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Neil Gits Forgetful…

2nd February 2013
Posted by Neil Matthew

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