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Neil Gits The Ciders In !

29th October 2018
Posted by Neil Matthew

If you have been reading these blogs and indeed listening to my shows for the last few years you may well have noticed that when it comes to football I am a long-time Billericay Town fan. Although in recent times I have not been going to nearly as many matches as I was say ten years ago due to numerous various other commitments, I just cannot resist the chance to take off on a long away trip when the opportunity presents itself and tick off a new ground watching The Blues play at. So, when we drew 2-2 in the FA Cup at home to Taunton Town, and a replay away at their place on a Wednesday became necessary, there was only one place I was going to be that night – especially as it was during half-term week with no school stuff to deal with for Nathan and the G/F “A13 Annie” has the next day off work anyway !! Billericay won 1-0 and we had  a really good drive there and back, plus took in a visit to Somerset CCC to keep cricket-mad Ann happy too – oh and a glass of Thatchers Gold Cider was partaken prior to kick off too .. just for good luck ! 😉

Meanwhile, it’s all back to normal at Old Git Towers and after catching up on outstanding jobbies in the office, another fab show awaits your ears from 7pm tonight (Monday) – hope you can tune in !

The Tunes – 22nd October

Rene & Angela – I’ll Be Good
James Brown – Stone To The Bone
Lisa Stansfield – 8-3-1
Roy Ayers – Running Away
Keni Burke – Can’t Get Enough (Do It All Night)
Cerrone – Music Of Life
Lori Williams – Our Love Is Real
Rose Vincent – Box Of Secrets
Crown Heights Affair – Dancin’
Joe Tex – Ain’t Gonna Bump No More…
Emotions – I Don’t Wanna Lose Your Love
Mass Production – Shante
Alterego Vibe – A Place Called Home
Evelyn King – Love Come Down
Melba Moore – Love’s Comin’ At Ya
Sharon Redd – Never Give You Up
Marc Staggers feat Nia Simmons – I’ll Do Anything For You
Big L – If I Knew Then
Force MDs – Tender Love (IS 269)
Al Castellana – You Are
Mick Jackson – Blame It On The Boogie
Weldon Irvin – We Getting Down

The Tunes – 15th October

Karen Young – You Don’t Know What You’ve Got…
Luther Vandross – I Really Didn’t Mean It
Cool Million feat Glenn Jones – Tonight
John Handy – Hard Work
Bobby Womack – It’s Party Time
Natasha Watts – Change
Maze – Never Let You Down
Rai – Fall Back
Aquarian Dream – Play It For Me
Brass Construction – Movin’ On
Gwen Guthrie – It Should Have Been You
Three Ounces Of Love – Star Love
Ronnie Laws – These Days
Inner City – Big Fun
Pasadenas – Riding On A Train
Womack & Womack – Teardrops
Lori Williams – Deja Vu
Doggett Brothers feat Jarod Lawson – Don’t You Know
Earth Wind & Fire – Keep Your Head To The Sky
Lina Nikol feat Frank McComb – All I Need
Silver Convention – Fly Robin Fly
Stanley Clarke – Wild Dog

Recommended Old Gits Nights Out

Friday 2nd November
“Soul Night”
Charlies Bar, Warley Hill, Brentwood, CM14 5HE
DJ Danny Moss
8pm – Late ; Free Entry

Friday 2nd November
“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

Friday 2nd November
(Every 1st Friday Of the Month)
“The Big Zero Soul Night Out”
The Spread Eagle, High Street, Rayleigh, SS6 7EJ
DJs: Merve The Swerve plus guests
“Old Skool Soul & Club Anthems, R’n’B & more…”
8.30pm – 1.00am ; Free Entry
Tel: (01268) 775100

Saturday 3rd November
(1st Saturday of each month)
“Chelmsford City Soul”
Barista, Duke Street, Chelmsford, CM1 1JA
DJs: John Peters & John Douglas
Free Entry ; 9pm – 2am ; Over 30s Only

Saturday 10th November
(Every 2nd Saturday of the month)
“Brown Sugar”
The Spread Eagle, Queens Road, Brentwood, CM14 4HD
“Funk Soul & Disco Night”
DJ Yours Truly (Ben)
7pm – Midnight ; Free Entry

Saturday 10th November
(Every 2nd Saturday of the month)
“Funky Beats For Your Soulful Feet”
Vibe, Central Parade, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 5JG
DJs : Tom G Edgar, Tommy Boy & Alan Champs
8pm – Midnight ; Free Entry before 10pm

Friday 16th November
(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 16th November
(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

Friday 16th November
“5 Star Soul”
Orsett Hall, Prince Charles Avenue, Orsett, RM16 3HS
DJs: Brian “The Rev” Kelly, Mark Messent, Jon Ovel
Mark Lee, Lee Fatbloke Alder & Special Guest : Jazzbod
Two rooms : “Soul Pavillion” & “Jazz Funk Lounge”
7.30pm – 1.00 am ; Tickets £15 via Eventbrite – Tel (01375)891402

Saturday 17th November
(Every 3rd Saturday of the month)
“Super Soul Saturday”
The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, CM2 0JT
DJ: Paul Eve & Mick Jackson
“The Very Best In Jazz Funk & Soul”
7.30pm – Midnight – Free Entry

Sunday 25th November
(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

Friday 30th November
“Killer Soul”
Chichester Hotel, Old London Road,Wickford, SS11 8UE
“The Zero DJ Team In Attendance – Big Soul Party!”
8pm – 1am ; Tickets available now :

Friday 30th November
“Back In Time”
The Edge Bar & Restaurant, High Pavement, Basildon, SS14 1EA
“Old School Disco & 80s Club Classics”
DJs: Wayne D
8pm – 1am (Free Entry before 9pm – £5 after)
Tel (01268) 280755

Saturday 1st December
“ Liquid Spirit 3”
Capones Nightclub, Benfleet, SS7 1QB
“Soulful House, RnB, Soul & Old Skool Anthems”
DJs: Ronnie Herel, Stretch Taylor, Danny T
Max Fernandez & DJ Coxy
8pm – 2am ; Tickets Available soon …

Friday 7th December
“An Evening With The Soul Ladies & The Collective”
Sawbridgeworth Memorial Hall, The Forebury, Knight Street, CM21 9BD
“8 Piece Essential Live Soul, Motown & Disco Band”
Bring your own booze !
Tickets £15

Saturday 8th December
“Soul At The Edge – Xmas Extravaganza”
The Edge Bar & Restaurant, High Pavement, Basildon, SS14 1EA
DJs: Wayne D, Brian “The Rev” Kelly & Mick Jackson
“The Very Best Soul, Jazz-Funk & Soulful House”
8pm – 1am ; Tickets £7 in advance, £10 on the door
Tel: (07526)633963

Saturday 22nd December
“Xmas Soul Fiesta”
Langdon Hills Golf & Country Club, Lower Dunton Road, RM14 3TY
Three Rooms Of Tunes :
1 – Soul Funk & Jazz
2 – Soulful House, R’n’B & Hip Hop
3 – Reggae, Latin, Afrobeat & Jazz Dance
DJs: Aitch B, Brian Kelly, Colin Barnaby, Ian Holmes
June Furlong, Simon Van Os, Bigger, Chris White
Garry Dennis, Jeff Young & Mick Cooper
Tickets £15 in advance ; £20 on the door

Monday 31st December
“ The Edge New Years Eve Party ”
The Edge, High Pavement, Basildon, SS14 1EA
DJs: Wayne D & Gary Walden
“Party, Disco & Old Skool Club Classics”
8pm – 1.30am ; Tickets £10 in advance

Friday 18th – Sunday 20th January 2019
“Clacton Soul Weekender Reunion 2019”
Marks Tey Hotel, Colchester, CO6 1DU
“Two rooms of 70s & 80s Modern Soul, Boogie & Jazz Funk”
DJs Include : Tony Fernandez, Sara Jane Rundel, Frostie
Richard Felstead, Paul Clark & Brian Jay
2pm Friday through to 2pm Sunday

Friday 1st February 2019
“Overdose Of Joy”
Top meadow Golf Club, Fen lane, North Ockendon, RM14 3PR
“Modern & Classic Soul, Weekender Anthems & Soulful House”
DJs: Elliot M, Nick Gunn, Lee Fatbloke, Paul Kidley, Bully & Jon Jules
Special PA : “ Louise Mehan of SouLutions ”
7.30pm – 1am
Tickets £15 (from 1/11/18)

Saturday 25th May 2019
“Shalamar Plus Special Guests”
Garon Park, Eastern Avenue, Southend-On-Sea, SS2 4FA
“Full Live Concert featuring Howard Hewett, Jeffrey Daniel & Carolyn Griffey”
2pm – 11.30pm – Other acts to be confirmed
Early Bird Tickets £20

Caister 2019 :
Dates TBC …

Weekly Events:
Fridays :
“Feelgood 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;

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: Funky Beats For Your Soulful Feet, Vibe, 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 or 2019 ? 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” !