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Neil Gits Over Excited !

5th December 2015
Posted by Neil Matthew

With Nathan’s new school routine and me being mega busy with work at this time of year, chances for us to get together in his bedroom and play FIFA16 on the X-Box have had to be grabbed with both hands and savoured lately ! One game alone just isn’t enough and this Thursday’s session was an epic one – I won’t bore you with all the details of each match, but suffice to say I came out on top (which is a rarity in itself!) by the very slimmest of margins in a “Best Of Three”. Perhaps, I shouldn’t have celebrated quite as wildly and loudly as I did, as it was a fair bit past his normal bedtime and he was getting a bit “tired & emotional”, but … hey … such is the thrill of the game ! The neighbours might have something to say about it too on reflection … 🙁

So, after a busy weekend partying and quizzing and all the prep beforehand on top of the fun & games at home, a super soulful chillout on the radio is absolute bliss each Monday and if you need a couple of hours “time out” with some fine 70s & 80s soul, jazz-funk & disco tunes before then – good news ! The show is repeated on Saturdays at 5pm – have a listen today and treat yourself … 🙂

The Tunes

Trammps – Disco Inferno
Roberta Flack – Don’t Make Me Wait Too Long
Oliver Cheatham – Get Down Saturday Night
Temptations – You’re My Everything
Heatwave – Ain’t No Half Steppin’
Diane Marsh – Promise
Teddy Pendergrass – The Whole Town’s Laughing At Me
Tim Owens – Here In My Heart
Crown Heights Affair – Use Your Body & Soul
Barry White – What Am I Gonna Do With You
Change – Mutual Attraction
Walter Beasley – Jump On It
Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs – Being Without You
The Limit – Say Yeah
Splendour – Special Lady
Billy Ocean – L.O.D. (Love On Delivery)
Rudi Wilburn – You Are Love (T Groove Single Mix)
Victor Willis – Follow Through
Miles Jaye – Heaven
Carl Marshall & The S.D’s – Crazy
Imagination – Changes
Brass Construction – International

The Gigs

Thursday 10th December
“Kenny Thomas – Live !”
Bar Zero, Western Road, Billericay, CM12 9DZ
Tickets £10 in advance
Tel: (01277) 656581 for more details

Saturday 12th December
“Soul By The Jetty”
Lobster Smack (Upstairs), Haven Road, Canvey island, SS8 0NR
DJs: Jonny Layton, Mark Messent, Brian Kelly & guests …
Tony Matthews & Jazzbod
“100% Soul, Funk & Jazzy Grooves”
Wristband entry only – £7 ;
Text (07989) 591399 ; 8pm – 1am

Saturday 12th December
“Stomp’s Big Xmas Party!”
Essex Sports Village, Purfleet Road, Aveley, RM15 4DT
8pm – Late ; Tickets £10 in advance, more on the door…

Saturday 12th December
“Essex Funkers Xmas Bash”
Harlow Town Football Club
DJs: Les Knott, Frostie, Chris Brown
DJ Dab & John Searle
Wristbands £10 in advance or £12 on the door
Tel: (07800) 724757 / (07791) 995670

Saturday 12th December
“KTF Soul Club Festive Knees Up!”
Downstairs at The Old Regent, Stanford Le Hope, SS17 0AQ
“Northern Soul plus 60s RnB / Motown”
7.30pm – 1.00am
DJs: Mick Love & Jim Hill
Advance tickets £6 – including a free CD ! £10 OTD …
Tel: Danny (07895) 538835

Saturday 12th December
(Every Second Saturday)
“Soul By The Sea”
Divers Arms, Central Parade, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 5JQ
DJs: Tom Edgar & Peter Hayes plus Carl Hyde
Free Admission – 7.40pm – Late

Friday 18th December
“The Signatures Northern Soul Xmas Party!”
The Blue Beat Room, Billericay Town FC,
Blunts Wall Road, CM12 9SA
8pm start ; Tickets £10 in advance

Friday 18th December
(every third Friday)
“Soulful Seduction ”
Woodmans Arms, Thundersley, Essex, SS7 3TA
“Funk Soul Boogie House & more !”
DJs: Bully & MJ plus guest DJ
8.00pm – 1.00am ; Free Entry
Over 30s – Smart Dress – Arrive Early !!

Friday 18th December
The Grey Lady Music Lounge, The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 5TW
(Every 3rd Friday of the month)
“Rare Soul Night”
DJs: John Browne, Paul Bain, Tracey Shaw plus guests
7.30 – 1.30 am ; Tickets £5 on the door ; Tel (01892) 544700

Saturday 19th December
(Every 3rd Saturday of the month)
“Super Soul Saturday”
The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, CM2 0JT Chelmsford
DJ: Paul Eve & Hugsta plus guest DJ
“The Very Best In Soul, Jazz-Funk, Boogie & Old School RnB”
7.30pm – Midnight – Free Entry

Saturday 19th December
“Ultimate Xmas Party”
Live In Concert : Cheryl Lynn & Evelyn Champagne King
Indigo O2, London, SE10 0AX
Doors 7pm ; Show 9pm
Tickets from £33.60

Thursday 31st December
“New Years Eve at SoulCity”
The George II, High Street, Hornchurch, RM12 4UW
DJs: Trish & Peter P plus guests
8pm – 3am ; Tickets £5 from the bar or DJs

Do you know of any soulful, jazzy, funky gigs taking place in 2015 ? 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 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