Neil Gits Forgetful…

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I’ve really been pulling out some little beauties from my vinyl vaults and some forgotten corners of the CD collection lately and I think it’s safe to say this week’s show is the best one so far this year – out of the four I’ve done ! If you love all things soulful, from vintage 60s flavours to disco hits from the dancefloor, with a touch of jazz and funk thrown in for good measure, plus of course some of those big tunes we learnt to dance to on the floors of the 70s & 80s, then this is a must-not-miss week – hear it again at 5pm this Saturday.

However, one tune that didn’t get an airing, that I really wanted to share with you didn’t make it into the studio. Sure the case did, but when I opened it up, no CD inside – doh ! Senior moment ! Left it in the car cd player ! Just one of the few downsides of being an “Old Git” – on the plus side, I am able to come up with tune after tune like these which DID find their way into Gateway last Monday:

The Tunes:

Michael Zager Band  –  Let’s All Chant

Melba Moore  –  Standing Right Here

BB & Q Band –  Dreamer

Dionne Warwick  –  Do You Know The Way To San Jose

Cameo  –  Attack Me With Your Love

Aurra  –  Such A Feeling

Will Downing  –  Break Up To Make Up

Regina Belle  –  Show Me The Way

Heatwave  –  Mind Blowing Decisions

The Dells  –  All About The Papers

Chaka Khan  –  This Is My Night

Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes  –  Where Are All My Friends

Anthony White  –  Never Let You Get Away From Me

Mohawks  –  The Champ

Greg Perry  –  How’s Your Love Life Baby

Gap Band  –  Big Fun

Benoit Freeman Project  – After The Love Has Gone

Sharon Redd  –  Taking A Chance On Love

Kreamcicle  –  Hold On

Level 42  –  Micro Kid

Futures  –  Sunshine & You

Lonnie Liston Smith  –  Divine Light


Saturday 2nd February

“Soul On The Harbour ”

Jacksons Wharf, York Street, Ramsgate

DJs: John Herbert, plus guests TBC

Free Admission   –   8pm – 1am


Friday 8th February

“Soul City Grooves”

The Waterlounge, Water Lane, Bishops Stortford, CM23 2JZ

DJs: Les Knott & Marky P

“The finest soul, disco funk & house of the last 40 years”

9pm  –  2am    –     Free Entry


Saturday 9th February

“Hustle @ The Clubhouse”

Clubhouse,Prices Avenue, Ramsgate CT11 0AN

DJs: James Anthony & Micky B

SOUL, FUNK & DISCO Anthems with a Live performance from SOUL LEGACY

£7 Advance  £10 OTD Call 07855 770273 for info


Saturday 9th February

“Old School Soul Nite”

Charlies Bar, Warley Hill, Brentwood

DJ: Charlie Cook

9pm  –  Late        Free Entry


Saturday 9th February

“All You Need Is – Love Fest”

Kuku’s Nest, Goodmayes Road, Goodmayes, IG3 9UB

DJs: Bob Masters & Scott James

9pm  –  3am

£10 Advance Tickets from Tracy (07956) 855794




Saturday 15th February

“Soul & Club Classics Night”

The Woodmans, Rayleigh Road, Thundersley, SS7 3TA

DJs: MJ Mac & Bully

“A Night Of 80s & 90s Soul Classics”

8pm  –  Late     –    Free Entry



Saturday 16th Febuary

“Soul By The Sea”

Divers Arms, Herne Bay Seafront, Kent

“Soulful Funky Jazzy Vibes”

DJs Carl Hyde, Tom G Edgar, Johnny Herbert & Tommy The Gun

7.30pm – 1am     –     Free Entry


Saturday 16th February

(Every 3rd Saturday of the month)

“Soul Night”

The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, CM2 0JT Chelmsford

DJ: Paul Eve (Caister)

7.30pm start


Friday 22nd February

“Soul Weekender Vibe”

Vetro Bar, Western Road, Billericay, CM12 9DZ

DJs: Simon “Whistles” Ford, Nick Aravis

Free Entry     –    8pm – 1.30am

“The Very Best In Funk, Soul & Rare Grooves From The 70s & 80s”


Friday 22nd February

“Motown & Soul Night”

The Westcliff Hotel, Southend-on-Sea

Tributes to Diana Ross & The Blues Brothers

DJ: John Watson

Tickets £12  –  Tel (01702)345247 for more details


Saturday 23rd February

“Soul By The Jetty”

The Lobster Smack, Haven Road, Canvey Island

DJs: Jonny Layton, Mr Messy & Brian Kelly

Plus Special guest Paul Clark

£5  – Advance Wristbands Only Tel: (07989) or…

email: [email protected]

“100% Jazz Funk & Soul with a sprinkling of nu jazz & soulful house – keeping the spirit of the Goldmine alive on Canvey Island”


Friday 1st March 2013

“The Big Zero Soul Night”

Marco’s, 30 Eastwood Road, Rayleigh, SS67JQ

DJs : Bully & Special Guest DJ

“Soul, Funk Disco & Dance From The 70s Upwards”

Free Entry    –   8pm  – 1am


Saturday 2nd March

“The New Yorker Return!”

The Edge, 6-8 High Pavement, Basildon, SS14 1EA

DJs: Scott James, Stavros, Hugsta, Chris White

“Playing the very best in Jazz-Funk & Soul”

Tickets £10 in advance from the venue or see:


Saturday 16th March

“KTF Soul Club 3rd Anniversary Do”

Stifford Clays Social Club, Crammavill Street, Grays

DJs: Rob Messer & Ian “The Don” Donaldson

“Northern Soul/Real RnB/Motown Sounds”

7.30 pm  –  1.00 am  ;  £5 Advance Tickets inc Free CD !


Saturday 23rd March


The Knot, 20 Beach Road, Westgate on Sea, Kent, CT8 8AD

DJs: Micky B, Paul French, Jason Anderson

Guests: Penny K & Tom Glide

8pm – 1am  ;  Free Entry ;  Tel:(01843) 833907


Saturday 30th March 2013 (next 6th July)

“Essex Funkers Spring  Bash”

Harlow Town FC, Elizabeth Way, Harlow

DJ: Les Knott with Guests Jeff Young, Paul Clark

Soul DJ Essex, Soundchaser & Terry Munro  & Madhatter T-Shirts

Times 8pm –  2am

Tickets £10 in advance available from (07800)724757


Saturday 30th March

“The 3rd Soul Connexion All Dayer”

The Royal Hotel, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 1JE

12 Noon – Late

Tickets £4 In Advance from (07584)626972 (£5 OTD)

More info at


Saturday 13th April 2013

“Massive Waves Of Britfunk…With A Splash Of Stateside Soul”

Leas Cliff Hall, The Leas, CT20 2DZ Folkestone, Kent

Live ! “Atmosfear” “Beggar & Co” “Big Brooklyn Red”

Plus:  Guest DJ “Jeff Young” supported by Stumps & Lee

7pm  –  Midnight

Tickets On Sale Soon…

Do you know of any soulful, jazzy, funky gigs taking place in 2013 ? 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 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

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