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Neil Gits Out Of The Old Routine

16th June 2012
Posted by Neil Matthew

I always feel that there’s little point in being self-employed (as I am) if you can’t once in a while just wake up, get out of bed and do just what you feel for the day and push all the work stuff to one side – you’re the boss, who’s going to come down on you ?!  So on Thursday I did pretty much just that, at least after dropping Nathan to school. An overdue trim of what’s left of my hair, a quick shower back home, a wander round Essex’s new Capital City (it didn’t look any different from when it was our County Town!)  and a handy lunch time meal deal of something not very healthy at all. Then the rest of the day was spent watching Disney DVDs and Euro 2012 with “mini me” , raiding the fridge at regular intervals, then finally catching up with Corrie and Facebook before an early night (for a change!!)

I can’t have a quiet word with your boss to allow you to do the same, but I can recommend tuning in this Saturday at 5pm for a couple of hours of fabulous soul, jazz-funk & disco to achieve a similarly pleasing , relaxing affect – see below  what goodies are available to your ears…

The Tunes:
George Benson  –  Feel Like Making Love
SOS Band  –  Take Your Time (Do It Right)
Fatback Band  –  Do The Spanish Hustle
Temptations  –  The Way You Do The Things You Do
Stevie Wonder  –  All Day Sucker
Atlantic Starr  –  Love Me Down
Dorothy Moore  –  Misty Blue
Dionne Warwick  –  Walk On By
Patti Austin  –  The Heat Of Heat
Gap Band  –  Big Fun
Garys Gang  –  Let’s Lovedance Tonight
Sister Sledge  –  All American Girls
Hiroshi Fukamura with Sadao Watanabe  –  Hunt Up Wind
Kool & The Gang  –  Funky Stuff
Shannon  –  Sweet Somebody
En Vogue  –  Give It Up Turn It Loose
Quincy Jones  –  Just Once
Webster Lewis  –  The Love You Give To Me
Phylis Hyman  –  Kiss You All Over
Three Degrees  –  When Will I See You Again (Tom Moulton Remix)
Skipworth & Turner  –  Thinking About Your Love
Level 42  –  Love Meeting Love (Instrumental)

The Gigs:

Saturday 16th June
“Soul By The Sea”
The Divers Arms, Herne Bay Seafront, Kent
DJs: Carl Hyde, Tom “The G Man” Edgar, Johnny Herbert
7.30 pm start
“Soul, Funk and Boogie all the way!”

Friday 22nd June
“Killer Soul – 8”
Lords Golf & Country Club, Hullbridge Road, Rayleigh
“Jazz Funk, Soul & Dancefloor Anthems”
DJs: Ian Reading, Jon Jules, Mikey Porter & more…
8pm  –   1am    –  Three Rooms Of Tunes !
More details at:

Saturday 23rd June
“Soulful Seduction”
The Silver Jubilee, Link Road, Canvey Island, SS8 9QA
DJs: Bully & Stevie B
“Dance Soul Disco & Club Classics”
8pm – Late     –    Free Admission

Saturday 23rd June (next one 25th Aug)
“Soul By The Jetty – June Special”
The Lobster Smack, Haven Road, Canvey Island
DJs: Jonny Layton, Mr Messy, Brian Kelly
Special Guest: Paul Clark
£5 – Advance Wristbands Only Tel: (07989) 591399

Saturday 23rd June
“Folk With Soul”
The Ship, Leigh-on-Sea
Fund raiser for Bosom Pals Breast Cancer Charity
Part of the Old Leigh Folk Festival Weekend !
Outside from 12 Noon – 6pm
Inside Upstairs  6pm   –  1am
DJs: include Gavin Page, Grumpy Brown & Stavros

Saturday 23rd June
“Four Seasons Of Soul”
The Britainnia, Fort Hill, Margate, CT9 1HH
DJs: Chris Bangs, Pete Collins, Micky B, Jason Anderson
Paul French & Jasper
8pm  –  1am

Saturday 23rd June
“Street Soul”
Henrys Bar, Romford Road, Aveley, RM15 4XB
9 – 2 am   –   £5 On The Door  –  (01708) 864042
DJs: Andy Davies, Steve Kite, Ginger Tony
Special Guest: Bob Jeffries

Friday 29th June
“Soul Night”
The Qube, Crouch Street, Colchester
DJ: Shaft & Kev James
9pm – 2am    –   Admission £3
“Soul, Jazz, Funk, Disco, RnB & Soulful House”

Saturday 30th June ? (last Saturday every month)
Soul At The Pavillion,
Pavillion Room, Cliffs Pavillion, Southend
DJs: Gary Turner, Snowboy & Bob Jones
“Rare Groove, Soul & Jazz-Funk”
£10 on the door   –   9pm  –  2am

Saturday 28th July
“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

Monthly Events:
First Friday: Zero Soul Night Out – Marcos, Rayleigh – next one July 6th
Last Friday: The Qube, Crouch St, Colchester  – next one 29th June
Last Saturday: Disco Stomp, Jacksons Wharf, Ramsgate – next 30TH June

Bi-Monthly Events:
Soul By The Jetty – next one 23rd June
2012 Dates:  25th Aug (Guest : Nick Aravis)
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 : 3rd June
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 !

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