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Just passing through in a rush to remind you that I shall be LIVE on air with two hours of “Cool Soul” between 7 & 9pm this evening and of course the show will start with an absolute favourite song of mine from Sister Sledge by way of tribute to Joni of the group (above) who suddenly passed away this weekend at the far too young age of 60…

The “Vinyl Reminder”, “Tast 12”, “Old Gits Jazzy Bit” and “Soul Soothers” will all be present and correct amongst the regular varied features and to get you in the mood take a look below at last week’s playlist. I’ve also updated the gig list – although since I did that this morning I’ve now found FOUR more which you will have to listen to hear details of during the programme !!

The Tunes – Last Week

D Train – Walk On By
Chic – Le Freak
Kindred The Family Soul – Never Loved You More
Lenny Williams – Choosing You
Kashif – I’ve Been Missing You
Arthur Prysock – When Love Is New
Ray Goodman & Brown – Special Lady
Omar – Hold Me Closer
Serious Intention – You Don’t Know
Cashflow – Mine All Mine
Marc Staggers – Keep Those Fires Burning
Marvin Gaye – I Wanna Be Where You Are (re-edit)
Richard Elliott – In The Groove
Freda Payne – You Brought The Joy
Narada Michael Walden – Tonight I’m Alright
Sybil – My Love Is Guaranteed
Shaun Escoffery – Days Like This
Gwen McCrae – Let’s Straighten It Out
Aretha Franklin – You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman
The Glories – I Worship You Baby
Karyn White – Secret Rendez Vous
Soul Fusion Seven – Steppin’ Up My Love (T-Groove Remix)

The (nearly!) Up To Date Gigs !

Friday 17th March

(Every 3rd Friday of the month) “Soulful Seduction” The Bread & Cheese, London Road,Benfleet, Essex, SS7 1AA “Soul, Disco, RnB  & Old Skool Club Anthems, 70s – 90s” DJs: Bully & MJ

8.00pm  –  12.45am  ;  Free Entry ; Over 25s

https://www.facebook.com/events/1216607631727966/

 

Friday 17th March

(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

Bob Snow & Mark Mazarek

7.00pm  –  1.00 am  ;  £5 on the door ; Tel (01892) 544700

https://www.facebook.com/groups/thesoulkitchentw/

 

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1554442301262434&set=gm.1083083978485678&type=3&theater

 

Saturday 18th March

(Every 3rd Saturday of the month) “Super Soul Saturday” The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, CM2 0JT Chelmsford DJ: Paul Eve & Mick Jackson “The Best In Jazz-Funk and Soul”

7.30pm –  Midnight   –  Free Entry

https://www.facebook.com/events/1656251781057678/

 

 

 

Saturday 25th March

“The Frog March”

The George II, High Street, Hornchurch, RM12 4UW

“Soul & Funk All-Dayer In Memory Of DJ Froggy”

2pm  –  2am  ;  Free Entry

DJs: TBC

https://www.facebook.com/events/1894437320775266/

 

Saturday 25th March

“Soul Ascension”

Miles Bar, Harbour Parade, Ramsgate, CT11 8LN

DJs: Jay Anderson & Brian Jay

9.30pm  –  1.30am  ;  Free Entry

https://www.facebook.com/events/715017361988434/?active_tab=about

 

Sunday 26th March

“Sunday Soul Sessions”

Ilford Sports Club, Cricklefield Place, High Road, SevenKings

DJs: John Walcott, Eamonn Lorrimer, Mr C & Sandra Citizen Soul

Caribbean Cuisine available, Free Entry,  5pm  –  11pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/1674921002523378/

 

Friday 31st March

“Charity Soul Night”

Langdon Hills Golf & Country Club, Lower Dunton Road, Bulphan, RM14 3TY

*In aid of St Lukes Hospice, Macmillan Trust & Helping Dementia*

DJs: Fat Tel, Gavin Page, Ian Holmes, Kevin Hawkins,

Martin Lippross & other Guest DJs

7pm – 1am ; Tickets £10 ; Tel: Trevor at the golf club (01268) 548444

Email : [email protected]

https://www.facebook.com/events/382967918731375/

 

Saturday 1st April

(Every 1st Saturday Of the Month)

“Supersoul Saturday”

The Cock Tavern, High Street, Ongar, CM5 9AB

“The Very Best In Soul, Jazz & Funk !”

DJs: Paul Eve & Mick Jackson

7.30pm  –  12.30 am ; Free Entry

https://www.facebook.com/supersoulsaturdayongar/?hc_ref=SEARCH

 

Friday 7th April

“Funk Fiesta”

Langdon Hills Golf Club, Lower Dunton Road, Bulphan, RM14 3TY

“Funk, Soul & Jazz”

DJs: Ian Holmes, Mick Liste, Chris White & Les Knott

8pm  –  1am  ;  Over 35s only  ;  (07914) 115439

Early Bird Tickets £7 ; Advance Tickets £10 ; £15 on the door

www.wegottickets.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/810093852475451/

 

Friday 7th April

(Every 1st Friday Of the Month)

“The Big Zero Soul Night Out”

The Spread Eagle, High Street, Rayleigh, SS6 7EJ

DJs: Merve The Swerve & Brian Kelly plus guest

“70s 80s & 90s Soul, Jazz-Funk, Disco & Club Anthems”

8.30pm – 1.00am  ;  Free Entry

Tel: (01268) 775100

 

Friday 7th April

(Every 1st Friday Of the Month)

“Soul Weekender Vibe presents Essex Soul Sessions”

Marco’s Wine Bar, Eastwood Road, Rayleigh, SS6 7JQ

DJ: Simon “Whistles” Ford plus guest

“Soul, Disco, Funk, Re-Edits & Weekender Anthems”

Free Entry  ;  8.30pm – 1.30am

https://www.facebook.com/groups/575142429182187/

 

Saturday 8th April

(Every 2nd Saturday of the month)

“Soul By The Sea”

The Divers Arms, Central Parade, Herne Bay, CT6 5JQ

DJs: Tom Edgar, Pete Hayes & Tommy Boy

Plus guest DJ :

Free Entry  ;  8pm  –  1am

 

Saturday 8th April

(Every 2nd Saturday of the month)

“Brown Sugar”

The Spread Eagle, Queens Road, Brentwood, CM14 4HD

“Funk Soul & Disco Night”

DJ : Ben (Yours Truly)

8pm – Midnight ; Free Entry

https://www.facebook.com/BrentwoodSpreadEagle/?fref=ts

 

Friday 14th April

“The Long Good Friday”

Lana Mia Manor Hotel, Berwick Pond Road, Rainham, Essex, RM13 9EL

“8 hours of music in two rooms with the Stomp DJ team !”

5pm – 1.30 am  ;  Tickets £10

https://www.facebook.com/events/903637239773164/

 

 

 

Monday 17th April (Bank Holiday)

“Bless The Funk Afloat”

DJs: Brian Jay, Nils & Onx, DJ Len, Mellow A,

Andy Jackson, Dave Marley

“Five Hours of Soul on board The Golden Jubilee on the Thames”

http://btfafloat.weebly.com/

 

Friday 19th May

“Five Star Soul”

Orsett Hall, Prince Charles Avenue, RM16 3HS

Two Rooms : “Soul Pavillion Suite” “Jazz Funk Lounge”

DJs: Brian “The Rev” Kelly, Lee “Fatbloke” Aldwinkle,

Mark “Jazzbod” O’Brien, Mark Lee, Jon Ovel

Special Guest : Les Knott

7.30pm  –  1 am  –  Tickets £15 in advance

Tel: (01375)891402 – www.eventbrite.co.uk

https://www.facebook.com/events/871308603025108/

 

Saturday 27th May

“Soul Crusade Festival”

Garon Park, Eastern Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, SS2 4FA

Two Arenas featuring Soul II Soul, Kenny Thomas & Jocelyn Brown Live

DJs: Greg Edwards, John Leech, John Osbourne, Ronnie Herel

Fat Freddie M, Bigger & Calvin Francis

2pm start  –  11.30pm finish

Details on (07968) 779950

Tickets : www.skiddle.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/138255376660468/

 

 

Weekenders:

 

Bless The Funk

Friday 26th May, Sat 27th, Sun 28th

The Lemon Tree Hotel, Orwell Road, Clacton-on-Sea, CO15 1PS

DJs from JFSR

www.jfsr.co.uk

www.blessthefunk.co.uk

 

Margate Soul Festival 2017

Friday 4th Aug, Sat 5th Aug & Sun 6th Aug

*Candi Staton, Arrested Development, Gerardo Frisina*

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1765269347073504/

www.margatesoulfestival.co.uk

 

 

Weekly Events:

Fridays :

“Soul City”

The George II, High Street, Hornchurch, RM12 4UW

“Soul & Disco Classics, Motown & Caister Anthems”

DJs: Trish & Peter P

Free Entry ; 8pm  –  1am;

https://www.facebook.com/thegeorgeIIhornchurch/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheGeorgehornchurch/

 

 

Fridays:

“Old Skool Friday”

Bar Zero, Western Road, Billericay, CM12 9DZ

“Soul, Club Anthems ”

DJs on rotation : Deano, Geoff Lawrence, Mikey Porter, MJ

Free Entry  ;  8.30pm  –  1am  ;

Over 25’s  –  Smart Casual Dress

Tel: (01277) 656581

(also “Anthems Night” on Saturdays – DJ: Dave Rothwell

www.bar-zero.co.uk

 

Fridays :

“Classic Soul, Jazz & Funk Night”

Saturdays:

“Contemporary Soul & Club Classics”

The Chequers, Market Street, Old Harlow, CM17 0AH

Guest DJs each night  –  8.30pm – 1.00 am

Free Entry ; Over 30s ; Tel: (01279) 427302

https://www.facebook.com/The-Chequers-1708414582721885/

 

 

Monthly Events:
First Friday: Zero Soul Night Out – Spread Eagle, Rayleigh

First Friday: Essex Soul Sessions – Marco’s , Rayleigh

Third Friday: Soulful Seduction, Bread & Cheese, Benfleet

Third Friday: Soul Kitchen, Grey Lady, Tunbridge Wells

First Saturday: The Cock Tavern, High St, Ongar

Second Saturday: Soul By The Sea, Divers Arms, Herne Bay

Third Saturday: The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford

 

Do you know of any soulful, jazzy, funky gigs taking place in 2017 ? 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 www.gateway978.com from 7pm – 9pm every Monday – plus you can catch it again Saturday evening from 5pm – 7pm

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