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Neil Gits School Holiday Stress!

27th July 2013
Posted by Neil Matthew

Only three days of the school hols so far and already my head is spinning! Trying to balance getting the day to day stuff done and enjoying some fun time out with Nathan is always quite tricky and though the “fun” has gone well with trips to Adventure Island in Southend and a spontaneous trip to the Olympic Stadium for the athletics on free tickets, I am now waaaaaaay behind with jobs in “the office”! 🙁  However, last Monday, all was as normal and you can hear me presenting a super selection of soul, jazz-funk & disco from back then on the repeat play this evening at 5pm. I had another good response on Facebook, with many listeners chilling to the tunes in the garden after work! Why  not search me out on there and join “The Old Gits Soul Show” group and join in some fun banter each Monday during the first airing of the show between 7pm & 9pm?

The Tunes

Cherelle & Alexander O’Neal    Saturday Love
Valentine Brothers    Money’s Too Tight To Mention 
Osibisa    Sunshine Day
Javells  feat Nosmo King – Goodbye Nothing To Say
First Choice    One Step Away
Gloria Gaynor    This Love Affair
Luther Vandross  – Like I’m Invisibe
Peabo Bryson    Crazy Love
The Limit    She’s So Divine
Break Machine    Street Dance
Rufus & Chaka Khan    Circles
Tito Nieves – I’m Gonna Love You Just A Little Bit More Babe
Ohio Players    Jive Turkey
George Benson  – Give Me The Night 
Deodato    Night Cruiser
Regina Belle    It Doesn’t Hurt 
Jean Carn    I’m In Love Once Again
Andy Crown    Why Do I Love You

George Duke  – Scuse Me Miss 

School Holiday Gigs !

Saturday 27th July
“The Kent Soul Sessions”
Clarendon Hotel, Royal Pier Road, Gravesend, DA12 2BE
“Soul Classics, Jazz-Funk & Boogie”
DJs: Tony Matthews, Roni O’Brien, Tim Bates,
Micky B, Paul French, Jason Anderson
8pm – 2am  ;  £5 OTD
Saturday 27th July
“The KTF Soul Club”
Stifford Clays Social Club, Crammavill Road, Grays
“Northern Soul & More!”
DJs: Johnny Valatone & Rob Messer
Tickets £5   –   7.30pm Start
Saturday 27th July (Every Last Saturday)
“Disco Stomp”
Jacksons Wharf, Ramsgate
DJs: John Herbert & Tommy Gun
“70s & 80s Disco Classics”
8pm    1am  ;  Free Entry
Sunday 28th July (Every Last Sunday Of The Month)
“Sunday Soul Sessions”
The Victoria, Victoria Road, Romford, Essex, RM1 2PA
DJs: Tricia Butler, Peter P, Richard Brown, Sandra C
Plus Guests: Bonnie DJ & Ricky Oatham
“Club Classics, Soulful House, Jaff-Funk, Reggae”
3pm  –  Midnight – soulful family atmosphere
Supervised children over 5 years old welcome before 7pm !
Friday 2nd August 2013 (Every First Friday Of The Month)
“The Big Zero Soul Night”
Marco’s, 30 Eastwood Road, Rayleigh, SS67JQ
DJ Bully plus guest “The Bish”
“Soul, Funk Disco & Dance From The 70s Upwards”
“Weekender Anthems All The Way!”
Free Entry    –   8.30pm  – 1am
Friday 2nd August (Every First Friday Of The Month)
Waikiki, 33.Crouch Street, Colchester, CO3 8ES
DJ Chaz J & Jimmi Dixon
Friday 2nd – Sunday 4th August
“Margate Soul Weekend 2013”
Three nights & two days of fabulous music !
Full details at:
 Sunday 4th August
“Woodmans Soul All Dayer!”
The Woodmans Arms, Thundersley, Rayleigh Road, SS7 3TA
“Soul Funk Boogie Weekender Anthems & Much More”
DJs: Bully & MJ with guests Nick Gunn & Merv Griffiths
3pm –  11pm  —  BBQ  !   Children Welcome !
Saturday 10th August
The Ink Bar, King Street, Maidstone, ME14 1BA
DJs: Nick Aravis, James Anthony & Aadil Rasheed
“Music from the likes of The O’Jays, Cameo, Chic & Marvin Gaye”
9pm    2am     ;    Admission £5
Sunday 11th August
“Soul By The Sea – Carnival Weekend Special!”
The Divers Arms, Herne Bay, Kent
DJs: Tom Edgar & Carl Hyde plus guests
7.30pm – 1am    Free Entry
Friday 16th August (Every 3rd Friday Of The Month)
“Friday Night Soul”
The Curlew Pub, Gandalfs Ride, South Woodham Ferrers
DJs: Ricky Oatham & Pete Smugger Smith
“Soul, Jazz-Funk, Motown, Old School, Northern, RnB…
..and everything in between !”
9pm start   –   Admission Free
Saturday 17th August
(Every 3rd Saturday of the month)
“Soul Night”
The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, CM2 0JT Chelmsford
DJ: Paul Eve (Caister)
7.30pm start   –  Free Entry
Saturday 17th August
“Revenge Of The Soulboy presents Summer Madness”
Halfway House, A127, Brentwood
“Nu Soul, Club Classics & Anthems, Modern Soul,
Jazz-Funk, Soulful House, etc”
DJs Include: Jeff Young, Garry Dennis, Jonny Layton, Bob Masters
Tickets £15 In Advance or £20 On The Door
1pm    1am    All Dayer ! BBQ ! Outside / Marquee Event !
Saturday 24th August
“Potty Stomp”
Runwell Sports & Social Club, Runwell Chase, Wickford, SS11 7QA
“Heavy Soul DJs!”
Gavin Page, Grumpy Brown, Martin Lippross
Scott James, Mark “Gurcha” Collins, David White, Simon Petts
4pm  –  1am  ;  £5 Admission
Saturday 24th August
“Soul & Motown Night”
The Green Man, Herongate, A128, Brentwood, CM13 3PZ
“Soul, Jazz Funk, Classic Disco & Motown”
DJ : JB        Free Entry       7.30pm onwards
Saturday 31st August
“Soul By The Jetty – The Beach Party!”
The Lobster Smack Inn, Haven Road, Canvey Island
DJs: Johnny Layton, Mr Messy, Brian Kelly
Plus Guest: Les Knott
Entry by advance wristband only – always a sell out !
£7 from (07989) 591399 or [email protected]
Saturday 31st August
“Soul On The Edge”
The Edge Nightclub, High Pavement, Basildon
DJs: Frostie, Scott James, Tony Fernandez & Marky Mark
“70s – 00s Soul & Boogie Anthems”
9pm  –  3am  ;  £10 On The Door


Do you know of any soulful, jazzy, funky gigs taking place in 2013 ? 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