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Neil Gits Info On 15 New Gigs !

4th April 2014
Posted by Neil Matthew

So, here we are in April, better weather, Easter on the way and … KER-BOOOM! Everyone’s putting on a soul night !! Delving around, I discovered a whole new bunch of gigs this week and I am sure you would enjoy most of them if you tune into my show each week, whether they are on your doorstep or you fancy a change of scenery and making a special trip out somewhere. Most of these came my way during the week, so they don’t get a mention on the show you can hear tomorrow at 5pm – but tune in anyway, the music’s pretty good ! Just for a change I’ve printed all the events I know of first below this blog, then you can check the tunes below them. And make sure you listen into the next new LIVE show on Monday at 7pm when I will be taking a deep breath and telling you all about where to go and what to hear – plus info on any other top nights out that come to my attention before then ! Busy soulful times folks … 🙂

The Gigs:

Friday 4th April
(Every First Friday Of The Month)
“The Zero Soul Night Out”
Marcos Wine Bar, 30 Eastwood Road, Rayleigh
DJ: Bully & guest
8.30pm    1am  ;  Free Entry
“Soul Funk & Disco From The 70s Upwards”
Saturday 5th April
“Supersoul Saturday Extra !”
The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford
DJs: Paul Eve & David White
“The Very Best In Jazz-Funk, Soul & Boogie”
7.30pm    12.00  ;  Free Entry
Saturday 5th April
“Soul On The Harbour”
Jacksons Wharf, York Street, Ramsgate, Kent,
DJs: John Herbert, Tommy Gunn, Paul Spickett & Neil Matthew
“A Night Of Soulful Grooves”
8pm – 1am ;  Free Entry ;
Saturday 5th April
(Every First Saturday)
The Buddha Lounge, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1SJ
“All Things Soulful”
DJs: Karen “Kazzie D” Ager, Sandra Citizen Soul.
Gayle Lawless Dumont & Sara-Jane Rundel
£5 In Advance ; 10pm – 3am
Every Friday from 11th April
“Soul Night Special”
Bar Zero, Western Road, Billericay, CM12 9DZ
DJs: Paul Kidley, Bully, Mikey Porter & guests on rotation
“Soul Funk Disco, Old Skool, Club Anthems, 70s – 90s”
Saturday 12th April
“Spring Madness”
Halfway House, A127, Brentwood, CM13 3LL
12 DJs: Including Jeff Young, Garry Dennis, Jonny Layton
Tony Fernandez & Stretch Taylor
“New Soul, Club Classics & Anthems, Modern Soul, Jazz Funk & Soulful House”
1pm    1am  ;  £18 on the door  or £12 in advance
Saturday 12th April
“Soul At The Cherry”
The Cherry Tree, Queen St, Warley, Brentwood, CM14 5JZ
DJs: Ian Holmes & David Bishop
“Soul Weekender Anthems, Jazz Funk, Nu Soul, Disco Classics & Soulful House”
8pm – 1am  ;  Free Entry
Saturday 12th April
“Soul By The Sea”
Divers Arms, Herne Bay, CT6 5JQ
“All Things Jazzy & Funky”
DJs: Tom Edgar & Carl Hyde & Tommy Gunn
7pm – 1am  ;  Free Entry
Thursday 17th April
“T G I E – Thank God It’s Easter”
The Ivory Rooms, Billericay, CM12 9LD
DJs: Simon Whistles Ford, Nick Aravis & Brian Kelly
“The Very Best In Soul Funk Disco & Weekender Anthems”
8pm Start  – Free before 11pm – £5 after
Friday 18th April
“Soulful Seduction Special”
Woodmans Arms, Thundersely, SS7 3TA
DJs : MJ & Bully
*Special Guest PA from the USA – Joe Leavy ! *
8.30pm start – free Entry by wristband only – see below:
Friday 18th April
“The Long Good Friday”
Stomp’s 5th Birthday Party
Firemen’s Club, Purfleet Road, Aveley, RM15 4DT
“Two Rooms Of Soul, Funk, Jazz & House”
DJs from Stomp Radio
5pm    2am  ;  Tickets £10
Saturday 19TH April
(Every 3rd Saturday of the month)
“Super Soul Saturday”
The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, CM2 0JT Chelmsford
DJ: Paul Eve (Caister) & Hugsta
“The Very Best In Jazz-Funk, Soul & Boogie”
7.30pm –  Midnight   –  Free Entry
Saturday 19th April
“ Easter Soul ”
Banks Bar, Bank Street, Maidstone, Kent
DJs: Greg Edwards & Jeff Young
P.A.s: Real Thing & Odyssey
Tickets £20    Tel: (01622) 676799
Sunday 20th April
“Weekender Warm-Up”
Marcos Bar, Eastwood Road, Rayleigh, SS6 7JQ
DJs: Bully, Merve The Swerve & MJ
“Soul Funk Disco Club & Weekender Anthems”
8.30pm    1am  ;  Free Entry
Sunday 20th April
(Every Last Sunday Of The Month)
“Sunday Soul Sessions”
The Victoria, Victoria Road, Romford, Essex, RM1 2PA
DJs: Tricia Butler, Bonnie DJ, Peter P & Sandra C
“Club Classics, Soulful House, Jazz-Funk, Reggae”
3pm  –  Midnight – soulful family atmosphere
Supervised children over 5 years old welcome before 7pm !
Thursday 24th April
“The Real Thing – Live!”
The Palace Theatre, Westcliff On Sea, SS0 9LA
Featuring the three of the original vocalists Chris & Eddie Amoo & Dave Smith
8pm start ; Tickets from £16.50 – £21 (+ £1.50 booking fee)   Tel: (01702) 351135
Friday 25th April
(Every Last Friday)
“Soul Weekender Vibe”
Ivory Rooms, Laindon Road, Billericay, CM12 9LD
“The Best In Soul, Funk, Rare Grooves & Weekender Anthems”
DJs: Simon “Whistles” Ford
Free Entry  before 11pm –   8pm    1.30am
Saturday 26th April
“Soul By The Jetty  – Caister warm Up Event !”
The Oysterfleet, Knightswick Road, Canvey Island, SS8 7RB
“No:1 Soul Club Outside London 2013 !”
DJs: Jonny Layton, Brian Kelly, Mark Messy
Special Guest: Fitzroy Da Buzzboy
“Top Quality Jazz-Funk & Soul and more…”
Wristbands £7 In Advance Only – (07989) 591399
“Keeping The Goldmine Spirit Alive On Canvey Island”
Saturday 26th April
“Soulful Seduction”
The Treacle Mine, Lodge Lane, Grays
“Soul & 90s Club Classics”
DJs: Mj & Bully
Friday 2nd May
Club Langley, Hawksbrook Lane, Beckenham, BR3 3SR
DJs: Steve G, Terry James, Elliott M & Guests
“Soul, Funk & Soulful House”
8pm    1am  ;  £7 on the door
Strictly Over 30s – Smart Casual Dress – for more info:
Saturday 3rd May
(Every First Saturday)
The Buddha Lounge, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1SJ
“All Things Soulful”
DJs: Bob Masters, Alfie P & Guy Unger
10pm – 3am ; For more details:
Sunday 4th May
“Soul & Disco Party Night”
Bar Plazma, High Street, Wickford, SS12 9AT
DJ: Euan Bass & Guests
“Soul Weekender Anthems with a touch of Soulful House”
8pm –  2am  ;  £2 before 10pm, £3 after
Friday 9th May
(Every Second Friday)
“Soul Night Special”
Bar Zero, Western Road, Billericay, CM12 9DZ
DJ: Bully
“Soul Funk Disco, Old Skool, Club Anthems, 70s – 90s”
Saturday 17th May
“KTF Soul Club”
Upstairs at The Old Regent Ballroom, Stanford-le-Hope, SS17 0AQ
DJs: Sean Pumfrett & Tom Page
Tickets £6 in advance, always a sellout !
7.30pm    1am
Sunday 25th May
“Kent Soul Nights : Bank Holiday Boogie”
Brittania Theatre & Porters Bar, Dickens World, Chatham Maritime, ME4 4LL
DJs: Colin Hudd, Aadil, Terry Brown, Tony Norris,
Paul French, Jason Anderson and several more names to be added !
8pm    3am ; Tickets £5 in Advance, £10 on the door
Friday 30th May
“Five Star Soul”
Orsett Hall, Prince Charles Avenue, Orsett, RM13 3HS
“Soul Jazz & Funk Strictly For Over 30s”

Tickets £15  ;  Tel: (01375) 891402

The Tunes:

Jermaine Jackson    Let’s Get Serious
Lamont Dozier    Going Back To My Roots
Johnny Mathis    Gone Gone Gone
Jackson 5    Doctor My Eyes
Marvin Gaye   Heavy Love Affair
Dee Dee Sharp Gamble    Just As Long As I Know You’re Mine
Etta James    I’d Rather Go Blind
Sabrinha Malheiros    Can’t Hide Love
Jean Carn    You Got A Problem
Sister Sledge    Got To Love Somebody
Diana Ross    No-One Gets The Prize
Nick Straker Band    A Little Bit Of Jazz (Womack Re-work)
Sly & The Family Stone    Into My Own Thing 
Stargard    Which Way’s Up
LA Boppers    Give Me Some 
Dhar Braxton    Jump Back
SWV    Right Here
Prophet Jones    Cry Together
Quincy Jones    Tomorrow (Better You Better Me)
Eddie & Ernie    I Can’t Do It
Silver Convention    Fly Robin Fly
Al Green    Love Ritual

The 8th Day    Cheeba 

Do you know of any soulful, jazzy, funky gigs taking place in 2014 ? 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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