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Neil Gits Stuck Indoors

10th June 2018
Posted by Neil Matthew

I managed to get through May without any problems, but this week was a different story … hayfever ! To be fair, I don’t suffer too badly anyway as I have found that a combination of nasal spray and eye drops taken regularly keeps 95% of my symptoms at bay, but leading up to this weekend, the other 5% kicked in ! So, with no actual need to go out, I thought this would be a good opportunity to avoid the dangers outside and get stuck into the mountain of paperwork surrounding my quiz nights, soul show and other projects, with the windows & curtains closed and the fan on … and one of the results is the latest updated (again!) gigs list below. You can also have a perusal at the playlist for last Monday’s show which can be heard again via our “Listen Again” facility if you missed the repeat play yesterday – choose the “Cool Soul” show for either 4th or 9th June – both are equally good !! I will be live again as usual on Monday 11th, so make sure you tune in for a first listen to this week’s fabulous selection of soul, jazz-funk & disco goodies and get in touch for a chat on “The Old Gits Soul Show” Facebook page from 7pm …

Last Week’s Tunes :

Mystic Merlin – Mr Magician
McFadden & Whitehead – Ain’t No Stopping Us Now
Cool Million feat Eugene Wilde – Back For More
Gino Soccio – Try It Out
Jerry Butler – (I’m Just Thinking About) Cooling Out
Controllers – Stay (M & M Mix)
Anita Baker – Sometimes
Tyra Levone – Can’t Love You More
Dayton – Out Tonight
Whispers – It’s A Love Thing
Level 42 – Starchild
Crusaders – FairyTales
Four Tops – Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever
Lee Garrett – You’re My Everything
Melba Moore – This Is It
Archie Bell & The Drells – Soul City Walking
Tuxedo feat Zapp – Shy
Donny Hathaway – Someday We’ll All Be Free
George Benson – Midnight Love Affair
Incognito – Nights Over Egypt
Kool & The Gang – Straight Ahead
Tamiko Jones – Can’t Live Without Your Love

Recommended Old Gits Nights Out

Friday 15th June
(Every 3rd Friday of the month)
“Soulful Seduction”
The Bread & Cheese, London Road,Benfleet, Essex, SS7 1AA
“100% Soul, Funk, Disco & Old Skool Club Anthems”
DJs: Bully & MJ
8.00pm – 1 am ; Free Entry ; Over 25s

Friday 15th June
(Every 3rd Friday of the month)
“Soul Kitchen”
The Grey Lady Music Lounge, The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 5TW
“Rare 60s & 70s Soul Night”
DJs: John Browne, Tracy Shaw & guests
7.00pm – 1.00 am ; £5 on the door ; Tel (01892) 544700

Saturday 16th June
(Every 3rd Saturday of the month)
“Super Soul Saturday”
The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, CM2 0JT
DJ: Paul Eve
“The Very Best In Jazz Funk & Soul”
7.30pm – Midnight – Free Entry

Saturday 16th June
“Summer Madness”
Halfway House, A127, Brentwood, CM13 3LL
DJs: Eddie Piller, Paul Clark, Paul Kidley, Tony Fernandez
Gary Dennis, Mark Sherlock, Shelly Atkinson, JP, Abi Clarke,
Brandon Block & Bob Masters
All Dayer, BBQ, Pub Grub – 2pm – 1am – Tickets £15

Saturday 16th June
“Soul At The Green Man”
Green Man Pub, Cricketers Lane, Herongate, CM13 3PZ
“Soul Jazz & Funk”
7.30pm – 11.45pm – Free Entry
DJs: Elliot Mount & Lee Aldwinkle

Sunday 24th June
(Last Sunday of the month)
“Over-roast Of Joy!”
Frankies Wine Bar, Station Lane, Hornchurch, RM2 6JL
DJ: Paul Kidley & guests
“Soul Weekend Anthems & Soulful House”
5.30pm – 11.30 pm ; Free Entry

29th & 30th June / 1st July 2018
“Hayling Island Summer Soul Weekender”
£195 pp inc 3 nights accomodation & breakfast / evening meals
Bookings on (02392)460044
Jean Carne – live performance ! Plus Top Soul DJs …

Friday 29th June
“The Essex Soul Collective”
Ambleside Social Club, Ambleside Drive, Southend on Sea, SS1 2UP
“Northern Soul, Motown, RnB”
DJs: Mandy O’Connor, Kev Mahoney, Neil Walker & Guest
7.30pm – 12.30am ; Tickets £5 on the door

29th June to 1st July
“Love Supreme Jazz Festival”
Glynde Place, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 6SX
Sunday Line -Up Includes:
Earth Wind & Fire, George Clinton, Mavis Staples,
James Taylor Quartet.
Saturday Line-Up (SOLD OUT) Includes:
Level 42, Lalah Hathaway & MF Robots

Saturday 30th June
“Soul By The Jetty”
Lobster Smack, Haven Road, Canvey Island, SS8 0NR
“100% Soul, Jazz, Funk, Boogie, Soulful House & More”
DJs: Jonny Layton, Brian “Rev” Kelly & Ian Holmes
8pm – 1am ; Wristbands £7 in advance only –
Call / Text (07989)591399
email: [email protected]

Friday 6th July
(Every 1st Friday Of the Month)
“The Big Zero Soul Night Out”
The Spread Eagle, High Street, Rayleigh, SS6 7EJ
DJs: Merve The Swerve & Brian Kelly plus guest
“Old Skool Soul & Club Anthems, R’n’B & more…”
8.30pm – 1.00am ; Free Entry
Tel: (01268) 775100

Saturday 7th July
“Soul Fiesta”
Langdon Hills Golf & Country Club,
Lower Dunton Road, Bulphan, RM14 3TY
DJs: Ian Holmes, Jonny Layton & Bigger
8pm – 1am ; Advance Tickets £10
Available from Crazy Beat Records, Upminster
Call (07914) 115439 or (01268) 548444

Friday 13th July
“KTF Soul Club – Summer Sizzler”
Old Regent Ballroom, Corringham Road, Stanford Le Hope,
“Northern Soul Night”
9pm – 1am ; Free Entry

Friday 13th July
(Every Second Friday)
“Funkin’ Fridays”
Harry’s Bar, High Street, Billericay, CM12 9BQ
DJ: Paul Kidley
“Soul, Jazz-Funk, Weekender Anthems, Dancefloor Classics”
9pm – 1am ; Free Entry

Saturday 14th July
(Every 2nd Saturday of the month)
“Soul By The Sea”
The Divers Arms, Central Parade, Herne Bay, CT6 5JQ
DJs: Tom Edgar, Pete Hayes & Tommy Boy
Free Entry ; 8pm – 1am

Saturday 14th July
(Every 2nd Saturday of the month)
“Brown Sugar”
The Spread Eagle, Queens Road, Brentwood, CM14 4HD
“Funk Soul & Disco Night”
DJ : Benjaman Pigg
8pm – Midnight ; Free Entry

3rd 4th & 5th August 2018
“Margate Soul Festival ”
Tickets now on general sale – £69 !
Live sets by : Atlantic Starr, Fatback Band, Deniece Williams & Britfunk Association
Full details on the website :

Saturday 18th August
“Soul At The Edge”
The Edge, High Pavement, Basldon, SS14 1EA
“The Very Best In Soul, Jazz-Funk & Soulful House”
DJs: Brian “The Rev” Kelly & Wayne “Funky” D plus special guest DJ
8pm – 1am ; Tickets £7 in advance or £10 on the door
email: [email protected]
mobile: (07526) 633693

Saturday 18th August
“Liquid Spirit 2”
Capones Nightclub, Benfleet, SS7 1QB
“Soulful House, Disco, Old School Anthems”
DJs: Brian Power, Stretch Taylor, Paul Clark,
Danny T, Marie Garaccio…
8pm – 2am ; Advance Tickets £10

Saturday 8th September
“Soul By The Sea”
Zabranos, The Broadway, Leigh-On-Sea, SS9 1SJ
DJs: Grumpy Brown, Colin Jazzy Barnby, Michael Cooper & Chris White
“Afro, Funk, Latin, Jazz Dance & Soulful House”
8pm -1am ; £7 On The Door

Saturday 15th September
“Soul Odyssey Summer Half Dayer Party”
Virgin Active, Hall Lane, Little Warley, CM13 3EN
“Jazz-Funk, Nu Soul, Soulful House, Old School Soul & RnB”
DJs: Frostie, Kevin Hawkins, Garry Fish, Tony Treble, Gary Walden
Tickets £7 – Super Early Bird, £10 in advance or £15 on the door
“Outside Terrace & BBQ” ; 5pm – 1.00am

Caister 2018 :
Friday 28th September – Sunday 30th September
“Caister Goes Wild West”

Weekly Events:
Fridays :
“Glitter Fridays”
The George II, High Street, Hornchurch, RM12 4UW
Room 1: “Soul,Disco, Funk & Boogie”
Room 2: “House Grooves & Old Skool”
Free Entry ; 8pm – 1am;

“Old Skool Friday”
Bar Zero, Western Road, Billericay, CM12 9DZ
“Soul, Club Anthems ”
DJs on rotation : Deano, Geoff Lawrence, Mikey Porter, MJ
Free Entry ; 8.30pm – 1am ;
Over 25’s – Smart Casual Dress
Tel: (01277) 656581
(also “Anthems Night” on Saturdays – DJ: Dave Rothwell

Monthly Events:
First Friday: Zero Soul Night Out – Spread Eagle, Rayleigh
Third Friday: Soulful Seduction, Bread & Cheese, Benfleet
Third Friday: Soul Kitchen, Grey Lady, Tunbridge Wells
Second Saturday: Brown Sugar, Spread Eagle, Brentwood
Second Saturday: Soul By The Sea, Divers Arms, Herne Bay
Third Saturday: The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford
Last Sunday: Overroast Of Joy, Frankies, Hornchurch

Do you know of any soulful, jazzy, funky gigs taking place in 2018 ? Let me know the details whether you are a DJ , promoter 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, also repeated on Saturday evening from 5pm–7pm, plus you can hear it again anytime you like via the “Listen Again” button on the Gateway website … search “Cool Soul” !