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Neil Gits Served By Lil Lisa

24th March 2012
Posted by Neil Matthew

I find that the best “Old Gits Soul Shows” are the ones that are preceded by a good feed up at one of the many local pubs or restaurants and with Gateway being based in the Eastgate Centre, several options are a short walk away from the studio. One of our favourites is Nando’s in the food court and this week not only did we enjoy some fab tasty chicken and chips, we also got served by the lovely “Lil Lisa” who must be the tiniest waitress in the whole of Basildon ! She is also one of the friendliest and with a highly satisfying visit to her place of work taking place just ahead of the show, you can guess how stunning this week’s broadcast was !! Here it again today at 5pm …

This Week’s Tunes:

Hues Corporation  –  Rock The Boat
Pockets – Come Go With Me
Chi-Lites  –  You Don’t Have To Go
Raw Silk  –  Do It To The Music (Full 12″ version)
Delegation  –  Heartache No:9
Gladys Knight  –  Love Overboard
Shola Ama  –  Who’s Loving My Baby
Atlantic Starr  –  Don’t Take Me For Granted
Sisters Love  –  Give Me Your Love
Donna Summer  –  Love To Love You Baby
Shakatak  –  Feels Like The Right Time
Steve Harvey  –  Tonight
MFSB  –  Sexy
Ripple  –  Funky Soul
Imagination  –  Flashback
Sounds of Blackness  –  Everything’s Gonna Be Alright
Leena Conquest feat Roy Ayers  –  The Breeze
Anita Baker  –  Feel The Need
Jean Carn  –  (No No) You Can’t Come Back Now
Jerry Butler  –  (I’m Just Thinking About) Cooling Out
Stevie Wonder   – We Can Work It Out
Move As One  –  Ain’t Getting Enough
Dizzy Gillespie  –  Unicorn

Recommended Gigs:

**Sunday 15th April **
“Shed Sunday Soul Revival – 2”
The Rising Sun, Sun Street, Billericay
(End of the High Street, opposite the police station)
7pm – 10.30pm     –     Free Entry
DJs: Russ B & Grumpy Brown
“Classic Soul Jazz Funk & Disco”

Saturday 24th March
“Four Seasons Of Soul”
The Britannia Pub, Fort Hill, Margate,Kent
DJs: Greg Edwards (Capital Radio’s “Soul Spectrum” !) plus …
Tony Matthews, Jason Anderson, Micky B, Roni O’Brien
8pm  –  1am

Friday 30th March
“Monthly Soul Night”
The Qube Bar & Grill, Crouch Street, Colchester
Don’t know any more info, but I’ve been invited !!

Friday 6th April
“The Zero Soul Night”
Marcos Wine Bar, Eastwood Road, Rayleigh
8.30pm   –  1.00 am
Admission Free
DJ Bully & Special Guests
Playing Soul Jazz Funk & Disco Anthems

Saturday 7th April
“Essex Funkers Spring Bash”
Harlow Town FC, Barrows Farm Stadium, Elizabeth Way, CM19 5BE
DJs: Les Knott, Paul Clark, Jonny Layton
8pm  –  1am    –   Tickets £8 in advance, £12 on the door
Tel: (07800)724757 / (07989) 591399 / (01273) 413800

Saturday 7th April
“Soul Connexion All-Dayer”
The Royal Hotel, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 1JE
DJs Dave Palmer & Dave Burton plus guests
Three rooms of music playing …
“Soul, Funk, Boogie, Rare Groove & Caister Anthems”
12 pm  –  3 am    –    £8 in advance, £10 on the door
Tickets available from Dave Burton: [email protected] 07584626972       and Dave Palmer: [email protected] 07961101746

Saturday 7th April (Also 12th May & 7th July)
“Soul On The Harbour”
Jacksons Wharf, 30 York Street, Ramsgate, CT11 9DS
8pm  –  1am     –     Admission Free
The East Kent Soul Connection DJs
Plus Special Guest DJ Nigel
“Upfront & Classic Soul & Jazz-Funk”

Sunday 8th April
“Bank Holiday Soul Train”
Roberts Club, Colchester
DJs: Nick Gunn & Bully
9.30 pm  –  2 am   –    £5 Entry
“Relive The Soulful Classics & Anthems Of The Old Days
At Venues Like The Tartan House, The Windmill & Embassy Suite”

Saturday 14th  April (also 23rd June)
“Soulful Seduction”
The Silver Jubilee, Link Road, Canvey Island, SS8 9QA
DJs: Bully & Stevie B
“Dance Soul Disco & Club Classics”
8pm – Late     –    Free Admission
Telephone Tracey (07816)831702 for more info

Saturday 28th April
“Soul By The Jetty”
The Lobster Smack, Haven Road, Canvey Island
DJs: Jonny Layton, Mr Messy, Brian Kelly…
And Special Guest : Roni O’Brien
“Keeping The Spirit Of The Goldmine Alive”
Advance Wristbands £5 – (07989) 591399
8pm – 1am   –   “100% Jazz, Funk & Soul”

Saturday 19th May
“The KTF Soul Club”
The Railway Tavern, King Street, Stanford Le Hope
Guest DJs: Rob Messer & Mark “Gurcha” Collins
7.30 pm  –  12.30 am
£4 Admission … plus a free CD
Details from Danny (07895) 538835

Saturday 19th May (also 1st September & 24th November)
“Soulful Seduction @ The Treacle Mine”
More details to follow…
DJs from Bully, Axel F, Stevie B & MJ
“70s & 80s Soul Funk & Disco plus 90s Club Classics”

Friday 25th May
“Hooga Soul”
16. Victoria Road, Chelmsford, CM1 1NZ
8pm  –  2am
Admission Free
DJs: Mick Love, Gavin Page, Brian Kelly & Guests
“Modern Soul, Jazz-Funk & Club Clasics”

Friday 25th & Saturday 26th May
“Bless The Funk Weekender”
5th Avenue Club, Clacton-on-Sea, CO15 1PR
Fri: 7pm – 3am  Sat: 12 Noon  –  3am
£30 per couple, £20 per person, £15 per night OTD
Details from Dave Marley (07557) 884966
“A Whole Weekend Of Jazz Funk & Soul Classics”

Saturday 2nd June & Sunday 3rd June
“Soul On The Harbour – Weekend Special!”
Jacksons Wharf, York Street, Ramsgate, CT11 9DS
The East Kent Soul Connection Present…
“Two Days Of Upfront & Classic Soul/Jazz-Funk!”
Sat: 1pm  –  1am   Sun: 12 Noon  –  1am
Admission Free  –  More Details (01843) 592550
[email protected]

Saturday 23rd June
“Folk With Soul”
The Ship, Leigh-on-Sea
Fund raiser for Bosom Pals Breast Cancer Charity
Part of the Old Leigh Folk Festival Weekend !
Outside from 12 Noon – 6pm
Inside Upstairs  6pm   –  1am
DJs: TBC include Terry Matthews, Gino Muscat, Mark Gurcha Collins

Friday 3rd August
“Hitsville – The Sound Of Motown”
The Welcome Club, Victoria Road, Stanford Le Hope
“Top Motown Tribute Band – Hitsville”
Plus support from the KTF Soul Club DJs
7.30 pm – 1am   –   Tickets £10
Telephone Danny (07895) 538835

Every Friday:
“Soul @ The Squire”
The Squire Public House, North Street, Romford
Free Entry – 8pm – 1am
Resident DJ: Steve Kite (Caister) plus various guests

Every Saturday:
Love Canvey Soul
Bar Monico, Canvey Seafront
8pm – 2am – Free Admission
Tony D with Guest Djs & Live Acts
“Jazz, Funk, Soul, Old Skool, Disco, Boogie, Motown & Reggae”

Monthly Events:
First Friday: Zero Soul Night Out – Marcos, Rayleigh – next one April 6th
First Friday: 80s Soul Funk & Disco Night – The King Willy, Sawbridgeworth
Last Friday: Soul Survivors – Bar Vic – Victoria Avenue, Southend – next 30th March

Bi-Monthly Events:
Soul By The Jetty – next one 28th April
2012 Dates:23rd June, 25th Aug, 20th Oct, 15th Dec

And don’t forget…
Live Jazz at The Inn On The Green, Mountnessing Road, Billericay
Every 1st Sunday Of The Month
1pm – 4pm   –  Free Admission
Next Date : 1st April
If you enjoy the show, then the chances are you will like what happens each month here with music provided by The Dan Banks Duo

Also recommended…
Friday Nights At …
Lot 75 , Shenfield,  DJ Graham Norton
Plazma, High Street, Wickford, DJ Geoff Grove
Both chaps play plenty of “our tunes” within their sets !

Do you know of any soulful, jazzy, funky gigs taking place in 2012 ? 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 voice/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.