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Neil Gits Overstretched…

12th December 2015
Posted by Neil Matthew

It happens every year, same time … Xmas ! We all know it’s coming, it never changes, but still we get in a fluster and struggle more and more as Dec 25th approaches to get everything done. I am no different – with a huge workload this month and the same amount of time still in my already busy life, I have now got beyond the point where some important jobs will have to be left till New Year to the point where I am wondering if the REALLY important jobs will actually get done without sacrificing hours of sleep !! Not good …

However, my Monday evening soul show rolls on relentlessly and will be there for you over the next three weeks as usual, with a slightly “festive” selection this Monday, then two special shows – “The Old Git’s Best Bits” and “The New Gits Soul Show”  – on December 21st & 28th respectively. Today (Saturday) you can catch up on the latest episode, repeated at 5pm – enjoy it ! 🙂

The Tunes

War – Me & Baby Brother
Rose Royce – Still In Love
Three Degrees – Year Of Decision
Sam Cooke – Having A Party
Al Jarreau – Boogie Down
Matthew Winchester – The Other Side (Grand Cru AM Mix)
Manhattans – Kiss & Say Goodbye
Heston – To The Sky
Tavares – Deeper In Love
Vesta Williams – Once Bitten Twice Shy
Tata Vega – Get It Up For Love
Angela Bofill – People Make The World Go Round
Vibraphonic – The Bounce
Laura Lee – Crumbs Off The Table
Kool & The Gang – Get Down On It (Extended Remix)
Level 42 – Love Games
Juan Laya & Jorge Montiel Feat. Mikie Blak – The Boogie Is Back
Ann Nesby – What A Lovely Evening
Stephanie Mills – Don’t Stop Doin’ Whatcha Doin
Barrino Brothers – I Shall Not Be Moved
Silver Convention – Everybody’s Talking Bout Love
Orlando Johnson & Trance – Turn The Music On

Xmas Gigs !

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

Sunday 20th December
“Soulbeat Xmas All-Dayer”
Northern Belle, Mansion Street, Margate, Kent
Live PA from McCrei
Soulbeat DJ team
11am – 10pm
“Everything Soulful & Funky”
Free Entry

Sunday 27th December
“Xmas Sunday Soul Special”
Miles Bar, Ramsgate, Kent
DJs: Micky B, Jay Anderson, Paul French & Matt B
Free Admission
8pm – 1am
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 2016 ? 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