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Neil Gits Some New Fans!

2nd March 2014
Posted by Neil Matthew

OK, well not “fans” exactly I guess – but my “Old Gits Soul Show” Facebook page has been nicely busy lately with some familiar names contributing ideas and forwarding comments on the programme and this week at least two new people unknown to me actually asking to join the group!

It’s a good way to get in contact while I am on air as if I do miss a message the Facebook comments usually come to my mobile phone too, whereas I am notorious for missing your emails and texts live whilst using other parts of the computer in the studio!

This week I am looking to hear from recent “converts” Myles Richardson, Jane O’Brien, Justine Walke-Vece and Mark Adams as well as playing some top requests suggested by Allan Roberts and Samantha Blyth. Join the soulful fun by tuning in this Monday LIVE from 7pm – 9pm – here’s what you missed last week, plus a fully updated list of soul gigs nearby and not too far from our town…

The Tunes

Leon Haywood    Don’t Push It Don’t Force It

Bill Summers    Straight To The Bank
Imagination    Music & Lights
Drifters    Can I Take You Home Little Girl
Michael Jackson    I Can’t Help It
Candi Staton    Victim
Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye    Stop Look Listen To Your Heart
Randy Crawford    Secret Combination
Detroit Spinners    One Of A Kind Love Affair
Evelyn Thomas    Weak Spot
Fat Larrys Band    Act Like You Know
Double Exposure    Everyman
Heath Brothers    Dreamin’
Lou Rawls    You’ve Made Me So Very Happy
Change    Let’s Go Together
Trammps    Where Do We Go From Here
Glen Goldsmith    Dreaming
Al Green    Love Is A Beautiful Thing
Denise Lasalle  – When We’re Making Love  
Yvonne Elliman  – I Can’t Get You Out Of My Mind
Jerry Cook    I Hurt On The Other Side
Earth Wind & Fire    Boogie Wonderland
Jones Girls    You Can’t Have My Love
Gary’s Gang    Do It At The Disco

Commodores    Machine Gun (Belabouche Edit)

The Gigs

Friday 7th March

(Every First Friday Of The Month)
“The Zero Soul Night Out”
Marcos Wine Bar, 30 Eastwood Road, Rayleigh
DJ: Bully & guest Matt Jackson
8.30pm    1am  ;  Free Entry
“Soul Funk & Disco From The 70s Upwards”
Saturday 8th March
“Soul By The Sea”
The Divers Arms, Central Parade, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 5JQ
DJs: Carl Hyde, Tom Edgar & Guests
8pm    1am   ;   Free Entry
Saturday 8th March
“Chic !” (Every Second Saturday)
The Crown, Billericay High Street
“Carwash Anthems, Soul & Disco Classics, Flare Flapping Funk…
…and Modern Soulful Sounds too”
DJs: MJ & Bully
Saturday 15th March
“The Drizabone Soul Family – Live !”
Britannia Theatre, Dickens World, Leviathan Way,
Chatham Maritime, Kent, ME4 4LL
Tickets £10 before 1st March, £15 after
7pm    11pm    after party till 3am
Saturday 15th March
“KTF Soul Club – 4th Anniversary Bash”
The Old Regent Ballroom, Corringham Road,
Stanford Le Hope, SS17 0AQ
7.30 pm    1am  ;  Tickets £6 In Advance, £8 OTD
DJs: Kev Lock, Soulful Sally & Drew Orr
Saturday 15th March
(Every 3rd Saturday of the month)
“Super Soul Saturday”
The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, CM2 0JT Chelmsford
DJ: Paul Eve (Caister) & Pete Collins & Hugsta
“The Very Best In Jazz-Funk, Soul & Boogie”
7.30pm –  Midnight   –  Free Entry
Friday 21st March
(3rd Friday of the month)
“Soulful Seduction”
The Woodmans Arms, Rayleigh, Thundersley, SS7 3TA
DJs: Bully & MJ
“70s 80s & 90s Soul, Funk & Disco Weekender Anthems & Club Classics”
Free Entry   ;   8.30pm – 1am
Saturday 22nd March
“Essex Funkers Spring Bash”
Harlow Town FC, The Pinnacles, CM19 5BE
DJs: Les Knott, Soundchaser, Marky P,The Bushbaby
Special Guest: Greg Edwards
Tickets £10    (07947)308326
Friday 28th March
(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
Free Entry  before 11pm –   8pm    1.30am
Friday 28th March
“Soul Uprising”
Olivers Bar, High Street, Hornchurch, RM12 4UW
DJs: Trish & Peter P plus guests
9pm    2am  ;  £5 On The Door
Friday 28th March
(Every Last Friday)
“Essex Funkers Soul Social Club”
Harlow Town FC, The Pinnacles, CM19 5BE
Tickets £5 : (07800) 724757  (07947) 308326
DJ: Les Knott
Sunday 30th March
(Every Last Sunday Of The Month)
“Sunday Soul Sessions”
The Victoria, Victoria Road, Romford, Essex, RM1 2PA
DJs: Tricia Butler, Bonnie DJ, Peter Poynton, Sandra C & guests
“Club Classics, Soulful House, Jazz-Funk, Reggae”
3pm  –  11pm – soulful family atmosphere
Supervised children over 5 years old welcome before 7pm !
Saturday 5th April
“Soul On The Harbour”
Jacksons Wharf, York Street, Ramsgate, Kent,
DJs: John Herbert & guests
8pm – 1am ;  Free Entry ;
Saturday 5th April
(Every First Saturday)
The Buddha Lounge, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1SJ
“All Things Soulful”
DJs: Karen “Kazzie D” Ager, Sandra Citizen Soul.
Gayle Lawless Dumont & Sara-Jane Rundel
£5 In Advance ; 10pm – 3am
Friday 18th April
“The Long Good Friday”
Stomp’s 5th Birthday Party
Firemen’s Club, Purfleet Road, Aveley, RM15 4DT
“Two Rooms Of Soul, Funk, Jazz & House”
DJs from Stomp Radio
5pm    2am  ;  Tickets £10
Saturday 19th April
“ Easter Soul ”
Banks Bar, Bank Street, Maidstone, Kent
DJs: Greg Edwards & Jeff Young
P.A.s: Real Thing & Odyssey
Tickets £20    Tel: (01622) 676799
Saturday 26th April
“Soul By The Jetty  – Caister warm Up Event !”
The Oysterfleet, Knightswick Road, Canvey Island, SS8 7RB
“No:1 Soul Club Outside London 2013 !”
DJs: Jonny Layton, Brian Kelly, Mark Messy
Special Guest: Fitzroy Da Buzzboy
“Top Quality Jazz-Funk & Soul and more…”
Wristbands £7 In Advance Only – (07989) 591399
“Keeping The Goldmine Spirit Alive On Canvey Island”
Saturday 26th April
“Soulful Seduction”
The Treacle Mine, Lodge Lane, Grays
“Soul & 90s Club Classics”
DJs: Mj & Bully
 21st – 23rd March 2014
“Clacton Soul Weekender”
The Esplanade Hotel, Clacton On Sea, CO151UU
23rd – 26th May 2014
“Bless The Funk Soul Weekender”
AZUR, Marina Pavillion, Hastings, TN38 OBU
Headline DJs: Greg Edwards, Brian Jay, Red Pepper
“Soul, Disco, Jazz-Funk & Classic Weekender Anthems”
Monthly Events:
First Friday: Zero Soul Night Out – Marcos, Rayleigh – next : 7th March
First Saturday: Soulsations, Buddha Lounge, Maidstone – next: 5th April
Second Saturday: Be Chic    The Crown, Billericay    next 8th March
Third Friday: Soulful Seduction, Woodmans Arms, Thundersley – next 21st March
Third Saturday: The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford – next 15th March
Last Sunday: Sunday Soul Sessions, Victoria, Romford    next 30th March
Last Friday: Soul Weekender Vibe, Ivory Rooms, Billericay  – next date 28th March
Last Friday: Essex Funkers Soul Social, Harlow  – next date 28th March
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 !
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