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Neil Gits Swamped With Requests

19th July 2014
Posted by Neil Matthew

I so look forward to sharing my collection of 70s & 80s soul, jazz-funk and disco records with you each week and it’s great when I get some positive feedback telling me that you “love that tune!” or that you’ve “not heard this for ages!”  The Facebook page “The Old Gits Soul Show” is probably the best place to interact with the show, as I receive and respond almost immediately to your comments there but (if I’ve opened up the inbox as I’m supposed to !) you can also send a text to (01268)833978 and e-mail [email protected] to get in touch. Lately I have had quite a few requests which is also nice as sometimes they are ones that I had completely forgotten about and rediscover lurking quietly in the “record library”. Or maybe they are ones I have played before a couple of times and you want to hear again which reassures me I am picking the good stuff ! Have a listen for yourself to the repeat play at 5pm today and see how it all came together this week, then make a note in your diary to join me for the next live show on Monday at 7pm …

The Tunes

Level 42 – The Chinese Way
Jeff Perry – Love Don’t Come No Stronger
O’Jays – I Love Music
Jimmy Ruffin – I’ll Say Forever My Love
Heatwave – The Big Guns
Bill Withers – Oh Yeah
Diana Ross – One Shining Moment
Marvin Gaye – Let’s Get It On (Jski Extended)
Rene & Angela – I Love You More
Steve Arrington – Dancing In the Key Of Life
Mystic Merlin – Mr Magician
Aquarian Dream – Phoenix
Michael Viner’s Incredible Bongo Band – Apache
Diana Brown – Masterplan
Deniece Williams – Free
Soulutions – Listen
Bobby Womack & Patti Labelle – Love Has Finally Come At Last
Alvin Cash – Ali Shuffle
Danny Williams – Dancing Easy
High Inergy – Lovin’ Fever
Jermaine Jackson – Erucu (Joe Claussell Edit)

The Gigs

Saturday 19th July
(Every 3rd Saturday of the month)
“Super Soul Saturday”
The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, CM2 0JT Chelmsford
DJ: Paul Eve
“The Very Best In Jazz-Funk, Soul & Boogie”
7.30pm – Midnight – Free Entry

Saturday 19th July
“Soulful Seduction”
(also on 27th Sept / 29th Nov)
The Treacle Mine, Lodge Lane, Grays
“Soul Anthems, 90s RnB & 80s Club Classics”
DJs: MJ & Bully
8pm – Late ; Free Entry

Saturday 19th July
“Free Soul Event”
Neuvo Bar & Restaurant (ex-Regency Suite),
Chadwell Heath, Romford, RM64AT
DJs: Frostie, Tony Fernandez, Richard Lobban
Ricky Oatham, Tricia Butler, Steve Soultrain & John Wayne
“70s 80s & 90s Modern Soul with an hour of 70s & 80s
Revival Lovers Rock & Reggae”
8pm – 3am ; Free Entry

Sunday 20th July
“Let Your Heart Dance”
The Wine Bar & Pizzeria, South Court, Deal, Kent
“First of a regular monthly evening set of Northern Soul
LHYD DJs – inc resident DJ Peter A Crascall
6pm – 9pm

Saturday 20th July
“The Summer All-Dayer”
A Universal Soul Music Event…
RS Lounge, Woodford New Road, London E17 3PR
1pm — 11pm ; Tickets from £10 – £20 ; BBQ & other food all day
Formation & Salsa Dancing with Diesel & Dolton !
DJs include: Steve Kite, Frostie , Scott James, James Anthony

Thursday 24th July
“Lonnie Liston Smith & The New Cosmic Echoes LIVE !”
The Mercury Hythe Imperial Hotel, Princes Parade, Hythe, Kent, CT21 6AE
Tickets from £25 – £30 ; 7pm start time ; Tel (01303) 267441
Golf, Spa, Meal, Hotel Room or just the concert options available

Friday 25th July
(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 & Nick Aravis
Free Entry before 11pm – 8pm – 1.30am

Saturday 26th July
“KTF Soul Club Summer Social”
Downstairs at The Old Regency Ballroom, Corringham Road,
Stanford Le Hope, Essex, SS170AQ
7.30pm – 1.00 am
Tickets £6 In Advance, £8 on the door
More info at :

Sunday 27TH July
(Every Last Sunday Of The Month)
“Sunday Soul Sessions”
The Victoria, Victoria Road, Romford, Essex, RM1 2PA
DJs: Tricia Butler,Kevin Connolly, Peter Poyton
Sandra Citizen Soul & guest Tony Fernandez
“Club Classics, Soulful House, Jazz-Funk, Reggae”
3pm – 11pm– soulful family atmosphere
Supervised children over 5 years old welcome before 7pm !

Friday 1st August
(Every First Friday Of The Month)
“The Zero Soul Night Out”
Marcos Wine Bar, 30 Eastwood Road, Rayleigh,SS6 7JQ
DJ: Bully & guest TBC
8.30pm – 1am ; Free Entry
“Old school funk, soul & disco from the 70s & 80s, club anthems & soulful house from the 90s”

Margate Soul Weekend 2014
Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd August
DJs & Live acts indoors & outdoors in the cultural quarter
8pm – 2am Friday, 12 pm – 2am Sat & Sun.
Wristband purchase advised for access to events
Live Acts: Cool Million, Natasha Watts, Laura Jackson,
Westcoast Soulstars, Baltic Soul Band & more …
Special New Closing Party on Sunday !!
Westcoast Bar & Grill, King Street, Margate
Omar & Band Live plus DJs: Grumpy Brown, Frostie,
Tony Fernandez & guests
More details & wristbands from

Friday 8th August
(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 9th August
“Soul Ladies Live !”
The White Hart Inn, Bridge Road, Moreton, CM5 0LH
“Soul & Motown Classics”
8.30pm start – Free Entry
Tel: (01277) 890890

Friday 15th August
“Soulful Seduction”
Woodmans Arms, Thundersley, Essex, SS7 3TA
“Modern & Classic Soul, Funk, Disco & Club Anthems
DJs: Bully & MJ plus guest DJ Merv The Swerve
8.30pm – 1.00am ; Free Entry

Saturday 16th August
“Soul By The Sea”
The Divers Arms, Central Parade, Herne Bay, CT65JQ
DJs: Carl Hyde & Tom Edgar
8pm – 1am – Free Entry

Sunday 17th August
“Sunday Soul Sessions – Garden Party”
Golden Fleece, Capel Road, Wanstead
Nearest tube stations – Wanstead Park & Woodgrange Road
DJs: Tricia Butler, Peter Poynton, Sandra C & guest James Anthony
“Club Classics, Soul, House, Jazz-Funk & Reggae”
3pm – 11pm ; Free Entry
Children welcome ; dogs on short leads too !
Wheelchair friendly

Saturday 23rd August
“Hayling Island Summer Soul Reunion”
Firemen’s Club, Purfleet Road, Aveley, RM154DT
Family Fun Day with BBQ, bouncy castle & 5-a-side footy
Plus two rooms of DJs playing soul music !
2pm – 2am ; Tickets £15 or £10 with a HSW wristband

Sunday 24th August
“Summer Soul Fiesta”
The Cromwell Manor, Watt Tyler Lane, Pitsea, SS16 4UH
1pm – 1am – All-Dayer!
Tickets £15 in advance, £20 On The Door
Headline DJ: Greg Edwards
Plus: Garry Dennis, James Anthony, Colin Hudd, Andy John,
Cosmic, Fat tel, Chris White, Gavin Page, Ian Sellers & Birdy
“Two rooms of soul, funk, jazz & soulful house”

Friday 29th August
“Five Star Soul”, Orsett Hall, Princes Avenue, Orsett, RM16 3HS
The South East’s Premier Jazz Funk & Soul Event
Two rooms of DJs & Live Acts
7.30 pm – 2am ; Tel (01375) 891402
More info to follow nearer the date…

Saturday 30th August
“Soul By The Jetty – Beach Party”
The Oysterfleet, Knightswick Road, Canvey Island, SS8 7RB
DJs: Jonny Layton, Mark Messent, Brian Kelly plus guests:
Jazzbod & Paul Clark
“100% jazz-funk & soul with a sprinkling of nu-jaz & soulful house”
8.30pm – 1.00 am ; wristbands £7 from

Saturday 30th August
“Summer Soul”
Banks Bar, Banks Street, Maidstone, ME14 1SJ
Imagination & Jaki Graham – live on the Terrace !
Plus DJs: Greg Edwards & Jeff Young
8pm – 2am
Tickets £25 (Standard) or £35 (VIP)
Tel: (01622)676799

Wednesday 10th September
“Martha Reeves & The Vandellas – LIVE !”
Towngate Theatre, Basildon
7.30pm start ; Tickets £21
Tel : (01268) 465 465

Thursday 18th September
Friday 19th September
“The O’Jays – Live!”
Celebrating 50 Years Of Soul
The Indigo O2, London
7pm – 10pm
After Party till 2am with DJs playing
“Disco, Soul & Funk Classics”
Seated & Standing Tickets Available at
Hayling Island Summer Soul Weekender 2
Friday 4th Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th July
Featuring Shirley Jones of the Jones Girls
Plus Carol Thompson – live !
Full details at:

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”
Weekly Event:
Fridays : “Soul Night Special”
Bar Zero, Western Road, Billericay, CM12 9DZ
DJs: Paul Kidley, Bully, Mikey Porter & guests on rotation
Monthly Events:
First Friday: Zero Soul Night Out – Marcos, Rayleigh – next : 1st Aug
Third Friday: Soulful Seduction, Woodmans Arms, Thundersley – next 15th Aug
Third Saturday: The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford – next 16th Aug
Last Sunday: Sunday Soul Sessions, Victoria, Romford – next 27th July
Last Friday: Soul Weekender Vibe, Ivory Rooms, Billericay – next 25th July

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