Neil Gits Stuck In

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With a busy, busy summer well and truly behind me now, it’s been time to make the most of the several hours of P & Q I have at home each day to catch up and get ahead with various jobs on my never ending lists ! As well as my radio show, I also run a number of quiz nights, including one at The Olde Dog in Herongate near Billericay on the last Thursday of each month. Usually, they are either pop music or general knowledge quizzes, but this time we decided to do our first “Film Quiz”, so I thought it would be a good idea to make up a big list of all the films I’d ever seen as a reference point for movies to ask questions about from different genres & eras. Big List ? You are not kidding ! I must have watched hundreds of various films over the last 40 years or so and the list is still not complete !

Thankfully the quiz went very well and there may be another one in the New Year, so I’ve plenty of time to finish my list off and be fully ready with more fabulous questions at the “sequel” ! But whilst lost in this onerous task, so many memories came flooding back of former friends, places, events and of course the music that were tied in with the films and my list of songs for my soul show grew in the process ! I love putting my radio programme together, especially when it comes out sounding great – and I hope you’ll agree that is the case today at 5pm whn last Monday’s episode gets another airing. Take a look at the playlist posted below and get yourself all set to relax with two hours of top soul, jazz-funk & disco …

The Tunes

Shalamar – Make That Move
The Affair feat Alyson (Williams) – Please Don’t Break My Heart
Womack & Womack – Love Wars
Diana Ross & The Supremes – Someday We’ll Be Together
Sir Joe Quartermain/Free Soul -I Got So Much Trouble In My Mind
David Morales & Janice Robinson – There Must Be Love
Lionel Richie – Penny Lover
Will Downing – It’s Real
Sister Sledge – If You Really Want Me
War – Me & Baby Brother
Azymuth – Jazz Carnival
Midnite – Paradise Drive
Level 42 – You Can’t Blame Louis
Fatback Band – (Do the) Spanish Hustle
Brass Construction – Music Makes You Feel Like Dancing
The Ebonys – I’m So Glad I’m Me
Luther Vandross – Say It Now
Muziq – Don’t Change
Midnight Star – Curious
The Fascinations – The Girls Are Out To Get You
James Brown – I’m Real
Willie Bobo – Palos

The Gigs

Friday 2nd October
(Every First Friday Of The Month)
“The Big Zero Soul Night Out”
The Spread Eagle, High Street, Rayleigh, SS6 7EJ
DJs: MJ & Bully & Guest DJ
8.30pm – 1am ; Free Entry ; Tel (01268) 775100
“Weekender anthems, soul, funk, disco, hip hop, r’n’b tunes from the 70’s through to the 90’s and offering you a sprinkle of soulful house”
https://www.facebook.com/events/473070986231723/

Wednesday 7th October
“Odyssey – Live !”
Reids Bar, Laindon Road, Billericay, CM12 9LD
Tickets £12.50 – Tel (01277) 632378
https://www.facebook.com/events/852185794830188/

Saturday 10th October
“New Yorker Reunion”
The Edge, High Pavement, Basildon Town Centre, SS14 1EA
“The Very Best In Jazz, Funk & Soul – No RnB, House or Garage!”
DJs: Terry Jones, Les Knott, Peter P, Hugsta, Andy Lothian, June Furlong
Plus Guest Live PA’s
7.25pm – 2.40am ; Tickets £10 (More on the door)
https://www.facebook.com/events/467074040025104/

Saturday 10th October
(Every Second Saturday)
“Soul By The Sea”
Divers Arms, Central Parade, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 5JQ
DJs: Tom Edgar & Carl Hyde & guest DJ
Free Admission – 7.40pm – Late
https://www.facebook.com/events/735511013261693/

Saturday 10th October
“The Twisted Deal”
The Astor Community Theatre, Stanhope Road, Deal, CT14 6AB
Northern Soul with DJs: Pete Crascall & Ringo Woolgar
8pm – 1am
https://www.facebook.com/events/394714723986503/

Friday 16th October
(every third Friday)
“Soulful Seduction ”
Woodmans Arms, Thundersley, Essex, SS7 3TA
“Funk Soul Boogie House & more !”
DJs: Bully & MJ plus guest DJ
8.00pm – 1.00am ; Free Entry
Over 30s – Smart Dress – Arrive Early !!
https://www.facebook.com/events/972253902816861/

Friday 16th October
“Soul Kitchen”
The Grey Lady Music Lounge, The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 5TW
(Every 3rd Friday of the month)
“Rare Soul Night”
DJs: John Browne, Paul Bain, Tracey Shaw plus guests
7.30 – 1.30 am ; Tickets £5 on the door ; Tel (01892) 544700

Saturday 17th October
(Every 3rd Saturday of the month)
“Super Soul Saturday”
The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, CM2 0JT Chelmsford
DJ: Paul Eve & Hugsta plus guest DJ
“The Very Best In Soul, Jazz-Funk, Boogie & Old School RnB”
7.30pm – Midnight – Free Entry

Saturday 24th October
“Soul By The Jetty”
Lobster Smack (Upstairs), Haven Road, Canvey island, SS8 0NR
DJs: Jonny Layton, Mark Messent, Brian Kelly & guests …
Steve Brown & Lee Fatbloke
“100% Soul, Funk & Jazzy Grooves”
Wristband entry only – £7 ;
Text (07989) 591399 ; 8pm – 1am
https://www.facebook.com/events/1162257583788041/

Friday 30th October
“The Old Soul Roadshow”
Maritime Room, Cliffs Pavillion, Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 7RA
“Funk, Soul, Boogie, Disco, 60s 70s & 80s”
Street-Food available on the night !
8.30pm – 1.30am ; Tickets £8 ; Tel (01702) 351135

Friday 30th October
(Every Last Friday)
“Soul Weekender Vibe”
Reids Bar, Laindon Road, Billericay, CM12 9LD
“The Best In Soul, Funk, Rare Grooves & Weekender Anthems”
DJs: Simon “Whistles” Ford & Nick Aravis
8pm – 1.30am ; Free Entry before 11pm ; £5 after

Saturday 31st October
“6th Official Goldmine Reunion”
The Monico, Canvey Island, Eastern Esplanade, SS8 7DN
DJs: Jeff Young, Tom Holland, Snowboy, Grumpy Brown &
9pm – 3am ;
Advance Tickets £10 ; (07811) 111333
www.wegottickets.com www.goldminereunion.com

Friday 20th November
“5 Star Soul”
Orsett Hall, Prince Charles Avenue, Orsett, RM16 3HS
“Two Rooms Of Jazz Funk & Soul”
DJs: Brian “The Rev” Kelly, Lee “Fatbloke” Aldwinkle,
Mark Lee, Jon Ovel , Dave Bishop, Nick Gunn
Special Guest: Steve Kite
7.30pm – 2.00am ; Over 30s ;
Tickets £15 – Tel : (01375)891402
https://www.facebook.com/events/1620431878211492/

Saturday 21st November
“Soul Bay”
Black Cat Club, Fort Hill, Margate, CT9 1HD
“Jazz Funk, Soul, RnB, Hip Hop & House”
DJs: Micky B, Jason Anderson & Paul French
9pm – Late
https://www.facebook.com/events/upcoming?action_history=null

Saturday 28th November
“Soulgate On Sea”
Dreamland (Ballroom & Roller Room) Margate
“Motown, Northern, Disco, Crossover, Modern & Classic Soul”
*All money raised goes to MacMillan Cancer Support*
Tickets £5 ; 1pm – 2am
www.dreamland.co.uk/events

Saturday 19th December
“Ultimate Xmas Party”
Live In Concert : Cheryl Lynn & Evelyn Champagne King
Indigo O2, London, SE10 0AX
Doors 7pm ; Show 9pm
Tickets from £33.60
www.theO2.co.uk

Weekenders:

Friday 27th – Sunday 29th November
“Sunny Hunny Soul Weekend”
Searles Leisure Resort, Hunstanton, Norfolk
“Northern Soul, Motown & Jazz-Funk”
https://www.facebook.com/events/upcoming?action_history=null

Friday 27th – Monday 30th May 2016
“Bless The Funk”
Azur, Marine Pavillion, St Leonards On Sea, East Sussex, TN38 0BU
Strictly for the Over 30s
“Modern & Classic Soul, Boogie, Jazz-Funk, Motown & Northern Soul
2-Step, RnB, Funky & Soulful House”
www.blessthefunk.co.uk https://www.facebook.com/groups/blessthefunk/?fref=ts

Weekly Events:
Fridays :
“Soul City”
George II Function Suite, High Street, Hornchurch, RM12 4UW
“70s 80s & 90s classic & commercial soul”
DJ: Peter Poyton plus guests each week
Free Entry ; Over 30s Night ; 8pm – 2am;
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002841427497

“Marco’s Soul Family”
Marco’s Wine Bar, Eastwood Road, Rayleigh, SS6 7JQ
DJs/Singers : Simon “Whistles” Ford , Georgie B , The Bushbaby , Reggie & Famous on rotation – see Facebook for this week’s event …
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Marcos-Soul-Family/573840989427588?fref=ts

“Back To The Old Skool”
Bar Zero, Western Road, Billericay, CM12 9DZ
“Soul, Funk, Disco, R’n’B & Club Anthems of the 80s & 90s”
DJs on rotation : Jon Jules, Bully, Mikey Porter, MJ
Free Entry ; 8.30pm – 1am ;
Over 25’s – Smart Dress
https://www.facebook.com/events/1483072582020167/

Saturdays :
“Soul Night”
The Chequers, Market Street, Old Harlow, CM17 0AH
“The Best In Soul, Disco, Funk, RnB & Caister Classics”
8.00pm – 12.45am ; Free Entry
https://www.facebook.com/groups/755239794531230/?fref=ts

Monthly Events:
First Friday: Zero Soul Night Out – Spread Eagle, Rayleigh – next : 2nd Oct
Third Friday: Soulful Seduction, Woodmans Arms, Thundersley – next 18th Sept
Third Friday: Soul Kitchen, Grey Lady, Tunbridge Wells – next 18th Sept
Second Saturday: Soul By The Sea, Divers Arms, Herne Bay – next 10th Oct
Third Saturday: The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford – next 19th Sept
Last Friday: Soul Weekender Vibe, Reids Bar, Billericay – next 25th Sept

Do you know of any soulful, jazzy, funky gigs taking place in 2015 ? 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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