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Neil Gits Flooded With Plugs

24th January 2014
Posted by Neil Matthew

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

The Gigs:

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
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 !
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
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
(Every First Saturday)
The Buddha Lounge, Maidstone, Kent
“All Things Soulful”
DJs: Karen “Kazzie D” Ager, Tony Fernandez
£5 On The Door
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”
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
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
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
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
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”
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
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
 21st – 23rd March 2014
“Clacton Soul Weekender”
The Esplanade Hotel, Clacton On Sea, CO151UU
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”
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