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Neil Gits The Line Up Confirmed

19th October 2012
Posted by Neil Matthew

Not long to go now ! Less than a month in fact til my special “Old Gits Soul Night Out” on Friday 16th November at Billericay Town FC and this week I’ve put together the DJ rota and had confirmation from all involved that they will be there ! Spinning some fabulous 70s & 80s soul, disco & jazz-funk classics on the night will be Jonny “Soulmine” Layton from Zero Radio and the award winning “Soul By The Jetty” gigs on Canvey Island, the resurrected & respected local lad Graham “Grumpy” Brown (Stomp Radio), former County Town resident and now Chelmsford City Slicker “Jazzy” John Peters (from JFSR) plus the football club’s own PA legend Gary “Gazza” Clark laying down some soulful 70s funk to start the night off on the right foot … AND ME OF COURSE !!!

I am delighted to have brought these four guys from diffferent soul stations and backgrounds together for what should be a really special night out for anyone who enjoys the music I play on my own show here on gateway – which this week sounds like this:

The Tunes :

Odyssey  –  Going Back To My Roots

Lou Rawls  –  Groovy People

Earth Wind & Fire  –  Saturday Nite

George McCrae  –  I Can’t Leave You Alone

Circle City Band  –  Magic

Black Ivory  –  Mainline

Gwen McCrae  –  Funky Sensation

Champaign  –  How Bout Us

Maxwell  –  Sumthin’ Sumthin’

Carrie Lucas  –  Dance With You

Heatwave  –  Gangsters Of the Groove

Fat Larry’s Band  –  Looking For Love Tonight

Willie Hutch  –  In And Out

MFSB  –  K-Jee

Roy Ayers  –  We Live In Brooklyn Baby

Booker Newbury III  –  Love Town

Rene & Angela  –  I Don’t Know (Where Love Came From)

Regina Belle  –  Baby Come To Me

Mark Johnson  –  Daydream

Pasadenas  –  Love Thing

Pleasure  –  Glide

Pieces Of A Dream  –  Turning It Up

The Gigs:

**Friday 16th November – SPECIAL EVENT !!**

“Soul At The Home Of The Blues”

Billericay Town Football Club (CM12 9SA)

Blunts Wall Road, Billericay


Jonny Layton, Graham Grumpy Brown,

Jazzy John Peters & Gary Gazza Clark

7.30 pm  –  Midnight  –  Entry: £2 Donation

“70s & 80s Soul, Disco & Jazz-Funk –

Just Like You Hear On The Radio Show!”


Saturday 20th October

“Soul By The Jetty – 3rd Birthday Party!”

The Lobster Smack, Haven Road, Canvey Island

DJs: Jonny Layton, Gino Muscat, Brian Kelly

Special Guest: Ginger Tony

£5 – Advance Wristbands Only Tel: (07989) 591399


Friday 26th October

“That Beatin’ Rhythm”

A Night of Northern Soul …

The Astor Community Theatre, Deal, Kent CT14 6AB

8pm  –  1am   –   £5 on the door

DJs: Pete Crascall, Nicky Shaw & Bunny


Friday 26th October


The Water Loung, Water Lane, Bishops Stortford,

“The Finest Jazz-Funk, Soul & Soulful House”

DJs: Paul Crowley, Les Knott & Soul City Grooves

Inc Marky P, Stacy B, Dubz & Soul Council



Saturday 27th October

“New Yorker Revisited”

The Edge, High Pavement, Basildon Town Centre

DJs: Aitch Bee from Soul II Soul, Hugsta, Cosmic,

Stavros, Chris White & Paul Eve

“Playing the Very Best in Jazz-Funk & Soul”

8pm  –  3am    –   £10 In Advance


Saturday 27th October

“Disco Stomp – Halloween Special”

Jacksons Wharf, York Street, Ramsgate, CT11 9DS

“70s & 80s Disco With The Groovy Gang!”

Usually last Saturday of the month – check before travelling

Tel: (01845) 592550   –   8pm – Late    Free Entry


Saturday 27th October

“Back To The Groove”

The Wheatsheaf Pub/Hungry Horse, Northdown Park Road, Margate

DJ Lee H plays the best in classic & nu soul, jazz-funk stompers and soul weekender anthems.

8pm to Late  –  Free Entry


Friday 2nd November (Next one 7th Dec)

“The Big Zero Soul Night”

Marco’s, 30 Eastwood Road, Rayleigh, SS67JQ

DJs : Bully & Guest DJ

“Soul, Funk & Disco From The 70s Upwards”

Free Entry    –   8pm  – 1am


Friday 2nd November

“Smooth Grooves II”

Hendersons Bar, Roydon Marina Village

DJs: Les Knott & Paul Crowley

Tickets £5 in advance, £7 on the door

Tel: (01279) 792777


Saturday 3rd November

The Stylistics – Live !

The Towngate Theatre, Basildon, SS14 1DL

Plus Special Guest: Pete Kennedy

7.30 pm start  –  show lasts approx 2 hours

Tickets £25  –  (01268) 465465


Saturday 3rd November

“Joey Negro Plays Margate!”

The Westcoast Bar, King Street, Margate

(in the Old Town opposite Turner Art Gallery)

Support from DJs: Micky B, Jason Andeson,

Jasper, Paul French & Derrick Patterson

8pm – Late

Tickets £12.50 available now from …


Saturday 3rd November

“Soul On The Harbour ”

Jacksons Wharf, York Street, Ramsgate

DJs: Paul Spickett, Penny K, John Herbert & more…

Free Admission   –   8pm – 1am


Saturday 10th November


Henry’s Bar, Romford Road, Aveley, RM15 4XB

DJs: Andy Davies, Gary Dennis, Steve Kite,

Ginger Tony & Grumpy Brown

9pm  –  2am   –    £5 On The Door

Tel: (01708) 864042


Wednesday 14th November

“Alexander O’Neal – Live!”

The Ivory Rooms, Billericay

Tickets £12.50

More Info : (01277) 632378



Saturday 24th November

“Soulful Seduction”

The Tollgate, High Road, Chadwell Heath, RM6 6QT

DJs: Darren Bull & MJ

“Soul Funk  Disco & Dance Anthems Across The Decades”

8pm  –  Midnight    –   Free Entry


Saturday 24th November

“Soul At The Ship”

The Ship, New Road, Leigh On Sea, SS9 2EA

“Jazz-Funk, Soul, Rare Groove & Latin”

8pm -1am  –  £5 On The Door

DJs: Tom Toher & Gary Turner



Saturday 24th November

“Shakatak Live in Bishops Stortford!”

The Rhodes Centre, South Road, CM23 3JG

8pm start  –   11pm  finish

Tickets £19.50   –  Tel: (01279) 651746


Friday 30th November

“Killer Soul X – The Xmas Special !”

Lords Golf & Country Club, Hullbridge Road, Rayleigh

Tickets £7 in advance, £10 on the door

Tel: (01702)232377

More Details To Follow…



Saturday 1st December

“Essex Funkers Xmas Bash”

Harlow Town FC, Elizabeth Way, Harlow

DJ: Les Knott with Guest Jonny Layton

Plus Soul DJ Essex & Madhatter T-Shirts

Times TBC …

Tickets £8 in advance available from (07800)724757

Or £10 on the door – details from


Saturday 8th December

“KTF Soul Club End Of Year Knees Up!”

Stifford Clays Social Club, Crammavill Road, Grays, RM16 2AP

DJs: Eddie Piller, Gavin Page, Lee Markwick & The KTF Team

“Northern Soul”   –  8pm  – 1am   –  £5 Entry


Saturday 8th December

“Soulful Seduction”

The Treacle Mine, Lodge Lane, Grays

DJs: Bully & MJ

“Soul, Funk, Disco & Dance Anthems”

8pm – Midnight     Free Entry


Saturday 29th December

Soulbay presents “Knot The New Year”

The Knot, Beach Road, Westgate on Sea, Kent

8pm start     –     Free Entry



Monday 31st December (New Years Eve!)

“Family Affair New Years Eve Party”

The Westcoast Bar, King Street, Margate

8pm  –  3am    –    £5 Entry

More info to follow…


Every Other Saturday:
Love Canvey Soul
Bar Monico, Canvey Seafront
8pm – 2am – Free Admission
Tony D with Guest Djs & Live Acts
“Jazz, Funk, Soul, Old Skool, Disco, Boogie, Motown & Reggae”

**Check with the venue for dates (01268) 683026**

Do you know of any soulful, jazzy, funky gigs taking place in 2012 ? 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: stu[email protected] or send a voice/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