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Neil Gits Overheated

26th July 2014
Posted by Neil Matthew

Phew ! El Scorchio !! I’m not a great fan of the hot weather and it’s been constantly over 20 degrees for what seems like months now which has made it very hard to keep on top of everything I have to do in between trying to sleep at night and nodding off on the sofa during the evenings. If ever I needed a dose of “Cool Soul” it was this week and though I can’t promise that listening to my show will lower the temperature near your speakers this evening, I’ve picked some cracking tunes that should make you feel more relaxed and bring back a few old memories. Hear them at 5pm today and then clear space in your schedule after work on Monday to check out the new show at 7pm…

The Tunes

Light Of The World – I Shot The Sheriff
The Dells – All About The Papers
Barry White – Let The Music Play
Johnny Nash – I Can See Clearly Now
Glenn Jones – Meet Me Halfway There
Oliver Cheatham – Bless The Ladies
Four Tops – It’s All In The Game
Fatback Band – Groovy Kind Of Day
9.9 – All Of Me Loves All Of You
Luther Vandross – I Really Didn’t Mean It
Commodores – Brick House
Brand New Heavies – Back To Love
Kenny G – Sade
Ohio Players – Funky Worm
Detroit Spinners – It’s A Shame
Marvin Gaye – Sanctified Lady
Stevie Wonder – You Haven’t Done Nothing
Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – Summertime
Heatwave – Sho Nuff Must Be Luv
Melvin Davis – You Made Me Over
The Underground Band – Time Is Running Out
Mica Paris – My One Temptation
Cuba Gooding – Disco Royale
Tower Of Power – Cruise Control

The Gigs

Saturday 26th July
“Soul At The Cherry”
The Cherry Tree, Queen St, Warley, Brentwood, CM14 5JZ
DJs: Ian Holmes & David Bishop
“Weekender Anthems, Jazz Funk & Disco Classics
Nu Soul & Soulful House”
8pm – 1am ; Free Entry ; Tel: (01277) 233576

Saturday 26th July
“KTF Soul Club Summer Social”
Downstairs at The Old Regency Ballroom, Corringham Road,
Stanford Le Hope, Essex, SS170AQ
7.30pm – 1.00 am
Tickets £6 In Advance, £8 on the door
More info at :

Sunday 27TH July
(Every Last Sunday Of The Month)
“Sunday Soul Sessions”
The Victoria, Victoria Road, Romford, Essex, RM1 2PA
DJs: Tricia Butler,Kevin Connolly, Peter Poyton
Sandra Citizen Soul & guest Tony Fernandez
“Club Classics, Soulful House, Jazz-Funk, Reggae”
3pm – 11pm– soulful family atmosphere
Supervised children over 5 years old welcome before 7pm !

Friday 1st August
(Every First Friday Of The Month)
“The Zero Soul Night Out”
** New Venue !!! **
Spread Eagle, High Street, Rayleigh, SS6 7EJ
DJ: Bully & guest Merv The Swerve
8.30pm – 1am ; Free Entry ; Tel: (01268) 775100
“The best in funk, soul, disco, r’n’b & old skool anthems from the 70s 80s& 90s”

Margate Soul Weekend 2014
Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd August
DJs & Live acts indoors & outdoors in the cultural quarter
8pm – 2am Friday, 12 pm – 2am Sat & Sun.
Wristband purchase advised for access to events
Live Acts: Cool Million, Natasha Watts, Laura Jackson,
Westcoast Soulstars, Baltic Soul Band & more …
Special New Closing Party on Sunday !!
Westcoast Bar & Grill, King Street, Margate
Omar & Band Live plus DJs: Grumpy Brown, Frostie,
Tony Fernandez & guests
More details & wristbands from

Friday 8th August
(Every Second Friday)
“Soul Night Special”
Bar Zero, Western Road, Billericay, CM12 9DZ
DJ: Bully
“Soul Funk Disco, Old Skool, Club Anthems, 70s – 90s”
Over 25s Only ; Free Entry ; 9pm – 1am ;

Saturday 9th August
“Soul Ladies Live !”
The White Hart Inn, Bridge Road, Moreton, CM5 0LH
“Soul & Motown Classics”
8.30pm start – Free Entry
Tel: (01277) 890890

Friday 15th August
“Soulful Seduction”
Woodmans Arms, Thundersley, Essex, SS7 3TA
“Modern & Classic Soul, Funk, Disco & Club Anthems
DJs: Bully & MJ plus guest DJ Merv The Swerve
8.30pm – 1.00am ; Free Entry

Saturday 16th August
(Every 3rd Saturday of the month)
“Super Soul Saturday”
The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, CM2 0JT Chelmsford
DJ: Paul Eve & Hugsta
“The Very Best In Jazz-Funk, Soul & Boogie”
7.30pm – Midnight – Free Entry

Saturday 16th August
“Soul By The Sea”
The Divers Arms, Central Parade, Herne Bay, CT65JQ
DJs: Carl Hyde & Tom Edgar
8pm – 1am – Free Entry

Sunday 17th August
“Sunday Soul Sessions – Garden Party”
Golden Fleece, Capel Road, Wanstead
Nearest tube stations – Wanstead Park & Woodgrange Road
DJs: Tricia Butler, Peter Poynton, Sandra C & guest James Anthony
“Club Classics, Soul, House, Jazz-Funk & Reggae”
3pm – 11pm ; Free Entry
Children welcome ; dogs on short leads too !
Wheelchair friendly

Saturday 23rd August
“Hayling Island Summer Soul Reunion”
Firemen’s Club, Purfleet Road, Aveley, RM154DT
Family Fun Day with BBQ, bouncy castle & 5-a-side footy
Plus two rooms of DJs playing soul music !
2pm – 2am ; Tickets £15 or £10 with a HSW wristband

Saturday 23rd August
“Club Classics At The Black Prince”
Holiday Inn, A2, Bexley
DJ: Steve Kite and guests – 2 rooms of music
“80s Soul Funk Boogie & Disco, 90s House & R’n’B Classics”
Over 25s ; 8pm – 2am ; Wristbands only £8 in advance

Saturday 23rd August
“The Soul Capital”
OMG Bar, Bexley Village, DA5 1LA
DJs: Gracy G, Funky & Silva playing
70s 80s 90s & 00s Anthems”
8pm – 2am ; £10 in advance, £15 on the door
Tel: (07982) 244650

Sunday 24th August
“Summer Soul Fiesta”
The Cromwell Manor, Watt Tyler Lane, Pitsea, SS16 4UH
1pm – 1am – All-Dayer!
Tickets £15 in advance, £20 On The Door
Headline DJ: Greg Edwards
Plus: Garry Dennis, James Anthony, Colin Hudd, Andy John,
Cosmic, Fat tel, Chris White, Gavin Page, Ian Sellers & Birdy
“Two rooms of soul, funk, jazz & soulful house”

Friday 29th August
(Every Last Friday)
“Soul Weekender Vibe”
Ivory Rooms, Laindon Road, Billericay, CM12 9LD
“The Best In Soul, Funk, Rare Grooves & Weekender Anthems”
DJs: Simon “Whistles” Ford & Nick Aravis
Free Entry before 11pm – 8pm – 1.30am

Friday 29th August
“Five Star Soul”, Orsett Hall, Princes Avenue, Orsett, RM16 3HS
The South East’s Premier Jazz Funk & Soul Event
Two rooms of DJs & Live Acts
7.30 pm – 2am ; Tel (01375) 891402
More info to follow nearer the date…

Saturday 30th August
“Soul By The Jetty – Beach Party”
The Oysterfleet, Knightswick Road, Canvey Island, SS8 7RB
DJs: Jonny Layton, Mark Messent, Brian Kelly plus guests:
Jazzbod & Paul Clark
“100% jazz-funk & soul with a sprinkling of nu-jaz & soulful house”
8.30pm – 1.00 am ; wristbands £7 from

Saturday 30th August
“Summer Soul”
Banks Bar, Banks Street, Maidstone, ME14 1SJ
Imagination & Jaki Graham – live on the Terrace !
Plus DJs: Greg Edwards & Jeff Young
8pm – 2am
Tickets £25 (Standard) or £35 (VIP)
Tel: (01622)676799

Wednesday 10th September
“Martha Reeves & The Vandellas – LIVE !”
Towngate Theatre, Basildon
7.30pm start ; Tickets £21
Tel : (01268) 465 465

Thursday 18th September
Friday 19th September
“The O’Jays – Live!”
Celebrating 50 Years Of Soul
The Indigo O2, London
7pm – 10pm
After Party till 2am with DJs playing
“Disco, Soul & Funk Classics”
Seated & Standing Tickets Available at
Saturday 27th September
“Soulful Seduction”
The Treacle Mine, Grays
“80s Club Classics & Soul Anthems, 90s RnB & Soulful House”
DJs: MJ & Bully
8pm till late ; Free Entry
Hayling Island Summer Soul Weekender 2
Friday 4th Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th July
Featuring Shirley Jones of the Jones Girls
Plus Carol Thompson – live !
Full details at:

Bless The Funk 2015
Friday 22nd May – Monday 25th
The Azur, Hastings
“Soul Anthems,Jazz-Funk & Boogie, Classic Soul & Motown,
Northern, 2-Step, RnB, Funky & Soulful House Classics,etc”
Weekly Event:
Fridays : “Soul Night Special”
Bar Zero, Western Road, Billericay, CM12 9DZ
DJs: Paul Kidley, Bully, Mikey Porter & guests on rotation
Monthly Events:
First Friday: Zero Soul Night Out – Spread Eagle, Rayleigh – next : 1st Aug
Third Friday: Soulful Seduction, Woodmans Arms, Thundersley – next 15th Aug
Third Saturday: The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford – next 16th Aug
Last Sunday: Sunday Soul Sessions, Victoria, Romford – next 27th July
Last Friday: Soul Weekender Vibe, Ivory Rooms, Billericay – next 29th Aug

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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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