And so the August Bank Holiday Weekend approaches ! Inevitably, it’s looking like a very busy few days in Neil-World, so with all my extra commitments lined up I shall be taking a very rare bit of time out from Gateway this coming Monday, though one of my pre-recorded “special” shows will be going out for you to enjoy again at the usual time of 7pm ! Talking of recorded shows, there’s a second chance to hear last Monday’s “Old Gits Soul Show” on Saturday at 5pm – and if I do say so myself it’s an absolute belter ! Take a look at the playlist below then tune in to hear the tracks in all their glory… By the time I am back with you “live” on the air, it will be September – can you believe that ?! – so it’s also time to start planning next month’s soulful social life with a look at the latest “Recommended Old Gits Nights Out” gig guide, also available below:
The TunesCool Notes – Spend The Night Slave – Steal Your Heart Away Patrick Juvet – Got A Feeling Donnie Elbert – I Can’t Help Myself O’Jays – Love You Direct Two Tons Of Fun – Just Us (Womack Rework) Cherelle & Alexander O’Neal – Everything I Miss At Home Jacksons – Dreamer Blue Magic – Look Me Up Patrice Rushen – I Was Tired Of Being Alone Dayton – Sound Of Music Finishing Touch – Don’t Put Me Down MFSB – Manhattan Skyline GQ – Disco Nights (Boris Busnach Disco Freak Remix) James Brown – Rapp Payback Earth Wind & Fire – Sing A Song Bobby Thurston – Sweetest Piece Of The Pie George Duke – Every Little Step I Take Chain Reaction – Search For Tomorrow Donna Summer – I Remember Yesterday Holland Dozier – Don’t Leave Me Stanley Clarke – Hideaway
The GigsSaturday 24th August “Soul & Motown Night” The Green Man, Herongate, A128, Brentwood, CM13 3PZ “Soul, Jazz Funk, Classic Disco & Motown” DJ : JB – Free Entry – 7.30pm onwards https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10200233815194411&set=a.4444708362181.1073741826.1423546932&type=1&theater Saturday 24th August “Stompford!” Bar 1, Exchange Way, Chelmsford, CM1 1XB Potty Soul & Heavy Soul with DJs: Gavin Page, Martin Lippross, Grumpy Brown, Scott James, Mark Gurcha Collins, David White, Simon Petts £5 On The Door ; 9pm – 3am https://www.facebook.com/events/138553169677159/?fref=ts Sunday 25th August “Chicago’s Soul” Chicago’s, Festival Leisure Park, Basildon, SS14 3WB “Soul Disco Funk Boogie 80s Classics & Party Anthems” DJs: Jonny Layton, DJ Hugsta, Simon Whistles Ford, Frostie Original, Euan Bass, Dave Marley, Ricky Oatham 2pm – 2am ; Tickets £5 In Advance , £6 OTD “All Dayer! Soul Food Menu Available Before 6pm !” https://www.facebook.com/events/615964478434216/?fref=ts Sunday 25th August (Every Last Sunday Of The Month) “Sunday Soul Sessions” The Victoria, Victoria Road, Romford, Essex, RM1 2PA DJs: Tricia Butler, Peter P, Richard Brown, Sandra C Plus Guests: TBC “Club Classics, Soulful House, Jaff-Funk, Reggae” 3pm – Midnight – soulful family atmosphere Supervised children over 5 years old welcome before 7pm ! https://www.facebook.com/events/126000124238663/?fref=ts Saturday 31st August “Soul By The Jetty – The Beach Party!” The Lobster Smack Inn, Haven Road, Canvey Island DJs: Johnny Layton, Mr Messy, Brian Kelly Plus Guest: Les Knott Entry by advance wristband only – always a sell out ! £7 from (07989) 591399 or [email protected] https://www.facebook.com/events/157397814447440/ Saturday 31st August “Soul On The Edge” The Edge Nightclub, High Pavement, Basildon DJs: Frostie, Scott James, Tony Fernandez & Marky Mark “70s – 00s Soul & Boogie Anthems” 9pm – 3am ; £10 On The Door https://www.facebook.com/events/200418650107060/?fref=ts Saturday 31st August (Every Last Saturday) “Disco Stomp” Jacksons Wharf, Ramsgate DJs: John Herbert & Tommy Gun “70s & 80s Disco Classics” 8pm – 1am ; Free Entry Friday 6th September 2013 (Every First Friday Of The Month) “The Big Zero Soul Night” Marco’s, 30 Eastwood Road, Rayleigh, SS67JQ DJ Bully plus Merve The Swerve And Special Guest from Florida – Carl Stuart “Old School Soul, Funk & Disco plus a sprinkling of Nu Soul & Soulful House From The 70s Upwards” “Weekender Anthems All The Way!” Free Entry – 8.30pm – 1am https://www.facebook.com/events/192904354210361/?fref=ts Friday 6th September (Every First Friday Of The Month) “Shaft” Waikiki, 33.Crouch Street, Colchester, CO3 8ES DJ Chaz J & Jimmi Dixon https://www.facebook.com/pages/Waikiki-Sunshine/372810316166823 Saturday 7th September (Every First Saturday) “Soul On The Harbour ” Jacksons Wharf, York Street, Ramsgate DJs: John Herbert, Paul Spickett plus guests “70s 80s & 90s Soul & Jazz-Funk Anthems” Free Admission – 8pm – 1am https://www.facebook.com/events/138373666373299/?fref=ts Saturday 7th September “Potty Stomp” Runwell Sports & Social Club, Runwell Chase, Wickford, SS11 7QA “Heavy Soul DJs!” Gavin Page, Grumpy Brown, Martin Lippross Scott James, Mark “Gurcha” Collins, David White, Simon Petts 7pm – 1am ; £5 Admission https://www.facebook.com/events/138553169677159/?fref=ts Saturday 7th September “Treacle Mine Soul Night” Treacle Mine, Lodge Lane, Grays, RM17 5PM DJs: MJ & Bully (Soulful Seduction) play a special set of retro Soul sounds with a twist of Motown & Philly ! Free Entry – 8pm – Midnight https://www.facebook.com/events/484244168335340/?fref=ts Saturday14th September “Soul Power!” Sidneys Bar & Lounge, 545 Cranbrook Road, Gants Hill, IG2 6HE DJs: Frostie Original, Scott James, Ricky Oatham, Tony Fernandez, Tricia Butler, Richard Brown 8pm – 3am ; £8 All Night https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002841427497 Saturday 14th September “Essex Funkers On The Road !” The Waterfront, Bishops Stortford DJs: Les Knott & Terry Munro 9pm – Late ; £5 On The Door https://www.facebook.com/events/343625939102761/?fref=ts Saturday 14th September “Soul By The Sea – 50th Birthday Special ! ” The Divers Arms, Central Parade, Herne Bay, CT6 5JQ DJs: Tom “Birthday Boy” Edgar, Carl Hyde & friends “Funky Beats to Move Your Feet, Jazzy Vibes, Northern Soul & A Touch Of Class !” Free Entry – 8.30pm – 1am https://www.facebook.com/events/542417699141247/?fref=ts Friday 20th September (Every 3rd Friday Of The Month) “Friday Night Soul” The Curlew Pub, Gandalfs Ride, South Woodham Ferrers DJs: Ricky Oatham & Pete Smugger Smith “Soul, Jazz-Funk, Motown, Old School, Northern, RnB… ..and everything in between !” 9pm start – Admission Free https://www.facebook.com/events/138750702994236/?fref=ts Saturday 21st September “Handbags & Gladrags” Bar Plazma, High Street, Wickford DJs: Scott James, Chris Alexander & Euan Bass “Quality Soul, Funk , RnB & Soulful House” £5 Entry – https://www.facebook.com/events/177138952463496/?fref=ts Saturday 21st September “KTF Soul Club” The Old Regent Ballroom, Corringham Road, Stanford Le Hope, SS17 0AQ DJs: Mark Gurcha Collins & Keith Ewers plus the KTF team 7.30 – 1am ; Tickets £5 In Advance Only https://www.facebook.com/events/513740985375121/?fref=ts Saturday 21st September (Every 3rd Saturday of the month) “Soul Night” The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, CM2 0JT Chelmsford DJ: Paul Eve (Caister) 7.30pm start – Free Entry Sunday 22nd September “Superstars Of Soul” Ben & King plus Jimmy James & The Vagabonds live ! The Towngate Theatre, Basildon 7.30pm – £20 – (01268)465465 http://www.towngatetheatre.co.uk/index.aspx?articleid=3965
Do you know of any soulful, jazzy, funky gigs taking place in 2013 ?
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