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Neil Gits To Grips With The New Year

20th January 2014
Posted by Neil Matthew

It was the first “proper” week of the year this week with five full days of school runs and a list of jobs left over from last year to tackle in tyhe peace & quiet in between! As the weekend approaches, I am looking back on a very productive and quite successful five days, but last Monday I was dead on my feet long before the show was over after a severe lack of sleep the night before and hitting the ground running with that afore-mentioned list!

But whatever state the presenter may find himself in, the music is always lovingly put together and hopefully comes out sounding super-soulful with some nice jazzy / funky / disco touches around the edges. Take a listen to two hours of top tunes from 5pm this Saturday and try to blank out the dozey ramblings in between!! 😉

The Tunes

Gary’s Gang    Keep On Dancing
Savanna    Never Let You Go
Pointer Sisters    Dare Me
Al Green    Take Me To The River
Quincy Jones    The Dude
Blackbyrds    Mysterious Vibes
Chi Lites    It’s Time For Love
Intruders    Everyone’s A Star
Spank  – Oh Baby
Moments    Dolly My Love
Keni Burke    Let Somebody Love You
Alphonse Mouzon    I’m Glad That You’re Here
American Gypsy    Inside Out
Carly Simon    Why
Roy Ayers    Love Will Bring Us Back Together
Patti Labelle    I’m In Love Again  
Linda Clifford    Only The Angels Know 
Five Special    Why Leave Us Alone
Donna Summer    Back In Love Again

Lalo Schifrin    Jaws 

The Gigs

Friday 17th January
(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 18th January
“Club Classics”
Bar Plazma, High Street, Wickford, SS12 9AT
DJ Geoff Grove
Free Entry before 10pm, £2 after
Saturday 18th January
(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
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
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

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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