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Neil Gits Full Up !

16th December 2019
Posted by Neil Matthew

Hello ! There’s a lot of food going around at this time of year isn’t there ? I’ve been guilty of skipping meals recently or at best just grabbing a packet of crisps & a biscuit to “keep me going”, but I have certainly been making up for that this week ! On Wednesday my son’s football training was cancelled so we took advantage of a couple of extra hours to knock up a huge bowl of spaghetti & meatballs to enjoy whilst catching up on the footy on TV, then on Friday lunchtime I scraped together a few leftovers from the fridge and freezer to make me a makeshift dinner before work (which turned out ot be bigger than a “normal” one !) as I was told that the usual fish n chips freebie wasn’t happening this time – only to find they were giving out free roast dinners to my colleague and I at a race night we were running !! Saturday morning I passed on my usual all day breakfast knowing I was going out for a big curry feast in the evening and right now at 3pm on Sunday I am still not hungry enough for my Sunday cooked breakfast. Oh and earlier I booked Nathan and myself in for the semi-traditional “all you can eat Xmas day buffet” at a Chinese near us …

What’s all this got to do with my two hour soul show on Gateway, I hear you ask ? Well, absolutlely nothing actually – but it did fill the gap between “Hello!” and my latest playlist and recommended soul nights list …

The Tunes – 9th December 2019

Beggar & Co – Somebody Help Me Out

New York Skyy – Show Me The Way

SouLutions – Who’s Been Kissing You

Tony Ettoria – I Can Prove It

Modulations – It’s Rough Out Here

Juan Laya & Jorge Montiel ft Heidi Vogel – The Notion

Atlantic Starr – Am I Dreaming

MS1 Project feat Shaila Prospere – Steal A Kiss

Julia & Co – I’m So Happy

Hamilton Bohannon – Disco Stomp

Melba Moore – Standing Right Here

Tom Scott – Reed My Lips

Doggett Brothers – Daylight

Imagination – Flashback

Kool & The Gang – Steppin’ Out

George Benson – Turn Your Love Around

Deborah Bell – Stop Getting In Your Own Way

Elusiv – Gotta Good Man

Delfonics – Ready Or Not Here I Come

Cool Million – I Like The Way You Fly (feat Seest)

Olympic Runners – Get It While You Can

Spyro Gyra – Song For Lorraine

The Gigs :

Fridays 20th & 27th December

“Studio Fridays”

The Oakleigh, London Road, Leigh on Sea, SS9 3NE

“A glittering blend of House, Disco & Soul – both classic & new”

DJs: 20/12 – Studio Xmas Party (open till 2am)

27/12 – Reece Brett

Free Entry – 9pm – 1am

Friday 20th December

“Basildon Over 30s Night”

Holiday Inn, Festival Leisure Park, Basildon, SS14 3DG

“A Soulful Xmas With Greg Edwards & John Osborne”

Jazz Funk & Soul – 9pm – 2am

Tickets £10 online, £12 OTD B4 10pm, £15 after

Friday 20th December

(Every 3rd Friday of the month)

“Soulful Seduction – The Xmas Big One”

The Bread & Cheese, London Road,Benfleet, Essex, SS7 1AA

“70s 80s & 90s Soul House & Old Skool Club Anthems”

DJs: Bully & Matt Jackson

8.30pm – 12.45 am ; Free Entry ; Strictly Over 25s

Friday 20th December

“Soul Reunited – Xmas Party”

RUSS Club, Mawney Road, Romford, RM7 7HB

DJs: Tony Matthews, Roni O’Brien, Jazzbod, Elliot M

Special Guests: Paul Kidley & Tom Holland

Tickets £10 – (01708)762743

Soul Reunited Christmas PartyFriday December 20th with guest DJs Paul Kidley & Tom Holland. Limited tickets available from the following link

Posted by Antony Matthews on Saturday, 2 November 2019

Friday 20th December

“Friday Soul Session – Xmas Party”

Pandoras Wine Bar, High St, Hornchurch RM12 4UN

“Soulful Grooves”

DJs Trish & Peter P

8pm – 1am

Saturday 21st December

“KTF Soul Club Festive Knees Up”

The Regent Ballroom, Corringham Road Stanford Le Hope, SS17 0AQ

DJs : Dick Coombes & Mick Love

Tickets £10 in advance – more on the door if available

“Northern Soul, Motown, R n B & a splash of Latin”

Saturday 21st December

(Every 3rd Saturday of the month)

“Super Soul Christmas !”

The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, CM2 0JT

DJ: Paul Eve & Mick Jackson

“The Very Best In Jazz Funk & Soul”

7.30pm – Midnight – Free Entry

Saturday 21st December

“Xmas Soul Fiesta”

Langdon Hills Golf & Country Club, Lower Dunton Road,RM14 3TY

Three Rooms, 16 DJs !

8pm – 2am

“Funk Soulful House, Hip Hop, Rare Groove, Latin, Reggae…

…and a whole lotta Soul !”

Over 30s ; Advance Tickets £15

Tel: (07914)115439

Tuesday 24th December

“Xmas Eve Over Roast Of Joy”

Frankie’s Wine Bar, Station Lane, Hornchurch,RM12 6LJ

“Soul Weekender Anthems & Soulful House”

DJs: Sam Green, Paul Kidley, Max Fernandez & Jon Jules

*Free Xmas Finger Buffet from 7.30pm ! *

4pm – Midnight ; £10 on the door

Sunday 29th December

“Stomp On Sea Xmas Special !”

Maritime Room, Cliff Pavillion, Southend on Sea, SS0 7RA

“Two Rooms Of Soul, Funk & Jazz”

8pm – 2am ; Tickets £10

Tuesday 31st December

“New Year’s Eve Shindig”

The Halfway House, A127, Brentwood, CM13 3LL

DJs: Birdy, Abi Clarke, Paul Clark, Brian Jay, Danny T

Dave Lyn, Bob Masters, JP , Paul Kidley & more !

6pm – 1.00am ; Tickets in advance only £20

Tuesday 31st December

“Funky Beats For Your Soulful Feet …

…New Year’s Eve Party !”

The Divers Arms, Central Parade,Herne Bay, Kent ,CT6 5JG

DJs Tom G Edgar & Tommy Boy plus guests.

8pm – Late

*Tickets Available From The Bar*

Friday 3rd January

(Every 1st Friday Of the Month)

“The Big Zero Friday Night Out”

The Spread Eagle, High Street, Rayleigh, SS6 7EJ

DJs: Merve The Swerve & Brian Kelly plus guest Zero DJs

“Old Skool Soul, Dance, House, R’n’B,Hip Hop, Disco & more…”

8.30pm – 1.30am ; Free Entry

Saturday 4th January

(1st Saturday of each month)

“Chelmsford City Soul”

Barista, Duke Street, Chelmsford, CM1 1JA

DJs: John Peters & John Douglas

“Soul, Funk, Jazz, RnB, 2 Step”

Free Entry ; 9pm – 2am ; Over 30s Only

Sunday 26th January

(Last Sunday of Each Month)

“Over Roast Of Joy”

Frankies Wine Bar, Station Lane, Hornchurch, RM2 6JL

“Soul, Weekender Anthems & Soulful House”

DJ : Paul Kidley & Sam Green

Special Guest : TBC

Free Entry ; 5.30pm – 11pm

Saturday 29th February

“Soul Odyssey”

M & B Sports & Social Club, Dagenham Road, Romford, RM7 0QX

DJs : Gary Walden, Tony Treble & Gary Fish

“Soulful Vibes’

8pm – 1am ; Tickets £7 in advance – £10 on the door

Weekenders :

Friday 6th – Sunday 8th March 2020

“Hayling Island Spring Soul & Reggae Weekender”

Three Rooms of Music, 25 Soul/Reggae DJs

Featuring Marcia Griffiths Live

Friday 29th – Sunday 31st May 2020

“Soundcrash Funk & Soul Weekender”

Dreamland Margate

Featuring Roy Ayers & Sister Sledge Live

DJ sets from Craig Charles & Gilles Peterson*F

Friday 31st July – Sunday 2nd August

“Margate Soul Festival 2020”

Details to follow …

Weekly Events:

Fridays :

“Studio Fridays”

The Oakleigh (formerly Bellini’s), London Road, Leigh on Sea

“Soul, House, Disco”

DJ : Guests on rotation

Free Entry ; 9pm – 1am

Monthly Events:
First Friday: Zero Soul Night Out – Spread Eagle, Rayleigh

Third Friday: Soulful Seduction, Bread & Cheese, Benfleet

Third Friday: Soul Kitchen, Grey Lady, Tunbridge Wells

Third Saturday: The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford

Last Sunday: Overroast Of Joy, Frankies, Hornchurch

Do you know of any soulful, jazzy, funky gigs taking place in the New Year 2020 ? Let me know the details whether you are a DJ , promoter 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, also repeated on Saturday evening from 5pm–7pm, plus you can hear it again anytime you like via the “Listen Again” button on the Gateway website … search “Cool Soul” !