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Neil Gits HOT !!!

17th September 2016
Posted by Neil Matthew

All change ! This week’s show was first broadcast when the temperature was on the way up to over 30 degrees, but of course Britain being Britain, here we are shivering five days later with our clothes still drying out from yesterday and thinking of putting a jumper on for the first time since April !!

I know it’s REALLY boring to talk about the weather, but those three searingly HOT days have totally melted my brain and it is unlikely to self-repair until Monday, so let me just point you in the direction of some great soul, jazz-funk & disco tuneage on your radio from 5pm this evening on the repeat play of my show …


The Tunes

Earth Wind & Fire – Boogie Wonderland
Terri Wells – I’m Givin’ All My Love
O’Jays – Backstabbers
Jones Girls – Knockin’
Howard Johnson – Keeping Love New
Mather featuring Alan Hook Butterflies
Bill Withers – Ain’t No Sunshine
Marlena Shaw – Woman Of The Ghetto (Akshin Alizadeh Remix)
Luther Vandross – It’s Over Now
BB & Q Band – Dreamer
Patrice Rushen – Look Up
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Waiting In Vain
Incognito – Just Say Nothing
Leon Haywood – Don’t Push It Don’t Force It
Platinum Hook – Standing On The Verge
Jaki Graham – Set Me Free
Little Anthony/George Benson – Electric Together (Nigel Lowis Mix)
Glenn Jones & Regina Belle – From Now On
Midnight Star – Feels So Good
Beverley Knight – Flavour Of The Old School
Hannah White – That’s Love (Mont Plonc Mix)
Ramsey Lewis – Quiet Storm

The Gigs

Saturday 17th September

(Every 3rd Saturday of the month) “Super Soul Saturday” The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, CM2 0JT Chelmsford DJ: Paul Eve “The Best In Jazz-Funk and Soul”

7.30pm –  Midnight   –  Free Entry


Saturday 24th September

“KTF Soul Club”

Upstairs at the Old Regent Ballroom, Stanford Le Hope

DJs: Gary Thurgood & John Madams & KTF team

“Northern Soul Event”

Tickets £8

7.30pm – 1am


Saturday 24th September

“Soul By The Sea”

The Ship, Leigh On Sea

DJs: Garry Dennis, Michael “Birdy” Bird

Chris White & Micky “Liste” Cooper

“Soul, Jazz, Latin, Hip-Hop & Soulful House”

8pm  –  1am   ;  £7 on the door


Saturday 24th September

“Stomp Double”

Miles Bar, Harbour Parade, Ramsgate, CT11 8LN

DJs:  Sponge & Abbo plus Matt B

Free Entry  ;  10pm – 2am


Sunday 25th September

“Harbour Soul – End Of Season Party”

Miles Bar, Harbour Parade, Ramsgate, CT11 8LN

DJs: Micky B, Paul French, Jason Anderson, Matt B

Special Guest: Terry Matthews

4pm   –  9pm ;  Free Entry


Friday 7th October

“The Big Zero Soul Night Out”

(Every First Friday Of the Month)

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

DJs: Merve The Swerve & Brian Kelly plus guest

“70s 80s & 90s Soul, Jazz-Funk, Disco & Club Anthems”

8.30pm – 1.00am  ;  Free Entry

Tel: (01268) 775100


Friday 7th October

“Essex Soul Sessions”

Marco’s Wine Bar, Eastwood Road, Rayleigh, SS6 7JQ

DJ: Simon “Whistles” Ford plus guests

“Soul, Disco, Funk & Weekender Anthems”

Free Entry  ;  8.30pm – 2.00am


Saturday 8th October

“Soul By The Sea”

The Divers Arms, Central Parade, Herne Bay, CT6 5JQ

DJs: Tom Edgar, Pete Hayes & Tommy Boy

Free Entry  ;  8pm  –  1am


Friday 21st October

(every third Friday) “Soulful Seduction ” The Bread & Cheese, London Road,Benfleet, Essex, SS7 1AA “Soul, Funk, Disco, Jazz-Funk, RnB, Old Skool Club Tunes & Soulful House” DJs: Bully & MJ plus Special Guest

8.00pm  –  1.00am  ;  Free Entry


Friday 21st October

“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, Tracy Shaw & guests

7.30  –  1.30 am  ;  £5; Tel (01892) 544700


Saturday 22nd October

“Soul Splash!”

The Knot, Beach Road,Westgate-on-Sea, Margate, CT8 8AD

DJs: Ash Selector, Jon Jules, Bully, Nigel Watson,

Steve Humphrey … and more TBC !

8pm – 2am  ;


Wednesday 26th October

“The Hamish Stuart Band – Live”

Maritime Rooms, Cliffs Pavillion, Westcliff-on-Sea

Former singer & guitarist with the Average White Band

Tickets £18  –  Tel: (01702) 351135




TBC – watch this space !



Weekly Events:

Fridays :

“Soul City”

George II, High Street, Hornchurch, RM12 4UW

“Top Soul & Disco Tunes From The 70s 80s & 90s”

DJs: Peter P & Trish

Free Entry ; 8pm  –  2am;



“Old Skool Friday”

Bar Zero, Western Road, Billericay, CM12 9DZ

“Soul, Funk, Disco, R’n’B & 90s Club Anthems ”

DJs on rotation : Jon Jules, Bully, Mikey Porter, MJ

Free Entry  ;  8.30pm  –  1am  ;

Over 25’s  –  Smart Dress


Fridays :

“Soul Night”

The Chequers, Market Street, Old Harlow, CM17 0AH

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

8.30pm  –  1.00am  ;  Free Entry  ;  Over 30s

(They also have a soul night on Saturdays sometimes too)


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

First Friday: Essex Soul Sessions – Marco’s , Rayleigh

Third Friday: Soulful Seduction, Bread & Cheese, Benfleet

Third Friday: Soul Kitchen, Grey Lady, Tunbridge Wells

Second Saturday: Soul By The Sea, Divers Arms, Herne Bay

Third Saturday: The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford


Do you know of any soulful, jazzy, funky gigs taking place in 2016 ? 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 from 7pm – 9pm every Monday – plus you can catch it again Saturday evening from 5pm – 7pm