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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

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

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
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
£15 on the door if available
9pm – 3am ; Tel (07811) 111333

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

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

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
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”

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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
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

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…”
8.00pm – 1.00 am ;
Entry by wristband only – £7 from
Or call/text (07989)591399 ; e-mail [email protected]

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 ;

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:

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

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

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 from 7pm – 9pm every Monday – plus you can catch it again Saturday evening from 5pm – 7pm

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