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Neil Gits On The Dancefloor

11th December 2013
Posted by Neil Matthew

It’s been a little while, but it was time I checked out another of the “Recommended Old Gits Nights Out” I promote on my show, so yesterday I made a fleeting visit to the “Hockley Soul Night” – and an even more fleeting visit to the floor when Stevie Wonder’s “Do I Do” came on, just to show Nathan how to dance “properly” you understand… 😉

It was great to meet up not just with DJ Geoff Grove, who played some fab 80s tunes in the hour we were there, but also one of my Facebook friends Samantha, who I hadn’t seen for a few years but listens to my show regularly – and this week has a special request included in the playlist! Hear her choice (and about 20 plus of mine!) on the LIVE show tomorrow (Monday) at 7pm, repeated at 5pm on Saturday. For collectors, here is the playlist from last week’s programme, along with a reminder of the rest of this year’s pre-xmas soul gigs…

The Tunes

Change    The Glow Of Love 
Lyn Collins    Rock Me Again & Again & Again
Dan Hartman  – This Is It
Sam & Dave    Soul Sister Brown Sugar
Slave    Feel My Love
Jones Girls    Dance Turned Into A Romance
Mary J Blige    Be Without You
Diana Ross & Supremes & Temptations – I’m Gonna Make You Love Me
Chocolate Milk    I’m Your Radio
Ollie & Jerry    Breakin’ (There’s No Stopping Us)
Band AKA    Grace
Loose Change    Straight From The Heart
Osmonds    One Bad Apple
Holland Dozier – I’m Gonna Kidnap Ya,Hijack Ya,Take What I Want
Sheila B Devotion    Spacer
Phylis Hyman    Tonight You & Me
Cool 2    Kinda Groovy
Billy Paul    You’re My Sweetness
Eddie McLoyd  – Once You Fall In Love
Wardell Piper  – The Power Of Love
Cerrone    Je Suis Music
TS Monk    Bon Bon Vie
Crusaders  –  Stomp & Buck Dance

The Gigs

Friday 13th December
“Xmas Killer Soul – With Kenny Thomas!”
Rayleigh Club Golf Resort
8.30pm    Ticket Info to follow…
Saturday 14th December
“Soul By The Jetty – Xmas Special!”
The Lobster Smack, Haven Road, Canvey Island
DJs: Jonny Layton, Brian Kelly & Mr Messy plus
Special Guest … Paul Clark
“Top Quality Jazz Funk & Soul …
…Keeping The Spirit Of the Goldmine Alive!”
Wristbands £5 each in advance only (07989) 591399
9pm    1am     See below for more details:
Saturday 14th December
“Handbags & Gladrags 2”
Bar Plazma, High Street, Wickford, SS12 9AT
DJs: Stretch Taylor, Brian Jay, Euan Bass, Gayle Lawless
9pm    2am
More Info to follow…
Saturday 14th December
“Essex Funkers Xmas Bash”
Harlow Town FC
Two rooms of funky soulful music provided by:
DJs: Les Knott, Marky Mark, Frostie, Terry Munro…
…and Scott Savill, Marky P, DJ Bushbaby
8pm –  1am   ;  Tickets £10
Saturday 14th December (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
Saturday 14th December
“Soul By The Sea”
The Divers Arms, Central Parade, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 5JQ
DJs: Tom Edgar, Carl Hyde & guests
8pm –  1am  ;  Free Entry
Friday 20th December
“The Woodmans Xmas Soul Special”
The Woodmans Arms, Rayleigh, Thundersely, SS7 3TA
DJs: Bully & MJ
“Nu Soul, Street Sounds, Soul & Funk Anthems, Soulful House & Ibiza Classics”
For ticket details visit:
Saturday 21ST December
(Every 3rd Saturday of the month)
“Super Soul Saturday”
The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, CM2 0JT Chelmsford
DJ: Paul Eve (Caister) & DJ Hugsta
7.30pm start   –  Free Entry
Saturday 21st December
“The Soul Factory – Live !”
Six piece old school jazz-funk & soul band
The Regent Ballroom, Corringham Road, Stanford-Le-Hope, SS17 0AQ
With guest DJ : Matt Jackson
7.30pm  – 1am  ;   Tickets £12
Contact : Shawnee Young (07884)496361
Tuesday 24th December
“Xmas Eve – Soul At The Manor”
The Berwick Manor, Rainham, RM13 9EL
DJs: Chris Alexander, Pete Collins, Scott James,
Mark Gurcha Collins , Sandra C & Richard Brown
“All Things Soulful & Funky”
8pm    1.30am  ;   £10 in advance, £15 OTD

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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