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3rd November 2018
Posted by Neil Matthew

If I have planned this correctly, you should be reading this right in the middle of the Saturday “Repeat Play” of my show ! Yes, I am having a better week than some recently, getting things done and sometimes at the right time too 😉  I have had a fair bit to sort out this week in my “Retro Quiz Night” world, planning events, discussing new ones and checking out possible future venues, then on top of all that my 15 year old son quit his football team of the last three years in a bid to “move up the ladder” towards eventual Premier League status and International recognition, so I have been making enquiries re a new club for him to join – his life would apparently end if he doesn’t play once a week !!

Meanwhile, the tunes are flowing out of Gateway 97.8 … You can see the current playlist below, but if you did miss both airing this week have a fiddle about with out “Listen Again” feature and don’t forget there will be a new LIVE show this Monday from 7-9pm …

The Tunes

Jay W McGee – When We Party (Uptown Downtown)
Coffee – Casanova
Marc Staggers feat Nia Simmons – I’ll Do Anything For You (Remix)
Stargard – Which Way’s Up
Chic – You Can Get By (Womack Re-work)
La Famille – All Night Long
Sade – By Your Side
Lori Williams – Where’s That Smile
Taste Of Honey – We’ve Got The Groove
Hi Tension – British Hustle
Tom Browne – Funkin’ For Jamaica (M & M Mix)
Mezzoforte – Rockall
Regina Belle – Good Lovin’
Adeva – I Thank You
Black Box – Ride On Time
D.Mills feat Vanjess – Unexpected Love
Rose Vincent & Carmichael Musiclover – Hold It Down
Roberta Flack – Feel Like Making Love
Ronnie Laws – Tomorrow
Lou Donaldson – Sassy Soul Strut

The Gigs

Saturday 3rd November
(1st Saturday of each month)
“Chelmsford City Soul”
Barista, Duke Street, Chelmsford, CM1 1JA
DJs: John Peters & John Douglas
Free Entry ; 9pm – 2am ; Over 30s Only

Saturday 10th November
(Every 2nd Saturday of the month)
“Brown Sugar”
The Spread Eagle, Queens Road, Brentwood, CM14 4HD
“Funk Soul & Disco Night”
DJ Yours Truly (Ben)
7pm – Midnight ; Free Entry

Saturday 10th November
(Every 2nd Saturday of the month)
“Funky Beats For Your Soulful Feet”
Vibe, Central Parade, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 5JG
DJs : Tom G Edgar, Tommy Boy & Alan Champs
8pm – Midnight ; Free Entry before 10pm

Wednesday 14th November
“Eban Brown (ex-Stylistics Lead Singer) Live!”
Reids Bar, Laindon Road, Billericay, CM12 9LD
7.30pm start ; Tickets on (01277) 632378
£10 General Admission or £39.95 3-course meal package

Friday 16th November
(Every 3rd Friday of the month)
“Soulful Seduction”
The Bread & Cheese, London Road,Benfleet, Essex, SS7 1AA
“100% Soul, Funk, Disco & Old Skool Club Anthems”
DJs: Bully & MJ
8.00pm – 1 am ; Free Entry ; Over 25s

Friday 16th November
(Every 3rd Friday of the month)
“Soul Kitchen”
The Grey Lady Music Lounge, The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 5TW
“Rare 60s & 70s Soul Night”
DJs: John Browne, Tracy Shaw & guests
7.00pm – 1.00 am ; £5 on the door ; Tel (01892) 544700

Friday 16th November
“5 Star Soul”
Orsett Hall, Prince Charles Avenue, Orsett, RM16 3HS
DJs: Brian “The Rev” Kelly, Mark Messent, Jon Ovel
Mark Lee, Lee Fatbloke Alder & Special Guest : Jazzbod
Two rooms : “Soul Pavillion” & “Jazz Funk Lounge”
7.30pm – 1.00 am ; Tickets £15 via Eventbrite – Tel (01375)891402

Saturday 17th November
(Every 3rd Saturday of the month)
“Super Soul Saturday”
The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, CM2 0JT
DJ: Paul Eve & Mick Jackson
“The Very Best In Jazz Funk & Soul”
7.30pm – Midnight – Free Entry

Saturday 17th November
“Soul & Motown Night”
The Old Garrison Pub, Campfield Road, Shoeburyness, SS3 9BX
DJs: Daniel Hill & Neil Matthew
“60s 70s & 80s Soul Favourites!”
7pm – Midnight

Sunday 25th November
(Last Sunday of the month)
“Over-roast Of Joy!”
Frankies Wine Bar, Station Lane, Hornchurch, RM2 6JL
DJ: Paul Kidley & guests
“Soul Weekend Anthems & Soulful House”
5.30pm – 11.30 pm ; Free Entry

Friday 30th November
“Killer Soul”
Chichester Hotel, Old London Road,Wickford, SS11 8UE
“The Zero DJ Team In Attendance – Big Soul Party!”
8pm – 1am ; Tickets available now :

Friday 30th November
“Back In Time”
The Edge Bar & Restaurant, High Pavement, Basildon, SS14 1EA
“Old School Disco & 80s Club Classics”
DJs: Wayne D
8pm – 1am (Free Entry before 9pm – £5 after)
Tel (01268) 280755

Saturday 1st December
“ Liquid Spirit 3”
Capones Nightclub, Benfleet, SS7 1QB
“Soulful House, RnB, Soul & Old Skool Anthems”
DJs: Ronnie Herel, Stretch Taylor, Danny T
Max Fernandez & DJ Coxy
8pm – 2am ; Tickets Available soon …

Friday 7th December
(Every 1st Friday Of the Month)
“The Big Zero Soul Night Out”
The Spread Eagle, High Street, Rayleigh, SS6 7EJ
DJs: Merve The Swerve plus guests
“Old Skool Soul & Club Anthems, R’n’B & more…”
8.30pm – 1.00am ; Free Entry
Tel: (01268) 775100

Friday 7th December
“An Evening With The Soul Ladies & The Collective”
Sawbridgeworth Memorial Hall, The Forebury, Knight Street, CM21 9BD
“8 Piece Essential Live Soul, Motown & Disco Band”
Bring your own booze !
Tickets £15

Saturday 8th December
“Soul At The Edge – Xmas Extravaganza”
The Edge Bar & Restaurant, High Pavement, Basildon, SS14 1EA
DJs: Wayne D, Brian “The Rev” Kelly & Mick Jackson
“The Very Best Soul, Jazz-Funk & Soulful House”
8pm – 1am ; Tickets £7 in advance, £10 on the door
Tel: (07526)633963

Saturday 8th December
“ Essex Funkers Xmas Bash”
Canons Brook Golf Club, Elizabeth Way, Harlow, CM19 5BE
DJs: Les Knott, Jonny Layton, Gary Hawk, John Searle, Dab
7pm – 1am ; Tickets £10 (07791) 995670

Saturday 22nd December
“Xmas Soul Fiesta”
Langdon Hills Golf & Country Club, Lower Dunton Road, RM14 3TY
Three Rooms Of Tunes :
1 – Soul Funk & Jazz
2 – Soulful House, R’n’B & Hip Hop
3 – Reggae, Latin, Afrobeat & Jazz Dance
DJs: Aitch B, Brian Kelly, Colin Barnaby, Ian Holmes
June Furlong, Simon Van Os, Bigger, Chris White
Garry Dennis, Jeff Young & Mick Cooper
Tickets £15 in advance ; £20 on the door

Monday 31st December
“ The Edge New Years Eve Party ”
The Edge, High Pavement, Basildon, SS14 1EA
DJs: Wayne D & Gary Walden
“Party, Disco & Old Skool Club Classics”
8pm – 1.30am ; Tickets £10 in advance

Friday 1st February 2019
“Overdose Of Joy”
Top meadow Golf Club, Fen lane, North Ockendon, RM14 3PR
“Modern & Classic Soul, Weekender Anthems & Soulful House”
DJs: Elliot M, Nick Gunn, Lee Fatbloke, Paul Kidley, Bully & Jon Jules
Special PA : “ Louise Mehan of SouLutions ”
7.30pm – 1am
Tickets £15 (from 1/11/18)

Saturday 25th May 2019
“Shalamar Plus Special Guests”
Garon Park, Eastern Avenue, Southend-On-Sea, SS2 4FA
“Full Live Concert featuring Howard Hewett, Jeffrey Daniel & Carolyn Griffey”
2pm – 11.30pm – Other acts to be confirmed
Early Bird Tickets £20

Weekenders :

Friday 18th – Sunday 20th January 2019
“Clacton Soul Weekender Reunion 2019”
Marks Tey Hotel, Colchester, CO6 1DU
“Two rooms of 70s & 80s Modern Soul, Boogie & Jazz Funk”
DJs Include : Tony Fernandez, Sara Jane Rundel, Frostie
Richard Felstead, Paul Clark & Brian Jay
2pm Friday through to 2pm Sunday

Friday 8th – Sunday 10th March 2019
“Hayling Island Spring Soul & Reggae Weekender”
Mill Rythe Holiday Village, Hayling Island, Hampshire
“Live Concert by Bitty McLean plus Winston reedy & Leroy Simmonds”
Two Rooms Of Music :
1) Reggae : Current, Revival & Bashment
2) Soul : Rare Groove, Independent & Classic 70s 80s & 90s
5pm on Friday night to 2am Monday morning
Margate Soul Festival 2019
Dates confirmed as Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th August

Caister 2019 :
Dates TBC …

Weekly Events:
Fridays :
“Feelgood Fridays”
The George II, High Street, Hornchurch, RM12 4UW
Room 1: “Soul,Disco, Funk & Boogie”
Room 2: “House Grooves & Old Skool”
Free Entry ; 8pm – 1am;

Monthly Events:
First Friday: Zero Soul Night Out – Spread Eagle, Rayleigh
Third Friday: Soulful Seduction, Bread & Cheese, Benfleet
Third Friday: Soul Kitchen, Grey Lady, Tunbridge Wells
Second Saturday: Brown Sugar, Spread Eagle, Brentwood
Second Saturday: Funky Beats For Your Soulful Feet, Vibe, Herne Bay
Third Saturday: The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford
Last Sunday: Overroast Of Joy, Frankies, Hornchurch

Do you know of any soulful, jazzy, funky gigs taking place in 2018 or 2019 ? Let me know the details whether you are a DJ , promoter 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, also repeated on Saturday evening from 5pm–7pm, plus you can hear it again anytime you like via the “Listen Again” button on the Gateway website … search “Cool Soul” !