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My regular week usually gets off to a busy start with plenty to keep me occupied getting my show prepared on Monday and making last minute plans for Tuesday’s quiz night, then if I have one of my monthly quizzes in the week, putting that together as well, but usually by the end of the week there are a couple of days or evenings when I have to make a decision. What shall I do with my precious spare time ? Some of it HAS to be spent desperately trying to beat my son Nathan on FIFA15 on his X-Box of course ! But after that, do I arrange to go out and keep in touch with my various colleagues and fellow DJs or do I stay put and tick off one of my many long standing jobs on my endless lists ? This week I did none of those !! The sofa was looking so inviting, the TV remote was calling me and the heating was up just a little higher than normal, with the fridge needing emptying … lazy night in !!

It doesn’t hurt once in a while of course, but now I am struggling to get into gear again and have a busy, busy weekend to deal with –  so much so that I just won’t have time to listen to my fab show again at 5pm this evening ! Hopefully, your life is different to mine and Saturday night is a time you can relax, switch on the radio and enjoy the music which today sounds like this :

The Tunes

Pasadenas – Riding On A Train
La Toya Jackson – If You Feel The Funk
Rose Royce – It Makes You Feel Like Dancing
Gladys Knight & The Pips – Heard It Through The Grapevine
Archie Bell & The Drells – Old People
Mark Staggers – It’s All About You
Lisa Fischer – How Can I Ease The Pain
Full Flava feat Donna Odain – Make It Right
Lew Kirton – Just Can’t Get Enough
Loose Ends – Magic Touch
Diana Ross – My Old Piano (Chubby Fingers Edit)
Kleeer – Break
Donald Byrd – Change
Jeffree – Mr Fix It
Chic – I Want Your Love (Todd Terje Edit)
Evelyn King – If You Want My Loving
Syleena Johnson – All This Way For Love
Tower Of Power – By Your Side
Will Downing – Free
The Accents – Who You Gonna Love
Stylistics – 16 Bars
Willie Hutch – Brothers Gonna Work It Out

The Gigs

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 www.musicmeltdown.co.uk
8pm – 1am
https://www.facebook.com/events/1593685910855211/?fref=ts

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”
https://www.facebook.com/events/1387790074864639/?fref=ts

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

Have you got your ticket yet?!

Posted by Langdon Hills Golf and Country Club on Monday, 26 January 2015

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
www.indulgence-events.com
Tel/Text : (07875) 949565
https://www.facebook.com/events/1524944441100158/?fref=ts

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
www.soulgoodvip.com

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
https://www.facebook.com/events/763492217077065/?fref=ts

Friday 13th March
(Every 2nd Friday of the month)
“Soul & Club Anthems Special”
Bar Zero, Western Road, Billericay, CM12 9DZ
“Soul RnB & Old School Club Anthems from the 80s – 90s”
DJ: Bully (other top DJs on rotation on other Fridays)
Free Entry ; 9pm – 1am ;
Over 25s – Smart Casual Dress

Friday 13th March
“Harlow Over 30s Night”
Park Inn Hotel, Southern Way, Harlow, CM18 7BA
Two Rooms Of Music:
1 – RnB & Club Classics with Neal Deejay
2 – Soul Jazz-Funk & Motown with John Osborne
8.30pm – 2am ; Tickets £10 Online at
www.indulgence-events.com
Tel/Text : (07875) 949565
https://www.facebook.com/events/739458339495673/?fref=ts

Saturday 14th March
“Soul By The Sea”
Divers Arms, Central Parade, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 5JQ
DJs: Tom Edgar & Carl Hyde
Free Admission – 8pm – Late
https://www.facebook.com/events/639396259522058/?fref=ts

Saturday 14th March
“An Evening With Bashiyra – The Voice”
Pizza Express Music Lounge, Earl Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1PF
7pm start ; Tickets (08456)027017
https://www.facebook.com/events/380108925504425/?fref=ts

Saturday 14th March
“Soul By The Sea”
The Ship, New Road, Leigh-on-Sea, SS9 2EA
“The Finest, Soul, Funk, Jazz & Latin”
DJs: Gary Dennis, Birdy, Chris White & Mick Liste
8pm – 1am ; £7 on the door
https://www.facebook.com/events/386289958207623/?fref=ts

Friday 20th March
(every third Friday)
“Soulful Seduction ”
Woodmans Arms, Thundersley, Essex, SS7 3TA
“Old School Soul, Jazz-Funk Disco & Club Anthems !”
DJs: Bully & MJ
8.30pm – 1.00am ; Free Entry
Over 30s – Smart Dress
https://www.facebook.com/events/792946924093886

Saturday 21st March
(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

Friday 27th March
(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 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
https://www.facebook.com/events/1013752841972397/?fref=ts

Saturday 4th April
“Twisted Soul”
Miles Bar, Harbour Parade, Ramsgate, CT11 8LN
“An evening of jazz-funk & soulful house”
DJs: Micky B, Jasper, Unkle Funk, Twisted Fish
9pm start, 2.30 am finish
https://www.facebook.com/events/429961653848096/?fref=ts

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
https://www.facebook.com/events/893048300726228/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Sunday 24th May
“Soul Inspiration”
Morgans, High Street, Margate, CT9 1DS
DJs: Kazzie D, Micky B, James Anthony, Kevin Webb
“Classic & Current Soul Anthems, Old School RnB & Soulful House”
8pm – 2am ; Tickets £5 in advance ; £8 on the door
https://www.facebook.com/events/1573339949608781
Weekenders:
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
https://www.facebook.com/events/517961418307329/?fref=ts

Family Affair Soul Weekend
Friday 6th – Sunday 8th March
Searles Holiday Resort, Hunstanton, Norfolk
“Jazz Funk & Soul Anthems from the past & today!”
www.soulfamilyaffair.co.uk
https://www.facebook.com/events/551211058252553/?fref=ts

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 !”
www.clactonsoulweekender.co.uk
https://www.facebook.com/events/1476917032571593/?fref=ts

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”
https://www.facebook.com/events/629197713842174/?fref=ts
www.blessthefunk.co.uk

Margate Soul Weekend
Friday July 31st – Sunday August 2nd
Headline act : Roy Ayers – Live !
More details added here as the date approaches…
Or checkout : www.margatesoulweekend.co.uk and …
https://www.facebook.com/events/815623535123683/?fref=ts

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;
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002841427497

“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 …
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Marcos-Soul-Family/573840989427588?fref=ts

“Soul Night”
The Chequers, Market Street, Old Harlow, CM17 0AH
“70s & 80s Soul Funk & Disco, 80s & 90s House Classics”
DJ: Soul-DJ Essex
8.30pm – 1am ; Free Entry
(Venue also has an “80s & 90s soul party” night on Saturdays)

Posted by Lee Gladden on Monday, 2 February 2015

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 Mar
Third Friday: Soulful Seduction, Woodmans Arms, Thundersley – next 20th Mar
Second Saturday: Soul By The Sea, Divers Arms, Herne Bay – next 14th Mar
Third Saturday: The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford – next 21st Mar
Last Friday: Soul Weekender Vibe, Ivory Rooms, Billericay – next 27th Mar

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 www.gateway978.com from 7pm – 9pm every Monday – plus you can catch it again Saturday evening from 5pm – 7pm

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