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Neil Gits Deluged With Requests

15th December 2013
Posted by Neil Matthew

I only got to choose just over half the songs on the show this week – seven were picked for me by my lovely listeners, who proved what impeccable taste they have. Samantha even asked me to get Nathan to select his favourite Michael Jackson song to play alongside her first choice – his “fave” changes every day it seems, luckily Monday was a good day ! 😉

Kim in Corringham is a regular and when she suggests a track, I sit up and take notice as it’s usually one I’d forgotten I had and loved hearing again, or it’s something that slipped under my radar and I was blissfully unaware of and turns out to be a gem!  Then there’s Richard from behind the scenes at Gateway who comes up with cuts I usually don’t know, but are always a little “off the wall” and really interesting to add in the playlist.

Check this week’s playlist below and judge for yourself by tuning in at Gateway 97.8FM or online here on the website between 5pm & 7pm this Saturday – I’ll have a brand new live show on Monday which will be ALL my own work ! lol…

The Tunes

Chic    Dance Dance Dance (Yowsah Yowsah Yowsah)

Steve Shelto    Don’t You Give Your Love Away
Trammps    The Night The Lights Went Out
Crispy & Co    Brazil
Michael Jackson    Rock With You
Breakwater    Work It Out
Teddy Pendergrass    You’re My Choice Tonight (Choose Me)
Detroit Spinners    Games People Play
Controllers    Undercover Lover
Eruption    I Can’t Stand The Rain
Teena Marie    It Must Be Magic
Grant Green  – Sookie Sookie
Sister Sledge    Lost In Music (Edwards & Rodgers 1984Remix)
Keith Sweat    I Want Her
Geoffrey Williams   Drive
Fifth Dimension    One Less Bell To Answer 
Omar  – Music
Reggie Garner    Hot Line
Gladys Knight & The Pips – Just Walk In My Shoes
Direct Drive    ABC (Falling In Love’s Not Easy)
Goody Goody    It Looks Like Love

David Sanborn    The Seduction

The Xmas Gigs


Saturday 14th December
“Soul By The Jetty – Xmas Special!”
The Lobster Smack, Haven Road, Canvey Island
DJs: Jonny Layton, Brian Kelly & Mr Messy plus
Special Guest … Paul Clark
“Top Quality Jazz Funk & Soul …
…Keeping The Spirit Of the Goldmine Alive!”
Wristbands £5 each in advance only (07989) 591399
9pm    1am     See below for more details:
Saturday 14th December
“Handbags & Gladrags 2”
Bar Plazma, High Street, Wickford, SS12 9AT
DJs: Stretch Taylor, Brian Jay, Euan Bass, Gayle Lawless
9pm    2am
More Info to follow…
Saturday 14th December
“Essex Funkers Xmas Bash”
Harlow Town FC
Two rooms of funky soulful music provided by:
DJs: Les Knott, Marky Mark, Frostie, Terry Munro…
…and Scott Savill, Marky P, DJ Bushbaby
8pm –  1am   ;  Tickets £10
Saturday 14th December (Every 2nd Saturday Of the Month)
“Be Chic!”
The Crown, High Street, Billericay
Soulful Seduction DJs MJ & Bully present…
“Old Skool Soul, RnB, Carwash & Soulful Club Anthems”
8.30    12.30          Free Entry
Saturday 14th December
“Soul By The Sea”
The Divers Arms, Central Parade, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 5JQ
DJs: Tom Edgar, Carl Hyde & guests
8pm –  1am  ;  Free Entry
Friday 20th December
“The Woodmans Xmas Soul Special”
The Woodmans Arms, Rayleigh, Thundersely, SS7 3TA
DJs: Bully & MJ
“Nu Soul, Street Sounds, Soul & Funk Anthems, Soulful House & Ibiza Classics”
For ticket details visit:
Friday 20th December
“Soul At The Cherry”
The Cherry Tree, Queens Road, Warley, Brentwood
DJs playing Soul, Disco & Dance
Saturday 21ST December
(Every 3rd Saturday of the month)
“Super Soul Saturday”
The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, CM2 0JT Chelmsford
DJ: Paul Eve (Caister) & DJ Hugsta
7.30pm start   –  Free Entry
Saturday 21st December
“The Soul Factory – Live !”
Six piece old school jazz-funk & soul band
The Regent Ballroom, Corringham Road, Stanford-Le-Hope, SS17 0AQ
With guest DJ : Matt Jackson
7.30pm  – 1am  ;   Tickets £12
Contact : Shawnee Young (07884)496361
Tuesday 24th December
“Xmas Eve – Soul At The Manor”
The Berwick Manor, Rainham, RM13 9EL
DJs: Chris Alexander, Pete Collins, Scott James,
Mark Gurcha Collins , Sandra C & Richard Brown
“All Things Soulful & Funky”
8pm    1.30am  ;   £10 in advance, £15 OTD
Friday 27th December (Every Last Friday)
“Soul Weekender Vibe”
Vetro Bar, Western Road, Billericay, CM12 9DZ
“Funk, Soul & Rare Grooves from the 70s & 80s”
DJs: Simon “Whistles” Ford, Nick Aravis
Free Entry     8pm    1am      Smart Dress Code
Friday 27th December (Every Last Friday)
“Friday Night Live!”
Bar Plazma, Wickford High Street, SS12 9AT
“Soul, funk, disco & club classics”
DJs: Bully & Merve The Swerve
Over 25s only ; Free Entry ; 8.30  – 2am
Saturday 28th December
“Xmas @ Soulbay”
The Knot, Beach Road, Westgate-On-Sea, CT88AD
DJs: Micky B, Paul French, Jason Anderson, Penny K & Theresa B
“Quality Upfront & Classic Soul, Jazz-Funk, RnB, Soulful House & more…”
Sunday 29th December (Every Last Sunday Of The Month)
“Sunday Soul Sessions”
The Victoria, Victoria Road, Romford, Essex, RM1 2PA
DJs: Tricia Butler, Bonnie DJ, Richard Brown, Sandra C & guests
“Club Classics, Soulful House, Jazz-Funk, Reggae”
3pm  –  11pm – soulful family atmosphere
Supervised children over 5 years old welcome before 7pm !
Tuesday 31st December
“New Years Eve Soul Family Affair”
The Westcoast Bar, King Street, Margate, CT9 1DD
8pm    2am             Tickets £5

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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 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