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Neil Gits Inefficient !

1st June 2017
Posted by Neil Matthew

I’ve got in a right old mess with my blogging lately ! I’ve just spent ten minutes trying to figure out where I left off before my recent post-holiday blog and sure enough you are missing two playlists and about three weeks worth of gig updates -whoops 🙁

Anyway, for the keenest listener who follows my shows intently, here is the playlist for the show first broadcast on May 22nd and repeated last Saturday, when I had a cheeky little listen myself for half an hour whilst driving to a gig !  Below that is the fully up to date gigs list, which I will repeat in a further blog before this Saturday’s repeat play, just in case a couple more pop up.

Remember, “The Old Gits Soul Show” is on LIVE every Monday at Gateway from 7-9pm and then repeated on Saturday between 5 & 7pm – this week you will hear last Monday’s show from 29th May – I hope you are keeping up with all this !! Back to normal soon … 😉

The Tunes (22/5/17)

Emotions – I Don’t Wanna Lose Your Love
George Benson – Never Give Up On A Good Thing
McCrei – Show Me (Nigel Lowis Remix)
Rose Royce – Love Me Right Now
Imagination ft Leee John – Secrets
Terri Wells – You Make It Heaven
Shirley Jones – Do You Get Enough Love
Mary J Blige – All That I Can Say
Chic – Sometimes You Win
Frantique – Strut Your Funky Stuff
Gap Band – Outstanding
Ray Parker Jr – All In The Way You Get Down
Dave Grusin – Friends & Strangers
Sly & The Family Stone – Running Away
Donnie Elbert – A Little Piece Of Leather
Drifters – Saturday Night At The Movies
Al Jarreau – Across The Midnight Sky
Drizabone – Confusion
Gerald Alston – Send For Me
Commodores – Sail On
Princess – I’ll Keep On Loving You
Ronnie Foster – Cheshire Cat
The Gigs (Fully Up To Date!)

Friday 2nd June

(Every 1st Friday Of the Month)

“The Big Zero Soul Night Out”

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

See on Facebook


Friday 2nd June

(Every 1st Friday Of the Month)

“Soul Weekender Vibe presents Essex Soul Sessions”

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

DJ: Simon “Whistles” Ford plus guest

“Soul, Disco, Funk, Re-Edits & Weekender Anthems”

Free Entry  ;  8.30pm – 1.30am


Friday 2nd June

“Soul Deco”

The Arlington Ballroom, London Road, Leigh On Sea, SS9 3LL

DJs: Birdy, Chris White, Mark Liste & Colin Barmby

Special Guest : Jonny Layton

“A Quality Selection of Soul, Funk, Jazz & Latin”

8pm – 1am  ;  Tickets £7 pre-booked, £8 on the door

Tel: (01702) 711350


Saturday 3rd June

(Every 1st Saturday Of the Month)

“Supersoul Saturday”

The Cock Tavern, High Street, Ongar, CM5 9AB

“The Very Best In Soul, Jazz & Funk !”

DJs: Paul Eve & Mick Jackson

7.30pm  –  12.30 am ; Free Entry

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Friday 9th June

“Shakit !”

(Every Second Friday of the Month)

The Woodmans, Rayleigh Road, Thundersley, SS7 3TA

“100% Soul, Funk & Jazzy Grooves plus Soulful House & Weekender Anthems”

DJs: Jonny Layton & Ian Holmes plus guest Steve Kite

Free Entry b4 10.30 ; Doors open 8pm  –  1am


Saturday 10th June

(Every 2nd Saturday of the month)

“Soul By The Sea”

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

DJs: Tom Edgar, Pete Hayes & Tommy Boy

Plus guest DJ :

Free Entry  ;  8pm  –  1am


Saturday 10th June

(Every 2nd Saturday of the month)

“Brown Sugar”

The Spread Eagle, Queens Road, Brentwood, CM14 4HD

“Funk Soul & Disco Night”

DJ : Ben (Yours Truly)

8pm – Midnight ; Free Entry


Saturday 10th June

“Soulful Sessions”

Miles Bar, Harbour Parade, Ramsgate, Kent, CT11 8LN

DJs: Nigel Watson & Greg Edwards

9.30pm  –  2.00 am  ;  Free Entry


Friday 16th June

(Every 3rd Friday of the month) “Soulful Seduction – Back 2 Basics Soul & Club Anthems” The Bread & Cheese, London Road,Benfleet, Essex, SS7 1AA “Soul, Funk, Boogie & House Tracks, 70s – 90s” DJs: Bully & MJ8.00pm  –  12.45am  ;  Free Entry ; Over 25s

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Friday 16th June

(Every 3rd Friday of the month)

“Soul Kitchen”

The Grey Lady Music Lounge, The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 5TW

“Rare 60s & 70s Soul Night”

DJs: John Browne, Tracy Shaw & guests

Johnny Pearson & Manus Doherty

7.00pm  –  1.00 am  ;  £5 on the door ; Tel (01892) 544700




Saturday 17th June

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


Saturday 17th June

“Soul By The Jetty”

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

“100% Soul, Funk, Jazz, Soulful House, Jazz-Funk & Boogie”

DJs: Jonny Layton, Mark Messent, Brian Kelly

Special Guest: Neville

8pm – 1am  ;  Admission £7 by advance wristband only

Capacity : 175  Contact: (07989)591399

Email: [email protected]


Saturday 17th June

“The 5th Annual Soul Connexion All-Dayer”

Club 2004, Station Lane, Hornchurch, RM12 6LS

DJs: Dave Burton, Ronnie Martin, Paul Cooke,

Carlos Fandango & The Soul Connexion DJ Crew

12 Noon – 12 Midnight  ;  Advance wristbands £7 (£10 OTD)

Tel: (07584) 626972 ; email: [email protected]


Saturday 29th July

“Kent Soul Sessions Big Summer All-Dayer”

TJ’s Bar, Milton Road, Gravesend, DA12 2RF

DJs: Tony Matthews, Roni O’Brien, Tim Bates, Nick Gunn,

Jonny Layton, Mark O’Brien, Mark Lee,Elliott Mount,

Steve Kite, Lee Fatbloke, Brian Kelly, Ian Holmes, Paul Kidley.





Love Supreme (Jazz Festival)

Friday 30th June  –  Sunday 2nd July

Glynde Place, East Sussex

Acts include:

The Jacksons, George Benson, Gregory Porter,

Brand New Heavies, Corinne Bailey Rae, Herbie Hancock,

Mica Paris & D-Influence

Across Five Stages, more info at :


Margate Soul Festival 2017

Friday 4th Aug, Sat 5th Aug & Sun 6th Aug

*Candi Staton*

*The Blackbyrds*

*Arrested Development*

*Gerardo Frisina*

*Joe Bataan*

*DJ set from Trevor Nelson*



Weekly Events:

Fridays :

“Soul City”

The George II, High Street, Hornchurch, RM12 4UW

“Soul & Disco Classics, Motown & Caister Anthems”

DJs: Trish & Peter P

Free Entry ; 8pm  –  1am;




“Old Skool Friday”

Bar Zero, Western Road, Billericay, CM12 9DZ

“Soul, Club Anthems ”

DJs on rotation : Deano, Geoff Lawrence, Mikey Porter, MJ

Free Entry  ;  8.30pm  –  1am  ;

Over 25’s  –  Smart Casual Dress

Tel: (01277) 656581

(also “Anthems Night” on Saturdays – DJ: Dave Rothwell


Fridays :

“Classic Soul, Jazz & Funk Night”


“Contemporary Soul & Club Classics”

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

Guest DJs each night  –  8.30pm – 1.00 am

Free Entry ; Over 30s ; Tel: (01279) 427302



“Lashings Of Soul”

Lashings Sports Bar & Restaurant, Upper Stone Street,

Maidstone, Kent , ME15 6HE

DJs: Guy Unger, Abbo & Sponge, Nigel Lowis & Gary Van Den Busche

“The Very Best In Soul, Funk, Disco, Soulful House & Jazz”

9pm – 2am  ;  Free Entry  ;  Over 30s