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Neil Gits In A Pickle Again…

27th February 2013
Posted by Neil Matthew

I am updating my blog a little earlier than recent weeks, not because things are finally going to plan after a tough winter, but because I am stuck indoors after my car conked out and have the opportunity to get ahead with stuff on the PC – AAARGHH !!! I do have a courtesy car for emergency use and whilst it is a nice modern version of my trusty Vauxhall, it is certainly not “Old Git Friendly” with a panel ressembling an aircraft cockpit in front of me and far too many knobs, buttons, LEDs and other flashing bits to be able to concentrate on driving properly. I’ve already nearly run out of fuel after giving up at the petrol station trying to work out how to open the fuel tank cover and been honked at countless times at junctions and traffic lights after the “Eco” button kicked in and turned off the engine – and don’t get me started on the electronic handbrake ! So I am only going out when absolutely necessary until the damage I appear to have done to my own vehicle through ignorance of the underneath of the bonnet has been (expensively) repaired 🙁

Thank God for Soul Music …

This Week’s Tunes:

Rockwell  –  Somebody’s Watching Me
Rufus & Chaka Khan  –  Any Love
Kool & The Gang  –  Get Down On It
Maxine Nightingale  – Love Hit Me
Rhyze  –  Just How Sweet Is Your Love
Anita Baker  –  Do You Believe Me
Al Jarreau  –  Teach Me Tonight
Lewis Taylor  –  Lovelight
Rose Royce  –  Do It, Do It
Nu Shooz  –  I Can’t Wait  
John Davis & The Monster Orchestra  – I Can’t Stop 
Robert Upchurch  –  The Devil Made Me Do It
Willie Bobo  –  Always There
Benny Golson  –  I’m Always Dancin’ To The Music
Donna Summer  –   I Love You
Savanna   –  I Can’t Turn Away 
Soul Garden  – Don’t Stop (The Hustle)
LTD  –  Lovers Everywhere
Donnell Jones  –  You Know That I Love You 
Eddie Kendricks –  Boogie Down
Diana Ross  –  Tenderness
Shot feat Kim Marsh  –  Main Thing
Roy Ayers  –  Virgo

The March Gigs:

Friday 1st March 2013
“The Big Zero Soul Night”
Marco’s, 30 Eastwood Road, Rayleigh, SS67JQ
DJs : Bully & Guest DJ Stevie B
“Soul, Funk Disco & Dance From The 70s Upwards”
Free Entry    –   8.30pm  – 1am
Friday 1st March (and every Friday…)
“Funkin’ Fridays”
Bar West One, Kings Road, Brentwood
DJ: Baldie Paul serving up the very best in:
“Jazz Funk, Soul, Disco & Caister Anthems”
9pm  –  2am
Saturday 2nd March
“The New Yorker Return!”
The Edge, 6-8 High Pavement, Basildon, SS14 1EA
DJs: Scott James, Stavros, Hugsta, Chris White
“Playing the very best in Jazz-Funk & Soul”
Tickets £10 in advance from the venue or see:
Saturday 2nd March (Every First Saturday)
“Soul On The Harbour ”
Jacksons Wharf, York Street, Ramsgate
DJs: John Herbert, plus guests TBC
“70s 80s & 90s Soul & Jazz-Funk Anthems”
Free Admission   –   8pm – 1am
Saturday 2nd March
“Motown Gold @ Love Canvey Soul”
Bar Monico, Canvey Island
“3 Lovely Ladies with Big Beehives & Shiny Silver Dresses…
…and lots of pure soul !”
8pm  –  Late   –   Free Entry
Saturday 9th March
“Disco Divas”
Unit 4 Wine Bar, Chafford Hundred, near Lakeside
“Soulful Classics”  with DJ MJ
8pm  –  4am   –   Free Entry
Saturday 16th March
(Every 3rd Saturday of the month)
“Soul Night”
The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, CM2 0JT Chelmsford
DJ: Paul Eve (Caister)
7.30pm start   –  Free Entry
Saturday 16th March
“KTF Soul Club 3rd Anniversary Do”
Stifford Clays Social Club, Crammavill Street, Grays
DJs: Rob Messer & Ian “The Don” Donaldson
“Northern Soul/Real RnB/Motown Sounds”
7.30 pm  –  1.00 am  ;  £5 Advance Tickets inc Free CD !
Saturday 16th March
“Soul Night”
Bar Blue (Next to Tots), Lucy Road, Southend-on-Sea
DJ Geoff Grove
£6 On The Door
Saturday 16th March
“Disco Inferno”
Marcos Wine Bar, Eastwood Road, Rayleigh
DJ Bully “Begin To Boogie From 8pm!”
Fancy Dress   –  Free Admission
Saturday 23rd March
The Knot, 20 Beach Road, Westgate on Sea, Kent, CT8 8AD
DJs: Micky B, Paul French, Jason Anderson
Guests: Penny K & Tom Glide
8pm – 1am  ;  Free Entry ;  Tel:(01843) 833907
Friday 29th March (last Friday of the month)
“The Return Of Shaft”
Circle Bar, Crouch Street, Colchester
DJs:  Chazz J, Jimmy Dixon, Kev James
“Soul Jazz & Funk”
9pm  –  2.30am    –    Free Entry
Saturday 30th March 2013 (next 6th July)
“Essex Funkers Spring  Bash”
Harlow Town FC, Elizabeth Way, Harlow
DJ: Les Knott with Guests Jeff Young, Paul Clark
Soul DJ Essex, Soundchaser & Terry Munro  & Madhatter T-Shirts
Times 8pm –  2am
Tickets £10 in advance available from (07800)724757
Saturday 30th March
“Soul Birthday Party”
Caffe Alma, (formerly The Westcoast Bar), Margate
“Upfront, Modern & Classic Soul Grooves”
Saturday 30th March
“The 3rd Soul Connexion All Dayer”
The Royal Hotel, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 1JE
12 Noon – Late
Tickets £4 In Advance from (07584)626972 (£5 OTD)
More info at
Saturday 30th March (Every Last Saturday)
“Disco Stomp”
Jacksons Wharf, York Street, Ramsgate
DJs: John Herbert plus guests
70s & 80s Disco Classics
Free Admission   –   8pm – 1am

Do you know of any soulful, jazzy, funky gigs taking place in 2013 ? 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 !

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