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Neil Gits In A Fight !

1st December 2018
Posted by Neil Matthew

I am not sure if it was the continued onset of old age or the effects of a stressful couple of weeks on all fronts, but last Monday’s show saw me in a desperate battle with the technology in Studio One … which ultimately, I have to say, I lost !! 🙁  Sometimes, it doesn’t matter how many super soul tracks you put in your playlist or how many hours (!) you spend preparing all the information to accompany them, if the stars are not aligned correctly at 7pm on a Monday, then your fingers and brain simply find it impossible to co-ordinate and be at one with the CD players and mixing desk …

Thankfully, I made use of the “Listen Again” facility on the website during the week and of course the songs that I played were so utterly brilliant that I hardly noticed the odd schoolboy error made along the way, so get yourself tuned in right now (the repeat show has just started !!) or ‘listen again’ at your leisure and judge for yourself. The show goes out live at 7pm every Monday and gets a second airing at 5pm on a Saturday and is also known as “The Old Gits Soul Show” … oh, hang on … there’s a clue in that name – yep, it WAS just me getting older and more decrepit after all !!

The Tunes

Kenny G – Hi How Ya Doin’
Drifters – Kissing In The Back Row …
Ce Ce Peniston – Keep On Walkin’
Phylis Hyman – You Know How To Love Me
Main Ingredient – Evening Of Love
Anita Baker – You Bring Me Joy
Jaki Graham – Ready For Love
Bobby Thurston – My Love’s The Real Thing
Earth Wind & Fire – I’ve Had Enough
Barry White – Let The Music Play (M & M Mix)
Mandrill – Hang Loose
Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes – Bad Luck
Dan Hartman – Instant Replay
Patrick Juvet – I Love America
Three Degrees – Giving Up Giving In
Dennis Taylor – Bad As You Wanna Be
La Toiya Williams – Save Your Love For Me
Diana Ross – Touch Me In The Morning
Chaka Khan – Move Me No Mountain
Timex Social Club – Rumors
Nite Flyte – Coast To Coast

Upcoming Gigs

Saturday 1st December
“ Liquid Spirit 3”
Capones Nightclub, Benfleet, SS7 1QB
“Soulful House, RnB, Soul & Old Skool Anthems”
DJs: Ronnie Herel, Stretch Taylor, Danny T
Max Fernandez & DJ Coxy
8pm – 2am ; Tickets Available soon …

Saturday 1st December
“Soul By The Sea”
The Hampton Inn, Western Esplanade, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 8DL
DJs: Pete Hayes, Sarah Weller, Paul Mundy, Terry Brown
8pm – 1am ; Free Entry

Friday 7th December
(Every 1st Friday Of the Month)
“The Big Zero Soul Night Out”
The Spread Eagle, High Street, Rayleigh, SS6 7EJ
DJs: Merve The Swerve plus guests
“Old Skool Soul & Club Anthems, R’n’B & more…”
8.30pm – 1.00am ; Free Entry
Tel: (01268) 775100

Friday 7th December
“An Evening With The Soul Ladies & The Collective”
Sawbridgeworth Memorial Hall, The Forebury, Knight Street, CM21 9BD
“8 Piece Essential Live Soul, Motown & Disco Band”
Bring your own booze !
Tickets £15

Saturday 8th December
“ Essex Funkers Xmas Bash”
Canons Brook Golf Club, Elizabeth Way, Harlow, CM19 5BE
DJs: Les Knott, Jonny Layton, Gary Hawk, John Searle, Dab
7pm – 1am ; Tickets £10 (07791) 995670

Saturday 8th December
(1st Saturday of each month)
“Chelmsford City Soul – The Xmas Party!”
Barista, Duke Street, Chelmsford, CM1 1JA
DJs: John Peters & John Douglas
Free Entry ; 9pm – 2am ; Over 30s Only

Saturday 8th December
(Every 2nd Saturday of the month)
“Brown Sugar”
The Spread Eagle, Queens Road, Brentwood, CM14 4HD
“Funk Soul & Disco Night”
DJ Yours Truly (Ben)
7pm – Midnight ; Free Entry

Saturday 8th December
(Every 2nd Saturday of the month)
“Funky Beats For Your Soulful Feet”
Vibe, Central Parade, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 5JG
DJs : Tom G Edgar, Tommy Boy & Alan Champs
8pm – Midnight ; Free Entry before 10pm

Saturday 8th December
“KTF Soul Club Festive Knees Up”
Upstairs at The Old Regent Ballroom, Corringham Road,
Stanford Le Hope, SS17 0AQ
DJs: Dick Coombes & Mick Love
7.30pm – 1.00am
Advance Tickets £10 – see Facebook page for details

Saturday 15th December
“Soul By The Jetty – Xmas Special 2018”
The Lobster Smack, Haven Road, Canvey Island, SS8 0NR
“Jazz, funk,& soul with nu-jazz, soulful house, boogie tunes & more”
8pm – 1am ; Wristbands £10 – in advance only
Resident DJs : Jonny Layton, Mark Messent & Brian Kelly
Special Guests : Simon Van Os & Jazzbod
Online tickets available from
Or text (07989)591399 ; email : [email protected]

Saturday 15th December
(Every 3rd Saturday of the month)
“Super Soul Saturday”
The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, CM2 0JT
DJ: Paul Eve & Mick Jackson
“The Very Best In Jazz Funk & Soul”
7.30pm – Midnight – Free Entry

Friday 21st December
(Every 3rd Friday of the month)
“Soulful Seduction”
The Bread & Cheese, London Road,Benfleet, Essex, SS7 1AA
“100% Soul, Funk, Disco & Old Skool Club Anthems”
DJs: Bully & MJ
8.00pm – 1 am ; Free Entry ; Over 25s

Saturday 22nd December
“Xmas Soul Fiesta”
Langdon Hills Golf & Country Club, Lower Dunton Road, RM14 3TY
Three Rooms Of Tunes :
1 – Soul Funk & Jazz
2 – Soulful House, R’n’B & Hip Hop
3 – Reggae, Latin, Afrobeat & Jazz Dance
DJs: Aitch B, Brian Kelly, Colin Barnaby, Ian Holmes
June Furlong, Simon Van Os, Bigger, Chris White
Garry Dennis, Jeff Young & Mick Cooper
Tickets £15 in advance ; £20 on the door

Monday 31st December
“ The Edge New Years Eve Party ”
The Edge, High Pavement, Basildon, SS14 1EA
DJs: Wayne D & Gary Walden
“Party, Disco & Old Skool Club Classics”
8pm – 1.30am ; Tickets £10 in advance