I am afraid its another tale of a “senior moment” to share with you this week. There I was in Asda today stocking up on food essentials for the next couple of weeks using my little plastic friend instead of trying to squeeze blood out of another sad little £20 note when suddenly it dawned on me, standing at the till packing my bags, that I just could not remember my PIN number. We’ve all done it, old or young, but us old gits are more prone to such an occurence than others ! I had all the right digits in my head (well nearly!) but could I get them in the right order ? Could I thump ! So after much head scratching, emergency plans B & C were wheeled out before I was eventually allowed to leave the store with my goodies…
It’s days like these that you really need to fall back on your favourite old soul & disco tunes for stress relief in these modern hi-tech days and luckily I have plenty to fall back on, which I share with you week by week on my show each Monday & Saturday evenings. If you can relate to my sorry supermarket story, make yourself comfortable and join me for the latest selection of musical massage for poor over-PIN filled minds !
Archie Bell & The Drells – Soul City Walking Conway & Temple – You Can Lay Your Head On My Shoulder Shalamar – Friends Evelyn “Champagne” King – Shame Mtume – Juicy Fruit Marvin Gaye – You’re A Wonderful One Aretha Franklin – See Saw Anthony White – Yes You Need Love Gladys Knight & The Pips – Help Me Make It Through The Night Raphael Saadiq & Stevie Wonder – Never Give You Up Cashmere – Do It Anyway You Wanna Loose Ends – Slow Down Atmosphere – Dancing In Outer Space Chad Jackson – Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Charles Wright & Watts 103rd St Rhythm Band – Express Yourself Jimmy James & The Vagabonds – Now Is The Time Barry White – You’re The First The Last My Everything LTD – Back In Love Again D-Influence presents D-Vaz feat Shola Ama – This I Promise You Tevin Campbell – Can We Talk Minnie Ripperton – Here We Go Sylvester – Do Ya Wanna Funk Janet Jackson – Nasty Cameo – Rigor Mortis
The GigsSaturday 13th April 2013 “Massive Waves Of Britfunk…With A Splash Of Stateside Soul” Leas Cliff Hall, The Leas, CT20 2DZ Folkestone, Kent Live ! “Atmosfear” “Beggar & Co” “Big Brooklyn Red” Plus: Guest DJ “Jeff Young” supported by Stumps & Lee 7pm – Midnight Tickets Now Available @ http://www.atgtickets.com/shows/massive-waves-of-britfunk/leas-cliff-hall/ http://www.facebook.com/events/505178852846905/?ref=ts&fref=ts Saturday 13th April “Hustle 2 !” The Clubhouse, Princes Avenue, Ramsgate, CT11 0AN DJs: James Anthony, Marky Mark & Penny K “Soul Funk & Disco” 9pm – 2am ; £5 On The Door Details from (07855) 770273 Saturday 13th April “One Flew Over The Kuku’s Nest” The Kuku’s Nest, 69-71 Goodmayes Road, Goodmayes, Essex,IG3 9UD “Soul, Jazz-Funk, RnB, Rare Groove, Soulful & Uplifting House” DJs: Bob Masters, Scott James, Birdy & Ricky Oatham 9pm – 3am Tickets £10 http://www.facebook.com/events/122625984587835/?ref=ts&fref=ts Saturday 13th April “JD Soul Machine Live!” Love Canvey Soul, Bar Monico, Canvey Island 8pm – Free Entry http://www.facebook.com/events/146773148828774/ Friday 19th April “Soul & Club Classics Night” The Woodmans Arms, Rayleigh Road, Thundersley, SS7 3TA “A Night of old skool club classics, soul, funk, RnB,
disco and dance….” DJs: Bully & MJ Mac 8pm – Late – Free Entry http://www.facebook.com/events/304604722984094/ Saturday 20th April “An Evening Of Soul & Motown” The Green Man, A128, Herongate DJ : JB (Jon Barrall) Pub Hours – Free Entry Saturday 20th April (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 20th April “Soul By The Sea” The Divers Arms, Herne Bay Seafront, DJs: Tom G Edgar & Carl Hyde plus guests Free Entry – 7.30pm – 1am http://www.facebook.com/events/186341691512813/ Saturday 20th April “Essex Soul Party” The Edge, High Pavement, Basildon, SS14 1EA DJs: Frostie Original, Tony Fernandez, Marky Mark, Jim The Syrup, John Soul-Power Wayne. “Tunes from the Goldmine/Zero 6/Lacy Lady Era” http://www.facebook.com/groups/338751102869999/permalink/434027536675688/ Friday 26th April “Soulbeat” The Golden Lion, Broadway, Bexleyheath, DA68BE DJs: Terry Brown & Tony Norris “Classic Disco Jazz-Funk & Soul” 8pm – 11pm https://www.facebook.com/events/494878507240372/?ref=ts&fref=ts Friday 26th April “Disco Divas” Unit 4 Wine Bar, Chafford Hundred, Thurrock DJ: Matt Jackson “Modern & Classic Soulful Sounds” 8pm – Late https://www.facebook.com/events/557105340996074/ Saturday 27th April “Soul By The Jetty” The Lobster Smack, Haven Road, Canvey Island DJs: Jonny Layton, Mr Messy & Brian Kelly Plus Special guest Nick Aravis £5 – Advance Wristbands Only Tel: (07989) or… email: firstname.lastname@example.org “100% Jazz Funk & Soul with a sprinkling of nu jazz & soulful house – keeping the spirit of the Goldmine alive on Canvey Island” http://www.facebook.com/events/584857018209370/?ref=ts&fref=ts Saturday 27th April (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 Tuesday 30th April Billy Ocean – Live ! The Towngate Theatre, Basildon 7.30pm – Tickets £25 (01268) 465465 http://www.towngatetheatre.co.uk/index.aspx?articleid=4195 Friday 3rd May 2013 “The Big Zero Soul Night” Marco’s, 30 Eastwood Road, Rayleigh, SS67JQ Guest DJs : The Bish & Uncle Swerve “Soul, Funk Disco & Dance From The 70s Upwards” Free Entry – 8.30pm – 1am https://www.facebook.com/events/508943905830606/?ref=ts&fref=ts Saturday 4th May (Every First Saturday) “Soul On The Harbour ” Jacksons Wharf, York Street, Ramsgate DJs: John Herbert, Paul Spickett plus guest: “International Super Soul DJ – Jo Wallace” “70s 80s & 90s Soul & Jazz-Funk Anthems” Free Admission – 8pm – 1am https://www.facebook.com/events/194252927365552/?ref=ts&fref=ts Friday 17th May “Killer Soul – 2013” Rayleigh Club Golf Resort (formerly Lords) The Zero DJ Team playing … “The Very best In Soul Funk Disco & Old School Dance” More details soon http://www.facebook.com/events/512912922092942/?ref=ts&fref=ts Saturday 1st June “Soul Carnival All Dayer” The Cromwell Manor, Basildon “8 Hours Of Soul, Funk, Rare Groove & Soulful House” DJs: Aitch B, Gordon Mac, Gary Dennis, James Anthony and more 5pm – 1am – Tickets £15 In Advance Visit www.cromwellmanor.co.uk or www.superflypromotions.com http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151760359468452&set=a.155420048451.145483.634883451&type=1&theater Saturday 29th June “The Motown Girls” The Inn On The Green, Bilericay 8.30 pm start – Free Admission 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 13th July “Hockley Soul Night” Details To Follow… 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 6th – 8th June 2013 (Weekender) “Bless the Funk” The Esplanade Hotel, Clacton-on-Sea www.jfsr.co.uk Monthly Events:
First Friday: Zero Soul Night Out – Marcos, Rayleigh – next : 3rd May First Saturday: Soul On The Harbour, Jacksons Wharf, Ramsgate – next: 4th May Third Saturday: The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford – next 20th April Last Friday: Shaft, Circle Bar, Crouch Street, Colchester – next TBC Last Saturday: Disco Stomp, Jacksons Wharf, Ramsgate – next: 27th April Last Saturday: We Love 80s, The Edge, Basildon – next: 27th April 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@example.com 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