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Neil Gits Some Free Time

7th March 2014
Posted by Neil Matthew

I’ve been enjoying a nice little gap in my diary this week with three work free nights on the trot and another possibly coming up tomorrow – fingers crossed ! So when you tune in to my next live show on Monday, there should be quite a few forgotten favourites which have made their way from my vinyl vaults to MP3 format included in the playlist as a result of usefully spending a good few hours delving into my treaured record collection ! Not that this week’s show was too shabby, with a good selection of tunes plucked from various compilation CDs I’ve been soring up over recent months. You can hear it again (or for the first time if you were otherwise engaged last Monday!) by listening to Gateway 97.8 this Saturday from 5pm – 7pm – these are the tracks to savour …

The Tunes

Hi Gloss    You’ll Never Know
Bobby Byrd    I Know You Got Soul
Odyssey  – Native New Yorker
Sam & Dave  – Hold On I’m Coming
Archie Bell & The Drells   I Could Dance All Night
Denise Lasalle    Come To Bed
Janet Jackson     Come Back To Me
Staple Singers    Let’s Do It Again
Earth Wind & Fire    Getaway
Brass Construction    Music Makes You Feel Like Dancing
Jacksons    This Place Hotel (Heartbreak Hotel)
African Music Machine    Black Water Gold
Curtis Mayfield  – Right On For The Darkness
Peaches & Herb    Shake Your Groove Thing
Jones Girls    Dance Turned Into A Romance
Sunburst Band    Everyday
The Dells    Somebody’s Gotta Move 
Natural Essence    Killing Time
State Department    Slow Love
Barry White    Don’t Make Me Wait Too Long

Leight Russell    Ride On The Vibe (Make It Funky)

The Gigs

Friday 7th March
(Every First Friday Of The Month)
“The Zero Soul Night Out”
Marcos Wine Bar, 30 Eastwood Road, Rayleigh
DJ: Bully & guest Matt Jackson
8.30pm    1am  ;  Free Entry
“Soul Funk & Disco From The 70s Upwards”
Saturday 8th March
“Soul By The Sea”
The Divers Arms, Central Parade, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 5JQ
DJs: Carl Hyde, Tom Edgar & Guests
8pm    1am   ;   Free Entry
Saturday 8th March
“Chic !” (Every Second Saturday)
The Crown, Billericay High Street
“Carwash Anthems, Soul & Disco Classics, Flare Flapping Funk…
…and Modern Soulful Sounds too”
DJs: MJ & Bully
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 15th March
“KTF Soul Club – 4th Anniversary Bash”
The Old Regent Ballroom, Corringham Road,
Stanford Le Hope, SS17 0AQ
7.30 pm    1am  ;  Tickets £6 In Advance, £8 OTD
DJs: Kev Lock, Soulful Sally & Drew Orr
Saturday 15th March
(Every 3rd Saturday of the month)
“Super Soul Saturday”
The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, CM2 0JT Chelmsford
DJ: Paul Eve (Caister) & Pete Collins & Hugsta
“The Very Best In Jazz-Funk, Soul & Boogie”
7.30pm –  Midnight   –  Free Entry
Friday 21st March
(3rd Friday of the month)
“Soulful Seduction”
The Woodmans Arms, Rayleigh, Thundersley, SS7 3TA
DJs: Bully & MJ
“70s 80s & 90s Soul, Funk & Disco Weekender Anthems & Club Classics”
Free Entry   ;   8.30pm – 1am
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
Friday 28th March
(Every Last Friday)
“Soul Weekender Vibe”
Ivory Rooms, Laindon Road, Billericay, CM12 9LD
“The Best In Soul, Funk, Rare Grooves & Weekender Anthems”
DJs: Simon “Whistles” Ford, Nick Aravis
Free Entry  before 11pm –   8pm    1.30am
Friday 28th March
“Soul Uprising”
Olivers Bar, High Street, Hornchurch, RM12 4UW
DJs: Trish & Peter P plus guests
9pm    2am  ;  £5 On The Door
Friday 28th March
(Every Last Friday)
“Essex Funkers Soul Social Club”
Harlow Town FC, The Pinnacles, CM19 5BE
Tickets £5 : (07800) 724757  (07947) 308326
DJ: Les Knott
Sunday 30th March
(Every Last Sunday Of The Month)
“Sunday Soul Sessions”
The Victoria, Victoria Road, Romford, Essex, RM1 2PA
DJs: Tricia Butler, Bonnie DJ, Peter Poynton, Sandra C & guests
“Club Classics, Soulful House, Jazz-Funk, Reggae”
3pm  –  11pm – soulful family atmosphere
Supervised children over 5 years old welcome before 7pm !
Saturday 5th April
“Soul On The Harbour”
Jacksons Wharf, York Street, Ramsgate, Kent,
DJs: John Herbert & guests
8pm – 1am ;  Free Entry ;
Saturday 5th April
(Every First Saturday)
The Buddha Lounge, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1SJ
“All Things Soulful”
DJs: Karen “Kazzie D” Ager, Sandra Citizen Soul.
Gayle Lawless Dumont & Sara-Jane Rundel
£5 In Advance ; 10pm – 3am
Thursday 17th April
“T G I T  Soul”
The Ivory Rooms, Billericay, CM12 9LD
DJs: Simon Whistles Ford, Nick Aravis & Brian Kelly
“The Very Best In Soul Funk Disco & Weekender Anthems”
8pm Start  – Free before 11pm – £5 after
Friday 18th April
“Soulful Seduction Special”
Woodmans Arms, Thundersely, SS7 3TA
DJs : MJ & Bully
*Special Guest PA from the USA – Joe Leavy ! *
8.30pm start – free Entry by wristband only – see below:
Friday 18th April
“The Long Good Friday”
Stomp’s 5th Birthday Party
Firemen’s Club, Purfleet Road, Aveley, RM15 4DT
“Two Rooms Of Soul, Funk, Jazz & House”
DJs from Stomp Radio
5pm    2am  ;  Tickets £10
Saturday 19th April
“ Easter Soul ”
Banks Bar, Bank Street, Maidstone, Kent
DJs: Greg Edwards & Jeff Young
P.A.s: Real Thing & Odyssey
Tickets £20    Tel: (01622) 676799
Saturday 26th April
“Soul By The Jetty  – Caister warm Up Event !”
The Oysterfleet, Knightswick Road, Canvey Island, SS8 7RB
“No:1 Soul Club Outside London 2013 !”
DJs: Jonny Layton, Brian Kelly, Mark Messy
Special Guest: Fitzroy Da Buzzboy
“Top Quality Jazz-Funk & Soul and more…”
Wristbands £7 In Advance Only – (07989) 591399
“Keeping The Goldmine Spirit Alive On Canvey Island”
Saturday 26th April
“Soulful Seduction”
The Treacle Mine, Lodge Lane, Grays
“Soul & 90s Club Classics”

DJs: Mj & Bully

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