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Neil Gits Out Of Ink

18th May 2019
Posted by Neil Matthew

Unless you have incredibly sensitive ears, you won’t have noticed that there was something ever so slightly different in my presentation of the show last Monday ! You see, throughout the two hours I was almost subconsciously aware that something just wasn’t quite right in the studio and it was starting to bug me. Normally I am very meticulous with my preparations for the programme, getting into the studio at least half an hour early to set everything up, but whilst I had done that as usual, still there was something amiss. And about 30 minutes in it clicked … my playlist was printed in red ink !! Obviously it is normally in black, but having been ultra busy in “the office” lately, I missed my trigger to order a new black ink cartridge and ran right out in the afternoon, so it had to be done in another colour. Mystery solved !! You can listen again to see if you can hear the moment when the penny drops by tuning in at 5pm this Saturday for the weekly repeat play … or just hear the show as often as you want (!) by using our “Listen Again” feature. Here are the latest tunes :

This Week’s :

Stone City Band – Ladies Choice
Jacksons – Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)
Teddy B – I Can’t Help Myself (Nigel Lowis 12” Mix )
GQ – Make My Dream A Reality
Aquarian Dream – Phoenix
Facey featuring Katherine Ellis – Feelin’ Love
Stevie Wonder – Knocks Me Off My Feet
Glenn Jones – Everlasting Love
Morrissey Mullen – Come & Get Me
Bobby Thurston – Check Out The Groove
Bobby Byrd – I Know You Got Soul
Kashif – I’ve Been Missing You
Ramsey Lewis – Spring High
MF Robots – Skeletons
Johnnie Taylor – Disco Lady
Gladys Knight & The Pips – Midnight Train To Georgia
James & Bobby Purify – I’m Your Puppet
Preston Glass : Phil Perry & Melba Moore – Survival Kit
Francisca Thomas – Clouds In My Mirror
Patti Austin – If We’re Not In Love
Kejam ft Juanita Wynn – Let It Go
Al Jarreau – Trouble In Paradise
Marqueal Jordan feat. Frank McComb – The Edge

Last Week’s:

Sylvester – You Make Me Feel Mighty Real
Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes – Where Are All My Friends
Marc Staggers – Swing It Baby (John Morales M & M Mix)
Crusaders – Street Life
Touch Of Class – Let Me Be Your Everything
Los Charlys Orchestra feat Xantone Blacq – You Said
Freddie Jackson – Tasty Love
Newlands & Mather – If The Sun Don’t Rise
Manhattan Transfer – Who What When Where Why
Cameo – Single Life
Lew Kirton – Talk To Me
L J featuring Snowboy – The Art Of Love (Parts 1 & 2)
Patti Austin – More Today Than Yesterday
Detroit Spinners – Could It Be I’m Falling In Love
Detroit Emeralds – Feel The Need In Me
O’Jays – Love Train
Teddy B – I Can’t Help Myself
Angel Rose – One Friend
Romina Johnson – Rise
Jermaine Robbins – Get Up
Aretha Franklin – Who’s Zooming Who
Gaz – Sing Sing

Recommended Old Gits Nights Out

Saturday 18th May
(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 25th May
“Shalamar Plus Special Guests Odyssey”
Garon Park, Eastern Avenue, Southend-On-Sea, SS2 4FA
“Full Live Concert featuring Howard Hewett, Jeffrey Daniel & Carolyn Griffey”
Also appearing Light Of The World & Harry Cambridge as Luther Vandross,
Natasha Watts
Plus DJs: Ian Reading & John Osborne
2pm – 11.30pm
Early Bird Tickets £20

Sunday 26th May
(Last Sunday of Each Month)
“Over Roast Of Joy”
Frankies Wine Bar, Station Lane, Hornchurch, RM2 6JL
“Soul, Weekender Anthems & Soulful House”
DJ : Paul Kidley & Sam Green
Special Guests : Simon Van Oz & Max Fernandez
Free Entry ; 4pm – 1am

Sunday 26th May
“Soul Session Sunday”
The Hoy & Helmet, High Street, Benfleet, SS7 1NA
“New Rare & Classic Soul Funk & R’n’B”
7pm start with DJ Chickawowwow

Friday 31st May
“5 Star Soul with Tony Momrelle Live !”
The Orsett Hall, Prince Charle Avenue, Orsett, RM16 3HS
“Two Rooms : Soul Pavillion & Jazz Funk Lounge”
DJs: Brian Kelly, John Ovel & Lee Alder
Plus full live band in concert
7.30pm – 1.00am ; Over 30s
Tickets £20 in advance, £25 on the door

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

Saturday 1st June
“Jackie Wilson Says Live”
The Maritime Rooms, Cliffs Pavillion, Westliff-on-Sea
8pm start
Details at

Friday 7th June
(Every 1st Friday Of the Month)
“The Big Zero Friday Night Out”
The Spread Eagle, High Street, Rayleigh, SS6 7EJ
DJs: Merve The Swerve & Brian Kelly plus guest Zero DJs
“Old Skool Soul, Dance, House, R’n’B,Hip Hop, Disco & more…”
8.30pm – 1.30am ; Free Entry…

Saturday 8th June
“KTF Soul Club Summer Sizzler”
Old Regent Ballroom (Upstairs), Corringham Road, Stanford Le Hope,SS17 0AQ
“Northern Soul, Motown, R’n’B and a splash of Latin”
Guest DJs: Alfie Linney & Pat Murphy
Tickets £7 in advance ; 7.30pm – 1am

Friday 14th June
“Club Classics”
The Arlington Ballroom, Leigh on Sea
DJs: Merv Griffiths & Brian Kelly
8pm – 1am
Tickets : £7 each or 4 for £20
Tel: (01702) 711350

Saturday 15th June
(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 15th June
“Soul By The Sea”
The Hampton Inn, Western Esplanade, Herne Bay, CT6 8DL
“Soul Funk Disco & Groove”
DJs: Disco Dolly, Purple Hayes, Mr Mundy & DJ Jazzman
8pm – Midnight ; Free Entry

Friday 21st June
(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 21st June
(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 TBC
7.00pm – 1.00 am ; £5 on the door ; Tel (01892) 544700

Sunday 30th June
(Last Sunday of Each Month)
“Over Roast Of Joy”
Frankies Wine Bar, Station Lane, Hornchurch, RM2 6JL
“Soul, Weekender Anthems & Soulful House”
DJ : Paul Kidley & Sam Green
Special Guest : Tony Matthews
Free Entry ; 5.30pm – 11pm

Friday 5th July
“Real Thing, Loose Ends & Shakatak”
Cliffs Pavillion, Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 7RA
8pm – 11pm ; Tickets £24, £29 or £31
(01702) 351135

Saturday 6th July
“Liquid Spirit – Glitz & Glam Festival”
Fox & Hounds, Church Road, Ramsden Heath, Billericay, CM11 1PW
“Soulful House,Disco, Soul, R’n’B, Old School Anthems”
DJs: Ronnie Herel, Stretch Taylor, Paul Clark, Danny T,
Marie Garaccio, Paul Kidley, Max Fernandez & DJ Coxy
Special Guest : Brandon Block
Live PA from Lifford
2pm – Midnight ; Over 21s
Tickets £15 or £12 Early Bird offer

Friday 19th July
“Soul Odyssey”
M & B Sports & Social Club, Dagenham Road, Romford, RM7 0QX
DJs Gary Walden, Gary Fish & Tony Treble
“Soul, Funk, Disco, Nu Soul & Soulful House”
Tickets £6 in advance or £10 on the door

Saturday 27th July
“Kent Soul Sessions All Dayer”
Tjs Pub, Milton Road, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 2RF
DJs: Roni O’Brien, Simon Van Os, Ian Holmes, Ian Gray
Paul Hamilton, James Howarth, Elliott Mount, Paul Kidley
Brian Kelly, Mark Messent, Mark O’Brien
More details to follow at :

Saturday 24th August
“Soul By The Jetty – Beach Party”
Lobster Smack, Haven Road, Canvey Island, SS8 0NR
“Soul, Jazz, Funk, Soulful House, Boogie & More..”
DJs: Jonny Layton, Brian Kelly, Mark Messent
Guest: Paul Clark
8pm – 1am ; Wristbands £7 in advance only
email: [email protected]
Text : (07960) 217136

Sunday 25th August
“Overdose Of Joy All Dayer”
Top Meadow Golf Club & Hotel, Fen Lane, North Ockendon, RM14 3PR
DJs: Paul Kidley, Sam Green, Elliott Mount, Bully, Nick Gunn,
Steve Kite, Lee Fatloke, Danny T, James Anthony
Live PA by : Imaani
3pm – 1am ; Tickets £20
*Supporting The Indee Rose Trust & Joni’s Army Charities

Weekenders :

Friday 28th – Sunday 30th June
“Hayling Island Summer Soul Weekender 7”
Mill Rythe Holiday Village, Hayling Island, Hampshire
3 Rooms Of Music including :
“Soul, Funk, Jazz, R’n’B, Soulful House, Neo Soul
Modern Soul, Rare Groove, Northern Soul & Reggae”
“3 Nights Accomodation inc Breakfast & Evening Meals & Event Pass = £199”
Tel : (02392) 460044

Margate Soul Festival 2019
Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th August
Including: Saturday : LIVE : Light Of The World – Incognito”
Sunday : James D Train Williams / Cool Million
Omar / Janet Kay / Steve Nichol (Loose Ends)

Weekly Events:
Fridays :
“Glitter Fridays”
The Rising Sun, High Street, Hornchurch, RM12 4UW
“Soul, House, Disco, R’n’B , Club Classics”
DJ : Peter P and guests
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
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 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” !