Neil Gits Halfway To A Hundred !

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Well, since the last show I put over 850 miles on the clock of the car and had a smashing time celebrating my 50th birthday – as only I know how ! I was wondering if I should now change the name of the show to “The Really Old Gits Show” but to be honest I don’t feel much different, so just “Old” will do for now ! I also only got halfway through the box of soul CD compilations I took with me for company but discovered enough new tracks to play to keep us going til the 60th birthday celebrations when it becomes “The Really REALLY Old Gits Souls Show” …

Now here’s what’s on this weekend’s second airing :

The Tunes:

Barry White  –  Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love Babe
Donald Byrd  – Loving You
Quincy Jones  –  Razzamatazz
Tom Browne   –  Funkin’ For Jamaica
Change  –  The Very Best In You
Atlantic Starr  – Perfect Love
Gladys Knight & The Pips – The Way We Were
Fourplay  –  After The Dance
Firefly  –  Love Is Gonna Be On Your Side
Colonel Abrams  –  I’m Not Gonna Let You Go
Jones Girls  –  Keep It Coming
GQ  –  Shake
Freeez  –  Caribbean Winter
Sister Sledge  –  Lost In Music
Vivienne McKone  –  Fly
Smokey Robinson  –  Cruisin’
David Ruffin  –  I Wanna Be With You
Sam & Dave  – Soul Man
Joe Tex  –  Show Me
Kleeer  – Winners
Patrick Juvet  –  I Love America
Michele  –  Can’t You Feel It
Vibraphonic  –  The Bounce

The Gigs:

I have put EVERYTHING I know of going on this summer below, but in future will only be adding new events that come to my attention plus those in the immediate future, with the occasional full listing  –  it’s getting mighty busy out there for us soul fans !

 

Saturday 26th May (last Saturday every month)

 

Soul At The Pavillion,

 

Pavillion Room, Cliffs Pavillion, Southend

 

DJs: Gary Turner, Snowboy & Bob Jones

 

“Rare Groove, Soul & Jazz-Funk”

 

£10 on the door   –   9pm  –  2am

 

 

 

Sunday 27th May

 

“Soul Town Weekend”

 

Old Town Soul-Alldayer

 

The Westcoast Bar, King Street Margate

 

1pm – 11pm

 

£8 OTD  –  DJs include:

 

Jo Wallace, Dean Chalkey, Chris Bangs, Lee Pacey

 

Tony Jackson & Simon Penfold

 

 

 

Friday 1st June (next one July 6th)

 

“Zero Soul Night”

 

Marco’s Wine Bar, 30 Eastwood Road, Rayleigh

 

DJs : Bully & Guests

 

“Caister  Anthems, Gold Mine Favourites & Zero 6 Classics”

 

Free Entry    –   8.30pm  – 1am

 

http://www.facebook.com/events/187848161337342/

 

 

 

Friday 1st June

 

“Soul Resurrection”

 

The Black Prince, Holiday Inn, Bexley (A2), Kent

 

Room 1: “80s Soul/Funk/Boogie/Rare Groove/Caister Classics”

 

Room 2: “Modern Soul / Soulful House”

 

DJs: Pete Collins, Steve Kite, Dave Cooper, Paul Evans,

 

Mark The Cabbie, Richard Brown

 

8pm – 1am    –   £5 In Advance / £10 On The Door

 

(07826)843521  (07787)547636

 

 

 

Saturday 2nd June & Sunday 3rd June

 

“Soul On The Harbour – Weekend Special!”

 

Jacksons Wharf, York Street, Ramsgate, CT11 9DS

 

The East Kent Soul Connection Present…

 

“Two Days Of Upfront & Classic Soul/Jazz-Funk!”

 

Sat: 1pm  –  1am   Sun: 12 Noon  –  1am

 

Admission Free  –  More Details (01843) 592550

 

[email protected]

 

http://www.facebook.com/groups/160257550703871/

 

 

 

Sunday 3rd June

 

“The New Yorker Reunion”

 

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

 

DJs: Cosmic, Stavros, Hugsta, Chris White & Paul Eve

 

“The very best in jazz, funk & soul”

 

Tickets £10 in advance  –  see link below for details

 

9pm  –  3am    –    Free car parking at Level 10

 

***HURRY VERY LIMITED NUMBER OF TICKETS LEFT!***

 

http://www.facebook.com/events/274295595984343/

 

 

 

Friday 15th June

 

“Hockley Soul Night”

 

Hockley Community Centre, Westminster Drive, SS54XD

 

“DJ: Geoff Grove spinning 80s Soul & Caister Tunes”

 

8  –  12.30am   –  Tickets On Sale Now £6 visit:

 

http://www.geoffgrove.com/soul-night-party-tickets/

 

 

 

Friday 22nd June

 

“Killer Soul – 8”

 

Lords Golf & Country Club, Hullbridge Road, Rayleigh

 

“Jazz Funk, Soul & Dancefloor Anthems”

 

DJs: Ian Reading, Jon Jules, Mikey Porter & more…

 

8pm  –   1am    –  Three Rooms Of Tunes !

 

More details at:

 

http://www.facebook.com/events/104629589675552/

 

 

 

Saturday 23rd June
“Soulful Seduction”
The Silver Jubilee, Link Road, Canvey Island, SS8 9QA
DJs: Bully & Stevie B
“Dance Soul Disco & Club Classics”
8pm – Late     –    Free Admission

 

http://www.facebook.com/groups/soulfulseduction/

 

 

 

Saturday 23rd June (next one 25th Aug)

 

“Soul By The Jetty – June Special”

 

The Lobster Smack, Haven Road, Canvey Island

 

DJs: Jonny Layton, Mr Messy, Brian Kelly

 

Special Guest: Paul Clark

 

£5 – Advance Wristbands Only Tel: (07989) 591399

 

http://www.facebook.com/events/106619646143606/

 

 

 

 

Saturday 23rd June

 

“Folk With Soul”

 

The Ship, Leigh-on-Sea

 

Fund raiser for Bosom Pals Breast Cancer Charity

 

Part of the Old Leigh Folk Festival Weekend !

 

Outside from 12 Noon – 6pm

 

Inside Upstairs  6pm   –  1am

 

DJs: include Gavin Page, Grumpy Brown & Stavros

 

http://www.facebook.com/events/183348781777270/

 

 

 

Saturday 23rd June

 

“Four Seasons Of Soul”

 

The Britainnia, Fort Hill, Margate, CT9 1HH

 

DJs: Chris Bangs, Pete Collins, Micky B, Jason Anderson

 

Paul French & Jasper

 

8pm  –  1am

 

http://www.facebook.com/events/298730926864699/

 

 

 

Saturday 23rd June

 

“Street Soul”

 

Henrys Bar, Romford Road, Aveley, RM15 4XB

 

9 – 2 am   –   £5 On The Door  –  (01708) 864042

 

DJs: Andy Davies, Steve Kite, Ginger Tony

 

Special Guest: Bob Jeffries

 

http://www.facebook.com/groups/293780927330405/

 

 

 

Friday 6th July

 

“Sounds Of Soul”

 

The R.U.S.S.C., 28 Mawney Road, Romford, RM7 7HB

 

DJs: Tony Matthews, Roni O’Brien, Jazzbod

 

“New & Old Soul, Disco, Funk, Boogie & Caister Anthems”

 

8.30pm – 1 am    –   £5 OTD , £1 Members Tel: (07729)497939

 

http://www.facebook.com/events/368783049830323/

 

www.therussc.co.uk

 

 

 

Saturday 7th July

 

“Soul At The Ship”

 

The Ship Pub, New Road, Leigh-on-Sea,SS9 2EA

 

8pm  –  1am  ;   £5 on the door

 

DJ: Gary Turner  & Tom Toher (Upstairs)

 

“The Best Jazz-Funk, Soul, Nu-Jazz, Rare Groove & Latin”

 

“From the days of the Goldmine, Caister, Hadleigh Suite & Lacy Lady”

 

http://www.facebook.com/events/308174082596240/

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday 28th July

 

“Soul On The Sands – The Atlantis Reunion”

 

Bar Lola, Margate Seafront, CT9 1XJ

 

DJs: Jasper, Paul Abbott, Paul French, Jason Anderson & Micky B

 

Pete Collins & Tony Matthews

 

3pm   –  3am     –    Tickets £5

 

http://www.facebook.com/groups/44126240673/

 

 

 

Saturday 29th July

 

“KTF Soul Club”

 

The Railway Tavern , Stanford Le Hope

 

7.30pm  –  12.30 am

 

Special Guest DJ: Tom Page

 

“Northern Soul Event”

 

£4 – Wristbands reserved for payment on the night

 

http://www.facebook.com/events/384948044889592/

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th August

 

“The Official Margate Soul Weekend”

 

Sat Night 4th Aug –   Headline Acts:

 

JAMES D TRAIN WILLIAMS & GWEN McCRAE

 

With the Baltic Soul Orchestra plus support from

 

The West Coast Soul Stars

 

PA by Ingrid Allman (Freeez)

 

DJs across the weekend include:

 

Greg Edwards, James Anthony, Roni O’Brien, Chris Bangs

 

Micky B, Jonny Layton, Jason Anderson & Pete Collins

 

The Venues involved are:

 

The Westcoast Bar, The Brittannia, Milo, Rokka, The Lighthouse  and of course…

 

The Piazza – the outside arena !

 

Kick – off : 8pm Friday, Final Whistle: 2am Monday morning !

 

For more info visit www.margatesoulweekend.co.uk

 

http://www.facebook.com/events/259856564105159/

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 3rd August

 

“Hitsville – The Sound Of Motown”

 

The Welcome Club, Victoria Road, Stanford Le Hope

 

“Top Motown Tribute Band – Hitsville”

 

Plus support from the KTF Soul Club DJs

 

7.30 pm – 1am   –   Tickets £10

 

Telephone Danny (07895) 538835

 

http://www.facebook.com/events/234513989962846/

 

 

 

Saturday 11th August

 

“Essex Funkers Summer Soul Bash”

 

Harlow Town FC, Barrows Farm Stadium, Elizabeth Way, CM19 5BE

 

DJs: Les Knott & guests Louis Martin & Terry Munro

 

8   –  2am   –  Tickets £8 in advance, £12 OTD

 

Tel: (07800)724757  or  (07795)243385

 

http://www.facebook.com/events/385443758145553/

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday 1st September (and Saturday 24th November)

 

“Soulful Seduction”

 

The Treacle Mine, Lodge Lane, Grays

 

DJs: Matt J & Bully

 

Free Admission   –   8pm – 12 Midnight

 

“70s & 80s Soul Funk & Disco / 90s Club Classics”

 

http://www.facebook.com/groups/soulfulseduction/

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 12th – Sunday 14th October

 

“The 1st Embassy Soul Weekender”

 

Marks Tey Hotel, London Road, CO6 1DU

 

“The Best Soul Funk Jazz & Latin Music”

 

DJs Include: Fitzroy Da Buzzboy, Ash Selecter, Marky Mark

 

Booking details on (01206) 214808

 

Or for more info on prices, facilities & DJs visit…

 

http://www.facebook.com/events/222303367877466/

 

 

 

Every Other Saturday:
Love Canvey Soul
Bar Monico, Canvey Seafront
8pm – 2am – Free Admission
Tony D with Guest Djs & Live Acts
“Jazz, Funk, Soul, Old Skool, Disco, Boogie, Motown & Reggae”

 

Saturday 26th May  –  Roy Carter

 

**Check with the venue for dates (01268) 683026**

 

 

 

Monthly Events:
First Friday: Zero Soul Night Out – Marcos, Rayleigh – next one June 1st

 

Last Friday: The Qube, Crouch St, Colchester  – next one 29th June

 

Last Saturday: Soul At The Pavillion, Cliffs Pavillion, Westcliff-on-Sea – 26th May

 

Last Saturday: Disco Stomp, Jacksons Wharf, Ramsgate – next 26th May

 

Bi-Monthly Events:
Soul By The Jetty – next one 23rd June
2012 Dates:  25th Aug, 20th Oct, 15th Dec

 

And don’t forget…

 

Live Jazz at The Inn On The Green, Mountnessing Road, Billericay

 

Every 1st Sunday Of The Month

 

1pm – 4pm   –  Free Admission

 

Next Date : 3rd June

 

 

 

If you enjoy the show, then the chances are you will like what happens each month here with music provided by The Dan Banks Duo

 

 

 

Also recommended…

 

Friday Nights At …

 

Lot 75 , Shenfield,  DJ Graham Norton

 

Plazma, High Street, Wickford, DJ Geoff Grove

 

Both chaps play plenty of “our tunes” within their sets !

 

 

Do you know of any soulful, jazzy, funky gigs taking place in 2012 ? 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 voice/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 www.gateway978.com from 7pm – 9pm every Monday – plus you can catch it again Saturday evening from 5pm – 7pm

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