Neil Gits Very Tired

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It comes with the territory of being an “Old Git” I suppose, but this week it really was a struggle to find the energy and keep my concentration levels up after pushing myself to the limit doing what I do – non-stop quiz nights, wedding discos, Xmas parties and of course the radio show ! I don’t think I’ve ever felt so knackered stepping into the studio on a Monday evening, but it was lovely to sit back and relax in there sharing some quality tunes with my lovely listeners – however by Wednesday morning the throast was sore, the “tickle” at the back of it had kept me up most of the night and I spent a large portion of my midweek being a “Grumpy Old Git” ! 🙁

Luckily, I was able to take a little time out before this weekend started and by drinking an awful lot of fruit juice, watching LOTS of rubbish telly on the sofa and squeezing in an extra half hour in bed at the risk of being late for the school run here I am fit as a fiddle again plugging the repeat play of my show which is on Gateway at 5pm today !! 🙂  Take a look at the playlist below and if you are feeling the way I felt earlier this week, see if there is any soul, jazz-funk or disco included with the magic healing powers that might just work on you !

The Tunes (other cough sweets are also available!)

George McCrae – It’s Been So Long
Karen Young – You Don’t Know What You’ve Got
Odyssey – Inside Out
Betty Everett – Getting Mighty Crowded
Jacksons – Living Together
The Dells – Ain’t It A Shame
Diana Ross – When You Tell Me That You Love Me
Marlena Shaw – Last Tango In Paris
Reuben Wilson – Got To Get Your Own
James & Bobby Purify – Morning Glory
Mike & Brenda Sutton – Don’t Let Go Of Me
Moment Of Truth – I’m So Hopelessly In Love With You
Ronnie Jordan – So What
Stevie Wonder – Do I Do (U Tern Disco Edit)
Marvin Gaye – Desperate Situation (Alkalino Edit)
Down To The Bone – Watch Me Fly
Maze – Happy Feelin’s
Incognito – Stop Running Away
CB & Just Us – Won’t You
Supremes – Let Yourself Go (J-Ski Extended Phase)

The Gigs

Saturday 6th December
“Charity Xmas Ball”
Colchester Town Hall, High Street, Colchester
Featuring a live set by “Down To The Bone” !
Plus DJ John Douglas
8pm – 1am ; Dress Code: Black Tie / Ball Gowns
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10202643212393404&set=a.1341784396590.2046418.1590623383&type=1&theater

Sunday 7th December
“East Coast Soul”
East Coast Social, The Broadway, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 1TJ
“Live jazz in the afternoon followed by DJ Peter P”
Guest DJ : TBC
First Sunday each month, with guests on rotation
Free Admission ; 6pm start
https://www.facebook.com/events/650876671694245/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Friday 12th December
(Every 2nd Friday of the month)
“Soul Night Special”
Bar Zero, Western Road, Billericay, CM12 9DZ
“Soul Funk Disco & Old School Club Anthems from the 70s – 90s”
DJ: Bully (other top DJs on rotation on other Fridays)
Free Entry ; 9pm – 1am ;
Over 25s – Smart Casual Dress

Saturday 13th December
“Essex Funkers Xmas Bash”
Harlow Town FC, Elizabeth Way, Pinnacles Ind Est, Harlow, CM19 5BE
DJs: Les Knott, Frostie, Chris Brown, DJ Dab
8pm – 2am ; £10 Entry ; Madhatter T-Shirt Stall
www.musicmeltdown.co.uk
https://www.facebook.com/events/1420776998187365/?fref=ts

Saturday 13th December
“Stomp Xmas Party !”
Firemans Club, Purfleet Road, Aveley, RM15 4DT
All your favourite Stomp DJs playing the very best
In soul & funk across two rooms…
8pm – 2am ; Tickets £10
https://www.facebook.com/events/1480728258858102/?fref=ts

Saturday 13th December
“KTF Soul Club Festive Knees Up”
The Regent Ballroom (Downstairs), Corringham Road,
Stanford Le Hope, SS17 0AQ
“Quality Northern Soul”
DJs: Jim Hill, Keith Ewers, Gary Pettitt
7.30 pm – 1 am
Tickets £6 in advance (£8 on the door if any left)
https://www.facebook.com/events/1507640086145351/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Saturday 13th December
“The Basement”
Saks, Clifftown Road, Southend, SS1 1AB
DJs: Jeff Young, Gavin Page, Terry Matthews, Grumpy Brown
“A night of soul, funk, jazz & more..”
9pm – 3am ; £6 on the door
https://www.facebook.com/events/673993026047132/?fref=ts

Saturday 13th December
“Soul By The Sea – The Xmas Funker!”
The Divers Arms, Central Parade, Herne Bay, CT6 5JQ
DJs: Tom Edgar & Carl Hyde plus guests
7pm – 1am ; Free Entry
https://www.facebook.com/events/990270304323186/?fref=ts

Saturday 13th December
“Twisted Deal Xmas Party”
Astor Community Centre, Stanhope Road, Deal, Kent
“Northern Soul All Night !”
Let Your Heart Dance DJ Team
7.30pm start
https://www.facebook.com/events/1503260446591482/?fref=ts
Friday 19th December
“Soulful Seduction – The Xmas Big One ! ”
Woodmans Arms, Thundersley, Essex, SS7 3TA
“Soul, Jazz-Funk & Club Anthems from the 70s upwards !”
DJs: Bully & MJ plus Guest DJ Tony Matthews (Caister)
8.30pm – 1.00am ; Free Entry
Over 25s – Smart Dress
Tel: (01268) 755799 to book a meal
https://www.facebook.com/events/314455288733698/?fref=ts

Saturday 20th December
“Soul By The Jetty – Xmas Special”
Back at the original venue !!!
The Lobster Smack, Haven Road, Canvey Island, SS8 0NR
DJs: Jonny Layton, Mark Messent, Brian Kelly plus special guest
“New & Classic Jazz, Funk, Soul, Nu-Jazz, Soulful House & more…”
KEEPING THE GOLDMINE SPIRIT ALIVE ON CANVEY ISLAND !
8.00pm – 1.00 am ;
Entry by wristband only – £7 from www.musicmeltdown.co.uk
Or call/text (07989)591399 ; e-mail [email protected]
https://www.facebook.com/events/2347167775422491/?ref=6&ref_notif_type=plan_user_invited

Saturday 20th December
“Soulbay @ Xmas”
The Black Cat Club, Fort Hill, Margate, CT9 1HD
DJs: Paul French, Micky B, Jason Anderson
“Playing Soul, Funk, Jazz, Hip Hop, R&B, House & all things related & relevant”
9pm – 2am ;
https://www.facebook.com/events/759841827396607/?fref=ts

Saturday 20th December
(Every 3rd Saturday of the month)
“Super Soul Saturday”
The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, CM2 0JT Chelmsford
DJ: Paul Eve & Hugsta
“The Very Best In Soul, Jazz-Funk, Boogie & Old School RnB”
7.30pm – Midnight – Free Entry

Friday 26th December (TBC!)
(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 ;
Arrive before 10pm to avoid disappointment – Over 25s only
Wednesday 14th January
“Roy Ayers – Live!”
The George Hotel, Ashford High Street,Kent, TN24 8TB
Tickets £25 inc a meal
For more details go to:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/86403111481/?fref=ts

Friday 30th January
“Overdose Of Joy”
Chevaliers Suite, Havering Bowls Club, Harrow Lodge, Hornchurch, RM11 1JU
**Charity Soul Night for “Save The Children” **
“Weekender Anthems, Soulful Grooves, Jazz-Funk & Dance Anthems”
DJs: Paul Kidley, Elliot Mount, Lee Fatbloke,
Bully, MJ, Nick Gunn & Brian “The Rev” Kelly
8pm – 1am ; Tickets £10 in advance ; Smart Casual Dress
https://www.facebook.com/events/1496216377330048/?fref=ts

Saturday 31st January
“The Ultimate Motown Night”
Maritime Rooms,Cliffs Pavillion, Westcliff-On-Sea
DJ: John Watson plus singer Harry Cambridge
Tickets £17.50 inc finger buffet
Tel: (01702) 351135

Weekenders:

Clacton Soul Weekender
Friday 20th March – Sunday 22nd March
Esplanade Hotel , Clacton-On-Sea, Essex
“Two rooms of soul, funk, jazz, 70s, 80s & Modern,
Jazz-Funk, Brit-Funk, Boogie and much more !”
Tickets £35 (plus £2.50 booking fee)
www.clactonsoulweekender.co.uk
https://www.facebook.com/events/1476917032571593/?fref=ts

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
Weekly Events:
Fridays :

“Soul Night Special”
Bar Zero, Western Road, Billericay, CM12 9DZ
DJs: Paul Kidley, Bully, Mikey Porter & guests on rotation

Monthly Events:
First Friday: Zero Soul Night Out – Spread Eagle, Rayleigh – next : 2nd Jan
First Friday: Maldon Soul Night – Maldon & Tiptree FC – next 2nd Jan
Third Friday: Soulful Seduction, Woodmans Arms, Thundersley – next 19th Dec
Second Saturday: Soul By The Sea, Divers Arms, Herne Bay – next 13th Dec
Third Saturday: The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford – next 20th Dec
Last Friday: Soul Weekender Vibe, Ivory Rooms, Billericay – next TBC

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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