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Neil Gits Quizzing !

8th April 2023
Posted by Neil Matthew

It’s been just over three years since I last hosted a quiz as “the man on the mic”, full retirement being sadly confirmed in December 2021 – not that I have any regrets as I am now “living my best life” as I think they say these days ! I have actually popped into one or two pubs quietly and alone since then to sit in the corner with pen and paer, just to keep my brain alive – and done spectacularly averagely – but this week I became part of a team for the first time in ages …

With Nathan & his girlfriend Amy home from University for a few weeks, they wanted to meet up in the Easter break and thought it would be nice to have a meal and do a pub quiz together and thus “Team John Trivia-olta” was born ! Looking around the packed pub there were lots of hardcore regulars present and I didn’t rate our chances, but the two young’uns came up with some crucially correct answers between them and along with some very lucky breaks and this Old Git’s worldy quiz ezperience, after 3 rounds we had scored 37 out of a possible 40 points, having got 10/10 on our chosen Joker Round – no, not music but TV & Films !!

In the end, Science & Nature did for us, but “John Triviaolta” still ended up a very credible 2nd on the final table and we all went home having enjoyed a good evening together. I stepped back into retirement (for now!) from all things quizzy and returned to using my voice exclusively for duties as host of “The Old Gits Soul Show” each week. These are the tracks that I announced on air for you this week :

The Tunes – Monday 3rd April 2023

Bobby Thurston – You Got What It Takes

Sister Sledge – Lost In Music

We Are One X-Perience – If It Feels Good

The Sylvers – Boogie Fever

Shalamar – A Night To Remember

Commodores – Squeeze The Fruit

Stylistics – Na Na Is The Saddest Word

Drizabone Soul Family – I Fell Apart

Oneness Of Juju – Every Way But Loose

James Brown – Rapp Payback

Barry White – Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love Babe (Groovefunkel Remix)

Q – The Voice Of Q (Instrumental)

Velvelettes – Lonely Lonely Girl Am I

Kinky Foxx – So Different

Fatback – I Found Lovin’

Al Jarreau – Morning

Maysa ft Bluey – Good Morning Sunrise

Con Funk Shun – Text Me Tomorrow

Luther Vandross – So Amazing

Ola Onabule – You’d Better Believe

Joe Simon – Step By Step

Natalie Cole – Party Lights

Feel free to get in touch with your soulful request or just for a mention on the show – put a post on “The Old Gits Soul Show” page on Facebook, text (01268)833978 or message me via e-mail : [email protected].

The Old Gits Soul Show is broadcast LIVE from 7pm–9pm every Monday, repeated on Saturday evening from 5pm–7pm, on Gateway 97.8FM in Basildon & East Thurrock and available nationally via the Radio Player at Sky TV as well as online via You can listen on your smart speaker or your phone too … plus you can hear it again anytime you like via the “Listen Again” button on the Gateway website – just search “Cool Soul” !