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Thank God I don’t drink! I am feeling rough enough this morning as the effects of busy weekend, preceeded by a very busy week take their toll – a hangover could well have finished me off ! However, I am confident that later on today after a reviving visit to one of our many local eateries to enjoy some of their good value food, accompanied of course by a couple of glasses of refillable Pepsi/Coke, I shall be feeling fully refreshed and ready to host this week’s “Old Gits Soul Show”.

The songs are all chosen and I am sure you won’t be disappointed by the tracks I’ve selected to fill the regular spots such as “The Short Trousered Soul Track”, “The Old Gits Jazzy Bit” “The Tasty Twelve” and “The Unknown Soul Tune” with plenty of other gems from the 70s & 80s Soul Jazz-Funk & Disco scene squeezed in alongside those highlights. Hope you can give ’em a listen here at Gateway between 7pm & 9pm tonight…

Apologies that I didn’t get this posted up before Saturday’s repeat play of the show (as I said I was VERY busy!) but if there were any tunes you heard and were curious to know what they were, I have added in last week’s playlist below,while the tunes are still just about fresh in your mind…

The Tunes – Last Week

Jacksons -Walk Right Now
Gloria Scott – Too Much Love Making
Players Association – Turn The Music Up
Dionne Warwick – Reach Out For Me
Lou Rawls – Let Me Be Good To You
Frankie Gaye – My Brother
Bobby Womack – Where Do We Go From Here
Raydio – Two Places At The Same Time
RAH Band – Are You Satisfied
Alexander O’Neal – Never Knew Love Like This
Bill Summers – Straight To The Bank
Herbie Hancock – Doin’ It
Bill Harris – Am I Hot Am I Cold
Smokey Robinson – Being With You (Drop Out Orchestra Remix)
Kandidate – Girls Girls Girls
Kleeer – You Did It Again
Juicy – Sugar Free
Whispers – No Pain No Gain
Michelle Lamb – Natural High
Ultra Nate – New Kind Of Medicine
War – Flying Machine

The Gigs – Fully Updated

Friday 3rd October
(Every First Friday Of The Month)
“The Zero Soul Night Out”
The Spread Eagle, High Street, Rayleigh, SS6 7EJ
DJ: Bully & guest Merv The Swerve
8.30pm – 1am ; Free Entry ; Over 25s ;
“70s 80s & 90s Soul Jazz Funk Disco & Club Anthems”
https://www.facebook.com/events/330394927134409/?ref=6&ref_notif_type=plan_user_invited

Friday 10th October
(Every Second Friday)
“Soul Night Special”
Bar Zero, Western Road, Billericay, CM12 9DZ
DJ: Bully
“Soul Funk Disco, Old Skool, Club Anthems, 70s – 90s”
Over 25s Only ; Free Entry ; 9pm – 1am ;

Saturday 11th October
“Soul By The Sea”
The Divers Arms, Central Parade, Herne Bay, CT65JQ
DJs: Carl Hyde & Tom Edgar
8pm – 1am – Free Entry

Saturday 11th October
“Soulbay Returns !”
The Black Cat Club, Fort Hill, Margate, CT9 1HD
“Soul, Funk, Jazz, Disco, House, Hip-Hop & Whatever !”
DJs: Paul French, Micky B, Jason Anderson
9pm start – more details to follow …

Friday 17th October
“Soulful Seduction” (every 3rd Friday)
Woodmans Arms, Thundersley, Essex, SS7 3TA
“Soul, Jazz-Funk & Club Anthems from the 70s upwards !”
DJs: Bully & MJ
8.30pm – 1.00am ; Free Entry
Over 25s – Smart Dress
https://www.facebook.com/events/370147389804005/?fref=ts

Saturday 18th October
“Soul By The Jetty – The Finale”
The Oysterfleet, Knightswick Road, Canvey Island, SS8 7RB
DJs: Jonny Layton, Mark Messent, Brian Kelly plus special guests:
Original Goldmine & ex-Radio DJ : Jeff Young
“A final night of quality soul, funk & jazz grooves”
KEEPING THE GOLDMINE SPIRIT ALIVE ON CANVEY ISLAND !
8.30pm – 1.00 am ; wristbands £7 from www.musicmeltdown.co.uk
https://www.facebook.com/events/1678178255741672/?fref=ts

Saturday 18th October
(Every 3rd Saturday of the month)
“Super Soul Saturday”
The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, CM2 0JT Chelmsford
DJ: Paul Eve & Hugsta
“The Very Best In Jazz-Funk, Soul & Boogie”
7.30pm – Midnight – Free Entry

Friday October 24th
“Level 42 – Live!”
Cliffs Pavillion, Westcliff-On-Sea
7.30pm start
Tickets £27
Tel: (01702) 351135

Friday 31st October
(Every Last Friday)
“Soul Weekender Vibe”
Ivory Rooms, Laindon Road, Billericay, CM12 9LD
“The Best In Soul, Funk, Rare Grooves & Weekender Anthems”
DJs: Simon “Whistles” Ford & guest DJ
8pm – 1.30am ; Free Entry before 11pm ;
Arrive before 10pm to avoid disappointment – Over 25s only

Tuesday 4th November
“The Stylistics – Live!”
Towngate Theatre, Basildon
Tickets £27.50
Tel: (01268) 465465
www.towngatetheatre.co.uk

Saturday 8th November
“Soul Galore 2”
The Soul Asylum, Church House, Kent Gardens, Birchington, Kent, CT1 9RS
Across The Board Soul All-Dayer …
“Northern Soul, Modern Soul, 70s Groovers, 80s Movers & more…”
DJs: Tommy Gunn & John Herbert
2.30pm – 11.30pm ; £5 On The Door
** No bar – bring your own drinks & snacks ! **

Wednesday 19th November
“Alexander O’Neal Live !”
The Ivory Rooms,
Billericay
Details to follow …

Thursday 20th November
“Dancing In The Streets”
Cliffs Pavillion, Westcliff-On-Sea
“A celebration of Motown’s greatest hits”
Tickets £23.50 – £27.50
Tel: (01702) 351135

Friday 21st November
“5 Star Soul !”
Orsett Hall, Prince Charles Avenue, Orsett, RM16 3HS
“Jazz Funk & Soul Night”
Guest DJ: Greg Edwards
7.30pm – 2 am ;
Last three events sold out ! Tel : (01375) 891402
www.imagoldminer.com/events
https://www.facebook.com/events/305335692985878/?fref=ts

Saturday 22nd November
“The 5th Goldmine Reunion”
The Monico, Eastern Esplanade, Canvey Island, SS8 7DN
“Jazz Funk Soul & Rare Grooves”
Original Goldmine DJs: Chris Hill, Tom Holland,
Snowboy & Garry Dennis
Tickets £10 / £12.50 from www.wegottickets.com
£15 on the door if available
9pm – 3am ; Tel (07811) 111333
https://www.facebook.com/events/773746672688481/?fref=ts

Saturday 22nd November
“Soul At The Cherry”
The Cherry Tree, Queen Street, Warley, Brentwood, CM14 5JZ
“Soul Weekender Anthems, Jazz-Funk, Nu Soul,
Soulful House & Disco Classics”
DJs: Ian Holmes & David Bishop
8pm – 1am ; Free Entry
Tel (01277) 233576
https://www.facebook.com/events/583225701781977/?fref=ts

Saturday 29th November
“Soulful Seduction”
The Treacle Mine, Grays
“80s Club Classics & Soul Anthems, 90s RnB & Soulful House”
DJs: MJ & Bully
8pm till late ; Free Entry

Saturday 6th December
“Charity Xmas Ball”
Colchester Town Hall, High Street, Colchester
Featuring a live set by “Down To The Bone” !
Plus DJ John Douglas
8pm – 1am ; Dress Code: Black Tie / Ball Gowns

Saturday 13th December
“Essex Funkers Xmas Bash”
Harlow Town FC, Elizabeth Way, Pinnacles Ind Est, Harlow, CM19 5BE
DJs: Les Knott, Frostie, Chris Brown, DJ Dab
8pm – 2am ; £10 Entry ; Madhatter T-Shirt Stall
www.musicmeltdown.co.uk
https://www.facebook.com/events/1420776998187365/?fref=ts

Saturday 13th December
“Stomp Xmas Party !”
Firemans Club, Purfleet Road, Aveley, RM15 4DT
All your favourite Stomp DJs playing the very best
In soul & funk across two rooms…
8pm – 2am ; Tickets £10
https://www.facebook.com/events/1480728258858102/?fref=ts

Saturday 20th December
“Jackie Wilson Says”
Live at the Old Regent Ballroom, Stanford-Le-Hope, SS17 0AQ
Plus DJ support
Tickets £15 ; 8pm start
https://www.facebook.com/events/1539017549664929/?fref=ts
Wednesday 14th January
“Roy Ayers – Live!”
The George Hotel, Ashford High Street,Kent, TN24 8TB
Tickets £25 inc a meal
For more details go to:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/86403111481/?fref=ts

Saturday 31st January
“The Ultimate Motown Night”
Maritime Rooms,Cliffs Pavillion, Westcliff-On-Sea
DJ: John Watson plus singer Harry Cambridge
Tickets £17.50 inc finger buffet
Tel: (01702) 351135

Weekenders:

Clacton Soul Weekender
Friday 20th March – Sunday 22nd March
Esplanade Hotel , Clacton-On-Sea, Essex
“Two rooms of soul, funk, jazz, 70s, 80s & Modern,
Jazz-Funk, Brit-Funk, Boogie and much more !”
Tickets £35 (plus £2.50 booking fee)
www.clactonsoulweekender.co.uk
https://www.facebook.com/events/1476917032571593/?fref=ts

Bless The Funk 2015
Friday 22nd May – Monday 25th
The Azur, Hastings
“Soul Anthems,Jazz-Funk & Boogie, Classic Soul & Motown,
Northern, 2-Step, RnB, Funky & Soulful House Classics,etc”
https://www.facebook.com/events/629197713842174/?fref=ts
www.blessthefunk.co.uk
Weekly Events:
Fridays :

“Soul Night Special”
Bar Zero, Western Road, Billericay, CM12 9DZ
DJs: Paul Kidley, Bully, Mikey Porter & guests on rotation

“Soul Power”
Neuvo Sports Bar & Restaurant, Chadwell Heath, Romford
DJ: John Wayne and guests
Monthly Events:
First Friday: Zero Soul Night Out – Spread Eagle, Rayleigh – next : 3rd Oct
Third Friday: Soulful Seduction, Woodmans Arms, Thundersley – next 19th Sept
Second Saturday: Soul By The Sea, Divers Arms, Herne Bay – next 17th Octt
Third Saturday: The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford – next 18th Oct
Last Friday: Soul Weekender Vibe, Ivory Rooms, Billericay – next 31st Oct

Do you know of any soulful, jazzy, funky gigs taking place in 2014 ? 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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