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Neil Gits Three New Listeners!

21st September 2013
Posted by Neil Matthew

On a personal level it’s nice to have some familiar names and old mates tuned into the show each week, chipping in with the odd email, text message or Facebook comment, but it’s also good when someone new listens and I find out about it for the first time.

OK, I am not Chris Evans who probably gets about 2,000 new listeners every day and couldn’t possibly know all the names of his 6 million audience – but it is a nice surprise when someone I didn’t even think would be glued to the radio, and checking the tunes!

Whilst out last Saturday at the Crown, I hung out with DJs Bully & MJ and got some nice feedback and met one or two other soulful folk who were aware of what I do. Then on Sunday at my weekly quiz night at Charlies Bar in Brentwood (which has very little to do with playing soul music at all!) I got talking to some regulars at the end of the night and they were all keen to find out about the show and promised to tune in. I don’t know yet if they did, but for Bob, Mack & Denzil … there’s another chance today at 5pm right here at!

The Tunes

Detroit Emeralds – Feel The Need In Me

Surface  –  Falling In Love

Rockwell    Somebody’s Watching Me

Billy Ocean  – L.O.D. (Love On Delivery)

Diana Ross    I Ain’t Been Licked

BB King    Better Not Look Down

Stevie Wonder    Love’s In Need Of Love Today

Barry White    Playing Your Game

Rufus & Chaka Khan    Do You Love What You Feel 

Chairmen Of The Board    Everything’s Tuesday

Willie Beaver Hale    Groove On

Paul Hardcastle    Rain Forest 

The JB’s    Givin’ Up Food For Funk 

Windjammer     Tossing & Turning 

Tom Tom Club    Genius Of Love

 Tower Of Power    Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel 

Sam Dees    After All 

Kenny Loggins    Love Will Follow

Tyrone Edwards    Can’t Get Enough Of You

Peter White    Walk On By 

The Gigs

Saturday 21st September

“Handbags & Gladrags”

Bar Plazma, High Street, Wickford

DJs: Scott James, Chris Alexander & Euan Bass

“Quality Soul, Funk , RnB & Soulful House”

£5 Entry

 Saturday 21st September

(Every 3rd Saturday of the month)
“Soul Night”
The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, CM2 0JT Chelmsford
DJ: Paul Eve (Caister)

7.30pm start   –  Free Entry

 Saturday 21st September

“Fishing For Soul”

The Heron Angling Club, Herne Bay

7pm start

“Soul Funk & Boogie”

 Sunday 22nd September

“Superstars Of Soul”

Ben & King plus Jimmy James & The Vagabonds live !

The Towngate Theatre, Basildon

7.30pm    £20     (01268)465465

 Saturday 28th September (Every Last Saturday)

“Disco Stomp”
Jacksons Wharf, Ramsgate
DJs: John Herbert & Tommy Gun
“70s & 80s Disco Classics”

8pm    1am  ;  Free Entry

 Sunday 29th September (Every Last Sunday Of The Month)

“Sunday Soul Sessions”
The Victoria, Victoria Road, Romford, Essex, RM1 2PA
DJs: Bonnie DJ, Ricky O, Frostie, Peter P & guests
“Club Classics, Soulful House, Jaff-Funk, Reggae”
3pm  –  Midnight – soulful family atmosphere

Supervised children over 5 years old welcome before 7pm !

Do you know of any soulful, jazzy, funky gigs taking place in 2013? 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