Neil Gits Nathan Back To School

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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.


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