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Neil Gits Spicey !

26th June 2013
Posted by Neil Matthew

“Oh no ! ” I hear you cry “He’s not going on about his pre-show meal again is he ?”  Well, er, yes ! But only because this time I went to the eatery that is possibily the nearest to our studios at Gateway and the staff there are always so friendly and think positively about the station itself. This time Stacey was my “Star Of The Day” –  I couldn’t make up my mind whether to stick with Lemon & Herb as usual or try Mango & Lime for a change, so she did me two wings with the new flavour and three in the old coating, whilst Nathan was even bolder and tried the “medium” spice – one level up from what they normally do for “Nandinos” – all was no trouble at all, well done team ! Now, if you thought our chicken sounded hot, try listening to the tunes on the show this week – the full playlist is below but with Luther Vandross, Bobby Womack, Chic,  Stevie Wonder, Cameo, Roy Ayers, Will Downing & the Drifters included – how can it be anything but the Hottest Cool Soul Show on the radio ?! Bend your ears to the repeat play this Saturday at 5pm …

The Tunes

Chic    Everybody Dance
Passion    Don’t Stop My Love
Cameo    Word Up
Drifters    Down On The Beach Tonight
Bobby Womack    Lookin’ For a Love
Cherelle    Will You Satisfy
Luther Vandross    Any Day Now
Jacksons    Strength Of One Man
Electrik Funk    I Sing The Funk Elektrik
Roy Ayers    Love Will Bring Us Back Together
Stevie Wonder    Another Star
Grover Washington Jr    Mister Magic
Stacy Lattisaw    Jump To The Beat
Johnny Williams – Slow Motion
Dionne    Come Get My Lovin’  
Will Downing    That’s All
Major Lance    Sweeter As The Days Go By
Jim Manns    I Got To Have Your Love

Cerrone    Je Suis Music

The Gigs

Friday 28th June
“80s Beach Party”
Visage, Gants Hill, Ilford
“All Things 80s” with DJ Endso plus
“80s Summer Soul Set” from John Leech
Saturday 29th June (Every Last Saturday of the month)
“Disco Stomp”
Jacksons Wharf, York Street, Ramsgate
DJs: John Herbert plus guests
70s & 80s Disco Classics
Free Admission      8pm – 1am
Saturday 29th June
“The Motown Girls”
The Inn On The Green, Bilericay
8.30 pm start    Free Admission
Sunday 30th June (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
“Club Classics, Soulful House, Jaff-Funk, Reggae”
3pm    Midnight – soulful family atmosphere
Supervised children over 5 years old welcome before 7pm !
Friday 5th July 2013 (Every First Friday Of The Month)
“The Big Zero Soul Night”
Marco’s, 30 Eastwood Road, Rayleigh, SS67JQ
DJ Bully plus guests
“Soul, Funk Disco & Dance From The 70s Upwards”
Free Entry       8.30pm  – 1am
Friday 5th July (Every First Friday Of The Month)
Waikiki, 33.Crouch Street, Colchester, CO3 8ES
DJ Chaz J & Jimmi Dixon
Friday 5th July
“Soul Ladies Live”
Grill 55, Bishops Stortford
8.30pm     Free Entry
Saturday 6th July
“Essex Funkers Summer Bash”
Harlow Town FC
“Two rooms of jazz-funk & soul inc the “Funk Bunker” featuring new & old school soul, funk & r’n’b”
DJs: Les Knott, Jonny Layton, Tony Fernandez,
DJ Isis & Terry Munro & Paul Crowley
Tickets £10      more details to follow…
Saturday 6th July
“Treacle Mine Soul Night”
The Treacle Mine, Lodge Lane, Grays, RM17 5PR
DJs: Bully & MJ playing:
“Soul Anthems, Classic & Modern, Soulful House…
…and The Grooves That Make You Move !”
Free Entry     8pm Start
Saturday 6th July (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 6th July
“Top Tunes Night!”
Charlies Bar, Warley Hill, Brentwood
DJ Charlie Cook
“Soul, Disco & Dance Anthems”
Free Entry    8.30pm Start
Saturday 13th July
“Chic – With Soulful Seduction”
The Crown, High Street, Billericay
“Soul Anthems, Carwash Classics, Funk & Modern Soul,
Soulful House … the Grooves That make You Move !”
DJs: MJ & Bully
8pm Start    Free Entry
Saturday 13th July
“The Essex Soul Party”
Rendezvous Bar & Restaurant, High Road, Chadwell Heath
“70s 80s 90s & New Soul Classics & Anthems”
DJs: Frostie, Ian Holmes, Scott James, Jim The Syrup
John “Soul Power” Wayne, DJ Ricky & DJ Freckles
9pm    3am  (Arrive before 11.30) –  £10 On The Door
Saturday 13th July
“Hockley Soul Night”
Hockley Community Centre, Westminster Drive, Hockley
DJ: Geoff Grove
Tickets £6
Saturday 13th July
“Soul By The Sea”
The Divers Arms, Herne Bay, Kent
DJs: Tom Edgar & Carl Hyde
Details to follow …
Friday 19th July (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 20th July
The Knot, Beach Road, Westgate on Sea, CT8 8AD
“Upfront & Classic Soul, Jazz-Funk, RnB, Soulful House”
DJs: Micky B, Paul French, Jason Anderson, Derek Patterson
8pm    1am  ;  Admission Free  ;  Rooms Available !
Saturday 20th July
(Every 3rd Saturday of the month)
“Soul Night”
The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, CM2 0JT Chelmsford
DJ: Paul Eve (Caister)
7.30pm start     Free Entry
Saturday 27th July
“The KTF Soul Club”
Stifford Clays Social Club, Crammavill Road, Grays
“Northern Soul & More!”
DJs: Johnny Valatone & Rob Messer
Tickets £5      7.30pm Start
Friday 2nd – Sunday 4th August
“Margate Soul Weekend 2013”
Three nights & two days of fabulous music !
Full details at:
Sunday 4th August
“Woodmans Soul All Dayer!”
The Woodmans Arms, Thundersley, Rayleigh Road, SS7 3TA
“Soul Anthems, Classic 80s Funk, Disco & Soulful House”
DJs: Bully & MJ
More details to follow…
Saturday 24th August
“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
4pm    1am  ;  £5 Admission
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 Guests: TBC
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
Sunday 22nd September
“Superstars Of Soul”
Ben & King plus Jimmy James & The Vagabonds live !
The Towngate Theatre, Basildon
7.30pm    £20     (01268)465465
 21st – 23rd March 2014
“Clacton Soul Weekender”
The Esplanade Hotel, Clacton On Sea, CO151UU
Monthly Events:
First Friday: Zero Soul Night Out – Marcos, Rayleigh – next : 7th June
First Saturday: Soul On The Harbour, Jacksons Wharf, Ramsgate – next: 6th July
Third Friday: Soul Night at The Curlew, South Woodham Ferrers – next 21st June
Third Saturday: The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford – next 15th June
Last Saturday: Disco Stomp, Jacksons Wharf, Ramsgate – next: 29th June
Also recommended…
Most Friday Nights At …
Lot 75 , Shenfield,  DJ Graham Norton
Plazma, High Street, Wickford, DJ Geoff Grove
Every Friday: Funkin’ Fridays, Bar West One, Brentwood
These chaps play plenty of “our tunes” within their sets !
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