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Neil Gits Shuffling !

24th May 2014
Posted by Neil Matthew

Boy, it’s taking some doing catching up with myself back in normality after my annual road trip ! But I think we are back on track now and ready to roll out the repeat play of this week’s “Old Gits Soul Show”  at 5pm this evening, handily squeezed in between the QPR v Derby Championship Play Off Final and the Real madrid v Atletico Madrid Champions League Final !! As mentioned in the show I have once again totally updated all the gig info I have to hand for the next three months of Summer 2014 so have a good look below to see if there is anything that captures your imagination to put in your diary.

And of course, just when you think you are back to normal – along comes another Bank Holiday Monday ! I won’t be doing any special “theme” as such this time, but just to keep you interested I will be shuffling the features around a bit, so in the spot where you would normally hear the “Short Trousered Soul Track” you might hear the “Old Gits Jazzy Bit” and just when you were expecting a “Soul Smoothie”, along comes a “Not So Old Git Bit” and so on … well, it’s an idea !

Look forward to you lending me your ears this weekend ! 😉

The Tunes

Julia & Company – Breakin’ Down (Sugar Samba)
Fatback Band – Yum Yum (Gimme Some)
Linx – Intuition
Mac & Katie Kissoon – Don’t Do It Baby
Natalie Cole – Annie Mae
The Impressions – All I Want To Do Is Make Love To You
Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle – Without You
Dee Dee Sharp Gamble – I Love You Anyway
Alton McLain & Destiny – It Must Be Love
Tavares – One Step Away
McCrarys – Love On A Summer Night
Joe Sample – Night Flight
Eddie Kendricks – Keep On Truckin’ (Jski Edit)
Silvetti – Spring Rain
Phil Hurtt – Giving It Back
Ready For The World – Love You Down
Natural Four – Try Love Again
Suzi Lane – Harmony
Vesta Williams – Once Bitten Twice Shy
Dayton – Krackity-Krack
Tom Grant – Show Me The Way

The Summer Gigs !

Saturday 24th May
“Soul Legends Live – featuring Jimmy James”
Cliffs Pavillion, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex
8pm start – Tickets £25 ; Tel: (01702) 351135

Sunday 25th May
(Every Last Sunday Of The Month)
“Sunday Soul Sessions”
The Victoria, Victoria Road, Romford, Essex, RM1 2PA
DJs: Tricia Butler, Ricky Oatham,
Kevin Connolly, Peter Poyton & Sandra C
“Club Classics, Soulful House, Jazz-Funk, Reggae”
3pm – 11pm– soulful family atmosphere
Supervised children over 5 years old welcome before 7pm !

Friday 30th May
(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
Free Entry before 11pm – 8pm – 1.30am

Friday 30th May
“Five Star Soul”
(Also on 29th Aug & 21st Nov)
Orsett Hall, Prince Charles Avenue, Orsett, RM13 3HS
“Soul Jazz & Funk Strictly For Over 30s”
Tickets £15 ; Tel: (01375) 891402

Friday 30th May – Sunday 1st June
“KTF Soul Club Marquee @ The Carry On Regardless Scooter Rally !”
Loves Farm, Leysdown Road, Leysdown, Kent, ME12 4LL
“Northern Soul, 60s RnB, Motown, Latin Boogaloo !”
Guest DJs TBC

Saturday 31st May
“Aspects Of Soul”
Ramsgate Music Hall, Turner Streetm Ramsgate, CT11 8NJ
“Soul, Jazz-Funk & Soulful House”
DJs: Nigel Watson, Paul Spickett, Steve T
Guest PA by The Groove Association feat Georgie B
Tickets £5 from (07533)134014 ; 8pm start – Late
Friday 6th June
(Every First Friday Of The Month)
“The Zero Soul Night Out”
Marcos Wine Bar, 30 Eastwood Road, Rayleigh
DJ: Bully & guest Steve Brown
8.30pm – 1am ; Free Entry
“Soul Funk & Disco From The 70s Upwards”

Saturday 7th June
“Hockley Soul Night”
Hockley Community Centre, Westminster Drive, Hockley, SS54XD
DJ Geoff Grove with nothing but the best…
70s & 80s Soul Anthems & Caister Classics
8pm – 1.00 am ; Advance Tickets £6 or £7 On The Door

Friday 13th June
(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 14th June
“The Real Thing – Live!”
Broadway Theatre, Barking, IG11 7LS
Tel: (0208) 507 5610 – Tickets £18/£20 – 7.30 pm start
The three original vocalists Chris & Eddie Amoo plus Dave Smith
Singing all their 70s hits plus hits by Kool & The Gang & Chic & more

Saturday 14th June
“Soul By The Sea”
The Divers Arms, Central Parade, Herne Bay, CT65JQ
DJs: Carl Hyde & Tom Edgar & friends
7pm start – Free Entry

Friday 20th June
“Soulful Seduction”
Woodmans Arms, Thundersley, Essex, SS7 3TA
“Modern & Classic Soul, Funk, Disco & Club Anthems
DJs: Bully & MJ
8.30pm – 1.00am ; Free Entry

Friday 20th June
“The Soul & Motown Movement”
Westcliff Hard Tennis Club, The Ridgeway, Westcliff-On-Sea
8pm start ; DJs : Johnny Famous & JB
“Classic Soul, Funk, Disco & Motown”

Saturday 21st June
“Soul By The Jetty”
The Oysterfleet, Canvey Island
DJs: Jonny Layton, Brian Kelly, Mark Messy &
Special Guest : Ginger Tony
“100% Jazz-Funk & Soul with a little nu jazz & soulful house”
“Keeping The Spirit Of The Goldmine Alive On Canvey Island”
Wristband admission only – £7 from
8pm – 1am – More details at :

Saturday 21st June
(Every 3rd Saturday of the month)
“Super Soul Saturday”
The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, CM2 0JT Chelmsford
DJ: Paul Eve (Caister) & David White
“The Very Best In Jazz-Funk, Soul & Boogie”
7.30pm – Midnight – Free Entry

Sunday 29th June
(Every Last Sunday Of The Month)
“Sunday Soul Sessions”
The Victoria, Victoria Road, Romford, Essex, RM1 2PA
DJs: Tricia Butler, Ricky Oatham,
Kevin Connolly, Peter Poyton & Sandra C
“Club Classics, Soulful House, Jazz-Funk, Reggae”
3pm – 11pm– soulful family atmosphere
Supervised children over 5 years old welcome before 7pm !

Saturday 5th July
“Soul Galore 1”
The Soul Asylum, Church House, Birchington, Kent, CT7 9RS
“Across The Board Soul All-Dayer featuring…
Northern, Modern, 70s Groovers & more”
2.30pm – 11.30pm ; Tickets £5 In Advance, £8 OTD
Tel: (07562) 003699 or (07557) 761151
DJs: Tommy Gunn, John Herbert, Simon Lynch,
Mark Anderson, Gary O’Neil & Chilly
*No bar ! Bring your own food & drink ! *

Saturday 19th July
“Soulful Seduction”
(also on 27th Sept / 29th Nov)
The Treacle Mine, Lodge Lane, Grays
“Soul Anthems, 90s RnB & 80s Club Classics”
DJs: MJ & Bully
8pm – Late ; Free Entry

Saturday 19th July
“Free Soul Event”
Neuvo Bar & Restaurant (ex-Regency Suite),
Chadwell Heath, Romford, RM64AT
DJs: Frostie, Tony Fernandez, Richard Lobban
Ricky Oatham, Tricia Butler, Steve Soultrain & John Wayne
“70s 80s & 90s Modern Soul with an hour of 70s & 80s
Revival Lovers Rock & Reggae”
8pm – 3am ; Free Entry

Saturday 26th July
“KTF Soul Club Summer Social”
Downstairs at The Old Regency Ballroom, Corringham Road,
Stanford Le Hope, Essex, SS170AQ
7.30pm – 1.00 am
Tickets £6 In Advance, £8 on the door
More info at :

Margate Soul Weekend 2014
Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd August
DJs & Live acts indoors & outdoors in the cultural quarter
8pm – 2am Friday, 12 pm – 2am Sat & Sun.
Wristband purchase advised for access to events
Live Acts: Cool Million, Natasha Watts, Laura Jackson,
Westcoast Soulstars, Baltic Soul Band & more …
Special New Closing Party on Sunday !!
Westcoast Bar & Grill, King Street, Margate
Omar & Band Live plus DJs: Grumpy Brown, Frostie,
Tony Fernandez & guests
More details & wristbands from

Sunday 24th August
“Summer Soul Fiesta”
The Cromwell Manor, Watt Tyler Lane, Pitsea, SS16 4UH
1pm – 1am – All-Dayer!
Tickets £15 in advance, £20 On The Door
Headline DJ: Greg Edwards
Plus: Garry Dennis, James Anthony, Colin Hudd, Andy John,
Cosmic, Fat tel, Chris White, Gavin Page, Ian Sellers & Birdy
“Two rooms of soul, funk, jazz & soulful house”

Hayling Island Summer Soul Weekender 2
Friday 4th Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th July
Featuring Shirley Jones of the Jones Girls
Plus Carol Thompson – live !
Full details at:

Weekly Event:
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 – Marcos, Rayleigh – next : 6th June
Third Friday: Soulful Seduction, Woodmans Arms, Thundersley – next 20th June
Third Saturday: The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford – 21st June
Last Sunday: Sunday Soul Sessions, Victoria, Romford – next 25th May
Last Friday: Soul Weekender Vibe, Ivory Rooms, Billericay – next 30th May

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