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Neil Gits Dionne Warwick’s Mobile Number !

19th November 2015
Posted by Neil Matthew

Most of the time, presenting “The Old Gits Soul Show” each week is just about sitting down at home choosing a few favourite old songs whilst browsing through my record / CD collection or going through folders of MP3s , then heading off to the studio to enjoy listening to them with my fellow soul fans for a couple of hours , sharing a bit of banter on the mic and on Facebook as we go along ! But of course there is a little bit more to it than that and after the show I have to take care of some minor admin by sending off a list of the songs played to the boss, compete with their catalogue numbers , for the purpose of royalties owed, etc …

Normally, it’s a dull 15 minutes of my life putting the info together, but this week I noticed whilst squinting at the spine of a CD case, that one of the numbers was a mobile phone number – (07822) 186**2 – and not only that is was on the sleeve of a release by a top soul superstar, Dionne Warwick ! Of course, I’m not giving out the full number, just in case you are tempted to ring it like I was 😉 but it did catch my eye and brightened up a dull Wednesday morning…

Hopefully, the full playlist will do the same for you if you catch the repeat play broadcast from 5 – 7pm this Saturday …

The Tunes

Three Degrees – When Will I See You Again
Yvonne Gage – Garden Of Eve
Diana Ross – I’m Coming Out
Len Barry – 1-2-3
Glenn Jones – Meet Me Halfway There
Walter Beasley – I’m So Happy
Chaka Khan – Through The Fire
Dionne Warwick – Friends Can Be Lovers
Brass Construction – We Can Work It Out
Karen Young – Hot Shot
Chi Lites – Try My Side Of Love
Roy Ayers – In The Dark
Bobby Humphrey – Harlem River Drive
Hot Streak – Body Work
Terri Wells – I’m Givin’ All My Love
Rudi Wilburn – You R Love [Nigel Lowis Satin Soul Mix] Maysa – Walk Away
Melba Moore & Freddie Jackson – A Little Bit More
Anacostia – All I Need
Rose Royce – Lock It Down

The Gigs

Saturday 21st November
(Every 3rd Saturday of the month)
“Super Soul Saturday”
The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, CM2 0JT Chelmsford
DJ: Paul Eve & Hugsta plus guest DJ
“The Very Best In Soul, Jazz-Funk, Boogie & Old School RnB”
7.30pm – Midnight – Free Entry

Saturday 21st November
“Soul Bay”
Black Cat Club, Fort Hill, Margate, CT9 1HD
“Jazz Funk, Soul, RnB, Hip Hop & House”
DJs: Micky B, Jason Anderson & Paul French
9pm – Late

Friday 27th November
“The Old Soul Roadshow”
Cliffs Pavillion, Southend-on-Sea, Essex
“Funk, Soul, Boogie, Disco & Motown from the 60s 70s & 80s”
Soulbeat DJs – 8pm – 1am
£8 on the door or available in advance – Tel (01702) 351135

Saturday 28th November
“Soulbeat Presents … Steppin’ Out”
Dickens World, Chatham Maritime, Kent, ME4 4LL
“Two rooms of music : Soulful Vibes & Aspects Of Soul”
9pm – 3am ; Tickets £5 in advance, £7 on the door

Saturday 28th November
“Soul Night Special – Soul Weekender Vibe”
(Last Saturday of each month)
Liquid Lounge, South Woodham Ferrers, CM3 5TQ
DJs: Simon Whistles Ford & Steve Kite
8.30pm – 1.00 am
Tickets on sale from the venue…

Saturday 28th November
“Soulgate On Sea”
Dreamland (Ballroom & Roller Room) Margate
“Motown, Northern, Disco, Crossover, Modern & Classic Soul”
*All money raised goes to MacMillan Cancer Support*
Tickets £5 ; 1pm – 2am
Saturday 28th November
“Soul By The Sea”
The Ship, New Road, Leigh on Sea
DJs: Micky Liste Cooper, Gary Dennis, Birdy & Simon West
“Funk, Soul, Latin & Soulful House”
8pm – 1am ; £7 On The Door

Friday 4th December
(Every First Friday Of The Month)
“The Big Zero Soul Night Out”
The Spread Eagle, High Street, Rayleigh, SS6 7EJ
DJs: MJ & Bully & Guest DJ
8.30pm – 1am ; Free Entry ; Tel (01268) 775100
“Weekender anthems, soul, funk, disco, hip hop, r’n’b tunes from the 70’s through to the 90’s and offering you a sprinkle of soulful house”

Friday 4th December
“Soulgood VIP”
Club Amber, Cheshunt FC, Theobalds Lane, EN8 8RU
DJs: Richard Lobban, James Anthony
9pm – 2am ; £7 on the door
“The best in soul, r’n’b, reggae, 80s disco & soulful house”

Thursday 10th December
“Kenny Thomas – Live !”
Bar Zero, Western Road, Billericay, CM12 9DZ
Tickets £10 in advance
Tel: (01277) 656581 for more details

Saturday 12th December
“Soul By The Jetty”
Lobster Smack (Upstairs), Haven Road, Canvey island, SS8 0NR
DJs: Jonny Layton, Mark Messent, Brian Kelly & guests …
Tony Matthews & Jazzbod
“100% Soul, Funk & Jazzy Grooves”
Wristband entry only – £7 ;
Text (07989) 591399 ; 8pm – 1am

Saturday 12th December
“Stomp’s Big Xmas Party!”
Essex Sports Village, Purfleet Road, Aveley, RM15 4DT
8pm – Late ; Tickets £10 in advance, more on the door…

Saturday 12th December
“Essex Funkers Xmas Bash”
Harlow Town Football Club
DJs: Les Knott, Frostie, Chris Brown
DJ Dab & John Searle
Wristbands £10 in advance or £12 on the door
Tel: (07800) 724757 / (07791) 995670

Saturday 12th December
“KTF Soul Club Festive Knees Up!”
Downstairs at The Old Regent, Stanford Le Hope, SS17 0AQ
“Northern Soul plus 60s RnB / Motown”
7.30pm – 1.00am
DJs: Mick Love & Jim Hill
Advance tickets £6 – including a free CD ! £10 OTD …
Tel: Danny (07895) 538835

Saturday 12th December
(Every Second Saturday)
“Soul By The Sea”
Divers Arms, Central Parade, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 5JQ
DJs: Tom Edgar & Peter Hayes plus Carl Hyde
Free Admission – 7.40pm – Late

Friday 18th December
“The Signatures Northern Soul Xmas Party!”
The Blue Beat Room, Billericay Town FC,
Blunts Wall Road, CM12 9SA
8pm start ; Tickets £10 in advance

Friday 18th December
(every third Friday)
“Soulful Seduction ”
Woodmans Arms, Thundersley, Essex, SS7 3TA
“Funk Soul Boogie House & more !”
DJs: Bully & MJ plus guest DJ
8.00pm – 1.00am ; Free Entry
Over 30s – Smart Dress – Arrive Early !!

Friday 18th December
The Grey Lady Music Lounge, The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 5TW
(Every 3rd Friday of the month)
“Rare Soul Night”
DJs: John Browne, Paul Bain, Tracey Shaw plus guests
7.30 – 1.30 am ; Tickets £5 on the door ; Tel (01892) 544700

Saturday 19th December
“Ultimate Xmas Party”
Live In Concert : Cheryl Lynn & Evelyn Champagne King
Indigo O2, London, SE10 0AX
Doors 7pm ; Show 9pm
Tickets from £33.60

Thursday 31st December
“New Years Eve at SoulCity”
The George II, High Street, Hornchurch, RM12 4UW
DJs: Trish & Peter P plus guests
8pm – 3am ; Tickets £5 from the bar or DJs


Friday 27th – Sunday 29th November
“Sunny Hunny Soul Weekend”
Searles Leisure Resort, Hunstanton, Norfolk
“Northern Soul, Motown & Jazz-Funk”

Friday 27th – Monday 30th May 2016
“Bless The Funk”
Azur, Marine Pavillion, St Leonards On Sea, East Sussex, TN38 0BU
Strictly for the Over 30s
“Modern & Classic Soul, Boogie, Jazz-Funk, Motown & Northern Soul
2-Step, RnB, Funky & Soulful House”

Weekly Events:
Fridays :
“Soul City”
George II Function Suite, High Street, Hornchurch, RM12 4UW
“70s 80s & 90s classic & commercial soul”
DJ: Peter Poyton plus guests each week
Free Entry ; Over 30s Night ; 8pm – 2am;

“Marco’s Soul Family”
Marco’s Wine Bar, Eastwood Road, Rayleigh, SS6 7JQ
DJs/Singers : Simon “Whistles” Ford , Georgie B , The Bushbaby , Reggie & Famous on rotation – see Facebook for this week’s event …

“Back To The Old Skool”
Bar Zero, Western Road, Billericay, CM12 9DZ
“Soul, Funk, Disco, R’n’B & Club Anthems of the 80s & 90s”
DJs on rotation : Jon Jules, Bully, Mikey Porter, MJ
Free Entry ; 8.30pm – 1am ;
Over 25’s – Smart Dress

Saturdays :
“Soul Night”
The Chequers, Market Street, Old Harlow, CM17 0AH
“The Best In Soul, Disco, Funk, RnB & Caister Classics”
8.00pm – 12.45am ; Free Entry

Monthly Events:
First Friday: Zero Soul Night Out – Spread Eagle, Rayleigh – next : 4th Dec
Third Friday: Soulful Seduction, Woodmans Arms, Thundersley – next 20th Nov
Third Friday: Soul Kitchen, Grey Lady, Tunbridge Wells – next 20th Nov
Second Saturday: Soul By The Sea, Divers Arms, Herne Bay – next 12th Dec
Third Saturday: The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford – next 21st Nov

Do you know of any soulful, jazzy, funky gigs taking place in 2015 ? 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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