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Neil Gits A Sniffle

4th December 2016
Posted by Neil Matthew

For some strange techy reason beyond this Old Git’s grasp I couldn’t post my usual blog / waffle this Saturday. Or … it could be that I had a teensy-weensy man-cold coming on and was just unable to cope with what is normally a simple task ! However, here I am and I have posted below the songs you would have heard if you’d listened to my show in the last week …

I will be back in the studio live as always tomorrow (Monday) and depending on how the cold pans out there may or may not be as much chitter chatter as usual in between the fab 70s & 80s soul, jazz-funk & disco tunes – hey, I might even get an extra song in ! 😉

Take a listen if you can between 7 & 9pm this Monday or the repeat play on Saturday between 5 & 7pm  to hear tunes like these :

Last Week’s Playlist

Luther Vandross – I Wanted Your Love
Edwin Starr – H.A.P.P.Y. Radio
Change – On Top
Roz Ryan – Boy, Where Have You Been
Brand New Heavies – Boogie
Stylistics – We Should Be Lovers
Whitney Houston – Just The Lonely Talking Again
Brenda Russell – It’s A Jazz Day
Bernard Wright – Who Do You Love
Mai Tai – History
The Dells – All About The Papers
Richard Burton – Bad Luck (DJ SPEN Bootleg Mix)
Ive Mendes – Natural High
Tony Rallo – Holdin’ On
Fresh Band – Come Back Lover
Opolopo feat Diane Charlemagne – Round & Round
Impressions – First Impressions
Bobby Womack – It Takes A Lot Of Strength To Say Goodbye
Jimmy Messina – Love Is Here
Phil Fearon & Galaxy – What Do I Do
Hannah White-Sunny Days (T-Groove Remix)
Isaac “Red Holt” Unlimited – Do It Baby

December Gigs

Saturday 10th December

“Essex Funkers Xmas Bash – 6th Year!”

Harlow Town FC, CM19 5BE

DJs: Jonny Layton, Les Knott, Pete Collins

Danny Peters & Dab

8pm – 2am ; Tickets £10 in advance, £12 on the door

Tel: (07791) 995670 or (07500) 481192



Saturday 10th December

“KTF Soul Club Festive Knees Up”

Downstairs at the Regent Ballroom, Corringham Road,

Stanford-le-Hope, SS17 0AQ

Guest DJs: Dick Coombes & Mick Love

“Northern Soul, 60s RnB, Rare Motown & A Little Latin”

Tickets £6 in advance, £10 on the door if available !

7.30pm  –  1am  –  Contact : Danny (07895) 538835


Saturday 10th December

“Soul By The Sea”

The Divers Arms, Central Parade, Herne Bay, CT6 5JQ

DJs: Tom Edgar, Pete Hayes & Tommy Boy plus guests

Free Entry  ;  8pm  –  1am


Saturday 10th December

(Every 2nd Saturday)

“Brown Sugar”

The Spread Eagle, Queens Road, Brentwood, CM14 4HD

DJ Yours Truly (Ben) playing “Funk, Soul & Disco”


Saturday 10th December

“The Signatures Northern Soul Xmas Party”

The Blue Beat Room, Billericay Town FC,

Blunts Wall Road, Billericay, CM12 9SA

Support from DJ Tony Mappy Hayzer


Friday 16th December

(every third Friday) “Soulful Seduction – Xmas Special” The Bread & Cheese, London Road,Benfleet, Essex, SS7 1AA “Soul, Funk, Disco, Jazz-Funk, Anthems” DJs: Bully & MJ

8.00pm  –  12.45am  ;  Free Entry


Friday 16th December (TBC)

“Soul Kitchen”

The Grey Lady Music Lounge, The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 5TW

(Every 3rd Friday of the month)

“Rare Soul Night”

DJs: John Browne, Tracy Shaw & guests

7.30  –  1.30 am  ;  £5; Tel (01892) 544700


Saturday 17th December

“The Saturday Soul Social”

Charlies Bar, Warley Hill, Brentwood, CM14 5HE

DJ: Neil Matthew

“Soul, Jazz-Funk & Disco, from the 70s 80s & beyond”

8pm  –  12 Midnight  ;  Free Entry



Saturday 17th December (TBC)

(Every 3rd Saturday of the month) “Super Soul Saturday” The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, CM2 0JT Chelmsford DJ: Paul Eve “The Best In Jazz-Funk and Soul”

7.30pm –  Midnight   –  Free Entry


Saturday 17th December

“Soul By The Jetty – Xmas Party On Tour !”

Capones Nightclub, above La Quinta Restaurant,

Benfleet, Essex, SS7 1QB

DJs: Jonny Layton, Mark Messent, Brian Kelly

Plus: Tony Matthews, Simon Van Os, Ian Holmes

Wristband entry only , £10 … Text (07989)591399

“Keeping The Goldmine Spirit Alive Since 2009!”


Friday 23rd December

“Xmas Killer Soul”

The Chichester, Old London Road, Wickford, SS11 8UE

“3 Rooms of Soul, Jazz-Funk, R’n’B, Soulful House,

Club Anthems, Disco, Jazz and more !”

Full Zero DJ line-up including :

Ian Reading, Merve The Swerve, Bully,

Paul Kidley, Matt Jackson & Mark Lee

8pm  –  1am  ;  Tickets £7.50 until 31st October

Thereafter or on the door £12.50


Friday 23rd December

“Stomp Xmas Party”

Lana Mia Manor Hotel, Berwick Pond Road, Rainham, RM13 9EL

8pm  –  1.30am  ;  Tickets £5

DJs from Stomp Radio


Tuesday 27th December

“Xmas Soul Party”

Miles Bar, Harbour Parade, Ramsgate, CT11 8LN

9pm  –  2am  ;  Free Entry

DJs: Jay Anderson, Micky B, Paul French