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I am noted for my fondness to embrace change it has to be said. You won’t find me changing my energy supplier every year or comparing car insurance on an annual basis, cute meerkats or no cute meerkats, but I made a bold decision quite against type last week. My son has been moaning about our poor (that wasn’t the exact word he used!) internet, saying it was so slow he couldn’t pay his incredibly important X-Box games on it properly anymore, so I did a little research and found out that actually ours was pretty “poor” and not only could we easily get it four times faster, it would be 25% cheaper with another company. Thus, I took the plunge and despite one or two “interesting” moments along the way, switchover day went quite smoothly and now Dad and Son are both happy. Obviously I cannot mention the provider here but they did us proud !! 😉

Now onto tonight’s new LIVE show and I have to say January has been an excellent month all round and we conclude the first four shows of the year with a not -to-be-missed collection of soul, jazz-funk & disco from right across the 70s 80s & beyond. Tune in at 7pm either or on air at Gateway 97.8FM or online via the website you are currently viewing … or however else you can find us to listen to via the mind-boggling methods of modern tecvhnology !!

The Tunes
Switch – Keeping Secrets
Robert Knight – Love On A Mountain Top
Lisa Stansfield – Set Your Loving Free
Lamont Dozier – Going Back To My Roots
Jackie Wilson – I Don’t Wanna Lose You
Bobby Wilson – Bridges Are Burning
Candi Staton – One More Chance On Love
Randy Crawford – I’d Be An Angel
Change – Oh What A Feeling
D Train – You’re The One For Me
Earth Wind & Fire – Can’t Let Go (Joey Negro Elevated Mix)
Eddie Henderson – Say You Will
Sidney Barnes – You’ll Always Be In Style
Althea & Donna – Uptown Top Ranking
Bill Withers – Lovely Day
Imperials – Who’s Gonna Love Me
Cool Million feat Gregers – That’s My Lady
Galaxy – Fantasy Real
Montell Jordan – Somethin’ 4 Da Honeyz
Brooklyn Groove Machine – Disco Holiday
Freeez – Flying High
Santa Esmeralda – Sevilla Nights (Womack Re-Work)

The Gigs

Friday 1st February
(Every 1st Friday Of the Month)
“The Big Zero Friday Night Out”
The Spread Eagle, High Street, Rayleigh, SS6 7EJ
DJs: Merve The Swerve & Brian Kelly plus guest Zero DJs
“Old Skool Soul, Dance, House, R’n’B,Hip Hop, Disco & more…”
8.30pm – 1.30am ; Free Entry
https://www.facebook.com/events/715229695511716/

Friday 1st February
“Overdose Of Joy”
**SOLD OUT !!! **
Top Meadow Golf Club, Fen lane, North Ockendon, RM14 3PR
“Modern & Classic Soul, Weekender Anthems & Soulful House”
DJs: Elliot M, Nick Gunn, Lee Fatbloke, Paul Kidley, Bully & Jon Jules
Special PA : “ Louise Mehan of SouLutions ”
7.30pm – 1am
www.overdoseofjoy.co.uk
https://www.facebook.com/events/1280721172070813/

Friday 1st February
“Five Star Soul”
Orsett Hall Hotel, RM16 3HS
“Soul Pavillion & Jazz Funk Lounge”
DJs: Brian “The Rev” Kelly ; Roni O’Brien ; Mark Lee ; Jon Ovel
Lee “Fatbloke Alder & Special Guest :Tony Matthews
7.30pm – 1.00 am ; Over 30s
Tickets £15 via Eventbrite – Tel (01375) 891402
www.imagoldminer.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/2199032670356058/

Saturday 2nd February
(1st Saturday of each month)
“Chelmsford City Soul”
Barista, Duke Street, Chelmsford, CM1 1JA
DJs: John Peters & John Douglas
“Soul, Funk, Jazz, RnB, 2 Step”
Free Entry ; 9pm – 2am ; Over 30s Only
https://www.facebook.com/events/492736814458022/

Friday 8th February
“Soul At The Wharf”,
The Wharf Pub, Wharf Road, Grays, RM17 6SZ
DJ: Gary Walden
“Soul Funk & Disco Classics”
8 – 12 Midnignt ; Free Entry
https://www.facebook.com/events/945007519169255/

Saturday 9th February
(Every 2nd Saturday of the month)
“Brown Sugar”
The Spread Eagle, Queens Road, Brentwood, CM14 4HD
“Funk Soul & Disco Night”
DJ Yours Truly (Ben)
7pm – Midnight ; Free Entry
https://www.facebook.com/BrentwoodSpreadEagle/?fref=ts

Friday 15th February
(Every 3rd Friday of the month)
“Soulful Seduction”
The Bread & Cheese, London Road,Benfleet, Essex, SS7 1AA
“100% Soul, Funk, Disco & Old Skool Club Anthems”
DJs: Bully & MJ
8.00pm – 1 am ; Free Entry ; Over 25s
http://www.soulfulseduction.co.uk/
https://www.facebook.com/events/325632378037277/

Friday 15th February
(Every 3rd Friday of the month)
“Soul Kitchen”
The Grey Lady Music Lounge, The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 5TW
“Rare 60s & 70s Soul Night”
DJs: John Browne, Tracy Shaw & guests
7.00pm – 1.00 am ; £5 on the door ; Tel (01892) 544700
https://www.facebook.com/groups/thesoulkitchentw/
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2676640209042632&set=gm.1850594158401319&type=3&theater&ifg=1

Friday 15th February
“Soul Re-united & The Squire Reunion”
RUSS Club, Mawney Road, Romford, RM17 7HB
DJs: Steve Kite, Tony Matthews, Roni O’Brien,
Jazbod, Elliot M
8pm – 2am ; Tickets £10 – Tel: (01708)762743
https://www.facebook.com/…/gm.20877820979…/956416287880295/…

Saturday 16th February
(Every 3rd Saturday of the month)
“Super Soul Saturday”
The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, CM2 0JT
DJ: Paul Eve & Mick Jackson
“The Very Best In Jazz Funk & Soul”
7.30pm – Midnight – Free Entry
https://www.facebook.com/soulatthecricks/

Saturday 23rd February
“Soul By The Jetty”
Lobster Smack, Haven Road, Canvey Island, SS8 0NR
“Jazz, Funk & Soul with Boogie Tunes, Nu Jazz & Soulful House”
DJs: Jonny Layton, Brian Kelly & David “The Bish” Bishop
Special Guest : Tony Matthews
8pm – 1am ; Wristband Only Event – £10
Text (07960)217136 ; email : [email protected]
www.wegottickets.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/1188747577968992/

Saturday 23rd February
“Steppin’ Out”
Luna Lounge, High Street, Hornchurch, RM12 4WN
“The Best In Soul & Funk”
DJs: Wayne D & Gary Walden
8pm – 1am ; Over 30s
Wristbands £7 – Tel (07526)633963
£10 on the door if available
https://www.facebook.com/events/217537949159873/

Sunday 24th February
(Last Sunday of Each Month)
“Over Roast Of Joy”
Frankies Wine Bar, Station Lane, Hornchurch, RM2 6JL
“Soul, Weekender Anthems & Soulful House”
DJ : Paul Kidley & Sam Green
Special Guest : TBC
Free Entry ; 5pm – 11pm
www.overdoseofjoy.co.uk

Saturday 2nd March
“Liquid Spirit 4 – The 1st Birthday Bash !”
Capones Nightclub, Benfleet Road, Hadleigh, SS7 1QB
“Soulful House, Disco & Old Skool Anthems”
DJs: Stretch Taylor, Paul Clark, Marie Garaccio
Danny T & DJ Coxy
8pm – 2am ; Advance Tickets £10
https://www.facebook.com/events/661700720890325/

Saturday 2nd March
“Soul By The Sea”
The Hampton Inn, Herne Bay, Western Esplanade, CT6 8DL
“Soul, Funk, Disco, Rare Groove, 80s Grooves”
DJs: Sarah Weller, Pete Hayes, Paul Mundy
Special Guest : DJ Miss Behaving
8pm – Midnight ; Free Entry
https://www.facebook.com/events/2401360016545560/

Saturday 16th March
“Soul Fiesta”
Langdon Hills Golf & Country Club, Lower Dunton Road,
Bulphan, Essex, RM14 3TY
Two Rooms Of Tunes, Eight DJs :
Birdy, Brian Kelly, Chris White, Gary Dennis
Ian Holmes, Jeff Young, Jigs, Simon Van Os
Room 1 : “Soul, Funk & Rare Groove
Room 2 : House, Latin, Afro & R’n’B
https://www.facebook.com/events/2153565004974240/

Saturday 23rd March
“KTF Soul Club 9th Anniversary”
Upstairs at The Old Regent Ballroom, Corringham Road,
Stanford Le Hope, SS17 0AQ
“Northern Soul, Motown, 60s RnB & a hint of Latin..”
DJs: TBA
7.30pm – 12.30am
Advance Tickets £7 inc a free CD ; £10 On The Door
*Also on 8th June / 28th September*
https://www.facebook.com/events/499582720530599/

Saturday 25th May
“Shalamar Plus Special Guests Odyssey”
Garon Park, Eastern Avenue, Southend-On-Sea, SS2 4FA
“Full Live Concert featuring Howard Hewett, Jeffrey Daniel & Carolyn Griffey”
Also appearing Light Of The World & Harry Cambridge as Luther Vandross,
Natasha Watts
Plus DJs: Ian Reading & John Osborne
2pm – 11.30pm
Early Bird Tickets £20
www.skiddle.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/248021245908284/

Friday 5th July
“Real Thing, Loose Ends & Shakatak”
Cliffs Pavillion, Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 7RA
8pm – 11pm ; Tickets £24, £29 or £31
(01702) 351135
www.southendtheatres.org.uk
https://www.facebook.com/events/548205655620674/

Weekenders :

Friday 18th – Sunday 20th January
“Clacton Soul Weekender Reunion 2019”
Marks Tey Hotel, Colchester, CO6 1DU
“Two rooms of 70s & 80s Modern Soul, Boogie & Jazz Funk”
DJs Include : Tony Fernandez, Sara Jane Rundel, Frostie
Richard Felstead, Paul Clark & Brian Jay
2pm Friday through to 2pm Sunday
https://www.facebook.com/events/238758136938257/?active_tab=about

Friday 8th – Sunday 10th March
“Hayling Island Spring Soul & Reggae Weekender”
Mill Rythe Holiday Village, Hayling Island, Hampshire
“Live Concert by Bitty McLean plus Winston reedy & Leroy Simmonds”
Two Rooms Of Music :
1) Reggae : Current, Revival & Bashment
2) Soul : Rare Groove, Independent & Classic 70s 80s & 90s
5pm on Friday night to 2am Monday morning
https://www.facebook.com/events/748715535516097/

Friday 28th – Sunday 30th June
“Hayling Island Summer Soul Weekender 7”
Mill Rythe Holiday Village, Hayling Island, Hampshire
3 Rooms Of Music including :
“Soul, Funk, Jazz, R’n’B, Soulful House, Neo Soul
Modern Soul, Rare Groove, Northern Soul & Reggae”
DJs : TBC
“3 Nights Accomodation inc Breakfast & Evening Meals & Event Pass = £199”
Tel : (02392) 460044
https://www.facebook.com/events/2098754063710012/

Margate Soul Festival 2019
Dates confirmed as Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th August
https://www.facebook.com/events/1908191825870662/

Caister 2019 :
May 3rd 4th 5th & 6th
http://www.caistersoul.co.uk/index.php

Weekly Events:
Fridays :
“Glitter Fridays”
The Rising Sun, High Street, Hornchurch, RM12 4UW
“Soul, House, Disco, R’n’B , Club Classics”
DJ : Peter P and guests
Free Entry ; 8pm – 1am
https://www.facebook.com/groups/souluprising/

Monthly Events:
First Friday: Zero Soul Night Out – Spread Eagle, Rayleigh
Third Friday: Soulful Seduction, Bread & Cheese, Benfleet
Third Friday: Soul Kitchen, Grey Lady, Tunbridge Wells
Second Saturday: Brown Sugar, Spread Eagle, Brentwood
Third Saturday: The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford
Last Sunday: Overroast Of Joy, Frankies, Hornchurch

Do you know of any soulful, jazzy, funky gigs taking place in 2019 ? Let me know the details whether you are a DJ , promoter 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 www.gateway978.com from 7pm–9pm every Monday, also repeated on Saturday evening from 5pm–7pm, plus you can hear it again anytime you like via the “Listen Again” button on the Gateway website … search “Cool Soul” !

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