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Neil Gits Sore Feet

11th August 2012
Posted by Neil Matthew

After all the build up to the Big Event, it was the “Post Margate Soul Weekend” show this week, thankfully presented sitting down to rest two rather tender tootsies and with a slightly croaky voice after much chatting, catching up and reminiscing with fellow Old Git DJs from all over the South-East, whilst flitting to and fro between the various venues on the Thanet coast trying to be in the right place at the right time all day ! As expected it was a fabulous day (and apparently the Saturday events I had to miss were even better!) and inevitably one or two tunes that made an impression onmy ears can be shared with you again this Saturday between 5pm & 7pm on our weekly repeat play. By the way, make sure you check the brand new revised full gig list below too – many new events for September have now been added, it looks like another great month for soul music !


The Tunes:

Debarge  –  Rhythm Of The Night

Greg Henderson  –  Dreaming 

Chanson  –  Don’t Hold Back

Jimmy Ruffin  –  Tell Me What You Want

Stevie Wonder  –  Living For The City

Lillo Thomas  –  Settle Down

Damage  –  Wonderful Tonight

Maze  –  Can’t Get Over You

Temptations  –  Standing On The Top

Stargard  –  Which Way’s Up

Mystic Touch  –  Get Yourself Together

Manu Dibango – Big Blow

Dan Hartman  –  Instant Replay

Lou Rawls  – You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine

Phylis Hyman  –  Don’t Tell Me Tell Her

Gene Rice  –  Love Is Calling You

Luther Vandross  – You Stopped Loving Me

Eddie Jefferson  –  Jeanine

Tony Ettoria  –  I Can Prove It   

Eloise Laws  –  I’m Just Warming Up

Fridrik Karlsson  –  Perfect Way

The Gigs:

Sunday 19th August

“Soul By The Sea – Sunday Special”

The Divers Arms, Herne Bay, Kent

DJs: Carl Hyde, Tom G Edgar & Tommy Gun

“Pure Soul, Rare Grooves & Modern Soul with a Splash of Jazz!”

7pm – Midnight   –   Free Entry


Saturday 25th August (next one 20th Oct)

“Soul By The Jetty – Beach Party!”

The Lobster Smack, Haven Road, Canvey Island

DJs: Jonny Layton, Mr Messy, Brian Kelly

Special Guest: Nick Aravis

£5 – Advance Wristbands Only Tel: (07989) 591399


Saturday 25th August

“Back To The Groove”

The Wheatsheaf, Margate

DJ Lee H presents a night of…

“Classic Soul, Jazz-Funk Stompers and Caister Anthems”

Free Entry  –  8pm – Midnight

More details at


Saturday 25th August

“Soul At The Pavillion”

Maritime Room, Cliffs Pavillion, Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 7RA

DJs: Snowboy & Gary Turner

Special Guest: Ian Dewhirst

9pm – 2am    –   £10 On The Door

Details : (01702) 351135


Sunday 26th August

“Soulbay Bank Holiday All-Dayer”

The Knot, 20. Beach Road, Westgate-on-Sea, Kent CT8 8AD

DJs: Paul French, Chris Bangs, Micky B & Jason Anderson

“Soul, Sun & the Sea – BBQ, Great Music & Great People!”

4pm  –  Midnight          –        Free Entry


Sunday 26th August

“Something For The Weekend”

Henry’s Bar, Romford Road, Aveley, RM15 4XB

DJs: (Two Rooms) Terry Jones, Andy Davies,

Bob Masters, Steve Kite, Pete Collins, Jon Ovel & Fat Tel !

8.30 pm – Late    –    £5 On The Door

Sunday 26th August

“Boogie Explosion”

Roberts Club, Vineyard Street, Colchester

DJs: Nick Gunn & Bully

“70s & 80s Boogie, Disco & Funk Anthems”

9.30pm –  2am      –     £5 On The Door

Details: (01206) 570670



Friday 31st August


The Waterlounge, Water Lane, Bishops Stortford, CM23 2JZ

DJ Paul Crowley & Guest

“Funk & Soul Classics With That Weekender Vibe!”

9pm  –  2  am         –       Free Entry All Night !


Saturday 1st September (and Saturday 24th November)

“Soulful Seduction”

The Treacle Mine, Lodge Lane, Grays

DJs: Matt J & Bully

Free Admission   –   8pm – 12 Midnight

“70s & 80s Soul Funk & Disco / 90s Club Classics”


Saturday 1st September

“Robbie Vincent & Jeff Young – Together !”

Banks Bar, 76 Bank Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1SJ

8pm  –  2am     –   Tickets £15   –  Tel: (01622) 676799


Friday 7th September

“Soul Reunited”

The RUSSC, Mawney Road, Romford, RM7 7HB

DJs: Tony Matthews, Roni O’Brien & Jazzbod (Caister)

“Old Skool Disco, Funk, Boogie & Caister Anthems”

9pm   –  Late   –   £5 On The Door


Friday September 7th

“Zero Soul Night”

Marco’s Wine Bar, 30 Eastwood Road, Rayleigh

DJs : Bully & Guest Johnny Famous

“The Very Best In Soul, Funk & Disco”

Free Entry    –   8.30pm  – 1am



Saturday 8th September


Saks Bar, Clifftown Road, Southend On Sea, SS1 1AB

DJs: Bob Jones, Paul Housden, Chris Powell

Special Guests: The Urban All Stars

“Funkiest Flavours, Juiciest Jazz, Biggest Beats!”

9pm  –  3am


Friday 14th September

“Killer Soul IX”

Lords Golf & Country Club, Hullbridge Road, Rayleigh

Three rooms of tunes with the Zero DJ team

Guest PA from Georgie B (Second Image)

8pm  – 1am    –   Tickets £7 in advance, £10 on the door

Details: (01702) 232377


Saturday 15th September

“Dance Decades Soul Night”

The All New Club Ciroc, South Street,Romford

DJs: John Leech & Paul Travi

Special Guest Performance by Glen Goldsmith

Details on (01708) 732211


Friday 21st September

“Smooth Grooves”

Hendersons Bar, Roydon (near Harlow)

DJs: Jonny Layton, Paul Clark, Mark Messent

“The Best In Jazz Funk & Soul”

Tickets £8 in advance, £10 on the door


Friday 28th September

The Qube, Crouch Street, Colchester

“Soul Jazz, Funk & Disco, R’n’B, Soulful House”

DJs: Kev James & Shaft

£3 Entry   –   9pm – 2am


Saturday 13th October

“Hockley Soul Night”

Hockley Community Centre, Westminster Drive

DJ: Geoff Grove

Details to follow…


Friday 12th – Sunday 14th October

“The 1st Embassy Soul Weekender”

Marks Tey Hotel, London Road, CO6 1DU

“The Best Soul Funk Jazz & Latin Music”

DJs Include: Fitzroy Da Buzzboy, Ash Selecter, Marky Mark

Booking details on (01206) 214808

Or for more info on prices, facilities & DJs visit…


Friday 12th – Sunday 14th October

“Bless The Funk Weekender” (2)

Esplanade Hotel, Marine Parade East, Clacton-on-Sea

“Three days of soul & funk anthems”


7pm Friday, 12 Noon Saturday, 12 Noon Sunday

£20 per person, further details at


Every Other Saturday:
Love Canvey Soul
Bar Monico, Canvey Seafront
8pm – 2am – Free Admission
Tony D with Guest Djs & Live Acts
“Jazz, Funk, Soul, Old Skool, Disco, Boogie, Motown & Reggae”

**Check with the venue for dates (01268) 683026**


Monthly Events:
First Friday: Zero Soul Night Out – Marcos, Rayleigh – next one 7th Sept

Last Friday: The Qube, Crouch St, Colchester  – next one 28th Sept

First Saturday: Roberts Live Lounge, Colchester – next one 1st September

First Saturday: Soul On The Harbour, Jacksons Wharf,Ramsgate – next one 1st Sept

Bi-Monthly Events:
Soul By The Jetty – next one 25th Aug
2012 Dates:  

 20th Oct (Ginger Tony)                                                                                              15th Dec (Tony Matthews)

And don’t forget…

Live Jazz at The Inn On The Green, Mountnessing Road, Billericay

Every 1st Sunday Of The Month

1pm – 4pm   –  Free Admission

Next Date : 1st  July


If you enjoy the show, then the chances are you will like what happens each month here with music provided by The Dan Banks Duo


Also recommended…

Friday Nights At …

Lot 75 , Shenfield,  DJ Graham Norton

Plazma, High Street, Wickford, DJ Geoff Grove

Both chaps play plenty of “our tunes” within their sets !

Do you know of any soulful, jazzy, funky gigs taking place in 2012 ? 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 voice/text message to (01268)833978

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