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Neil Gits In A Muddle !

22nd December 2018
Posted by Neil Matthew

During last Monday’s last LIVE show of 2018, I might have said a couple of times that it was your last chance to hear “The Old Gits Soul Show” this year. Actually, that’s not quite true as there is of course one more repeat play this evening (Sarturday) at 5pm on Gateway ! And of course not forgetting the wonderful “Listen Again” facility on the site where you can listen to any of the shows I’ve put out in the last 30 days over and over to your heart’s desire !! I am just about to clock off now from all my radio show and quiz night duties and take a well-earned break, even if as a miserable Old Git I don’t intend to be eating any turkey or pulling any crackers – Bah Humbug !! So enjoy the season and thank you so much for lending me your ears over the last year and all your kind comments on my efforts … more of the same coming up in 2019 ! 🙂

The Tunes

Shalamar – Friends
Gene Chandler – I’ll Make The Living If You Make The Loving
K.Avett – Feelin Good
Karen Young – Hot Shot
Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes – Tell The World How I Feel About Cha
Laura Jackson – Don’t Walk Away
Phylllis Hyman – Set A Little Trap
La Toiya Williams – Blue Rose
Martha Reeves – Second Chance
Moments – Dolly My Love
Loose Ends – Choose Me
Sunlightsquare Latin Combo – I Believe In Miracles
Chaka Khan – We Can Work It Out
Kool & The Gang – Fresh
Dazz Band – Let It All Blow
Matt Bianco – Half A Minute
SouLutions – Thankful
Luther Vandross – The Impossible Dream
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
Chic – Chic Cheer
Eruption – I Can’t Stand The Rain
First Choice – Love Thang (DJ Disco Cat Remix)

The Gigs

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
Friday 4th January
(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
Saturday 5th January
(1st Saturday of each month)
“Chelmsford City Soul”
Barista, Duke Street, Chelmsford, CM1 1JA
DJs: John Peters & John Douglas
Free Entry ; 9pm – 2am ; Over 30s Only
Saturday 12th January
(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 12th January (To be confirmed…)
(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
Friday 18th January
(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
Friday 18th January
(Every 3rd Friday of the month – except December)
“Soul Kitchen”
The Grey Lady Music Lounge, The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 5TW
“Rare 60s & 70s Soul Night”
DJs: John Browne, Tracy Shaw & guests
7.00pm – 1.00 am ; £5 on the door ; Tel (01892) 544700
Saturday 19th January
(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 1st February
“Overdose Of Joy”
**SOLD OUT !!! **
Top Meadow Golf Club, Fen lane, North Ockendon, RM14 3PR
“Modern & Classic Soul, Weekender Anthems & Soulful House”
DJs: Elliot M, Nick Gunn, Lee Fatbloke, Paul Kidley, Bully & Jon Jules
Special PA : “ Louise Mehan of SouLutions ”
7.30pm – 1am
Friday 1st February
“Five Star Soul”
Orsett Hall Hotel, RM16 3HS
“Soul Pavillion & Jazz Funk Lounge”
DJs: Brian “The Rev” Kelly ; Roni O’Brien ; Mark Lee ; Jon Ovel
Lee “Fatbloke Alder & Special Guest :Tony Matthews
7.30pm – 1.00 am ; Over 30s
Tickets £15 via Eventbrite – Tel (01375) 891402
Friday 15th February
“Soul Re-united & The Squire Reunion”
RUSS Club, Mawney Road, Romford, RM17 7HB
DJs: Steve Kite, Tony Matthews, Roni O’Brien,
Jazbod, Elliot M
8pm – 2am ; Tickets £10 – Tel: (01708)762743
Saturday 23rd February
“Steppin’ Out”
Luna Lounge, High Street, Hornchurch, RM12 4WN
“The Best In Soul & Funk”
DJs: Wayne D & Gary Walden
8pm – 1am ; Over 30s
Wristbands £7 – Tel (07526)633963
£10 on the door if available
Saturday 23rd March
“KTF Soul Club 9th Anniversary”
Upstairs at The Old Regent Ballroom, Corringham Road,
Stanford Le Hope, SS17 0AQ
“Northern Soul, Motown, 60s RnB & a hint of Latin..”
7.30pm – 12.30am
Advance Tickets £7 inc a free CD ; £10 On The Door
*Also on 8th June / 28th September*
Saturday 25th May
“Shalamar Plus Special Guests Odyssey”
Garon Park, Eastern Avenue, Southend-On-Sea, SS2 4FA
“Full Live Concert featuring Howard Hewett, Jeffrey Daniel & Carolyn Griffey”
Also appearing Light Of The World & Harry Cambridge as Luther Vandross
Plus DJs: Ian Reading & John Osborne
2pm – 11.30pm
Early Bird Tickets £20
Friday 5th July
“Real Thing, Loose Ends & Shakatak”
Cliffs Pavillion, Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 7RA
8pm – 11pm ; Tickets £24, £29 or £31
(01702) 351135
Weekenders :
Friday 18th – Sunday 20th January 2019
“Clacton Soul Weekender Reunion 2019”
Marks Tey Hotel, Colchester, CO6 1DU
“Two rooms of 70s & 80s Modern Soul, Boogie & Jazz Funk”
DJs Include : Tony Fernandez, Sara Jane Rundel, Frostie
Richard Felstead, Paul Clark & Brian Jay
2pm Friday through to 2pm Sunday
Friday 8th – Sunday 10th March 2019
“Hayling Island Spring Soul & Reggae Weekender”
Mill Rythe Holiday Village, Hayling Island, Hampshire
“Live Concert by Bitty McLean plus Winston reedy & Leroy Simmonds”
Two Rooms Of Music :
1) Reggae : Current, Revival & Bashment
2) Soul : Rare Groove, Independent & Classic 70s 80s & 90s
5pm on Friday night to 2am Monday morning
Margate Soul Festival 2019
Dates confirmed as Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th August
Caister 2019 :
May 3rd 4th 5th & 6th
Weekly Events:
Fridays :
“Glitter Fridays”
The Rising Sun, High Street, Hornchurch, RM12 4UW
“Soul, House, Disco, R’n’B , Club Classics”
DJ : Peter P and guests
Free Entry ; 8pm – 1am
Monthly Events:
First Friday: Zero Soul Night Out – Spread Eagle, Rayleigh
Third Friday: Soulful Seduction, Bread & Cheese, Benfleet
Third Friday: Soul Kitchen, Grey Lady, Tunbridge Wells
Second Saturday: Brown Sugar, Spread Eagle, Brentwood
Second Saturday: Funky Beats For Your Soulful Feet, Vibe, Herne Bay
Third Saturday: The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford
Last Sunday: Overroast Of Joy, Frankies, Hornchurch
Do you know of any soulful, jazzy, funky gigs taking place in 2019 ? Let me know the details whether you are a DJ , promoter 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, also repeated on Saturday evening from 5pm–7pm, plus you can hear it again anytime you like via the “Listen Again” button on the Gateway website … search “Cool Soul” !