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Neil Gits Man Flu !

17th February 2013
Posted by Neil Matthew

Sorry that I didn’t manage to update the blog before this weekend’s repeat play but I have been suffering with a nasty dose of “Man Flu” (often referred to by women as “a sniffle” !) that re-surfaced after I thought I’d got over it in time for last Monday’s show. If the absence of my weekly waffle on the website meant you forgot to check the Saturday airing, then don’t worry, you didn’t miss much ! Sure the tunes were great, but in between there was much whinging about headaches and sounding nasal, so why not have a good look at the playlist below, then venture on to You Tube or Spotify and listen to any that catch your attention on there. I did hear whispers a few weeks ago about a new “listen again feature” but more details on that as and when its ready to enjoy. Hope to be wide awake, bright eyed and bushy tailed, ready and raring to go with a fabulous new show to lap up live on Monday at 7pm !!

The Tunes:

Galaxy  –  Dancing Tight 
People’s Choice  –  Do It Anyway You Wanna
Alexander O’Neal  –  The Lovers
Temptations  –  Get Ready
O’Jays  –  Let Life Flow
Linda Tillery  –  Secrets
Alicia Keys –  If I Ain’t Got You
Kleeer  –  Next Time It’s For Real
Glen Adams Affair  –  Just A Groove
Billy Ocean  –  Red Light Spells Danger
Johnny Hammond  –  Shifting Gears
Loose Joints  –  It’s All Over My Face
Weather Report  –  Birdland
Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes  –  Wake Up Everybody
Incognito  –  Don’t You Worry Bout A Thing
Shalamar  –  Don’t Try To Change Me
Gerald Alston  –  Stay A Little While
O’Bryan  –  It’s Over
Donald Byrd  –  I Feel Like Loving You Today 
Klassique  –  Somebody’s Loving You
Dan-I  –  Monkey Chop
Joe McBride  –  Howzit In Dallas ? 

The Gigs:

Friday 22nd February
“Soul Weekender Vibe”
Vetro Bar, Western Road, Billericay, CM12 9DZ
DJs: Simon “Whistles” Ford, Nick Aravis
Free Entry     –    8pm – 1.30am
“The Very Best In Funk, Soul & Rare Grooves From The 70s & 80s”
Friday 22nd February
“Caister Top-Up”
Frankies, 29 Station Lane, Hornchurch, RM 12 6JL
“Soul Funk Disco Boogie” with DJ Steve Kite
Over 25s   –    Free Entry
Tel: (01708) 469311
Friday 22nd February
“Motown & Soul Night”
The Westcliff Hotel, Southend-on-Sea
Tributes to Diana Ross & The Blues Brothers
DJ: John Watson
Tickets £12  –  Tel (01702)345247 for more details
Friday 22nd February (last Friday of the month)
“The Return Of Shaft”
Circle Bar, Crouch Street, Colchester
DJs:  Chazz J, Jimmy Dixon, Kev James
“Soul Jazz & Funk”
9pm  –  2.30am    –    Free Entry
Saturday 23rd February
“Soul By The Jetty”
The Lobster Smack, Haven Road, Canvey Island
DJs: Jonny Layton, Mr Messy & Brian Kelly
 Plus Special guest Paul Clark
£5  – Advance Wristbands Only Tel: (07989) or…
email: [email protected]
“100% Jazz Funk & Soul with a sprinkling of nu jazz & soulful house – keeping the spirit of the Goldmine alive on Canvey Island”
Saturday 23rd February (Every Last Saturday)
“Disco Stomp”
Jacksons Wharf, York Street, Ramsgate
DJs: John Herbert plus guests
70s & 80s Disco Classics
Free Admission   –   8pm – 1am
Friday 1st March 2013
“The Big Zero Soul Night”
Marco’s, 30 Eastwood Road, Rayleigh, SS67JQ
DJs : Bully & Special Guest DJ
“Soul, Funk Disco & Dance From The 70s Upwards”
Free Entry    –   8pm  – 1am
Saturday 2nd March
“The New Yorker Return!”
The Edge, 6-8 High Pavement, Basildon, SS14 1EA
DJs: Scott James, Stavros, Hugsta, Chris White
“Playing the very best in Jazz-Funk & Soul”
Tickets £10 in advance from the venue or see:
Saturday 2nd March (Every First Saturday)
“Soul On The Harbour ”
Jacksons Wharf, York Street, Ramsgate
DJs: John Herbert, plus guests TBC
“70s 80s & 90s Soul & Jazz-Funk Anthems”
Free Admission   –   8pm – 1am
Saturday 16th March
(Every 3rd Saturday of the month)
“Soul Night”
The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, CM2 0JT Chelmsford
DJ: Paul Eve (Caister)
7.30pm start   –  Free Entry
Saturday 16th March
“KTF Soul Club 3rd Anniversary Do”
Stifford Clays Social Club, Crammavill Street, Grays
DJs: Rob Messer & Ian “The Don” Donaldson
“Northern Soul/Real RnB/Motown Sounds”
7.30 pm  –  1.00 am  ;  £5 Advance Tickets inc Free CD !
Saturday 16th March
“Soul Night”
Bar Blue (Next to Tots), Lucy Road, Southend-on-Sea
DJ Geoff Grove
£6 On The Door
Saturday 23rd March
The Knot, 20 Beach Road, Westgate on Sea, Kent, CT8 8AD
DJs: Micky B, Paul French, Jason Anderson
Guests: Penny K & Tom Glide
8pm – 1am  ;  Free Entry ;  Tel:(01843) 833907
Saturday 30th March 2013 (next 6th July)
“Essex Funkers Spring  Bash”
Harlow Town FC, Elizabeth Way, Harlow
DJ: Les Knott with Guests Jeff Young, Paul Clark
Soul DJ Essex, Soundchaser & Terry Munro  & Madhatter T-Shirts
Times 8pm –  2am
Tickets £10 in advance available from (07800)724757
Saturday 30th March
“The 3rd Soul Connexion All Dayer”
The Royal Hotel, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 1JE
12 Noon – Late
Tickets £4 In Advance from (07584)626972 (£5 OTD)
More info at
Saturday 13th April 2013
“Massive Waves Of Britfunk…With A Splash Of Stateside Soul”
Leas Cliff Hall, The Leas, CT20 2DZ Folkestone, Kent
Live ! “Atmosfear” “Beggar & Co” “Big Brooklyn Red”
Plus:  Guest DJ “Jeff Young” supported by Stumps & Lee
7pm  –  Midnight
Tickets On Sale Soon…
Monthly Events:
First Friday: Zero Soul Night Out – Marcos, Rayleigh – next one 4th Feb

First Saturday: Soul On The Harbour, Jacksons Wharf, Ramsgate – next one 5th Feb

Third Saturday: The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford

Last Saturday : Disco Stomp, Jacksons Wharf, Ramsgate  –  next one TBC


Also recommended…

Most Friday Nights At …

Lot 75 , Shenfield,  DJ Graham Norton

Plazma, High Street, Wickford, DJ Geoff Grove

Both chaps play plenty of “our tunes” within their sets !

Do you know of any soulful, jazzy, funky gigs taking place in 2013 ? 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