Neil Gits HOT !!!

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I am not really a summer person, partly due to suffering from hayfever and partly coz there’s no footy  to name but two of the downsides of this time of year ! But I was quite enjoying the warm weather recently, enjoying a couple of lovely days out on my own relaxing and keeping work ticking over nicely in between. And then somebody upstairs turned the heating up to eleven this week – OUCH !! Working with people slaving away in already hot kitchens and seeing fellow staff barely able to stay awake on long shifts was not good whilst I tried to do my bit to keep the punters entertained at my quiz nights. Boy did I need my day off this week !! But less of the moaning, it will soon be raining or windy again …

One thing is for sure though (cue really cheesy DJ cliche…) the music on my show is always hot ! You can hear this week’s programme again this Saturday at 5pm made up of the following top tracks …

The Tunes

Melba Moore – Mind Up Tonight
Reuben Wilson – Got To Get Your Own
Anita Ward – Ring My Bell
Junior Walker & The Allstars – How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved)
Curtis Hairston – Chillin’ Out
Noel Gourdin – Shake A Tail Feather
Cameo – Hanging Downtown
Lenny Williams – Hooked On You
Platinum Hook – Standing On The Verge
Jacksons – Lovely One
Gary’s Gang – Knock Me Out
Ronnie Dyson – Lady In Red
Buddy Rich – The Beat Goes On
Jimmy Ruffin – Gonna Give Her All The Love I Got
Miracles -Love Machine (DJ Disco Kat Disco Purrfection Mix)
Evelyn King – Back To Love
Seal – Get It Together
Keith Barrow – You Know You Want To Be Loved
Al Jarreau – Morning
Roscoe Shelton – Running For My Life
Michael Zager Band – Let’s All Chant
Elkin & Nelson – Jibaro

The Gigs

Saturday 4th July
“Soul Music For Tracy”
Park Inn Hotel, Church Road, Southend-On-Sea, SS1 2AL
“Charity Soul Night In Aid Of Tracy Ralph” (See links below)
DJs: Jon Jules, Brian Kelly, Mick Jackson, David Bishop
8pm – 1am ; Wristbands £15
https://www.facebook.com/events/1581628588787339/
http://www.teamtc.co.uk/index.php

Hayling Island Summer Soul Weekender 3
Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th July
Mill Rythe Holiday Village, Havant Road, Hayling Island
“Two rooms of tunes plus 24 hour live radio”
*Headline Act : Glenn Jones LIVE !*
www.haylingislandsoulweekender.co.uk
https://www.facebook.com/events/355367011321068/

Thursday 9th July
(Every Second Thursday)
“Behind The Groove”
Bar Du Vin, East Street, Bromley, BR1 1QU
DJ: James O’Reilly & guests
“Soul, Disco, Jazz-Funk, Rare Groove, Philly & Motown”
Free Entry ; 7.30pm – Midnight

Friday 10th July
(Every 2nd Friday of the month)
“Back To The Old Skool”
Bar Zero, Western Road, Billericay, CM12 9DZ
“Soul, Funk, Disco, Hip Hop, R’n’B & Club Anthems”
DJ: Bully (plus other DJs on rotation on other Fridays
Inc: MJ, Jon Jules & Mikey Porter)
Free Entry ; 9pm – 1am ;

Saturday 11th July (Also on 1st August)
“Soulfunky Berwick Manor Reunion”
The Manor Hotel & Restaurant, Berwick Pond Road, Rainham, RM13 9EL
DJs: Gary Dennis, Pete Collins, Steve Maxwell, Sam Green & Shaggy (Andy)
“Two rooms of music – Over 30s only”
7pm – 1.30am ; Wristbands £7
https://www.facebook.com/events/818785804837783/

Saturday 11th July
(Every Second Saturday)
“Soul By The Sea”
Divers Arms, Central Parade, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 5JQ
DJs: Tom Edgar & Pete Hayes & guest Lee Aitch
Free Admission – 7.40pm – Late
https://www.facebook.com/events/439051472942997/

Friday 17th July
(every third Friday)
“Soulful Seduction ”
Woodmans Arms, Thundersley, Essex, SS7 3TA
“Funk Soul Boogie House & more !”
DJs: Bully & MJ plus guest DJ
8.00pm – 1.00am ; Free Entry
Over 30s – Smart Dress – Arrive Early !!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1103362759679928/

Friday 17th July
“Soul Kitchen”
The Grey Lady Music Lounge, The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 5TW
(Every 3rd Friday of the month)
“Rare Soul Night”
DJs: John Browne, Paul Bain, Tracey Shaw plus guests
Tommy Gunn & Julie Lambert
7.30 – 1.30 am ; Tickets £5 on the door ; Tel (01892) 544700

Saturday 18th July
(Every 3rd Saturday of the month)
“Super Soul Saturday”
The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, CM2 0JT Chelmsford
DJ: Paul Eve & Hugsta plus guest DJ
“The Very Best In Soul, Jazz-Funk, Boogie & Old School RnB”
7.30pm – Midnight – Free Entry

Friday 17th July – Sunday 19th July
“Brentwood Festival”
The Brentwood Centre, Doddinghurst Road, Brentwood
Live Acts Include:
Billy Ocean, Sister Sledge, Alexander O’Neal & Jocelyn Brown
Day passes £25 ; Under 10s go free !
More details at www.brentwoodfestival.co.uk
https://www.facebook.com/events/706335342810581/

Friday 31st July
“The Old Soul Roadshow”
Maritime Room, Cliffs Pavillion, Westcliff-on-Sea
“Funk, Soul, Boogie,Disco & Motown – 60s to date”
Street food available on the night
Tel: (01702)351135
www.southendtheatres.org.uk

Friday 31st July
(Every Last Friday)
“Soul Weekender Vibe”
Reids Bar, Laindon Road, Billericay, CM12 9LD
“The Best In Soul, Funk, Rare Grooves & Weekender Anthems”
DJs: Simon “Whistles” Ford & Nick Aravis
8pm – 1.30am ; Free Entry before 11pm ; £5 after

Margate Soul Weekend
Friday July 31st – Sunday August 2nd
Headline act : Roy Ayers – Live !
DJs include: Norman Jay, Joey Negro, Bob Jones,
Pete Collins, Jonny Layton, Tony Fernandez & many more
Full details at : www.margatesoulweekend.co.uk and …
https://www.facebook.com/events/815623535123683/?fref=ts

Friday 7th August
(Every First Friday Of The Month)
“The Big Zero Soul Night Out”
The Spread Eagle, High Street, Rayleigh, SS6 7EJ
DJs: MJ & Bully & Guest DJ
8.30pm – 1am ; Free Entry ; Tel (01268) 775100
“Weekender anthems, soul, funk, disco, hip hop, r’n’b tunes from the 70’s through to the 90’s and offering you a sprinkle of soulful house”

Wednesday 12th August
“The Chicago Blues Brothers”
Cliffs Pavilion, Westcliff-on-Sea
“Blues Motown & Soul inc classics by…
James Brown, Ray Charles Aretha Franklin & Otis Redding”
Tickets £24 ; Tel (01702) 351135
www.southendtheatres.org.uk

Saturday 15th August
“Soulful Seduction All-Dayer”
The Woodmans, Thundersley, SS7 3TA
“Soul, Funk, RnB, Old Skool, Jazz-Funk, Soulful House, Hip Hop”
DJs: Bully, MJ, Merve The Swerve, Paul Kidley,
Les Knott & Simon Van Os
1pm – 1am ; Wristbands £5
https://www.facebook.com/events/1608879029396387/

Saturday 22nd August
“Soul By The Jetty – Beach Party”
The Lobster Smack, Haven Road, Canvey Island, SS8 0NR
DJs: Jonny Layton Mr Messy & Brian Kelly
Guest DJ: Jeff Young
“100% Soul Funk & Jazzy Grooves…”
Beachwear optional and encouraged…
8pm – 1am ; Wristband entry only £7 – see below :

Friday 28th August
“5 Star Soul”
Orsett Hall, Prince Charles Avenue, Orsett, RM16 3HS
“Two Rooms Of Jazz Funk & Soul”
DJs: Brian “The Rev” Kelly, Lee “Fatbloke” Aldwinkle,
Mark Lee Homer, Jon Ovel & Les Knott
Special Guest: Pete Collins
7.30pm – 2.00am ; Over 30s ;
Tickets £15 – Tel : (01375)891402
https://www.facebook.com/events/458404800986017/

Wednesday 2nd September
“Jackson Live In Concert”
Tribute act ‘ Ben ‘
Towngate Theatre, Basildon
Tickets £15 – £19 ; Tel (01702) 465465
www.towngatetheatre.co.uk

Saturday 5th September
“Soul Legends”
Cliffs pavilion, Westcliff-On-Sea
Special guest Jaki Graham
Featuring hits by Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie, George Benson,
Kool & The Gang, Barry White, Earth Wind & Fire and more…
Tickets £25 ; 8pm start
(01702) 351135
www.southendtheatres.org.uk

Thursday 10th September
“The Drifters – Official Line-Up !”
Cliffs Pavillion, Westcliff-on-Sea
“60 Years Of Soul – The Rebranded Tour”
Tickets £26 ; 8pm
(01702) 351135
www.southendtheatres.org.uk
Weekenders:

Watch this space for dates posted of next year’s big events !

Weekly Events:
Fridays :
“Soul City”
George II Function Suite, High Street, Hornchurch, RM12 4UW
“70s 80s & 90s classic & commercial soul”
DJ: Peter Poyton plus guests each week
Free Entry ; Over 30s Night ; 8pm – 2am;
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002841427497

“Marco’s Soul Family”
Marco’s Wine Bar, Eastwood Road, Rayleigh, SS6 7JQ
DJs/Singers : Simon “Whistles” Ford , Georgie B , The Bushbaby , Reggie & Famous on rotation – see Facebook for this week’s event …
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Marcos-Soul-Family/573840989427588?fref=ts

“Soul Night”
The Chequers, Market Street, Old Harlow, CM17 0AH
“70s & 80s Soul Funk & Disco, 80s & 90s House Classics”
DJ: Soul-DJ Essex
8.30pm – 1am ; Free Entry
(Venue also has an “80s & 90s soul party” night on Saturdays)

Monthly Events:
First Friday: Zero Soul Night Out – Spread Eagle, Rayleigh – next : 7th August
Second Friday: Soul & Club Anthems Special – Bar Zero, Billericay – next 10th July
Third Friday: Soulful Seduction, Woodmans Arms, Thundersley – next 17th July
Second Saturday: Soul By The Sea, Divers Arms, Herne Bay – next 11th July
Third Saturday: The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford – next 18th July
Last Friday: Soul Weekender Vibe, Reids Bar, Billericay – next 31st July

Do you know of any soulful, jazzy, funky gigs taking place in 2015 ? 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 www.gateway978.com from 7pm – 9pm every Monday – plus you can catch it again Saturday evening from 5pm – 7pm

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