Neil Gits To See The Llamas

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Actually, having looked online, I think they might be alpacas, but certainly there are some unusual cute fluffy looking creatures chilling in a field off Potash Road, Billericay these days! Getting to see these animals each morning on the school run is one of the few highlights of being well & truly back in the old routine, now that the novelty of having peace all day is wearing off and the reality of early… ouch!… starts & little sleep is kicking in.

But, of course, once I am fully awake back at home in the Old Gits Office, it does mean I have a little time to really get stuck in preparing some top shows for my fellow soul fans to savour and this week was no exception – just check the playlist posted below! It was the last show in September last Monday, so on the next live show, this Monday coming, I will be pulling out all the stops with some very special features in October. Look forward to hearing some amazing “Motown Joints Remixed” by the Jackson 5 as our featured artists for the month, some much more recent tracks by some of the stars of the 60s & 70s as our “90s & 00s Old Git Bits” plus some really great new music that has found its way intos my ears over the summer too!

And if you are looking for a super soulful night out in the run up to Xmas, the “Recommended Old Gits Nights Out” list is fully stocked! 🙂

The Tunes

Jimmy James & The Vagabonds – Now Is The Time
Alton McLain & Destiny – It Must Be Love
Will Downing – A Love Supreme
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas – I’m Ready For Love
Trammps – Soul Searchin’ Time
Clive Griffin – Head Above Water
Toni Braxton – Let It Flow
Sister Sledge – Easier To Love
Whispers – Can You Do The Boogie
Melba Moore – This Is It
Sharon Redd – Beat The Street
Joe Sample – Carmel
Little Richard – A Little Bit Of Something (Beats A Whole Lot Of Nothing)
Four Tops – Standing In The Shadows Of Love (Wonderlove Extended Remix)
TS Monk – Bon Bon Vie
Howard Hewett – Better Guy
Angela Winbush – Keep Turning You On
Family Brown – I Can’t Get Used To Being Alone
The Reflections – Three Steps From True Love
Paul Jabara – Disco Queen (Womack Re-Work)
Casiopea – Mid Manhattan

The Gigs

Friday 10th October
(Every Second Friday)
“Soul Night Special”
Bar Zero, Western Road, Billericay, CM12 9DZ
DJ: Bully
“Soul Funk Disco, Old Skool, Club Anthems, 70s – 90s”
Over 25s Only ; Free Entry ; 9pm – 1am ;

Saturday 11th October
“Soul By The Sea”
The Divers Arms, Central Parade, Herne Bay, CT65JQ
DJs: Carl Hyde & Tom Edgar
8pm – 1am – Free Entry

Saturday 11th October
“Soulbay Returns !”
The Black Cat Club, Fort Hill, Margate, CT9 1HD
“Soul, R’n’B, Jazz-Funk, Soulful House, & Hip-Hop”
DJs: Paul French, Micky B, Jason Anderson
9pm start – 2am finish

Friday 17th October
“Soulful Seduction” (every 3rd Friday)
Woodmans Arms, Thundersley, Essex, SS7 3TA
“Soul, Jazz-Funk & Club Anthems from the 70s upwards !”
DJs: Bully & MJ
8.30pm – 1.00am ; Free Entry
Over 25s – Smart Dress
https://www.facebook.com/events/370147389804005/?fref=ts

Saturday 18th October
“Soul By The Jetty – The Finale”
The Oysterfleet, Knightswick Road, Canvey Island, SS8 7RB
DJs: Jonny Layton, Mark Messent, Brian Kelly plus special guests:
Original Goldmine & ex-Radio DJ : Jeff Young
“A final night of quality soul, funk & jazz grooves”
KEEPING THE GOLDMINE SPIRIT ALIVE ON CANVEY ISLAND !
8.30pm – 1.00 am ; wristbands £7 from www.musicmeltdown.co.uk
https://www.facebook.com/events/1678178255741672/?fref=ts

Saturday 18th October
(Every 3rd Saturday of the month)
“Super Soul Saturday”
The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, CM2 0JT Chelmsford
DJ: Paul Eve & Hugsta
“The Very Best In Jazz-Funk, Soul & Boogie”
7.30pm – Midnight – Free Entry

Friday October 24th
“Level 42 – Live!”
Cliffs Pavillion, Westcliff-On-Sea
7.30pm start
Tickets £27
Tel: (01702) 351135

Friday 31st October
(Every Last Friday)
“Soul Weekender Vibe”
Ivory Rooms, Laindon Road, Billericay, CM12 9LD
“The Best In Soul, Funk, Rare Grooves & Weekender Anthems”
DJs: Simon “Whistles” Ford & guest DJ
8pm – 1.30am ; Free Entry before 11pm ;
Arrive before 10pm to avoid disappointment – Over 25s only

Tuesday 4th November
“The Stylistics – Live!”
Towngate Theatre, Basildon
Tickets £27.50
Tel: (01268) 465465
www.towngatetheatre.co.uk

Friday 5th November
(Every First Friday Of The Month)
“The Zero Soul Night Out”
The Spread Eagle, High Street, Rayleigh, SS6 7EJ
DJ: Bully & guest TBC
8.30pm – 1am ; Free Entry ; Over 25s ;
“70s 80s & 90s Soul Jazz Funk Disco & Club Anthems”

Saturday 8th November
“Soul Galore 2”
The Soul Asylum, Church House, Kent Gardens, Birchington, Kent, CT1 9RS
Across The Board Soul All-Dayer …
“Northern Soul, Modern Soul, 70s Groovers, 80s Movers & more…”
DJs: Tommy Gunn & John Herbert
2.30pm – 11.30pm ; £5 On The Door
** No bar – bring your own drinks & snacks ! **

Wednesday 19th November
“Alexander O’Neal Live !”
The Ivory Rooms, Billericay
Tickets on sale now at £12.50
Tel: (01277) 632378

Thursday 20th November
“Dancing In The Streets”
Cliffs Pavillion, Westcliff-On-Sea
“A celebration of Motown’s greatest hits”
Tickets £23.50 – £27.50
Tel: (01702) 351135

Friday 21st November
“5 Star Soul !”
Orsett Hall, Prince Charles Avenue, Orsett, RM16 3HS
“Jazz Funk & Soul Night”
Guest DJ: Greg Edwards
7.30pm – 2 am ;
Last three events sold out ! Tel : (01375) 891402
www.imagoldminer.com/events
https://www.facebook.com/events/305335692985878/?fref=ts

Saturday 22nd November
“The 5th Goldmine Reunion”
The Monico, Eastern Esplanade, Canvey Island, SS8 7DN
“Jazz Funk Soul & Rare Grooves”
Original Goldmine DJs: Chris Hill, Tom Holland,
Snowboy & Garry Dennis
Tickets £10 / £12.50 from www.wegottickets.com
£15 on the door if available
9pm – 3am ; Tel (07811) 111333
https://www.facebook.com/events/773746672688481/?fref=ts

Saturday 22nd November
“Soul At The Cherry”
The Cherry Tree, Queen Street, Warley, Brentwood, CM14 5JZ
“Soul Weekender Anthems, Jazz-Funk, Nu Soul,
Soulful House & Disco Classics”
DJs: Ian Holmes & David Bishop
8pm – 1am ; Free Entry
Tel (01277) 233576
https://www.facebook.com/events/583225701781977/?fref=ts

Saturday 29th November
“Soulful Seduction”
The Treacle Mine, Grays
“80s Club Classics & Soul Anthems, 90s RnB & Soulful House”
DJs: MJ & Bully
8pm till late ; Free Entry

Saturday 6th December
“Charity Xmas Ball”
Colchester Town Hall, High Street, Colchester
Featuring a live set by “Down To The Bone” !
Plus DJ John Douglas
8pm – 1am ; Dress Code: Black Tie / Ball Gowns

Saturday 13th December
“Essex Funkers Xmas Bash”
Harlow Town FC, Elizabeth Way, Pinnacles Ind Est, Harlow, CM19 5BE
DJs: Les Knott, Frostie, Chris Brown, DJ Dab
8pm – 2am ; £10 Entry ; Madhatter T-Shirt Stall
www.musicmeltdown.co.uk
https://www.facebook.com/events/1420776998187365/?fref=ts

Saturday 13th December
“Stomp Xmas Party !”
Firemans Club, Purfleet Road, Aveley, RM15 4DT
All your favourite Stomp DJs playing the very best
In soul & funk across two rooms…
8pm – 2am ; Tickets £10
https://www.facebook.com/events/1480728258858102/?fref=ts

Friday 19th December
“Soulful Seduction – The Xmas Big One ! ”
Woodmans Arms, Thundersley, Essex, SS7 3TA
“Soul, Jazz-Funk & Club Anthems from the 70s upwards !”
DJs: Bully & MJ plus Guest DJ Tony Matthews (Caister)
8.30pm – 1.00am ; Free Entry
Over 25s – Smart Dress
Tel: (01268) 755799 to book a meal
https://www.facebook.com/events/314455288733698/?fref=ts

Saturday 20th December
“Jackie Wilson Says”
Live at the Old Regent Ballroom, Stanford-Le-Hope, SS17 0AQ
Plus DJ support
Tickets £15 ; 8pm start
https://www.facebook.com/events/1539017549664929/?fref=ts
Wednesday 14th January
“Roy Ayers – Live!”
The George Hotel, Ashford High Street,Kent, TN24 8TB
Tickets £25 inc a meal
For more details go to:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/86403111481/?fref=ts

Saturday 31st January
“The Ultimate Motown Night”
Maritime Rooms,Cliffs Pavillion, Westcliff-On-Sea
DJ: John Watson plus singer Harry Cambridge
Tickets £17.50 inc finger buffet
Tel: (01702) 351135

Weekenders:

Clacton Soul Weekender
Friday 20th March – Sunday 22nd March
Esplanade Hotel , Clacton-On-Sea, Essex
“Two rooms of soul, funk, jazz, 70s, 80s & Modern,
Jazz-Funk, Brit-Funk, Boogie and much more !”
Tickets £35 (plus £2.50 booking fee)
www.clactonsoulweekender.co.uk
https://www.facebook.com/events/1476917032571593/?fref=ts

Bless The Funk 2015
Friday 22nd May – Monday 25th
The Azur, Hastings
“Soul Anthems,Jazz-Funk & Boogie, Classic Soul & Motown,
Northern, 2-Step, RnB, Funky & Soulful House Classics,etc”
https://www.facebook.com/events/629197713842174/?fref=ts
www.blessthefunk.co.uk
Weekly Events:
Fridays :

“Soul Night Special”
Bar Zero, Western Road, Billericay, CM12 9DZ
DJs: Paul Kidley, Bully, Mikey Porter & guests on rotation

“Soul Power”
Neuvo Sports Bar & Restaurant, Chadwell Heath, Romford
DJ: John Wayne and guests
Monthly Events:
First Friday: Zero Soul Night Out – Spread Eagle, Rayleigh – next : 5th Nov
Third Friday: Soulful Seduction, Woodmans Arms, Thundersley – next 17th Oct
Second Saturday: Soul By The Sea, Divers Arms, Herne Bay – next 17th Oct
Third Saturday: The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford – next 18th Oct
Last Friday: Soul Weekender Vibe, Ivory Rooms, Billericay – next 31st Oct

Do you know of any soulful, jazzy, funky gigs taking place in 2014 ? 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 www.gateway978.com from 7pm – 9pm every Monday – plus you can catch it again Saturday evening from 5pm – 7pm

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