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Neil Gits Set For 2015 !

3rd January 2015
Posted by Neil Matthew

Well, it’s all over ! The party season has been survived once again after a solid month of relentless celebrations and another year has been waved farewell. As usual, before I embark on tackling all those tasks that really should have been done last year that I simply MUST do this year, there are a few odds and ends to tidy up – filling in my new diaries with all my information, filing all the Xmas stuff back away, checking all my end of month figures, etc, etc, boring jobs mostly but need doing NOW ! And then there’s the traitional end of year show here at Gateway – “The Old Git’s Best Bits”, not boring at all, in fact a real nostalgic treat for you if you were a keen purchaser of soul music across the 70s & 80s ! Almost every tune is played from vinyl and is a real Aladdin’s Cave of memories which I brought back to the airwaves in 2014, some you may have heard me play one Monday / Saturday, others are waiting to delight your ears for the first time in who knows how many years ?! You’ve missed the “live” show, but you can catch the repeat at 5pm tomorrow (Saturday) and hear all these great tunes …

Change – Your Move
Peaches & Herb – Funtime
Keith Sweat – Something Just Ain’t Right
Diana Ross & Supremes – No Matter What Sign You Are
Marvelettes – Too Many Fish In The Sea
Magic Lady – Misty Eyed
Angela Bofill – Still In Love
Detroit Spinners – One Of A Kind Love Affair
Randy Brown – I’m Always In The Mood
Hi Gloss – I’m Totally Yours
Yvonne Gage – Garden Of Eve
Pleasure – Ghettos Of The Mind
Whispers – Welcome To My Dream
Bobby Womack/Patti Labelle – Love Has Finally Come At Last
Blackbyrds – Mysterious Vibes
Bobby King – Fall In Love
Omari – After Loving You
Damaris – What About My Love
Gerald Alston – Take Me Where You Want To
Dennis Edwards – Coolin’Out
Fatback Band – Groovy Kind Of Day
Willie Hutch – Keep On Jammin’
Alphonse Mouzon – I’m Glad That You’re Here

First Gigs Of 2015 !

Sunday 4th January
“East Coast Sunday Soul”
East Coast Social, The Broadway, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 1TJ
“Live jazz in the afternoon followed by DJ Peter P”
Guest DJ : TBC
First Sunday each month, with guests on rotation
Free Admission ; 6pm start

Friday 9th January (TBC)
(Every 2nd Friday of the month)
“Soul Night Special”
Bar Zero, Western Road, Billericay, CM12 9DZ
“Soul Funk Disco & Old School Club Anthems from the 70s – 90s”
DJ: Bully (other top DJs on rotation on other Fridays)
Free Entry ; 9pm – 1am ;
Over 25s – Smart Casual Dress

Friday 9th January (Every Friday)
“Soul City Over 30s Night”
Olivers Retro Bar, High Street, Hornchurch, RM12 4UW
“Soul Funk & Disco Anthems & Classics – 70s 80s 90s”
DJ: Frostie plus guests
8pm – 2am ; £7 admission

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:

Friday 17th January
“Soulful Seduction ”
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

Saturday 17th January
“KTF Soul Club 2015”
The Old Regent Ballroom (Upstiars), Corringham Road,
Stanford Le Hope, Essex, SS17 0AQ
Special Guest DJ : Drew Orr
7.30pm – 1am ; Tickets £6 – going fast !!
“Northern Soul Night”
Tel: Danny (07895)538835

Saturday 17th January – TBC
(Every 3rd Saturday of the month)
“Super Soul Saturday”
The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, CM2 0JT Chelmsford
DJ: Paul Eve & Hugsta
“The Very Best In Soul, Jazz-Funk, Boogie & Old School RnB”
7.30pm – Midnight – Free Entry

Friday 30th January – TBC
(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 & Nick Aravis
8pm – 1.30am ; Free Entry before 11pm ; £5 after
Arrive before 10pm to avoid disappointment – Over 25s only

Friday 30th January
“Overdose Of Joy”
Chevaliers Suite, Havering Bowls Club, Harrow Lodge, Hornchurch, RM11 1JU
**Charity Soul Night for “Save The Children” **
“Weekender Anthems, Soulful Grooves, Jazz-Funk & Dance Anthems”
DJs: Paul Kidley, Elliot Mount, Lee Fatbloke,
Bully, MJ, Nick Gunn & Brian “The Rev” Kelly
8pm – 1am ; Tickets £10 in advance ; Smart Casual Dress

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

Friday 7th February
(Every First Friday Of The Month)
“The Big Zero Soul Night Out”
The Spread Eagle, High Street, Rayleigh, SS6 7EJ
DJs: Bully & Merv The Swerve & Steve Bocking
8.30pm – 1am ; Free Entry ; Over 25s ;
“70s 80s & 90s Soul Jazz Funk Disco & Club Anthems”

Friday 7th February (TBC)
“Maldon Soul Night”
Maldon & Tiptree Football Club, Park Drive, Maldon, CM9 5JQ
Live Singer Reggie Manus plus DJ Johnny Famous & DJ Alex
“Soul, Funk, Disco & Motown from the 70s 80s & 90s”
8pm – Midnight ; £7 on the door ; Tel (07816) 412039

Saturday 14th February
“Soul Fiesta”
Langdon Hills Golf & Country Club, RM14 3TY
“Soul Funk Jazz & Soulful House”
8pm – 1am ; Two Rooms Of Tunes
DJs include : Stavros, Gary Dennis, Cosmic, Birdy
Chris White, Mick Liste & special guest Terry Jones

Friday 27th February
“The Old Soul Roadshow”
Cliffs Pavillion, Maritime Room, Westcliff-on-Sea
“Funk Soul Boogie Disco & Motown, 60s to date”
“Street Food on sale on the night”
Tel: (01702) 351135
Hayling Island Reggae, Rare Groove & Independent Soul Weekender
Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd February
Mill Rythe Holiday Village, Hayling Island, Hampshire
Three Rooms Of Music Plus…
…Maxi Priest Live In Concert !
Tel (02392)460044

Family Affair Soul Weekend
Friday 6th – Sunday 8th March
Searles Holiday Resort, Hunstanton, Norfolk
“Jazz Funk & Soul Anthems from the past & today!”

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 !”

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”
Weekly Events:
Fridays :

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

Monthly Events:
First Friday: Zero Soul Night Out – Spread Eagle, Rayleigh – next : 7th Feb
First Friday: Maldon Soul Night – Maldon & Tiptree FC – next TBC
Third Friday: Soulful Seduction, Woodmans Arms, Thundersley – next 16th Jan
Second Saturday: Soul By The Sea, Divers Arms, Herne Bay – next TBC
Third Saturday: The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford – next 17th Jan
Last Friday: Soul Weekender Vibe, Ivory Rooms, Billericay – next 31st Jan

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 from 7pm – 9pm every Monday – plus you can catch it again Saturday evening from 5pm – 7pm