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Neil Gits To Revisit The Riviera

20th August 2016
Posted by Neil Matthew

It seems much longer than 5 days since I was last in the studio live hosting this week’s show – but then I’ve been a very busy boy ! In the last two days alone I’ve taken a boat trip from Plymouth Harbour and up the River Tamar, stretched my legs walking around the seafront and up and down the pier at Paignton, played two rounds of golf at Broadsands (well, pitch & putt at least! ) and had the almost obligatory game of “Pirate Adventure Golf” with Nathan – yes, it was annual “N Team Road Trip” time !! Add into the equation 647 miles of driving around Devon & up and down the M4, M5 & M25 and much indulgent eating and drinking along the way and you can see how last Monday fades into oblivion !

However, no there’s no need for me to try and remember it through the misty haze of visions from the English Riviera as the show is going out right now between 5pm & 7pm as usual on a Saturday for its repeat play. Check out the playlist below and have a listen – you can almost hear the sea 😉

The Tunes

Phylis Hyman – Under Your Spell
Quincy Jones – Razzamatazz
Detroit Spinners – Knack For Me
Al Jarreau – Breaking Away
Broomfield – Is It So Hard
Snowboy & The Latin Section – Better (feat Jen Kearney)
SOS Band – Tell Me If You Still Care
Vanessa Bell Armstrong – You Make Me Wanna Love Again
Live Band – A Chance For Hope
Marvin Gaye – Got To Give It Up
Side Effect – Always There
Norman Connors – Stella
Trevor Walters – Stuck On You
Princess – Say I’m Your Number One
Saturday Night Band – Come On Dance Dance
Kai & Kyle – Home
Jeff Redd – Love High
Patti Labelle & Michael McDonald – On My Own
Marc Staggers – Let Me Be The One
Maxine Nightingale – Bringing Out The Girl In Me

The Gigs

Saturday 20th August
(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
Sunday 21st August
“A Taste Of Soul By The Sea”
The Divers Arms, Central Parade, Herne Bay, CT6 5JQ
DJs: Tom Edgar, Pete Hayes & Tommy Boy
6pm – 10pm ; Free Entry
Saturday 27th August
“Soul By The Jetty – Summer Beach Party”
Upstairs at the Lobster Smack, Haven Road, Canvey Island, SS8 0NR
DJs: Jonny Layton, Mark Messent, Brian Kelly &
Special Guest James Anthony (Jetty Debut !)
“Jazz, Funk, Soul with Nu-Jazz & Soulful House & more…”
Wristband Entry Only – Available at £7
Tel: (07989) 591399 ; email: [email protected]
Saturday 27th August
“Music For Grown Ups”
The Waterfront, Harbour Parade, Ramsgate, CT11 8LP
DJ: Lee Aitch
“Classic Soul, Disco, Funk, Boogie, Motown, Reggae
& Jazz Funk from the 60s 70s & 80s”
10pm – 3am ; Free Entry
Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th August
“Atlantis 40th Anniversay Reunion”
The Westcoast, King Street, Margate
DJs: Rossiter & Dexter, Clive Saffery, Paul French
Penny Webb, David Cooper
“Soul & Jazz-Funk”
£10 tickets in advance only
Sunday 28th August
“Making Memories – Soul All-Dayer”
*In aid of MacMillan Cancer Care*
Gardeners Arms & K Bar, Hart Street, Brentwood, CM14 4AX
DJs : Kevin Hawkins, Gary Walden, Pete Collins
Simon Whistles Ford, Tricia Butler, Glen Nudd & Neville
3pm – 12.30am ; Entry £10 donation
Sunday 28th August / Monday 29th August
“The Havering Show”
Harrow Lodge Park, Hornchurch
Sun: Jocelyn Brown
Mon: Real Thing
Two days of family events with varied music acts.
Soul stars headline !
11am – 6pm ; Free Entry
Friday 2nd September
“The Big Zero Soul Night Out”
(Every First Friday Of the Month)
The Spread Eagle, High Street, Rayleigh, SS6 7EJ
DJs: Merve The Swerve & Brian Kelly
“70s 80s & 90s Soul, Jazz-Funk, Disco & Club Anthems”
8.30pm – 1.00am ; Free Entry
Tel: (01268) 775100
Friday 2nd September
“Essex Soul Sessions”
Marco’s Wine Bar, Eastwood Road, Rayleigh, SS6 7JQ
DJ: Simon “Whistles” Ford plus guests
“Soul, Disco, Funk & Weekender Anthems”
Free Entry ; 8.30pm – 2.00am
Saturday 3rd September
“Soul Special”
Miles Bar, Harbour Parade, Ramsgate, CT11 8LN
DJs: Jeff Young, Micky B & Gavin Page
10pm – 2am ; Free Entry
Friday 9th September
“5 Star Soul”
Orsett Hall, Prince Charles Avenue, RM16 3HS
DJs: Brian “The Rev” Kelly, Lee “Fatbloke” Aldwinkle
Jon Ovel, Mark Lee, Ian Johns & Special Guest: Mick Jackson
Two Rooms: Soul Pavillion & Jazz-Funk Lounge
7.30pm – 2.00am ; Over 30s only
Tel: (01375) 891402 for more details or go to:
Saturday 10th September
“Soul By The Sea”
The Divers Arms, Central Parade, Herne Bay, CT6 5JQ
DJs: Tom Edgar, Pete Hayes & Tommy Boy
Free Entry ; 8pm – 1am
Friday 16th September
(every third Friday)
“Soulful Seduction ”
The Bread & Cheese, Benfleet, Essex
“Soul, Funk, Disco, Jazz-Funk, RnB, Old Skool Club Tunes !”
DJs: Bully & MJ
8.00pm – 1.00am ; Free Entry
Friday 16th September
“Soul Kitchen”
The Grey Lady Music Lounge, The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 5TW
(Every 3rd Friday of the month)
“Rare Soul Night”
DJs: John Browne, Tracy Shaw & guests
7.30 – 1.30 am ; £5; Tel (01892) 544700
Saturday 24th September
“KTF Soul Club”
Upstairs at the Old Regent Ballroom, Stanford Le Hope
DJs: Gary Thurgood & John Madams & KTF team
“Northern Soul Event”
First 100 tickets priced at £6
7.30pm – 1am
Saturday 24th September
“Soul By The Sea”
The Ship, Leigh On Sea
DJs: Garry Dennis, Michael “Birdy” Bird
Chris White & Micky “Liste” Cooper
“Soul, Jazz, Latin, Hip-Hop & Soulful House”
8pm – 1am ; £7 on the door
Wednesday 26th October
“The Hamish Stuart Band – Live”
Maritime Rooms, Cliffs Pavillion, Westcliff-on-Sea
Former singer & guitarist with the Average White Band
Tickets £18 – Tel: (01702) 351135
TBC – watch this space !
Weekly Events:
Fridays :
“Soul City”
George II, High Street, Hornchurch, RM12 4UW
“Top Soul & Disco Tunes From The 70s 80s & 90s”
DJs: Peter P & Trish
Free Entry ; 8pm – 2am;
“Old Skool Friday”
Bar Zero, Western Road, Billericay, CM12 9DZ
“Soul, Funk, Disco, R’n’B & 90s Club Anthems ”
DJs on rotation : Jon Jules, Bully, Mikey Porter, MJ
Free Entry ; 8.30pm – 1am ;
Over 25’s – Smart Dress
Fridays :
“Soul Night”
The Chequers, Market Street, Old Harlow, CM17 0AH
“70s & 80s Soul Funk & Disco / 80s & 90s House Classics”
8.30pm – 1.00am ; Free Entry ; Over 30s
(They also have a soul night on Saturdays sometimes too)
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
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 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