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I was quite flattered that three different Facebook friends from different areas of my life all got in touch just before last Monday’s show to ask me to promote various events for them on the programme. It’s nice that listeners think it’s a worthwhile vehicle to push their projects on – though let’s not get carried away, I don’t want it ending up sounding like one of those awful bland commercial stations! But, to Penny, Kathy & Ian “thanks” for asking and I was happy to oblige in each case.
Penny’s partner Tom has an excellent tune out at the moment which has done really well on the download charts this week – I’ve bought it and you can hear it on next week’s show! Kathy & her hubby Dave are busy organizing the next “Bless The Funk” weekender, this time in lovely Hastings and you can read all about it on my “Old Gits Soul Show” Facebook page, with basic details in the “Recommended Old Gits Nights Out” listings below. Finally, one of my Billericay Town FC supporting buddies, Ian, is putting on a live band night tomorrow at the club, you can buy tickets on the door, and there will be a hint of 60s soul influences to be heard there. Good luck everyone!!!
Now here’s what I played on my show and can be heard again 5pm this Saturday:
The Tunes:Marvin Gaye – Got To Give It Up
Evelyn King – If You Want My Loving Hues Corporation – Rock The Boat Temptations – I Can’t Get Next To You
Phylis Hyman – Sleep On It
Johnny Hammond – Shifting Gears
Roy Ayers – Everybody Loves The Sunshine
Teddy Pendergrass – 2 AM
Scandal feat Lee Genesis – I Wanna Do It David Grant – Love Will Find A Way Weeks & Co – Go With The Flow
Jones Girls – Nights Over Egypt Jimmy Owens – Do It To It
Ike & Tina Turner – Funkier Than A Mosquito’s Tweeter Heatwave – The Groove Line Central Line – Nature Boy
Kenny Thomas – Stay Babyface – Everytime I Close My Eyes George Duke – Say That You Will
Bobby Sheen – Dr Love Sly & Family Stone – Family Affair
O’Jays – To Prove I Love You
Cool Million – Show Me
Charles Earland – Intergalactic Love Song
Saturday 25th January“Euan’s Birthday Thing” Bar Plazma, High Street, Wickford, SS12 9AT DJs: Colin Levett, Tony Fernandez, Frostie Original, Gayle Lawless Dumont, Chris Alexander https://www.facebook.com/events/703431229675578/?fref=ts Saturday 25th January “Soul Ressurrection” May & Baker Sports & Social Club, Dagenham DJ: Steve Kite & Guests “Philly, Funk, Boogie, Rare Groove, Jazz-Funk & Caister Anthems” 7.30pm – Midnight ; Tickets £6 Sunday 26th January (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 ! https://www.facebook.com/events/126000124238663/?fref=ts Friday 31st January (Every Last Friday) “Soul Weekender Vibe” Ivory Rooms, Laindon Road, Billericay, CM12 9LD “Very Best In Soul, Jazz-Funk & Rare Grooves” DJs: Simon “Whistles” Ford, Nick Aravis & Paul Kidley Free Entry – 8pm – 1am – Smart Dress Code https://www.facebook.com/events/806267912732867/?fref=ts Friday 31st January (Every Last Friday) “Essex Funkers Soul Social Club” Harlow Town FC, The Pinnacles, CM19 5BE Tickets £5 : (07800) 724757 (07947) 308326 DJ: Les Knott Friday 31st January “Soul Nation” The Slug & Lettuce, Room At The Top, 111 High St, Colchester, CO1 1TB 9pm – Late ; £3 On The Door Saturday 1st February (Then Every First Saturday) “Soul On The Harbour ” Jacksons Wharf, York Street, Ramsgate DJs: John Herbert, Paul Spickett plus guests “70s 80s & 90s Soul & Jazz-Funk Anthems” Free Admission – 8pm – 1am Saturday 1st February “Soulsations” (Every First Saturday) The Buddha Lounge, Maidstone, Kent “All Things Soulful” DJs: Karen “Kazzie D” Ager, Tony Fernandez £5 On The Door https://www.facebook.com/events/192832220918444/?source=1 Friday 7th February (Every First Friday Of The Month) “The Zero Soul Night Out” Marcos Wine Bar, 30 Eastwood Road, Rayleigh DJ: Bully & 8.30pm – 1am ; Free Entry “Soul Funk & Disco From The 70s Upwards” https://www.facebook.com/events/258165647671827/?fref=ts Friday 7th February 2014 “Five Star Soul” Orsett Hall, Pavillion Suite, Prince Charles Avenue, Orsett, RM16 3HS “Jazz Funk & Soul from the 70s & 80s” 7.30pm – 2.00am Tel: (01375) 891402 https://www.facebook.com/events/547866935308385/ Saturday 8th February “Soul By The Sea” The Divers Arms, Central Parade, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 5JQ DJs: Carl Hyde, Tom Edgar, Tommy Gunn & Guests 8pm – 1am ; Free Entry https://www.facebook.com/events/510364469078446/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular Friday 14th February “Valentines Party” Harlow Town FC, The Pinnacles, CM19 5BE DJs: Les Knott, Marky P,The Bushbaby & CJ Carlos “Soul Disco, Funk, Boogie, Jazz, R n B” Tickets £10 (07947)308326 8.30pm start – Hot Curry / Pasta / Chilli / Veggie Meals £5 https://www.facebook.com/events/1400800273502336/?fref=ts Saturday 15th February (Every 3rd Saturday of the month) “Super Soul Saturday” The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, CM2 0JT Chelmsford DJ: Paul Eve (Caister) & DJ Hugsta “The Very Best In Jazz-Funk, Soul & Boogie” 7.30pm – Midnight – Free Entry https://www.facebook.com/events/1425175381028787/ Friday 21st February (3rd Friday of the month) “Soulful Seduction” The Woodmans Arms, Rayleigh, Thundersley, SS7 3TA DJs: Bully & MJ “70s 80s & 90s Soul, Funk & Disco plus RnB & Club Classics” Free Entry ; 8.30pm – 1am Saturday 22nd February “Soul By The Jetty” ** NEW VENUE ! ** The Oysterfleet, Knightswick Road, Canvey Island, SS8 7RB “No:1 Soul Club Outside London 2013 !” DJs: Jonny Layton, Brian Kelly, Mark Messy Special Guest: Tony Matthews “Top Quality Jazz-Funk & Soul and more…” Wristbands £7 In Advance Only – (07989) 591399 “Keeping The Goldmine Spirit Alive On Canvey Island” https://www.facebook.com/events/458298184293068/?fref=ts Saturday 15th March “The Drizabone Soul Family – Live !” Britannia Theatre, Dickens World, Leviathan Way, Chatham Maritime, Kent, ME4 4LL Tickets £10 before 1st March, £15 after 7pm – 11pm – after party till 3am https://www.facebook.com/events/1446880728861092/?fref=ts Saturday 22nd March “Essex Funkers Spring Bash” Harlow Town FC, The Pinnacles, CM19 5BE DJs: Les Knott, Soundchaser, Marky P,The Bushbaby Special Guest: Greg Edwards Tickets £10 – (07947)308326 https://www.facebook.com/events/229623450550585/?fref=ts Weekenders: 21st – 23rd March 2014 “Clacton Soul Weekender” The Esplanade Hotel, Clacton On Sea, CO151UU www.clactonsoulweekender.com https://www.facebook.com/events/516305745077766/ 23rd – 26th May 2014 “Bless The Funk Soul Weekender” AZUR, Marina Pavillion, Hastings, TN38 OBU Headline DJs: Greg Edwards, Brian Jay, Red Pepper “Soul, Disco, Jazz-Funk & Classic Weekender Anthems” https://www.facebook.com/events/637281049663550/?ref=ts&fref=ts 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 www.gateway978.com from 7pm – 9pm every Monday – plus you can catch it again Saturday evening from 5pm – 7pm