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Neil Gits Confused !

29th November 2014
Posted by Neil Matthew

Oh gosh, it’s been quite a week in my rock n roll (or should that be funk & soul ?!) lifestyle ! The Xmas chaos kicked in early with my first festive party in my role as a mobile DJ last night and all sorts of changes to plan to deal with across the rest of the week as I tried to ensure Nathan, me, my money & my CDs were in the right place at the right time.  It was definitely a week to treat ourselves to a Nandos meal just downstairs from the studio at the Eastgate Centre and then reeeelax with a couple of hours of cool soul, jazz-funk & disco on my show and if you take a look at the playlist below I think you will agree the msic turned out just right for chilling out to before heading off on your Big Saturday Night Out. And if you are still stuck for ideas of where to go and enjoy more of the same out and about between now and Xmas, the full remaining gigs for 2014 as I know them are posted below too.

Tune in to the repeat play of “The Old Gits Soul Show”  this evening and every Saturday at 5pm, with a new “live” show on Mondays at 7pm, here at Gateway FM…

The Tunes

Curtis Mayfield – Move On Up
Gene Chandler – I’ll Make The Living If You Make The Loving
Detroit Spinners – Rubber Band Man
Jimmy Ruffin – Farewell Is A Lonely Sound
Rene & Angela – I Don’t Know (Where Love Came From)
Nancy Wilson – Sunshine
Isley Brothers – I Once Had Your Love (And I Can’t Let Go)
Maze – The Look In Your Eyes
James Brown – Bring It On
Bobby Thurston – Check Out The Groove
Thelma Houston – Saturday Night, Sunday Morning
Love Unlimited Orchestra – Satin Soul
Flaming Ember – I’m Not My Brother’s Keeper
Brass Construction – Movin’ On
Earth Wind & Fire – Let Me Talk
Westcoast Soulstars – Take You There
The Ethics – Who In The World
Ronnie McNeir – Wholeheartedly
Herb Ward – Honest To Goodness
Yvonne Elliman – If I Can’t Have You
Imagination – Flashback (Kon Remix)

Gigs For The Rest Of 2014

Friday 5th December
(Every First Friday Of The Month)
“The Zero Xmas Soul Night Out”
The Spread Eagle, High Street, Rayleigh, SS6 7EJ
DJ: Bully & Merv The Swerve
Plus Guest DJs: Brian “The Rev” Kelly & Lee “Fatbloke” Aldwinkle
8.30pm – 1am ; Free Entry ; Over 25s ;
“70s 80s & 90s Soul Jazz Funk Disco & Club Anthems”

Friday 5th December
“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

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

Sunday 7th December
“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 : TBC
First Sunday each month, with guests on rotation
Free Admission ; 6pm start

Friday 12th December
(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

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

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

Saturday 13th December
“KTF Soul Club Festive Knees Up”
The Regent Ballroom (Downstairs), Corringham Road,
Stanford Le Hope, SS17 0AQ
“Quality Northern Soul”
DJs: Jim Hill, Keith Ewers, Gary Pettitt
7.30 pm – 1 am
Tickets £6 in advance (£8 on the door if any left)

Saturday 13th December
“The Basement”
Saks, Clifftown Road, Southend, SS1 1AB
DJs: Jeff Young, Gavin Page, Terry Matthews, Grumpy Brown
“A night of soul, funk, jazz & more..”
9pm – 3am ; £6 on the door

Saturday 13th December
“Soul By The Sea – The Xmas Funker!”
The Divers Arms, Central Parade, Herne Bay, CT6 5JQ
DJs: Tom Edgar & Carl Hyde plus guests
7pm – 1am ; Free Entry

Saturday 13th December
“Twisted Deal Xmas Party”
Astor Community Centre, Stanhope Road, Deal, Kent
“Northern Soul All Night !”
Let Your Heart Dance DJ Team
7.30pm start
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

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…”
8.00pm – 1.00 am ;
Entry by wristband only – £7 from
Or call/text (07989)591399 ; e-mail [email protected]

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 ;

Saturday 20th December
(Every 3rd Saturday of the month)
“Super Soul Saturday”
The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, CM2 0JT Chelmsford
DJ: Paul Eve & Hugsta
“The Very Best In Soul, Jazz-Funk, Boogie & Old School RnB”
7.30pm – Midnight – Free Entry

Friday 26th December (TBC!)
(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

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