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Neil Gits Nathan Back To School

7th September 2013
Posted by Neil Matthew

And that was summer !!!

You may well have read about our jaunts to Herne Bay, Hayling Island, Hastings, Clacton, Bournemouth & Southend over the last few weeks and how much fun we packed in, but this week it was nice to get back to normal – Nathan got to meet up with his school mates and start a new year and I got to enjoy some P & Q at home and catch up on many put off jobs !

It was also great to get back on air after taking the Bank Holiday off – a rare break for me – and when you check the playlist below I think you’ll agree I pulled out a few crackers for the return.

Listen yourself, today at 5pm and if the tunes whet your appetite for getting out & about with fellow soulful folk, then there’s plenty to choose from in the late list of “Recommended Old Gits Nights Out” – read on ….

The Tunes

Crown Heights Affair  –  You Gave Me Love

Jones Girls  –  Keep It Coming

SOS Band  –  Just Be Good To Me

Sam & Dave  –  I Thank You

Average White Band  –  Work To Do

Billy Griffin  –  Serious

R & J Stone  –  We Do It

Toni Braxton  –  Love Shoulda Brought You Home

Jimmy Williams  – All Of My Lovin’

Kandidate  –  Girls Girls Girls

Luther Vandross  –  Sugar & Spice

MFSB  –  Summertime & I’m Feeling Mellow 

Herb Alpert  –  Rotation

Melba Moore  –  Standing Right Here (Tom Moulton Remix)

Maxine Nightingale  –  Right Back Where We Started From

Sunburst Band – Twinkle

By All Means  –  The Feeling I Get

Midnight Star  –  Feels So Good

Ultra High Frequency  –  Incompatible

Fatback Band  –  Keep On Steppin’

David Sanborn  –  Lesley Ann 

The Gigs

Saturday 7th September (Every First Saturday)

“Soul On The Harbour ” Jacksons Wharf, York Street, Ramsgate

DJs: John Herbert, Paul Spickett plus guests

“70s 80s & 90s Soul & Jazz-Funk Anthems”

Free Admission   –   8pm – 1am

Saturday 7th September

“Treacle Mine Soul Night”

Treacle Mine, Lodge Lane, Grays, RM17 5PM

DJs: MJ & Bully (Soulful Seduction) play a special set of retro

Soul sounds with a twist of Motown & Philly !

Free Entry  –  8pm – Midnight

Saturday 7th September

“Jessica Knight – Singing Live !”

The Green Man, Herongate, A128, Brentwood

“Soul & Motown”

8.30pm  –  Free Entry

Saturday 14th September (Every 2nd Saturday Of the Month)

“Be Chic!”

The Crown, High Street, Billericay

Soulful Seduction DJs MJ & Bully present…

“Old Skool Soul, RnB, Carwash & Soulful Club Anthems”

8.30  –  12.30          Free Entry

Saturday14th September

“Soul Power!”

Sidneys Bar & Lounge, 545 Cranbrook Road, Gants Hill, IG2 6HE

DJs: Frostie Original, Scott James, Ricky Oatham,

Tony Fernandez, Tricia Butler, Richard Brown

8pm – 3am  ;  £8 All Night

Saturday 14th September

“Essex Funkers On The Road !”

The Waterfront, Bishops Stortford

DJs: Les Knott & Terry Munro

9pm  –  Late  ;  £5 On The Door

Saturday 14th September

“Soul By The Sea – 50th Birthday Special ! ”

The Divers Arms, Central Parade, Herne Bay, CT6 5JQ

DJs: Tom “Birthday Boy” Edgar, Carl Hyde & friends

“Funky Beats to Move Your Feet, Jazzy Vibes,

Northern Soul & A Touch Of Class !”

Free Entry  –   8.30pm – 1am

Friday 20th September

“Woodmans Soul Night”

The Woodmans Arms, Rayleigh Road, Thundersley, SS7 3TA

“Soulful Funky Grooves & Classic House Sounds Of The 80s”

DJs: MJ & Bully

8.30 pm  –  1am         –    Free Entry

Friday 20th September (Every 3rd Friday Of The Month)

“Friday Night Soul”

The Curlew Pub, Gandalfs Ride, South Woodham Ferrers

DJs: Ricky Oatham & Pete Smugger Smith

“Soul, Jazz-Funk, Motown, Old School, Northern, RnB…

..and everything in between !”

9pm start   –   Admission Free

Saturday 21st September

“Handbags & Gladrags”

Bar Plazma, High Street, Wickford

DJs: Scott James, Chris Alexander & Euan Bass

“Quality Soul, Funk , RnB & Soulful House”

£5 Entry   –

Saturday 21st September

“KTF Soul Club”

The Old Regent Ballroom, Corringham Road, Stanford Le Hope, SS17 0AQ

DJs: Mark Gurcha Collins & Keith Ewers plus the KTF team

7.30  –  1am  ;  Tickets £5 In Advance Only

Saturday 21st September

(Every 3rd Saturday of the month)

“Soul Night”

The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, CM2 0JT Chelmsford

DJ: Paul Eve (Caister)

7.30pm start   –  Free Entry

Sunday 22nd September

“Superstars Of Soul”

Ben & King plus Jimmy James & The Vagabonds live !

The Towngate Theatre, Basildon

7.30pm  –  £20   –  (01268)465465

Saturday 28th September (Every Last Saturday)

“Disco Stomp”

Jacksons Wharf, Ramsgate

DJs: John Herbert & Tommy Gun

“70s & 80s Disco Classics”

8pm  –  1am  ;  Free Entry

Sunday 29th September (Every Last Sunday Of The Month)

“Sunday Soul Sessions”

The Victoria, Victoria Road, Romford, Essex, RM1 2PA

DJs: Tricia Butler, Peter P, Richard Brown, Sandra C

Plus Guests: TBC

“Club Classics, Soulful House, Jaff-Funk, Reggae”

3pm  –  Midnight – soulful family atmosphere

Supervised children over 5 years old welcome before 7pm !

Friday 4th October 2013 (Every First Friday Of The Month)

“The Big Zero Soul Night”

Marco’s, 30 Eastwood Road, Rayleigh, SS67JQ

DJ Bully plus guests

“Old School Soul, Funk & Disco plus a sprinkling of Nu Soul &

Soulful House From The 70s Upwards”

“Weekender Anthems All The Way!”

Free Entry    –   8.30pm  – 1am

Saturday 12th October

“Haven Full Of Soul All-Dayer”

The Greenhouse Bar, Southend Golf Club

3pm  –  1am        –       Tickets £10

In aid of Haven Hospice, Family do, Under 16s free

Saturday 19th October


The Knot, Beach Road, Westgate on Sea, CT8 8AD

“Upfront & Classic Soul, Jazz-Funk, RnB, Soulful House”

DJs: Micky B, Paul French, Jason Anderson

8pm  –  1am  ;  Admission Free  ;  Rooms Available !

Thursday 7th November

“The Stylistics Greatest Hits Tour”

Towngate Theatre, Basildon

7.30pm   –   Tickets  £26


(Also on Wed 6th Nov at The Cliffs Pavillion)

Saturday 9th November

“The Team feat Angelo Starr”

The Palace Theatre, Southend-on-Sea

Special performance from Edwin Starr’s band

Marks 10th Anniversary of his death, feat son Angelo

Tickets £22     –     8pm start

(01702) 351135

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.