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Has anyone else noticed that when travelling back from Kent into Essex using one of the Dartford tunnels, you often get a large drop of water land on your windscreen about halfway across the river ? A tired brain coming back from yet another busy quiz night could imagine all sorts of things and after posting this scenario on Facebook, a couple of my listeners posted differing comments – Glenn said that it had happened to him with his top down, except the drop landed on his head, whilst Paul suggested a Sly Stallone disaster movie I should avoid at all costs called “Daylight” (look it up!). No, this hasn’t got much to do with my next Saturday repeat show but if you are tired & stressed or maybe just a born worrier, then maybe what you could do with is two hours of soothing soul, jazz-funk & disco music – hey ! There’s the connection ! And you can try the remedy yourself at 5pm tomorrow here on Gateway … 🙂

This Week’s Tunes

Mai Tai – History
Sisters Love – Give Me Your Love
Shalamar – I Can Make You Feel Good
Johnnie Taylor – Who’s Making Love ?
Cheryl Lynn – Star Love
Leon Huff – Tight Money
Whispers – Only You
Harold Melvin & Bluenotes -You Know How To Make Me Feel So Good
Maze – Changing Times
Chi-Lites – You Don’t Have To Go
Lou Rawls – Stop Me From Starting This Feeling
Gayle Adams – You Brought It On Yourself
Incognito – After The Fall
SOS Band – High Hopes
Loose Ends – Slow Down
Rose Royce – Do Your Dance
Zapp – Computer Love
Father’s Children – Hollywood Dreaming
Sidney Barnes – I Hurt On The Other Side
Luther Vandross – I Gave It Up When I Fell In Love
Rick James – Big Time (John Morales MnM Mix – Jski Edit)

Upcoming Gigs:

Friday 21st November
“Soulful Seduction” (every 3rd Friday)
Woodmans Arms, Thundersley, Essex, SS7 3TA
“Soul, Jazz-Funk & Club Anthems from the 70s upwards !”
DJs: Bully & MJ plus guest DJ Nick Gunn
8.30pm – 1.00am ; Free Entry
Over 25s – Smart Dress
https://www.facebook.com/events/1511977289058844/?fref=ts

Friday 21st November
“5 Star Soul !”
Orsett Hall, Prince Charles Avenue, Orsett, RM16 3HS
“Jazz Funk & Soul Night”
Guest DJ: Greg Edwards
7.30pm – 2 am ;
Last three events sold out ! Tel : (01375) 891402
www.imagoldminer.com/events
https://www.facebook.com/events/305335692985878/?fref=ts

Friday 21st November
“The SOS Band – LIVE!”
Plus: Gwen Dickey of Rose Royce
And Loose Ends feat Carl McIntosh
The Indigo 02, London
Doors open 7pm, Tickets from £32
http://www.theo2.co.uk/events/detail/sos-band-live
Saturday 22nd November
“The 5th Goldmine Reunion”
The Monico, Eastern Esplanade, Canvey Island, SS8 7DN
“Jazz Funk Soul & Rare Grooves”
Original Goldmine DJs: Chris Hill, Tom Holland,
Snowboy & Garry Dennis
Tickets £10 / £12.50 from www.wegottickets.com
£15 on the door if available
9pm – 3am ; Tel (07811) 111333
https://www.facebook.com/events/773746672688481/?fref=ts

Saturday 22nd November
“Soul At The Cherry”
The Cherry Tree, Queen Street, Warley, Brentwood, CM14 5JZ
“Soul Weekender Anthems, Jazz-Funk, Nu Soul,
Soulful House & Disco Classics”
DJs: Ian Holmes & David Bishop
8pm – 1am ; Free Entry
Tel (01277) 233576
https://www.facebook.com/events/583225701781977/?fref=ts

Saturday 22nd November
“Making Waves”
The Queen’s Head, Harbour Parade, Ramsgate, CT11 8LP
Soul Night with DJs Nigel Watson & Terry Brown
Free Entry ; 8pm – 1am
https://www.facebook.com/events/689811321115781/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Friday 28th November
(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 ;
Arrive before 10pm to avoid disappointment – Over 25s only
https://www.facebook.com/groups/575142429182187/?fref=ts
Friday 5th December
(Every First Friday Of The Month)
“The Zero Xmas Soul Night Out”
The Spread Eagle, High Street, Rayleigh, SS6 7EJ
DJ: Bully & Merv The Swerve
Plus Guest DJs: Brian “The Rev” Kelly & Lee “Fatbloke” Aldwinkle
8.30pm – 1am ; Free Entry ; Over 25s ;
“70s 80s & 90s Soul Jazz Funk Disco & Club Anthems”
https://www.facebook.com/events/887321637958536/

Friday 5th December
“Maldon Soul Night”
Maldon & Tiptree Football Club, Park Drive, Maldon, CM9 5JQ
Live Singer Reggie Manus plus DJ Johnny Famous & DJ Alex
“Soul, Funk, Disco & Motown from the 70s 80s & 90s”
8pm – Midnight ; £7 on the door ; Tel (07816) 412039
https://www.facebook.com/events/550175458449036/?fref=ts

Saturday 6th December
“Charity Xmas Ball”
Colchester Town Hall, High Street, Colchester
Featuring a live set by “Down To The Bone” !
Plus DJ John Douglas
8pm – 1am ; Dress Code: Black Tie / Ball Gowns

Sunday 7th December
“East Coast Soul”
East Coast Social, The Broadway, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 1TJ
“Live jazz in the afternoon followed by DJ Peter P”
Guest DJ : TBC
First Sunday each month, with guests on rotation
Free Admission ; 6pm start
https://www.facebook.com/events/650876671694245/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Friday 12th December
(Every 2nd Friday of the month)
“Soul Night Special”
Bar Zero, Western Road, Billericay, CM12 9DZ
“Soul Funk Disco & Old School Club Anthems from the 70s – 90s”
DJ: Bully (other top DJs on rotation on other Fridays)
Free Entry ; 9pm – 1am ;
Over 25s – Smart Casual Dress

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
www.musicmeltdown.co.uk
https://www.facebook.com/events/1420776998187365/?fref=ts

Saturday 13th December
“Stomp Xmas Party !”
Firemans Club, Purfleet Road, Aveley, RM15 4DT
All your favourite Stomp DJs playing the very best
In soul & funk across two rooms…
8pm – 2am ; Tickets £10
https://www.facebook.com/events/1480728258858102/?fref=ts

Saturday 13th December
“KTF Soul Club Festive Knees Up”
The Regent Ballroom (Downstairs), Corringham Road,
Stanford Le Hope, SS17 0AQ
“Quality Northern Soul”
DJs: Jim Hill, Keith Ewers, Gary Pettitt
7.30 pm – 1 am
Tickets £6 in advance (£8 on the door if any left)
https://www.facebook.com/events/1507640086145351/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Saturday 13th December
“The Basement”
Saks, Clifftown Road, Southend, SS1 1AB
DJs: Jeff Young, Gavin Page, Terry Matthews, Grumpy Brown
“A night of soul, funk, jazz & more..”
9pm – 3am ; £6 on the door
https://www.facebook.com/events/673993026047132/?fref=ts

Saturday 13th December
“Soul By The Sea – The Xmas Funker!”
The Divers Arms, Central Parade, Herne Bay, CT6 5JQ
DJs: Tom Edgar & Carl Hyde plus guests
7pm – 1am ; Free Entry
https://www.facebook.com/events/990270304323186/?fref=ts

Saturday 13th December
“Twisted Deal Xmas Party”
Astor Community Centre, Stanhope Road, Deal, Kent
“Northern Soul All Night !”
Let Your Heart Dance DJ Team
7.30pm start
https://www.facebook.com/events/1503260446591482/?fref=ts
Friday 19th December
“Soulful Seduction – The Xmas Big One ! ”
Woodmans Arms, Thundersley, Essex, SS7 3TA
“Soul, Jazz-Funk & Club Anthems from the 70s upwards !”
DJs: Bully & MJ plus Guest DJ Tony Matthews (Caister)
8.30pm – 1.00am ; Free Entry
Over 25s – Smart Dress
Tel: (01268) 755799 to book a meal
https://www.facebook.com/events/314455288733698/?fref=ts

Saturday 20th December
“Soul By The Jetty – Xmas Special”
Back at the original venue !!!
The Lobster Smack, Haven Road, Canvey Island, SS8 0NR
DJs: Jonny Layton, Mark Messent, Brian Kelly plus special guest
“New & Classic Jazz, Funk, Soul, Nu-Jazz, Soulful House & more…”
KEEPING THE GOLDMINE SPIRIT ALIVE ON CANVEY ISLAND !
8.00pm – 1.00 am ;
Entry by wristband only – £7 from www.musicmeltdown.co.uk
Or call/text (07989)591399 ; e-mail [email protected]
https://www.facebook.com/events/2347167775422491/?ref=6&ref_notif_type=plan_user_invited

Saturday 20th December
“Soulbay @ Xmas”
The Black Cat Club, Fort Hill, Margate, CT9 1HD
DJs: Paul French, Micky B, Jason Anderson
“Playing Soul, Funk, Jazz, Hip Hop, R&B, House & all things related & relevant”
9pm – 2am ;
https://www.facebook.com/events/759841827396607/?fref=ts

Saturday 20th December
(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

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:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/86403111481/?fref=ts

Friday 30th January
“Overdose Of Joy”
Chevaliers Suite, Havering Bowls Club, Harrow Lodge, Hornchurch, RM11 1JU
**Charity Soul Night for “Save The Children” **
“Weekender Anthems, Soulful Grooves, Jazz-Funk & Dance Anthems”
DJs: Paul Kidley, Elliot Mount, Lee Fatbloke,
Bully, MJ, Nick Gunn & Brian “The Rev” Kelly
8pm – 1am ; Tickets £10 in advance ; Smart Casual Dress
https://www.facebook.com/events/1496216377330048/?fref=ts

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

Weekenders:

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)
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
Weekly Events:
Fridays :

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

Monthly Events:
First Friday: Zero Soul Night Out – Spread Eagle, Rayleigh – next : 5th Dec
Third Friday: Soulful Seduction, Woodmans Arms, Thundersley – next 21st Nov
Second Saturday: Soul By The Sea, Divers Arms, Herne Bay – next 13th Dec
Third Saturday: The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford – next 15th Nov
Last Friday: Soul Weekender Vibe, Ivory Rooms, Billericay – next 28th Nov

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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