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Neil Gits Locked Out!

15th September 2014
Posted by Neil Matthew

My apologies if you were deprived of one of the highlights of your week on Saturday – reading my latest “Cool Soul” blog! Alas, I couldn’t seem to access the part of our website where I upload them, but fear not – the full list of tunes you may well have heard on Monday and/or Saturday last week is below for you to check out, along with a fully updated selection of “Recommended Old Gits Nights Out” to look forward to over the next few months. Hope you can tune in this evening LIVE at 7pm for the next installment of my show with more Soul, Jazz-Funk & Disco from the 70s 80s & beyond than you can shake a stick at! And don’t forget to head for the Facebook page “The Old Gits Soul Show” to chip in with your “observations”… 😉

Last Week’s Tunes:

Jaki Graham – Set Me Free
Jean Carn – (No No) You Can’t Come Back Now
Soul II Soul – Back To Life
Nina Simone – Ain’t Got No… I Got Life
Trammps – Love Epidemic
Donald Byrd – Think Twice
Chi-Lites – Have You Seen Her
The Promises-(I Can Feel Those Vibrations)This Love Is Real
Dazz Band – Everyday Love
Odyssey – Native New Yorker
Surface – Falling In Love
Bionic Boogie – Chains
Booker T & the MGs – Time Is Tight
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas – Honey Chile
Shakatak – Easier Said Than Done
Whispers – Special FX
Mary J Blige – Real Love
Truth Inc – Sex On The Beach
Roberta Flack – Feel Like Making Love
Free Spirit – Get On Up
Stevie Wonder – I Ain’t Gonna Stand For It
GC Cameron & Syreeta – Let’s Make A Deal
Michael Polnareff – Lipstick

All This Year’s Gigs !

Thursday 18th September
Friday 19th September
“The O’Jays – Live!”
Celebrating 50 Years Of Soul
The Indigo O2, London
7pm – 10pm
After Party till 2am with DJs playing
“Disco, Soul & Funk Classics”
Seated & Standing Tickets Available at

Thursday 18th September
“Kenny Thomas Returns !”
Live at Bar Zero, Western Road, Billericay, CM12 9DZ
8pm – 1am ; Tickets £5 in advance, £7 on the door
Tel (01277) 656581 for details

Thursday 18th September
“The Drifters – Live!”
Cliffs Pavillion, Westcliff-On-Sea
Tickets from £24.50
Tel (01702)351135

Friday 19th September
“Soulful Seduction”
Woodmans Arms, Thundersley, Essex, SS7 3TA
“Modern & Classic Soul, Funk, Disco & Club Anthems
DJs: Bully & MJ plus guest DJ
8.30pm – 1.00am ; Free Entry

Saturday 20th September
“Handbags & Gladrags”
“Carnival & Caister Warm-Up Special”
Bar Plazma, High Street, Wickford, SS129AT
“Soul, RnB, House, Hip-Hop & Everything on the Urban Tip”
DJs: Jonny Layton, Paul Clark & Euan Bass”
8pm – Late ; £3 before 10pm ; £5 after

Saturday 20th September
(Every 3rd Saturday of the month)
“Super Soul Saturday”
The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, CM2 0JT Chelmsford
DJ: Paul Eve & Hugsta
“The Very Best In Jazz-Funk, Soul & Boogie”
7.30pm – Midnight – Free Entry

Friday 26th September
(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 & Phil Baker
8pm – 1.30am ; Free Entry before 11pm ;
Arrive before 10pm to avoid disappointment – Over 25s only

Friday 26th September (then every Friday)
“Soul Power”
Neuvo Sports Bar & Restaurant, Chadwell Heath, Romford, RM64AT
“70s 80s 90s & new Soul / RnB”
DJ: John Wayne plus guest DJs each week
9pm – 3am ; £5 On The Door

Friday 26th September
“Hot & Spicy Over 30s Party Night”
Mooro’s, Abridge Road, Chigwell, IG7 6BX
“80s & 90s Club Classics”
DJ: Matt Jackson
9pm – 2am ; £10 Entry on the door
Saturday 27th September
“KTF Soul Club”
Upstairs at The Old Regent Ballroom, Corringham Road,
Stanford Le Hope, Essex, SS170AQ
7.30pm – 1.00 am
Wristbands £6 In Advance, just 120 tickets available
“Northern Soul & Associated Sounds …”

Saturday 27th September
“Soulful Seduction”
The Treacle Mine, Grays
“80s Club Classics & Soul Anthems, 90s RnB & Soulful House”
DJs: MJ & Bully
8pm till late ; Free Entry

Saturday 27th September
“Out On The Coast”
Morgans, High Street Margate, CT9 1DS
“Jazz Funk Latin & Fusion”
DJ: Nick Hosier & Steve Gibson plus guests
Gary Croucher & Penny K
Free Entry ; 7pm – 1am

Friday 3rd October
(Every First Friday Of The Month)
“The Zero Soul Night Out”
The Spread Eagle, High Street, Rayleigh, SS6 7EJ
DJ: Bully & guest Merv The Swerve
8.30pm – 1am ; Free Entry ; Over 25s ;
“70s 80s & 90s Soul Jazz Funk Disco & Club Anthems”

Friday 10th October
(Every Second Friday)
“Soul Night Special”
Bar Zero, Western Road, Billericay, CM12 9DZ
DJ: Bully
“Soul Funk Disco, Old Skool, Club Anthems, 70s – 90s”
Over 25s Only ; Free Entry ; 9pm – 1am ;

Saturday 11th October
“Soul By The Sea”
The Divers Arms, Central Parade, Herne Bay, CT65JQ
DJs: Carl Hyde & Tom Edgar
8pm – 1am – Free Entry

Saturday 18th October
“Soul By The Jetty – The Finale”
The Oysterfleet, Knightswick Road, Canvey Island, SS8 7RB
DJs: Jonny Layton, Mark Messent, Brian Kelly plus special guests:
Original Goldmine & ex-Radio DJ : Jeff Young
“A final night of quality soul, funk & jazz grooves”
8.30pm – 1.00 am ; wristbands £7 from

Friday October 24th
“Level 42 – Live!”
Cliffs Pavillion, Westcliff-On-Sea
7.30pm start
Tickets £27
Tel: (01702) 351135

Tuesday 4th November
“The Stylistics – Live!”
Towngate Theatre, Basildon
Tickets £27.50
Tel: (01268) 465465

Saturday 8th November
“Soul Galore 2”
The Soul Asylum, Church House, Kent Gardens, Birchington, Kent, CT1 9RS
Across The Board Soul All-Dayer …
“Northern Soul, Modern Soul, 70s Groovers, 80s Movers & more…”
DJs: Tommy Gunn & John Herbert
2.30pm – 11.30pm ; £5 On The Door
** No bar – bring your own drinks & snacks ! **

Wednesday 19th November
“Alexander O’Neal Live !”
The Ivory Rooms,
Details to follow …

Thursday 20th November
“Dancing In The Streets”
Cliffs Pavillion, Westcliff-On-Sea
“A celebration of Motown’s greatest hits”
Tickets £23.50 – £27.50
Tel: (01702) 351135

Saturday 13th December
“Essex Funkers Xmas Bash”
Harlow Town FC, Elizabeth Way, Pinnacles Ind Est, Harlow, CM19 5BE
DJs: Les Knott, Frostie, Chris Brown, DJ Dab
8pm – 2am ; £10 Entry ; Madhatter T-Shirt Stall

Wednesday 14th January
“Roy Ayers – Live!”
The George Hotel, Ashford High Street,Kent, TN24 8TB
Tickets £25 inc a meal
For more details go to:

Saturday 31st January
“The Ultimate Motown Night”
Maritime Rooms,Cliffs Pavillion, Westcliff-On-Sea
DJ: John Watson plus singer Harry Cambridge
Tickets £17.50 inc finger buffet
Tel: (01702) 351135


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 !”
Tickets £35 (plus £2.50 booking fee)

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”
Weekly Events:
Fridays :

“Soul Night Special”
Bar Zero, Western Road, Billericay, CM12 9DZ
DJs: Paul Kidley, Bully, Mikey Porter & guests on rotation

“Soul Power”
Neuvo Sports Bar & Restaurant, Chadwell Heath, Romford
DJ: John Wayne and guests
Monthly Events:
First Friday: Zero Soul Night Out – Spread Eagle, Rayleigh – next : 3rd Oct
Third Friday: Soulful Seduction, Woodmans Arms, Thundersley – next 19th Sept
Second Saturday: Soul By The Sea, Divers Arms, Herne Bay – next 13th Sept
Third Saturday: The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford – next 20th Sept
Last Friday: Soul Weekender Vibe, Ivory Rooms, Billericay – next 26th Sept

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