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Neil Gits Noodles From Ned

3rd August 2012
Posted by Neil Matthew

Now, “The Old Gits Soul Show” is all about the music, the classic tunes from the soul-jazz-funk-disco ear of the 70s & 80s, but a regular reader of this blog or listener to the show will note an underlying theme each week – FOOD !!! Nathan and I look forward to our time in the studio each Monday, not just because of the tunes and the banter, but also because of our weekly treat at one of the Basildon area’s many eateries … and we tried a new one last Monday, “Ned’s Noodles” . So many times we’ve walked past on the way to the loo either before or after the show, that it was only a matter of time before we made a point of visiting for some nosh. No, this isn’t going to be a review – but suffice to say we enjoyed it ! And it hardly had an adverse effect on the show either as you can see from the list of tasty tunes we got through afterwards … 😉

The Tunes:

Brothers Johnson  –  Stomp
Brass Construction  –  Changin’
Freeez  –  Southern Freeez
Detroit Emeralds  –  You Want It You Got It
Heatwave  –  Lettin’ It Loose
Diana Ross  –  Tenderness
Odyssey  – If You’re Looking For A Way Out
Anita Baker  –  Talk To Me
D Train  –  D Train Theme
Jacksons  –  Walk Right Now
Cool Million feat Peggy Blu  –  When We Loved
John Handy  –  Hard Work
Saundra Phillips  –  Miss Fatback
Light Of The World  –  Swingin’
O’Jays  –  I Love Music (Tom Moulton Remix)
Freddie Jackson  –  Nice n Slow
Surface  –  Closer Than Friends
Mica Paris  –  My One Temptation
Chairmen Of The Board  –  You
Sybil Thomas  –  Rescue Me
Gloria Jones  –  A Woman Is A Woman
Chic  –  Funny Bone

The Gigs:

Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th August
“The Official Margate Soul Weekend”
Sat Night 4th Aug –   Headline Act:
With the Baltic Soul Orchestra plus support from
The West Coast Soul Stars
PA by Ingrid Allman (Freeez)

DJs across the weekend include:
Greg Edwards, James Anthony, Roni O’Brien, Chris Bangs, Micky B, Jonny Layton, Jason Anderson, Pete Collins, Nick Aravis, Paul French, Grumpy Brown & Rookie Penny!
The Venues involved are:
The Westcoast Bar, The Brittannia, Milo, Rokka, The Lighthouse, Coast Bar, Barnacles & The Ruby Lounge –   and of course… The Piazza – the outside arena !
Kick – off : 8pm Friday, Final Whistle: 2am Monday morning !
Weekend Hotline (07596) 563194
For more info visit

Friday 3rd August
“Hitsville – The Sound Of Motown”
The Welcome Club, Victoria Road, Stanford Le Hope
“Top Motown Tribute Band – Hitsville”
Plus support from the KTF Soul Club DJs
7.30 pm – 1am   –   Tickets £10
Telephone Danny (07895) 538835

Saturday 11th August (and every 1st Saturday of the month)
“Soul On The Harbour”
Jacksons Wharf, York Street, Ramsgate
“Upfront & Classic Soul & Jazz-Funk”
Free Entry    –   8pm – 1am
Guest DJs: TBC

Saturday 11th August
“Essex Funkers Summer Soul Bash”
Harlow Town FC, Barrows Farm Stadium, Elizabeth Way, CM19 5BE
DJs: Les Knott & guests Louis Martin & Terry Munro
8   –  2am   –  Tickets £8 in advance, £12 OTD
Tel: (07800)724757  or  (07795)243385

Saturday 25th August (next one 20th Oct)
“Soul By The Jetty – Beach Party!”
The Lobster Smack, Haven Road, Canvey Island
DJs: Jonny Layton, Mr Messy, Brian Kelly
Special Guest: Nick Aravis
£5 – Advance Wristbands Only Tel: (07989) 591399

Saturday 25th August
“Back To The Groove”
The Wheatsheaf, Margate
DJ Lee H presents a night of…
“Classic Soul, Jazz-Funk Stompers and Caister Anthems”
Free Entry  –  8pm – Midnight
More details at

Sunday 26th August
“Soulbay Bank Holiday All-Dayer”
The Knot, 20. Beach Road, Westgate-on-Sea, Kent CT8 8AD
DJs: Paul French, Chris Bangs, Micky B & Jason Anderson
“Soul, Sun & the Sea – BBQ, Great Music & Great People!”
4pm  –  Midnight          –        Free Entry

Friday 31st August
The Waterlounge, Water Lane, Bishops Stortford, CM23 2JZ
DJ Paul Crowley with Special Guest
“Funk & Soul Classics With That Weekender Vibe!”
9pm  –  2  am         –       Free Entry All Night !

Saturday 1st September (Also 24th Nov)
“Summer Soul Night”
The Treacle Mine, Grays
Free Entry – 8pm til late
DJs: Bully & MJ
“70s & 80s Soul Funk & Disco plus 90s Club Classics”

Saturday 1st September (and Saturday 24th November)
“Soulful Seduction”
The Treacle Mine, Lodge Lane, Grays
DJs: Matt J & Bully
Free Admission   –   8pm – 12 Midnight
“70s & 80s Soul Funk & Disco / 90s Club Classics”

Friday September 7th
“Zero Soul Night”
Marco’s Wine Bar, 30 Eastwood Road, Rayleigh
DJs : Bully & Guests
“Caister  Anthems, Gold Mine Favourites & Zero 6 Classics”
Free Entry    –   8.30pm  – 1am

Friday 14th September
“Killer Soul IX”
Lords Golf & Country Club, Rayleigh
Three rooms of tunes with the Zero DJ team
Details to follow…

Saturday 13th October
“Hockley Soul Night”
Hockley Community Centre, Westminster Drive
DJ: Geoff Grove
Details to follow…

Friday 12th – Sunday 14th October
“The 1st Embassy Soul Weekender”
Marks Tey Hotel, London Road, CO6 1DU
“The Best Soul Funk Jazz & Latin Music”
DJs Include: Fitzroy Da Buzzboy, Ash Selecter, Marky Mark
Booking details on (01206) 214808
Or for more info on prices, facilities & DJs visit…

Friday 12th – Sunday 14th October
“Bless The Funk Weekender” (2)
Esplanade Hotel, Marine Parade East, Clacton-on-Sea
“Three days of soul & funk anthems”
7pm Friday, 12 Noon Saturday, 12 Noon Sunday
£20 per person, further details at

Every Other Saturday:

Love Canvey Soul
Bar Monico, Canvey Seafront
8pm – 2am – Free Admission
Tony D with Guest Djs & Live Acts
“Jazz, Funk, Soul, Old Skool, Disco, Boogie, Motown & Reggae”
**Check with the venue for dates (01268) 683026**

Monthly Events:
First Friday: Zero Soul Night Out – Marcos, Rayleigh – next one Sept 7th
Last Friday: The Qube, Crouch St, Colchester  – next one 31st August
First Saturday: Roberts Live Lounge, Colchester – next one 4th August
First Saturday: Soul On The Harbour, Jacksons Wharf,Ramsgate – next one 11th August (then 1/9)
Last Saturday: Disco Stomp, Jacksons Wharf, Ramsgate – next 25th August

Bi-Monthly Events:
Soul By The Jetty – next one 25th Aug
2012 Dates:
20th Oct (Ginger Tony)                                                                                              15th Dec (Tony Matthews)

And don’t forget…
Live Jazz at The Inn On The Green, Mountnessing Road, Billericay
Every 1st Sunday Of The Month
1pm – 4pm   –  Free Admission
Next Date : 5th August
If you enjoy the show, then the chances are you will like what happens each month here with music provided by The Dan Banks Duo

Also recommended…
Friday Nights At …
Lot 75 , Shenfield,  DJ Graham Norton
Plazma, High Street, Wickford, DJ Geoff Grove
Both chaps play plenty of “our tunes” within their sets !

Do you know of any soulful, jazzy, funky gigs taking place in 2012 ? 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 voice/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