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Neil Gits Down With "The Bands Of Soul" …

14th April 2012
Posted by Neil Matthew

As promised, this week’s “Old Gits Soul Show” featured some of the great soul jazz-funk & disco outfits of the 70s & 80s – and I have to say I was pretty pleased not just with the way the show turned out, but with the response it got, especially from a few people who were clearly chilling after the rigours of a weekend of soulful hard partying ! So if you missed it on Monday, worry not – the repeat play is on this evening at 5pm – and look out for another “special” in two weeks time to go out on St Georges Day !!

The Tunes:
Odyssey  –  Inside Out
Maze  – I Wanna Be With You
War  –  Low Rider
Rose Royce  –  Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is
Earth Wind & Fire  –  Reasons
SOS Band  –  Tell Me If You Still Care
Commodores  –  Lady (You Bring Me Up)
Atlantic Starr  –  One Love
Fatback Band  –  (Are You Ready) Do The Bus Stop
Fat Larry’s Band  –  Center City
BB & Q  –  Imagination
Chic  –  Warm Summer Nights
Isley Brothers  –  Lost In Your Love
Kool & The Gang  –  Jones vs Jones
Shalamar  –  Full Of Fire
Players Association  –  The Get Down Mellow Sound
Cameo  –  Single Life
Change  –  Say You Love Me Again
Gap Band  –  We Can Make It Right
Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes  – Tell The World How I Feel About Cha Baby
KC & The Sunshine Band  –  Sound Your Funky Horn
Kleeer  –  Tonight Is The Night
Slave  –  Son Of Slide

The Gigs:

Saturday 14th  April (also 23rd June)
“Soulful Seduction”
The Silver Jubilee, Link Road, Canvey Island, SS8 9QA
DJs: Bully & Stevie B
“Dance Soul Disco & Club Classics”
8pm – Late     –    Free Admission

Sunday 15th April
“Shed Sunday Soul Revival – 2”
The Rising Sun, Sun Street, Billericay
(End of the High Street, opposite the police station)
7pm – 10.30pm     –     Free Entry
DJs: Russ B  & Grumpy Brown
“Classic Soul Jazz Funk & Disco”

Friday 20th April
“Soul Bossa Nova”
The Old Hat Bar, 14 Alexandra Street, Southend-on-Sea,SS1 1BU
8pm  –  1am    –  Admission Free
DJs: Birdy, Grumpy Brown, Mick Liste, Chris White
“Soul Boogie Garage & Soulful House (upstairs)”
“Latin Deep Funk & Jazz Funk (Downstairs)”
Telephone (01702) 337744 for more info…

Saturday 28th April
“Soul By The Jetty”
The Lobster Smack, Haven Road, Canvey Island
DJs: Jonny Layton, Mr Messy, Brian Kelly…
And Special Guest : Roni O’Brien
“Keeping The Spirit Of The Goldmine Alive”
Advance Wristbands £5 – (07989) 591399
8pm – 1am   –   “100% Jazz, Funk & Soul”

Saturday 28th April
“Disco Stomp”
Jacksons Wharf, York Street, Ramsgate
8 – Late     –     Free Entry
DJs: “The Groovy Gang!”
“70s & 80s Disco Night
*Last Saturday Of Each Month*

Friday 4th May
“The Zero Soul Night”
Marcos Wine Bar, Eastwood Road, Rayleigh
8.30pm   –  1.00 am
Admission Free
DJ Bully & Special Guests
Playing Soul Jazz Funk & Disco Anthems

Saturday 12th May (& 7th July)
“Soul On The Harbour”
Jacksons Wharf, 30 York Street, Ramsgate, CT11 9DS
8pm  –  1am     –     Admission Free
The East Kent Soul Connection DJs
“Upfront & Classic Soul & Jazz-Funk”

Saturday 19th May
“The KTF Soul Club”
The Railway Tavern, King Street, Stanford Le Hope
Guest DJs: Rob Messer & Mark “Gurcha” Collins
7.30 pm  –  12.30 am
£4 Admission … plus a free CD
Details from Danny (07895) 538835

Saturday 19th May (also 1st September & 24th November)
“Soulful Seduction @ The Treacle Mine”
More details to follow…
DJs from Bully, Axel F, Stevie B & MJ
“70s & 80s Soul Funk & Disco plus 90s Club Classics”

Friday 25th May
“Hooga Soul”
16. Victoria Road, Chelmsford, CM1 1NZ
8pm  –  2am
Admission Free
DJs: Mick Love, Gavin Page, Brian Kelly & Guests
“Modern Soul, Jazz-Funk & Club Clasics”

Friday 25th & Saturday 26th May
“Bless The Funk Weekender”
5th Avenue Club, Clacton-on-Sea, CO15 1PR
Fri: 7pm – 3am  Sat: 12 Noon  –  3am
£30 per couple, £20 per person, £15 per night OTD
Details from Dave Marley (07557) 884966
“A Whole Weekend Of Jazz Funk & Soul Classics”

Saturday 26th May
“Soul Britania”
The Britannia Pub, Fort Hill, Margate, CT9 1HH
8pm  –  1am
More details to follow …

Saturday 2nd June & Sunday 3rd June
“Soul On The Harbour – Weekend Special!”
Jacksons Wharf, York Street, Ramsgate, CT11 9DS
The East Kent Soul Connection Present…
“Two Days Of Upfront & Classic Soul/Jazz-Funk!”
Sat: 1pm  –  1am   Sun: 12 Noon  –  1am
Admission Free  –  More Details (01843) 592550
[email protected]

Sunday 3rd June
“The New Yorker Reunion”
The Edge, 6-8 High Pavement, Basildon Town Centre, SS14 1EA
DJs: Cosmic, Stavros, Hugsta, Chris White & Paul Eve
“The very best in jazz, funk & soul”
Tickets £10 in advance  –  see link below for details
9pm  –  3am    –    Free car parking at Level 10

Saturday 23rd June
“Folk With Soul”
The Ship, Leigh-on-Sea
Fund raiser for Bosom Pals Breast Cancer Charity
Part of the Old Leigh Folk Festival Weekend !
Outside from 12 Noon – 6pm
Inside Upstairs  6pm   –  1am
DJs: TBC include Terry Matthews, Gino Muscat, Mark Gurcha Collins

Saturday 23rd June
“Four Seasons Of Soul”
The Britainnia, Fort Hill, Margate, CT9 1HH
DJs: Chris Bangs, Pete Collins, Micky B, Jason Anderson
Pete French & Jasper
8pm  –  1am

Saturday 28th July
“Soul On The Sands – The Atlantis Reunion”
Bar Lola, Margate Seafront, CT9 1XJ
DJs: Jasper, Paul Abbott, Paul French, Jason Anderson & Micky B
Pete Collins & Tony Matthews
3pm   –  3am     –    Tickets £5

Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th August
“The Margate Soul Weekend”
The Westcoast & The Brittania,
King Street, Fort Hill & The Piazza, Margate
2pm on Friday to 2am on Sunday !
Details to follow…

Friday 3rd August
“Hitsville – The Sound Of Motown”
The Welcome Club, Victoria Road, Stanford Le Hope
“Top Motown Tribute Band – Hitsville”
Plus support from the KTF Soul Club DJs
7.30 pm – 1am   –   Tickets £10
Telephone Danny (07895) 538835

Saturday 11th August
“Essex Funkers Summer Bash”
Harlow Town FC, Barrows Farm Stadium, Elizabeth Way, CM19 5BE
DJs: Les Knott & guests
Details to follow …

Saturday 17th November
“Always There – The Official Goldmine Reunion”
La Quinta, Benfleet Road, Hadleigh, SS7 1QB
DJs: Snowboy & Garry Dennis
9pm – 3.30 am
Details (07811)111333  or

Every Friday:
“Soul @ The Squire”
The Squire Public House, North Street, Romford
Free Entry – 8pm – 1am
Resident DJ: Steve Kite (Caister) plus various guests

Every Other Saturday:
Love Canvey Soul
Bar Monico, Canvey Seafront
8pm – 2am – Free Admission
Tony D with Guest Djs & Live Acts
“Jazz, Funk, Soul, Old Skool, Disco, Boogie, Motown & Reggae”
**Check with the venue for dates (01268) 683026**

Monthly Events:
First Friday: Zero Soul Night Out – Marcos, Rayleigh – next one May 4th
First Friday: 80s Soul Funk & Disco Night – The King Willy, Sawbridgeworth
Last Friday: Soul Survivors – Bar Vic – Victoria Avenue, Southend – next 27th April
Last Friday: The Qube, Crouch St, Colchester  – next one 27th April
Last Saturday: Soul At The Pavillion, Cliffs Pavillion, Westcliff-on-Sea – 28th April
Last Saturday: Disco Stomp, Jacksons Wharf, Ramsgate – next 28th April

Bi-Monthly Events:
Soul By The Jetty – next one 28th April
2012 Dates:23rd June, 25th Aug, 20th Oct, 15th Dec

And don’t forget…
Live Jazz at The Inn On The Green, Mountnessing Road, Billericay
Every 1st Sunday Of The Month
1pm – 4pm   –  Free Admission
Next Date : 5th May
If you enjoy the show, then the chances are you will like what happens each month here with music provided by The Dan Banks Duo

Also recommended…
Friday Nights At …
Lot 75 , Shenfield,  DJ Graham Norton
Plazma, High Street, Wickford, DJ Geoff Grove
Both chaps play plenty of “our tunes” within their sets !

Do you know of any soulful, jazzy, funky gigs taking place in 2012 ? 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 voice/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.