Neil Gits Stuck In !

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After a little bit of free time and a couple of nice breaks from the old routine lately, it was a week to focus on all my various work projects this time and what a lot there was to do ! First job last Monday morning was to have a good session on the USB turntable stockpiling a month’s worth of much loved vinyl tracks in my MP3 folder for use in October – and I think I used eight of them in the show this week, some of them being too good to hold back any longer !

If you were there “on the scene” in the classic era of the late 70s / early 80s, I am sure you are going to love my “musical mystery tour” between 5pm & 7pm when it gets repeated today, stopping off at “The Short Trousered Soul Track” , “The Soul Soother”, “The Vinyl Reminder”, “The Old Gits Jazzy Bit”, “The Tasty 12” and “The Unknown Soul Tune” – I do like a feature !! lol

Wish I could listen again myself, but I have to go to … work !

The Tunes

Sister Sledge – Thinking Of You
Bell & James – Livin’ It Up (Friday Night)
Terri Wells – I’ll Be Around
Four Tops – I Can’t Help Myself
Harold Melvin & Bluenotes -Tell The World How I Feel About Cha Baby
Bobbie Humphrey – The Good Life
Wilton Felder & Bobby Womack – No Matter How High I Get …
Keni Burke – Indigenous Love
Rose Royce – Get Up Off Your Fat
Crispy & Co – Get It Together
Goldie Alexander – Show You My Love
David Sanborn – Chicago Song
Lou Rawls – Dead End Street
Phil Hurtt – Giving It Back
Armenta – I Wanna Be With You
Bluey – Got To Let My Feelings Show
Garry Glenn – Do You Have To Go
Marvin Gaye – Let’s Get It On
Lou Courtney – What Do You Want Me To Do
Chi-Lites – Too Good To Be Forgotten
Strikers – Hold On To The Feeling

The Gigs

Saturday 10th October
“Soulfunky @ The Manor”
Berwick Pond Road, Rainham, Essex, RM13 9EL
“Soul, Jazz-Funk, Rare Groove & Soulful House”
DJs: Garry Dennis, Birdy, Steve Goddard,
Robbie Collins & Shaggy
Over 30s Only ; 7pm – 1.30 am
Tel: (01708) 555586 –

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)

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

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

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 !!

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

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

Friday 6th November
(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”

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

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

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

Saturday 12th December
“Essex Funkers Xmas Bash”
Harlow Town Football Club
DJs: Les Knott, Frostie, Chris Brown
DJ Dab & John Searle
Wristbands £10 in advance or £12 on the door
Tel: (07800) 724757 / (07791) 995670

Saturday 12th December
“KTF Soul Club Festive Knees Up!”
Downstairs at The Old Regent, Stanford Le Hope, SS17 0AQ
“Northern Soul plus 60s RnB / Motown”
7.30pm – 1.00am
DJs: Mick Love & Jim Hill
Advance tickets £6 – including a free CD ! £10 OTD …
Tel: Danny (07895) 538835

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


Friday 27th – Sunday 29th November
“Sunny Hunny Soul Weekend”
Searles Leisure Resort, Hunstanton, Norfolk
“Northern Soul, Motown & Jazz-Funk”

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”

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;

“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 …

“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

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

Monthly Events:
First Friday: Zero Soul Night Out – Spread Eagle, Rayleigh – next : 6th Nov
Third Friday: Soulful Seduction, Woodmans Arms, Thundersley – next 16th Oct
Third Friday: Soul Kitchen, Grey Lady, Tunbridge Wells – next 16th Oct
Second Saturday: Soul By The Sea, Divers Arms, Herne Bay – next 10th Oct
Third Saturday: The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford – next 17th Oct
Last Friday: Soul Weekender Vibe, Reids Bar, Billericay – next 30th Oct

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 from 7pm – 9pm every Monday – plus you can catch it again Saturday evening from 5pm – 7pm

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