ourselves as much as possible continued into the last week of the school holidays, Nathan & I put some interesting food in our tummies this week ! As I type this, I am “savouring” the after effects of my first ever Thai meal last night, fairly tasty, but not as yummy as good old Chinese – and our Pepsi intake increased over the last couple of days considerably as this was preceded by a feast of some especially delicious but rather spicy Italian meatballs & spaghetti on Wednesday ! However, just before my weekly live radio show last Monday, I took Nathan’s advice and plumped for his favourite Subway concoction – Chicken Tikka with Sweetcorn and South-West sauce … YEEEUUUGH !!! Not only that, being a Big Daddy and having a large appetite, I went with the footlong version too – and spent the entire two hours between 7pm & 9pm regretting it … BLEEEURRGH ! Strange how two closely related people can have such differing tastes – definitely back to Chicken & Bacon with peppers and BBQ sauce next time…

What was also strange was that despite my “discomfort”, this week’s show went rather well – and the tunes selected were much MUCH tastier than my food ! Judge for yourself by checking out the playlist below then tuning in for the repeat airing this evening at 5pm …

The Tunes

Earth Wind & Fire – Saturday Nite
Stephanie Mills – You Can’t Run From My Love
Rose Royce – Carwash
Four Tops – If I Were A Carpenter
Whispers – This Kind Of Lovin’
Soulutions – Listen
Luther Vandross – One Night With You
Denise Lasalle – Come To Bed
Fine Quality – Aah Dance
Wilton Felder & Bobby Womack – Inherit The Wind
Jean Carn – Was That All It Was
Bob Marley – Satisfy My Soul
Linda Lyndell – What A Man
Diana Ross – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
Jakata – Golden Girl
Michelle Renee – Ooh La Love
Floaters – Float On
Temptations – It’s Summer
Alexander Patton – A Lil’ Lovin’ Sometimes
Viola Wills – Gonna Get Along Without You Now
Phylis Hyman – You Sure Look Good To Me
Joyce Sims – Lifetime Love

The Gigs

Saturday 6th September
“Soul Ascension”
Westcoast Bar & Grill, King Street, Margate, CT91DD
DJs: Jason Anderson & Gayle Lawless Dumont
“Classic & Upfront, Soul, Boogie, RnB & Rare Grooves”
9pm – 2am ; Free before 10pm ; £3 after

Wednesday 10th September
“Martha Reeves & The Vandellas – LIVE !”
Towngate Theatre, Basildon
7.30pm start ; Tickets £21
Tel : (01268) 465 465
Friday 12th September
(Every Second Friday)
“Soul Night Special”
Bar Zero, Western Road, Billericay, CM12 9DZ
DJ: Bully
“Soul Funk Disco, Old Skool, Club Anthems, 70s – 90s”
Over 25s Only ; Free Entry ; 9pm – 1am ;

Saturday 13th September
“Soul By The Sea”
The Divers Arms, Central Parade, Herne Bay, CT65JQ
DJs: Carl Hyde & Tom Edgar
8pm – 1am – Free Entry

Saturday 13th September
“Boogie Nights”
The Basement, Alexandra Street, Southend On Sea, SS11BX
DJs: Micky B & Beaver
“Disco, Pop & Club Classics, with a twist of New Skool & Old Skool Garage”
10 pm – 4am ; £5 Entry

Sunday 14th September
“Sunday Soul Sessions”
KGV Pub (King George V), Cranbrook Road, Redbridge, IG26SX
Nearest tube station : Gants Hill
DJs: Tricia Butler,Kevin Connolly, Peter Poyton
Sandra Citizen Soul & guests
“Club Classics, Soulful House, Jazz-Funk, Reggae”
3pm – 11pm ; Free Entry ; Wheelchair & family friendly

Sunday 14th September
“Olivers Sunday Club”
Berkeley House, High Street, Rochester, Kent
DJs: Birdy, Abbo, Sponge, Kev Cole, Guy Unger,
Johnny Skates & more …
“The Best in Soul Funk , Jazz & House”
Free Entry ; 4pm start …

Thursday 18th September
Friday 19th September
“The O’Jays – Live!”
Celebrating 50 Years Of Soul
The Indigo O2, London
7pm – 10pm
After Party till 2am with DJs playing
“Disco, Soul & Funk Classics”
Seated & Standing Tickets Available at

Thursday 18th September
“Kenny Thomas Returns !”
Live at Bar Zero, Western Road, Billericay, CM12 9DZ
8pm – 1am ; Tickets £5 in advance, £7 on the door
Tel (01277) 656581 for details

Friday 19th September
“Soulful Seduction”
Woodmans Arms, Thundersley, Essex, SS7 3TA
“Modern & Classic Soul, Funk, Disco & Club Anthems
DJs: Bully & MJ plus guest DJ
8.30pm – 1.00am ; Free Entry

Saturday 20th September
“Handbags & Gladrags”
“Carnival & Caister Warm-Up Special”
Bar Plazma, High Street, Wickford, SS129AT
“Soul, RnB, House, Hip-Hop & Everything on the Urban Tip”
DJs: Jonny Layton, Paul Clark & Euan Bass”
8pm – Late ; £3 before 10pm ; £5 after

Saturday 20th September
(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

Friday 26th September
(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

Saturday 27th September
“KTF Soul Club”
Upstairs at The Old Regent Ballroom, Corringham Road,
Stanford Le Hope, Essex, SS170AQ
7.30pm – 1.00 am
Wristbands £6 In Advance, just 120 tickets available
“Northern Soul & Associated Sounds …”

Saturday 27th September
“Soulful Seduction”
The Treacle Mine, Grays
“80s Club Classics & Soul Anthems, 90s RnB & Soulful House”
DJs: MJ & Bully
8pm till late ; Free Entry

Friday 3rd October
(Every First Friday Of The Month)
“The Zero Soul Night Out”
The Spread Eagle, High Street, Rayleigh, SS6 7EJ
DJ: Bully & guest TBC
8.30pm – 1am ; Free Entry ; Over 25s ;
“Soul Funk Disco & old Skool Club Anthems”

Saturday 18th October
“Soul By The Jetty – The Finale”
The Oysterfleet, Knightswick Road, Canvey Island, SS8 7RB
DJs: Jonny Layton, Mark Messent, Brian Kelly plus special guests:
Original Goldmine & ex-Radio DJ : Jeff Young
“A final night of quality soul, funk & jazz grooves”
8.30pm – 1.00 am ; wristbands £7 from

Monthly Events:
First Friday: Zero Soul Night Out – Spread Eagle, Rayleigh – next : 3rd Oct
Third Friday: Soulful Seduction, Woodmans Arms, Thundersley – next 19th Sept
Second Saturday: Soul By The Sea, Divers Arms, Herne Bay – next 13th Sept
Third Saturday: The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford – next 20th Sept
Last Friday: Soul Weekender Vibe, Ivory Rooms, Billericay – next 26th Sept

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 from 7pm – 9pm every Monday – plus you can catch it again Saturday evening from 5pm – 7pm