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Neil Gits His Computer Back

8th May 2014
Posted by Neil Matthew

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 ;

Saturday 10th May
“Soul By The Sea” – 3rd Birthday Party !
Divers Arms, Herne Bay
7pm – 1am ; Free Entry
DJs: Tom Edgar & Carl Hyde

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

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

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

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

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”

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

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

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

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

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

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”

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

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 ;

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

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
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”

Margate Soul Weekend 2014
Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd August
Westcoast Bar & Grill, King Street, Margate
Watch this space for more details to be added !
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 !

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