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Neil Gits Lazy

14th February 2015
Posted by Neil Matthew

It was too hard to resist ! At the end of a tough few first weeks on school run duty in 2015, out all kinds of weather, a “teacher training day” provided the perfect opportunity yesterday for a mega lie-in – and the day never really progressed much from there ! With some regular Friday jobs already taken care of in advance and other work easily postponed to the weekend, the most effort I made was flicking through the pages of my newspaper or pushing the buttons on the TV remote control…

Everyone should have a day like that once in a while, doesn’t do any harm, but luckily Monday wasn’t one of them and I am delighted to say the extra hours (!) I put in to preparing my “Old Gits Soul Show” paid dividends with this week’s show turning out as one of my best yet. If you didn’t hear it you can judge for yourself by taking a look at the playlist posted below, then tuning in to Gateway at 5pm for the repeat play today (Saturday) – I know I’ll be listening !! 😉

The Top Tunes

O’Jays – Backstabbers
Active Force – Gimme Your Love
Sheila B Devotion – Spacer
Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston – It Takes Two
Billy Paul – The Whole Town’s Talking
Tom Glide – Soul Life (T Groove Philly Soul Remix)
Atlantic Starr – If Your Heart Isn’t In It
The Modulations – Your Love Has Locked Me Up
Kleeer – Go For It
Rene & Angela – I’ll Be Good
Bashiyra – Mystified
Diana Ross-I’m Coming Out (Freemasons Bootleg Remix)
Cameo – The Sound Table
Chic – Good Times (Stern Edit)
Geraldine Hunt – Can’t Fake The Feeling
Angela Winbush – Too Good To Let You Go
Randy Crawford – You Might Need Somebody
Seaquence – Disco Thing
Crispy & Co – Get It Together
James Taylor Quartet feat Noel McCoy – Love The Life
Heatwave – Hold On To The One

The Top Gigs

Saturday 14th February
“Soul By The Sea”
Divers Arms, Central Parade, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 5JQ
DJs: Tom Edgar & Carl Hyde
Free Admission – 8pm – Late

Saturday 14th February
“Soul Fiesta”
Langdon Hills Golf & Country Club, RM14 3TY
“Soul Funk Jazz & Soulful House”
8pm – 1am ; Two Rooms Of Tunes; Tickets £10
DJs include : Stavros, Gary Dennis, Cosmic, Birdy
Chris White, Mick Liste & special guest Aitch B (Soul II Soul)

Friday 20th February
(every third Friday)
“Soulful Seduction ”
Woodmans Arms, Thundersley, Essex, SS7 3TA
“Old School Soul, Jazz-Funk Disco & Club Anthems !”
DJs: Bully & MJ plus Guest DJ : Les Knott
8.30pm – 1.00am ; Free Entry
Over 30s – Smart Dress
Tel: (01268) 755799 to book a pre-gig meal

Saturday 21st February
(Every 3rd Saturday of the month)
“Super Soul Saturday”
The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, CM2 0JT Chelmsford
DJ: Paul Eve & Hugsta
“The Very Best In Soul, Jazz-Funk, Boogie & Old School RnB”
7.30pm – Midnight – Free Entry

Saturday 22nd February
“Olivers Sunday Club”
Olivers Bar, Berkeley House, High Street, Rochester, Kent.
“The Very Best In Soul, Funk & Jazz”
DJs: Abbo & Sponge, Guy Unger, Kev “The Bear” Cole, Johnny Skates
4pm start ; Free Admission

Thursday 26th February
“Kenny Thomas Live!”
Bar Zero, Western Road, Billericay
Tickets £7 – Tel (01277) 656581

Friday 27th February
(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 & Nick Aravis
8pm – 1.30am ; Free Entry before 11pm ; £5 after
Arrive before 10pm to avoid disappointment – Over 25s only

Friday 27th February
“The Old Soul Roadshow”
Cliffs Pavillion, Maritime Room, Westcliff-on-Sea
“Funk Soul Boogie Disco & Motown, 60s to date”
“Street Food on sale on the night”
Tel: (01702) 351135

Saturday 28th February
“Soul By The Jetty”
Lobster Smack, Haven Road, Canvey Island, SS8 0NR
“Soul Funk Jazz & More !”
DJs: Jonny Layton, Mark Messent, Brian Kelly
Plus Special Guest : Paul Clark
Wristbands Only Event : £7 at
8pm – 1am

Friday 6th March
(Every First Friday Of The Month)
“The Big Zero Soul Night Out”
The Spread Eagle, High Street, Rayleigh, SS6 7EJ
DJs: Bully & Merv The Swerve & Guest DJ Stevie B
8.30pm – 1am ; Free Entry ; Over 25s ;
“70s 80s & 90s Soul Jazz Funk Disco & Club Anthems”

Friday 6th March
“Charity Soul Night”
Langdon Hills Golf & County Club
In support of :
Helen Rollinson Cancer Charity, Macmillan Trust &
St Lukes Hospice
Tickets £8 ; 7pm – 1am ;
Tel (01268) 548444 ask for Trevor

Friday 6th March
“Brentwood Over 30s Nightl”
Holiday Inn, Brook Street, Brentwood, CM14 5NF
Two Rooms Of Music:
1 – RnB & Club Classics with Neal Deejay
2 – Soul Jazz-Funk & Motown with John Osborne
Plus a live performance from Georgie B (2nd Image)
8.30pm – 2am ; Tickets at
Tel/Text : (07875) 949565

Friday 6th March
“Soulgood VIP”
Club Amber, Cheshunt FC, Theobalds Lane, just off the A10, EN8 8RU
“The best in Soul, RnB, Reggae, 80s Disco & Soulful House”
DJ: Richard Lobban
Admission £7 ; 9 – 2am ; Info: (07956)363131

Saturday 7th March
“KTF Soul Club – 5th Anniversary Knees-Up”
The Old Regent Ballroom (Downstairs), Corringham Road,
Stanford Le Hope, Essex, SS17 0AQ
“Northern Soul Night”
Special Guest DJs : Dick Coombes, Paul Spain & Jim Watson
“Over 100 years of spinning vinyl between them!”
7.30pm – 1am ; Tickets £6 in advance
Tel: Danny (07895)538835

Saturday 14th March
“An Evening With Bashiyra – The Voice”
Pizza Express Music Lounge, Earl Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1PF
7pm start ; Tickets (08456)027017

Friday 3rd April
“The Long Good Friday – Part II”
Firemens Club, Aveley, Essex, RM154DT
“Two Rooms Of Soul, Jazz, Funk & House”
With the Stomp DJ Team !
6.00pm – 1.30am ; Tickets £10

Saturday 11th April
“Essex Funkers Spring Bash”
Harlow Town FC, Elizabeth Way, The Pinnacles, CM19 5BE
DJs: Les Knott, Jonny Layton, DJ Dab
8pm – 2am ; Tickets £10
Tel: (07800) 724757 / (07791) 995670
Hayling Island Reggae, Rare Groove & Independent Soul Weekender
Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd February
Mill Rythe Holiday Village, Hayling Island, Hampshire
Three Rooms Of Music Plus…
…Maxi Priest Live In Concert !
Tel (02392)460044

Family Affair Soul Weekend
Friday 6th – Sunday 8th March
Searles Holiday Resort, Hunstanton, Norfolk
“Jazz Funk & Soul Anthems from the past & today!”

Clacton Soul Weekender
Friday 20th March – Sunday 22nd March
Esplanade Hotel , Clacton-On-Sea, Essex
“Two rooms of soul, funk, jazz, 70s, 80s & Modern,
Jazz-Funk, Brit-Funk, Boogie and much more !”

Bless The Funk 2015
Friday 22nd May – Monday 25th
The Azur, Hastings
“Soul Anthems,Jazz-Funk & Boogie, Classic Soul & Motown,
Northern, 2-Step, RnB, Funky & Soulful House Classics,etc”

Margate Soul Weekend
Friday July 31st – Sunday August 2nd
Headline act : Roy Ayers – Live !
More details added here as the date approaches…
Or checkout : and …

Weekly Events:
Fridays :
“Soul City”
George II Function Suite, High Street, Hornchurch, RM12 4UW
“Soul Funk Disco & Classic Anthems from the 70s 80s & 90s”
DJ: Frostie & Peter Poyton plus guests
Admission £5 ; Over 30s Night ; 8pm – 2am;

“Marco’s Soul Family”
Marco’s Wine Bar, Eastwood Road, Rayleigh, SS6 7JQ
DJs/Singers : Simon “Whistles” Ford , Georgie B , The Bushbaby , Reggie & Famous on rotation – see Facebook for this week’s event …

Monthly Events:
First Friday: Zero Soul Night Out – Spread Eagle, Rayleigh – next : 7th March
Second Friday: Soul & Club Anthems Special – Bar Zero, Billericay – next 13th Feb
Third Friday: Soulful Seduction, Woodmans Arms, Thundersley – next 20th Feb
Second Saturday: Soul By The Sea, Divers Arms, Herne Bay – next 14th Feb
Third Saturday: The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford – next 20th Feb
Last Friday: Soul Weekender Vibe, Ivory Rooms, Billericay – next 27th Feb

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 !

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 – plus you can catch it again Saturday evening from 5pm – 7pm