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Neil Gits In The Spirit

23rd November 2019
Posted by Neil Matthew

I had my annual rant on Facebook this week about C*******s starting way too early and got some amusing and surprising feedback, but having got that off my chest I am now in the right frame of mind to bring you a full up to date list of Recommended Old Gits Nights Out, including all the Xmas Specials ! My dislike of the festive season has been mentioned once or twice (!) whilst on air at Gateway but for those of you who love your soul nights with plenty of tinsel thrown in, there are lots to choose from across a wide variety of dates in December. None in November note – are you reading this shops and resttaurants ?! Of course there is still time for one or two more to pop up, so if I get a chance I will update the list in a couple of weeks, as well as adding in the latest playlists for you to peruse …

2019 – The Last Few Gigs !

Sunday 24th November

(Last Sunday of Each Month)

“Over Roast Of Joy”

Frankies Wine Bar, Station Lane, Hornchurch, RM2 6JL

“Soul, Weekender Anthems & Soulful House”

DJ : Paul Kidley & Sam Green

Special Guest : TBC

Free Entry ; 5.30pm – 11pm

Friday 29th November

“Friday Soul Session”

Pandoras Wine Bar, High St, Hornchurch RM12 4UN

“Soulful Grooves”

DJs Trish & Peter P

8pm – 1am

Saturday 30th November

“Funky Beats For Your Soulful Feet …

…We’re Gonna Be Back Together Again !”

The Divers Arms, Central Parade,Herne Bay, Kent ,CT6 5JG

DJs Tom G Edgar & Tommy Boy plus guests.

7pm – 1.00 am ; Free Entry

*New Sound System ! *

Saturday 30th November

“Harbour Soul”

Coco latino, Military Road,Ramsgate, CT11 9JE

“Soul, Jazz-Funk, Weekender & Club Anthems”

DJs: Nigel Watson & Terry Brown

9pm – 1am ; Free Entry

Friday 6th December

(Every 1st Friday Of the Month)

“The Big Zero Friday Night Out”

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

DJs: Merve The Swerve & Brian Kelly plus guest Zero DJs

“Old Skool Soul, Dance, House, R’n’B,Hip Hop, Disco & more…”

8.30pm – 1.30am ; Free Entry

Friday 6th December

“The Shepherd’s Got Soul”

The Shepherd & Dog, London Road, Billericay, CM11 2XY

“Funk Soul Rare Groove, Disco, House Classics”

DJ : El Tel

9pm – Late ; Free Entry*F

Saturday 7th December

(1st Saturday of each month)

“Chelmsford City Soul”

Barista, Duke Street, Chelmsford, CM1 1JA

DJs: John Peters & John Douglas

“Soul, Funk, Jazz, RnB, 2 Step”

Free Entry ; 9pm – 2am ; Over 30s Only

Saturday 14th December

“Soul By The Jetty – Xmas Special”

Lobster Smack, Haven Road, Canvey Island, SS8 0NR

“New & Retro Soul, Funk, Afro, Latin, Soulful House & Jazzy Grooves”

DJs: Jonny Layton, Brian Kelly, Steve George

Special Guests: Jeff Young

8pm – 1am ; Wristbands £10 in advance only from

email: [email protected]

Text : (07960) 217136

Friday 20th December

(Every 3rd Friday of the month)

“Soulful Seduction – The Xmas Big One”

The Bread & Cheese, London Road,Benfleet, Essex, SS7 1AA

“70s 80s & 90s Soul House & Old Skool Club Anthems”

DJs: Bully & Matt Jackson

8.30pm – 12.45 am ; Free Entry ; Strictly Over 25s

Friday 20th December

“Soul Reunited – Xmas Party”

RUSS Club, Mawney Road, Romford, RM7 7HB

DJs: Tony Matthews, Roni O’Brien, Jazzbod, Elliot M

Special Guests: Paul Kidley & Tom Holland

Tickets £10 – (01708)762743

Soul Reunited Christmas PartyFriday December 20th with guest DJs Paul Kidley & Tom Holland. Limited tickets available from the following link

Posted by Antony Matthews on Saturday, 2 November 2019

Saturday 21st December

(Every 3rd Saturday of the month)

“Super Soul Christmas !”

The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, CM2 0JT

DJ: Paul Eve & Mick Jackson

“The Very Best In Jazz Funk & Soul”

7.30pm – Midnight – Free Entry

Saturday 21st December

“Xmas Soul Fiesta”

Langdon Hills Golf & Country Club, Lower Dunton Road,RM14 3TY

Three Rooms, 16 DJs !

8pm – 2am

“Funk Soulful House, Hip Hop, Rare Groove, Latin, Reggae…

…and a whole lotta Soul !”

Over 30s ; Advance Tickets £15

Tel: (07914)115439

Tuesday 24th December

“Xmas Eve Over Roast Of Joy”

Frankie’s Wine Bar, Station Lane, Hornchurch,RM12 6LJ

“Soul Weekender Anthems & Soulful House”

DJs: Sam Green, Paul Kidley, Max Fernandez & Jon Jules

*Free Xmas Finger Buffet from 7.30pm ! *

4pm – Midnight ; £10 on the door

Sunday 29th December

“Stomp On Sea Xmas Special !”

Maritime Room, Cliff Pavillion, Southend on Sea, SS0 7RA

“Two Rooms Of Soul, Funk & Jazz”

8pm – 2am ; Tickets £10

Tuesday 31st December

“New Year’s Eve Shindig”

The Halfway House, A127, Brentwood, CM13 3LL

DJs: Birdy, Abi Clarke, Paul Clark, Brian Jay, Danny T

Dave Lyn, Bob Masters, JP , Paul Kidley & more !

6pm – 1.00am ; Tickets in advance only £20

Weekenders :

Weekly Events:

Fridays :

“Studio Fridays”

The Oakleigh (formerly Bellini’s), London Road, Leigh on Sea

“Soul, House, Disco”

DJ : Guests on rotation

Free Entry ; 9pm – 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

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 the New Year 2020 ? 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” !