Neil Gits His Computer Back

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I guess a true “Old Git” wouldn’t even use the internet or any other similar modern technology, but though I consider myself pretty old school, it was amazing how much my world ground to a near halt when my computer went … phut … phut… flump ! …  a couple of weeks ago. I had to use something called “my memory” to decide which tracks to play for the show and employ a technique known as “writing out by hand” when it came to putting together the playlist. It was CDs only for the day of the show too – ironically vinyl tracks were out as I couldn’t convert them to MP3 for the radio station ! But, mercifully, after a painful delay, normal service has been resumed and next Monday’s live show should be packed full of the goodies you have come to expect from me. Meanwhile, take out a couple of hours to enjoy some “Bank Holiday Big Ones” repeated at 5pm on Saturday …

The Big Ones

David Joseph – You Can’t Hide Your Love
T Connection – Do What You Wanna Do
Sharon Redd – Can You Handle It
Barry White – Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love Babe
Willie Hutch – In & Out
Tom Browne – Funkin’ For Jamaica
Manhattans – Kiss & Say Goodbye
Luther Vandross – See Me
Thelma Houston – Saturday Night, Sunday Morning
Dan Hartman – Instant Replay
Tavares – Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel
Brothers Johnson – Stomp
Charles Earland – Let The Music Play
Melba Moore – Love’s Comin’ At Ya
Evelyn “Champagne” King – Shame
Gwen McCrae – Keep The Fire Burning
Chic – I Want Your Love
James Brown – Soul Power
Anita Baker – Giving You The Best That I Got
Jean Carn – Don’t Let It Go To Your Head
Booker Newbury III – Love Town
Trammps – Hold Back The Night
Sea Level – Fifty-Four
 
The Summer Soul !
Friday 9th May
(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 ;
https://www.facebook.com/events/235089773360539/?fref=ts

Saturday 10th May
“Soul By The Sea” – 3rd Birthday Party !
Divers Arms, Herne Bay
7pm – 1am ; Free Entry
DJs: Tom Edgar & Carl Hyde
https://www.facebook.com/events/1429563963966740/?fref=ts

Friday 16th May
“Soul At The Manor”
Berwick Manor, Rainham, Essex, RM13 9EL
Two Rooms Of Music, DJs Include:
Scott James , Tony Fernandez, Frostie
Richard Brown, Brian Jay, Garry Williams
Mark “Gurcha” Collins
8pm – 1.30am ; Tickets £10
Rooms & Restaurant Available
https://www.facebook.com/events/434095046726755/?ref=ts&fref=ts

Friday 16th May
“Soulful Seduction”
Woodmans Arms, Thundersley, Essex, SS7 3TA
“Modern & Classic Soul, Funk, Disco & Club Anthems
DJs: Bully & MJ
8.30pm – 1.00am ; Free Entry
https://www.facebook.com/events/300432170081599/?fref=ts

Saturday 17th May
(Every 3rd Saturday of the month)
“Super Soul Saturday”
The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, CM2 0JT Chelmsford
DJ: Paul Eve (Caister) & David White
“The Very Best In Jazz-Funk, Soul & Boogie”
7.30pm – Midnight – Free Entry
https://www.facebook.com/events/236904043168971/?fref=ts

Saturday 17th May
“KTF Soul Club”
***SOULED OUT !!! ***
Upstairs at The Old Regent Ballroom, Stanford-le-Hope, SS17 0AQ
DJs: Sean Pumfrett & Tom Page
Tickets £6 in advance, always a sellout !
7.30pm – 1am
https://www.facebook.com/events/533693090085449/?fref=ts

23rd – 26th May 2014
“Bless The Funk Soul Weekender”
AZUR, Marina Pavillion, Hastings, TN38 OBU
Headline DJs: Greg Edwards, Brian Jay, Red Pepper
“Soul, Disco, Jazz-Funk & Classic Weekender Anthems”
https://www.facebook.com/events/637281049663550/?ref=ts&fref=ts

Saturday 24th May
“Soul Legends Live – featuring Jimmy James”
Cliffs Pavillion, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex
8pm start – Tickets £25 ; Tel: (01702) 351135
https://southendtheatres.org.uk/Online/

Sunday 25th May
(Every Last Sunday Of The Month)
“Sunday Soul Sessions”
The Victoria, Victoria Road, Romford, Essex, RM1 2PA
DJs: Tricia Butler, Bonnie DJ, Peter P & Sandra C
“Club Classics, Soulful House, Jazz-Funk, Reggae”
3pm – Midnight – soulful family atmosphere
Supervised children over 5 years old welcome before 7pm !

Friday 30th May
(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
Free Entry before 11pm – 8pm – 1.30am
https://www.facebook.com/events/688960091165913/?fref=ts

Friday 30th May
“Five Star Soul”
(Also on 29th Aug & 21st Nov)
Orsett Hall, Prince Charles Avenue, Orsett, RM13 3HS
“Soul Jazz & Funk Strictly For Over 30s”
Tickets £15 ; Tel: (01375) 891402
https://www.facebook.com/events/687652937941068/?ref=ts&fref=ts

Friday 30th May – Sunday 1st June
“KTF Soul Club Marquee @ The Carry On Regardless Scooter Rally !”
Loves Farm, Leysdown Road, Leysdown, Kent, ME12 4LL
“Northern Soul, 60s RnB, Motown, Latin Boogaloo !”
Guest DJs TBC
https://www.facebook.com/events/673421162693718/?ref=ts&fref=ts

Saturday 31st May
“Aspects Of Soul”
Ramsgate Music Hall, Turner Streetm Ramsgate, CT11 8NJ
“Soul, Jazz-Funk & Soulful House”
DJs: Nigel Watson, Paul Spickett, Steve T
Guest PA by The Groove Association feat Georgie B
Tickets £5 from (07533)134014 ; 8pm start – Late
https://www.facebook.com/events/238133009720194/

Friday 6th June
(Every First Friday Of The Month)
“The Zero Soul Night Out”
Marcos Wine Bar, 30 Eastwood Road, Rayleigh
DJ: Bully & guest Steve Brown
8.30pm – 1am ; Free Entry
“Soul Funk & Disco From The 70s Upwards”
https://www.facebook.com/events/677473032306183/?fref=ts

Saturday 7th June
“Hockley Soul Night”
Hockley Community Centre, Westminster Drive, Hockley, Essex
DJ Geoff Grove with nothing but the best…
70s & 80s Soul Anthems & Caister Classics
8pm – 1.00 am ; Advance Tickets £6 or £7 On The Door
www.geoffgrove.com/soul-night-party-tickets

Friday 13th June
(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 ;
https://www.facebook.com/events/235089773360539/?fref=ts

Friday 20th June
“The Soul & Motown Movement”
Westcliff Hard Tennis Club, The Ridgeway, Westcliff-On-Sea
8pm start ; DJs : Johnny Famous & JB
“Classic Soul, Funk, Disco & Motown”

Saturday 5th July
“Soul Galore 1”
The Soul Asylum, Church House, Birchington, Kent, CT7 9RS
“Across The Board Soul All-Dayer featuring…
Northern, Modern, 70s Groovers & more”
2.30pm – 11.30pm ; Tickets £5 In Advance, £8 OTD
Tel: (07562) 003699 or (07557) 761151
DJs: Tommy Gunn, John Herbert, Simon Lynch,
Mark Anderson, Gary O’Neil & Chilly
https://www.facebook.com/groups/soulsandwich/?fref=ts

Saturday 19th July
“Soulful Seduction”
(also on 27th Sept / 29th Nov)
The Treacle Mine, Lodge Lane, Grays
“Soul Anthems, 90s RnB & 80s Club Classics”
DJs: MJ & Bully
8pm – Late ; Free Entry
https://www.facebook.com/groups/soulfulseduction/?fref=ts
Sunday 24th August
“Summer Soul Fiesta”
The Cromwell Manor, Watt Tyler Lane, Pitsea, SS16 4UH
1pm – 1am – All-Dayer!
Tickets £15 in advance, £20 On The Door
Headline DJ: Greg Edwards
Plus: Garry Dennis, James Anthony, Colin Hudd, Andy John,
Cosmic, Fat tel, Chris White, Gavin Page, Ian Sellers & Birdy
“Two rooms of soul, funk, jazz & soulful house”

Weekenders:
Margate Soul Weekend 2014
Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd August
Westcoast Bar & Grill, King Street, Margate
Watch this space for more details to be added !
https://www.facebook.com/events/119690018218311/?fref=ts
Weekly Event:
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 – Marcos, Rayleigh – next : 6th June
Third Friday: Soulful Seduction, Woodmans Arms, Thundersley – next 16th May
Third Saturday: The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford – 17th May
Last Sunday: Sunday Soul Sessions, Victoria, Romford – next 25th May
Last Friday: Soul Weekender Vibe, Ivory Rooms, Billericay – next 30th May

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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