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