Neil Gits The Car Sorted

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Mid March. Always a stressful time in my world – car service & MOT plus insurance renewal and there’s always a hiccup ! So with much trepidation, I booked my ageing car in for the works, drove off a nice cosy little courtesy car and waited for the phone call. Usually when it comes it’s a little bit of bad news, extra expenditure required or at the very least a delay in the process, but this time all went smoothly with just a couple of very minor notes for my attention. Not being a great motor mind, I let the guys at the garage advise me on brakes, tyres, suspension, belts etc and for me the most important thing to keep my car running smoothly is a good selection of soul CDs in the glovebox !! I hear a lot of ideas for my show whilst driving along checking out compilations and other tracks that find their way to me and you can share some of those tunes with me this evening on our weekly “repeat play” of the “old Gits Soul Show” from 5pm – 7pm right here on Gateway …

The Tunes

Pointer Sisters – Automatic
Patrice Rushen – Look Up
Sharon Brown – I Specialize In Love
Capitols – Cool Jerk
O’Jays – Time To Get Down
Soulutions – Philly Line (CW Philly Mix)
Lou Rawls – Lovers Holiday
Calvin Richardson – Home In A Minute
Sinnamon – Thanks To You
Fatback Band – Do The Spanish Hustle
Bob James – Sign Of The Times
Alton McClain & Destiny – Crazy Love (Jim Burgess Remix)
Ramsey Lewis – Tequila Mockingbird
Cameo – Candy
Conquest – Give It To Me…
Personal Life – Give In To The Night
Natalie Cole – Starting Over Again
Patti Austin – The Heat Of Heat
Brenda Cuffari – My Music Says It All
Alyson Williams – Sleep Talk
Locksmith – Far Beyond
Joey Negro & The Sunburst Band – Educated Funk

The Gigs
Saturday 21st March
(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
https://www.facebook.com/events/1555857347999803/

Saturday 21st March
“Let’s Groove”
The Old Ship, Aveley High Street, RM15 4AD
“Soul Funk & Caister Anthems”
DJ: Steve Kite
Free Entry ; 8pm – 12.30am
Pub Prices ; Quality Sound
Tel: (01708) 865647

Friday 27th March
“The Old Soul Roadshow”
Maritime Room, Cliffs Pavillion, Westcliff-on-Sea
“Funk, Soul, Boogie,Disco & Motown – 60s to date”
Street food available on the night
Tel: (01702)351135
www.southendtheatres.org.uk

Friday 27th March
(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
8pm – 1.30am ; Free Entry before 11pm ; £5 after
Arrive Early – Over 25s only
https://www.facebook.com/events/766653923442445/

Saturday 28th March
“The Frog March”
The George, Hornchurch
Tribute event in memory of legendary DJ Froggy who died seven years ago
Three rooms of music covering the soul & dance spectrum
DJs include : Colin Hudd, Nicky Holloway, Snowboy
Tony Fernandez, Scott James & Eddie Piller
Free Entry – Midday to 3am (TBC)
https://www.facebook.com/events/922099744476086/

Friday 3rd April
“Brentwood Over 30s Nightl”
Holiday Inn, Brook Street, Brentwood, CM14 5NF
Two Rooms Of Music:
1 – RnB & Club Classics with Neal Deejay
2 – Soul Jazz-Funk & Motown with John Osborne
8.30pm – 2am ; Tickets at
www.indulgence-events.com
Tel/Text : (07875) 949565
https://www.facebook.com/events/1569138593328509/

Friday 3rd April
(Every First Friday Of The Month)
“The Big Zero Soul Night Out”
The Spread Eagle, High Street, Rayleigh, SS6 7EJ
DJs: Bully & Merv The Swerve & Guest DJ TBC
8.30pm – 1am ; Free Entry ; Over 25s ;
“70s 80s & 90s Soul Jazz Funk Disco & Club Anthems”
https://www.facebook.com/events/797435523675393/

Friday 3rd April
“The Long Good Friday – Part II”
Firemens Club, Aveley, Essex, RM154DT
“Two Rooms Of Soul, Jazz, Funk & House”
With the Stomp DJ Team !
6.00pm – 1.30am ; Tickets £10
https://www.facebook.com/events/1013752841972397/?fref=ts

Friday 3rd April
“Soulgood VIP”
Club Amber, Cheshunt FC, Theobalds Lane, EN8 8RU
DJ: Richard Lobban & Guest James Anthony
“Best In Soul, RnB, Reggae, 80s Disco & Soulful House”
9pm – 2am ; Admission £7
Tel: (07956)363131
www.soulgoodvip.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/953268921383799/

Saturday 4th April
“Twisted Soul”
Miles Bar, Harbour Parade, Ramsgate, CT11 8LN
“An evening of jazz-funk & soulful house”
DJs: Micky B, Jasper, Unkle Funk, Twisted Fish
9pm start, 2.30 am finish
https://www.facebook.com/events/429961653848096/?fref=ts

Friday 10th April
(Every 2nd Friday of the month)
“Soul & Club Anthems Special”
Bar Zero, Western Road, Billericay, CM12 9DZ
“Soul RnB & Old School Club Anthems from the 80s – 90s”
DJ: Bully (other top DJs on rotation on other Fridays)
Free Entry ; 9pm – 1am ;
Over 25s – Smart Casual Dress

Friday 10th April
“Harlow Over 30s Night”
Park Inn Hotel, Southern Way, Harlow, CM18 7BA
Two Rooms Of Music:
1 – RnB & Club Classics with Neal Deejay
2 – Soul Jazz-Funk & Motown with John Osborne
8.30pm – 2am ; Tickets £10 Online at
www.indulgence-events.com
Tel/Text : (07875) 949565
https://www.facebook.com/events/335824313281968/

Saturday 11th April
“Essex Funkers Spring Bash”
Harlow Town FC, Elizabeth Way, The Pinnacles, CM19 5BE
DJs: Les Knott, Jonny Layton, DJ Dab
8pm – 2am ; Tickets £10
Tel: (07800) 724757 / (07791) 995670
https://www.facebook.com/events/893048300726228/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Saturday 11th April
“Soul By The Sea”
Divers Arms, Central Parade, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 5JQ
DJs: Tom Edgar & Carl Hyde
Free Admission – 8pm – Late

Friday 17th April
(every third Friday)
“Soulful Seduction ”
Woodmans Arms, Thundersley, Essex, SS7 3TA
“Old School Soul, Jazz-Funk Disco & Club Anthems !”
DJs: Bully & MJ
8.30pm – 1.00am ; Free Entry
Over 30s – Smart Dress

Saturday 18th April
“Soul By The Jetty – Caister Warm Up Event”
Lobster Smack, Haven Road, Canvey Island, SS8 0NR
“Jazz Funk Soul Nu-Jazz & Soulful House”
DJs: Jonny Layton, Mark Messent, Brian Kelly
Plus Guests : Tony Matthews, Roni O’Brien, Jazzbod,
Souldier & Simon Van Os
Wristbands Only Event – £7 – 8pm – 1am
No online sales, text (07989) 591399
https://www.facebook.com/events/1549285698655018/

Saturday 16th May
“KTF Soul Club”
Old Regent Ballroom (Upstairs), Corringham Road, Stanford Le Hope, SS17 0AQ
“Northern Soul”
DJs: Jon Drake (Bristol) Richard Corbyn (London)
Wristbands £6 on sale from 20th March – limited to 120
7.30pm start – 1.00am finish
https://www.facebook.com/events/1550142118593484/

Sunday 24th May
“Soul Inspiration”
Morgans, High Street, Margate, CT9 1DS
DJs: Kazzie D, Micky B, James Anthony, Kevin Webb
“Classic & Current Soul Anthems, Old School RnB & Soulful House”
8pm – 2am ; Tickets £5 in advance ; £8 on the door
https://www.facebook.com/events/1573339949608781

Friday 29th May
“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 Homer, Jon Ovel & Ian Holmes
Special Guest: Jim “The Syrup” Day
7.30pm – 2.00am ; Over 30s
Tel : (01375)891402
https://www.facebook.com/events/810557062331293/

Weekenders:

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”
https://www.facebook.com/events/629197713842174/?fref=ts
www.blessthefunk.co.uk

Margate Soul Weekend
Friday July 31st – Sunday August 2nd
Headline act : Roy Ayers – Live !
DJs include: Norman Jay, Joey Negro, Bob Jones,
Pete Collins, Jonny Layton, Tony Fernandez & many more
Full details at : www.margatesoulweekend.co.uk and …
https://www.facebook.com/events/815623535123683/?fref=ts

Weekly Events:
Fridays :
“Soul City”
George II Function Suite, High Street, Hornchurch, RM12 4UW
“Soul Funk Disco & Classic Anthems from the 70s 80s & 90s”
DJ: Frostie & Peter Poyton plus guests
Admission £5 ; 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

“Soul Night”
The Chequers, Market Street, Old Harlow, CM17 0AH
“70s & 80s Soul Funk & Disco, 80s & 90s House Classics”
DJ: Soul-DJ Essex
8.30pm – 1am ; Free Entry
(Venue also has an “80s & 90s soul party” night on Saturdays)

Monthly Events:
First Friday: Zero Soul Night Out – Spread Eagle, Rayleigh – next : 3rd April
Second Friday: Soul & Club Anthems Special – Bar Zero, Billericay – next 10th Apr
Third Friday: Soulful Seduction, Woodmans Arms, Thundersley – next 17th April
Second Saturday: Soul By The Sea, Divers Arms, Herne Bay – next 11th April
Third Saturday: The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford – next 21st March
Last Friday: Soul Weekender Vibe, Ivory Rooms, Billericay – next 27th March

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 www.gateway978.com from 7pm – 9pm every Monday – plus you can catch it again Saturday evening from 5pm – 7pm

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