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Neil Gits Some Time Off

22nd August 2013
Posted by Neil Matthew

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 Tunes

Cool 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 Gigs

Saturday 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
Saturday 24th August
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
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 !”
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 !
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]
 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
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
Friday 6th September (Every First Friday Of The Month)
Waikiki, 33.Crouch Street, Colchester, CO3 8ES
DJ Chaz J & Jimmi Dixon
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
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
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
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
Saturday 14th September
“Essex Funkers On The Road !”
The Waterfront, Bishops Stortford
DJs: Les Knott & Terry Munro
9pm    Late  ;  £5 On The Door
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
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
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
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
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

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