Neil Gits Some Free Time

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I’m sure you might have read one of my blogs complaining how busy I’ve been over the previous seven days with quiz nights and school commitments, how tired I am after it all or just feeling fragile after a major road trip or rare night out socially, but today I am fine !

This week was an unnaturally quiet one, with a chance to catch up on jobs left untouched for weeks (or months !) and grab the odd extra hour in bed or stay up on the sofa watching rubbish telly for the hell of it, just because I can. Of course I also took the opportunity to go through a few sides of forgotten vinyl and re-stock the “Ideas List” for my soul show here on Gateway, the results of which you can hear on a Monday evening soon.

But for now I am off to watch only my second Billericay Town FC match of the season this afternoon – then win, lose or draw tune into the repeat play of “The Old Gits Soul Show” at 5pm on my way home to play FIFA16 on X-Box with Nathan and watch Match of the Day ! Sometimes life’s good … 🙂

The Tunes

Sherrick – Just Call
Temptations – Standing On The Top
Chic – Good Times
Chuck Jackson – I Keep Forgettin’
Prince – I Feel For You
Bernard Wright – Haboglabotribin’
Rose Royce – I Wonder Where You Are Tonight
Randy Choice feat Jean Carne – Since You Came My Way
Level 42 – Are You Hearing What I Hear
Change – Lovers Holiday
Barry White – I’m Qualified To Satisfy
Bobby Womack – Where There’s A Will There’s A Way
Webster Lewis – Barbara Ann
Dazz Band – Let It All Blow
Lorraine Johnson – Feed The Flame
Narada Michael Walden – Tonight I’m Alright
Soul Talk – You
Stevie Wonder – Visions
Spyro Gyra – Fine Time To Explain
Smith Connection – I’m Buggin’ On Your Phone
Sydney Youngblood – Sit & Wait
McCrei – Take My Hand (Nigel Lowis Mix)

The Gigs

Wednesday 7th October
“Odyssey – Live !”
Reids Bar, Laindon Road, Billericay, CM12 9LD
Tickets £12.50 – Tel (01277) 632378
https://www.facebook.com/events/852185794830188/

Saturday 10th October
“New Yorker Reunion”
The Edge, High Pavement, Basildon Town Centre, SS14 1EA
“The Very Best In Jazz, Funk & Soul – No RnB, House or Garage!”
DJs: Terry Jones, Les Knott, Peter P, Hugsta, Andy Lothian, June Furlong
Plus Guest Live PA’s
7.25pm – 2.40am ; Tickets £10 (More on the door)
https://www.facebook.com/events/467074040025104/

Saturday 10th October
(Every Second Saturday)
“Soul By The Sea”
Divers Arms, Central Parade, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 5JQ
DJs: Tom Edgar & Carl Hyde & guest DJ
Free Admission – 7.40pm – Late
https://www.facebook.com/events/735511013261693/

Saturday 10th October
“The Twisted Deal”
The Astor Community Theatre, Stanhope Road, Deal, CT14 6AB
Northern Soul with DJs: Pete Crascall & Ringo Woolgar
8pm – 1am
https://www.facebook.com/events/394714723986503/

Friday 16th October
(every third Friday)
“Soulful Seduction ”
Woodmans Arms, Thundersley, Essex, SS7 3TA
“Funk Soul Boogie House & more !”
DJs: Bully & MJ plus guest DJ
8.00pm – 1.00am ; Free Entry
Over 30s – Smart Dress – Arrive Early !!
https://www.facebook.com/events/972253902816861/

Friday 16th October
“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, Paul Bain, Tracey Shaw plus guests
7.30 – 1.30 am ; Tickets £5 on the door ; Tel (01892) 544700

Saturday 17th October
(Every 3rd Saturday of the month)
“Super Soul Saturday”
The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, CM2 0JT Chelmsford
DJ: Paul Eve & Hugsta plus guest DJ
“The Very Best In Soul, Jazz-Funk, Boogie & Old School RnB”
7.30pm – Midnight – Free Entry
https://www.facebook.com/events/823900697727469/

Saturday 24th October
“Soul By The Jetty”
Lobster Smack (Upstairs), Haven Road, Canvey island, SS8 0NR
DJs: Jonny Layton, Mark Messent, Brian Kelly & guests …
Steve Brown & Lee Fatbloke
“100% Soul, Funk & Jazzy Grooves”
Wristband entry only – £7 ;
Text (07989) 591399 ; 8pm – 1am
https://www.facebook.com/events/1162257583788041/

Friday 30th October
“The Old Soul Roadshow”
Maritime Room, Cliffs Pavillion, Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 7RA
“Funk, Soul, Boogie, Disco, 60s 70s & 80s”
Street-Food available on the night !
8.30pm – 1.30am ; Tickets £8 ; Tel (01702) 351135

Friday 30th October
(Every Last Friday)
“Soul Weekender Vibe”
Reids Bar, 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

Saturday 31st October
“6th Official Goldmine Reunion”
The Monico, Canvey Island, Eastern Esplanade, SS8 7DN
DJs: Jeff Young, Tom Holland, Snowboy, Grumpy Brown &
9pm – 3am ;
Advance Tickets £10 ; (07811) 111333
www.wegottickets.com www.goldminereunion.com

Friday 6th November
(Every First Friday Of The Month)
“The Big Zero Soul Night Out”
The Spread Eagle, High Street, Rayleigh, SS6 7EJ
DJs: MJ & Bully & Guest DJ
8.30pm – 1am ; Free Entry ; Tel (01268) 775100
“Weekender anthems, soul, funk, disco, hip hop, r’n’b tunes from the 70’s through to the 90’s and offering you a sprinkle of soulful house”

Friday 20th November
“5 Star Soul”
Orsett Hall, Prince Charles Avenue, Orsett, RM16 3HS
“Two Rooms Of Jazz Funk & Soul”
DJs: Brian “The Rev” Kelly, Lee “Fatbloke” Aldwinkle,
Mark Lee, Jon Ovel , Dave Bishop, Nick Gunn
Special Guest: Steve Kite
7.30pm – 2.00am ; Over 30s ;
Tickets £15 – Tel : (01375)891402
https://www.facebook.com/events/1620431878211492/

Saturday 21st November
“Soul Bay”
Black Cat Club, Fort Hill, Margate, CT9 1HD
“Jazz Funk, Soul, RnB, Hip Hop & House”
DJs: Micky B, Jason Anderson & Paul French
9pm – Late
https://www.facebook.com/events/upcoming?action_history=null

Saturday 28th November
“Soulgate On Sea”
Dreamland (Ballroom & Roller Room) Margate
“Motown, Northern, Disco, Crossover, Modern & Classic Soul”
*All money raised goes to MacMillan Cancer Support*
Tickets £5 ; 1pm – 2am
www.dreamland.co.uk/events

Saturday 12th December
“Essex Funkers Xmas Bash”
Harlow Town Football Club
DJs: Les Knott, Frostie, Chris Brown
DJ Dab & John Searle
Wristbands £10 in advance or £12 on the door
Tel: (07800) 724757 / (07791) 995670
www.wegottickets.com

Saturday 12th December
“KTF Soul Club Festive Knees Up!”
Downstairs at The Old Regent, Stanford Le Hope, SS17 0AQ
“Northern Soul plus 60s RnB / Motown”
7.30pm – 1.00am
DJs: Mick Love & Jim Hill
Advance tickets £6 – including a free CD ! £10 OTD …
Tel: Danny (07895) 538835
https://www.facebook.com/events/1614189912174686/

Saturday 19th December
“Ultimate Xmas Party”
Live In Concert : Cheryl Lynn & Evelyn Champagne King
Indigo O2, London, SE10 0AX
Doors 7pm ; Show 9pm
Tickets from £33.60
www.theO2.co.uk

Weekenders:

Friday 27th – Sunday 29th November
“Sunny Hunny Soul Weekend”
Searles Leisure Resort, Hunstanton, Norfolk
“Northern Soul, Motown & Jazz-Funk”
https://www.facebook.com/events/upcoming?action_history=null

Friday 27th – Monday 30th May 2016
“Bless The Funk”
Azur, Marine Pavillion, St Leonards On Sea, East Sussex, TN38 0BU
Strictly for the Over 30s
“Modern & Classic Soul, Boogie, Jazz-Funk, Motown & Northern Soul
2-Step, RnB, Funky & Soulful House”
www.blessthefunk.co.uk https://www.facebook.com/groups/blessthefunk/?fref=ts

Weekly Events:
Fridays :
“Soul City”
George II Function Suite, High Street, Hornchurch, RM12 4UW
“70s 80s & 90s classic & commercial soul”
DJ: Peter Poyton plus guests each week
Free Entry ; Over 30s Night ; 8pm – 2am;
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002841427497

“Marco’s Soul Family”
Marco’s Wine Bar, Eastwood Road, Rayleigh, SS6 7JQ
DJs/Singers : Simon “Whistles” Ford , Georgie B , The Bushbaby , Reggie & Famous on rotation – see Facebook for this week’s event …
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Marcos-Soul-Family/573840989427588?fref=ts

“Back To The Old Skool”
Bar Zero, Western Road, Billericay, CM12 9DZ
“Soul, Funk, Disco, R’n’B & Club Anthems of the 80s & 90s”
DJs on rotation : Jon Jules, Bully, Mikey Porter, MJ
Free Entry ; 8.30pm – 1am ;
Over 25’s – Smart Dress
https://www.facebook.com/events/1483072582020167/

Saturdays :
“Soul Night”
The Chequers, Market Street, Old Harlow, CM17 0AH
“The Best In Soul, Disco, Funk, RnB & Caister Classics”
8.00pm – 12.45am ; Free Entry
https://www.facebook.com/groups/755239794531230/?fref=ts

Monthly Events:
First Friday: Zero Soul Night Out – Spread Eagle, Rayleigh – next : 6th Nov
Third Friday: Soulful Seduction, Woodmans Arms, Thundersley – next 16th Oct
Third Friday: Soul Kitchen, Grey Lady, Tunbridge Wells – next 16th Oct
Second Saturday: Soul By The Sea, Divers Arms, Herne Bay – next 10th Oct
Third Saturday: The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford – next 17th Oct
Last Friday: Soul Weekender Vibe, Reids Bar, Billericay – next 30th Oct

Do you know of any soulful, jazzy, funky gigs taking place in 2015 ? 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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