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Neil Gits To 150!

6th August 2013
Posted by Neil Matthew

No, not 150 years old! I know I’m an “Old Git” but not THAT old ! In actual fact, last Monday I hosted my 150th Monday night show live on Gateway 97.8FM. It kind of crept up on me whilst busily preparing and suddenly noticed that the next playlist I was about to save in my folder was to be labelled “150” – where does the time go?! In a few weeks time, in early September (there are 52 weeks in a year , y’know!) it thus follows that I will be celebrating three years of constantly spreading soulful tunes across the airwaves of Basildon & East Thurrock, so maybe there will be more of a fanfare about that show…

In the meantime, don’t forget you can hear a repeat play of the auspicious occasion this Saturday at 5pm –  two more hours of super soul, jazz-funk & disco from the 70s 80s & beyond!

The Tunes

Natalie Cole    This Will Be
Level 42    Wings Of Love
Anita Ward    Ring My Bell
Joe Simon    Step By Step 
Teddy Pendergrass    Heaven Only Knows
Jakata    Golden Girl
Brenda Russell     Piano In The Dark
Angela Bofill    Tropical Love
Detroit Spinners    Mighty Love
Mike & Brenda Sutton    Anyway You Want My Love
Dizzy Gillespie    Unicorn
Fred Wesley & The Horny Horns    We Came To Funk Ya
Michael Zager Band    Let’s All Chant
Stargard    Wear It Out
Kenny Thomas    Best Of You
Luther Vandross    Forever For Always For Love
Lou Rawls    Trade Winds
Beckie Bell    Music Madness
Shannon    Let The Music Play

Gene Dunlap    There Will Never Be Another 


This Month’s Gigs:

Saturday 10th August
The Ink Bar, King Street, Maidstone, ME14 1BA
DJs: Nick Aravis, James Anthony & Aadil Rasheed
“Music from the likes of The O’Jays, Cameo, Chic & Marvin Gaye”
9pm    2am     ;    Admission £5
Sunday 11th August
“Soul By The Sea – Carnival Weekend Special!”
The Divers Arms, Herne Bay, Kent
DJs: Tom Edgar & Carl Hyde plus guests
7.30pm – 1am    Free Entry
Friday 16th August (Every 3rd Friday Of The Month)
“Friday Night Soul”
The Curlew Pub, Gandalfs Ride, South Woodham Ferrers
DJs: Ricky Oatham & Pete Smugger Smith
“Soul, Jazz-Funk, Motown, Old School, Northern, RnB…
..and everything in between !”
9pm start   –   Admission Free
Saturday 17th August
(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 17th August
“Revenge Of The Soulboy presents Summer Madness”
Halfway House, A127, Brentwood
“Nu Soul, Club Classics & Anthems, Modern Soul,
Jazz-Funk, Soulful House, etc”
DJs Include: Jeff Young, Garry Dennis, Jonny Layton, Bob Masters
Tickets £15 In Advance or £20 On The Door
1pm    1am    All Dayer ! BBQ ! Outside / Marquee Event !
Saturday 24th August
“Soul & Motown Night”
The Green Man, Herongate, A128, Brentwood, CM13 3PZ
“Soul, Jazz Funk, Classic Disco & Motown”
DJ : JB        Free Entry       7.30pm onwards
Sunday 25th August (Every Last Sunday Of The Month)
“Sunday Soul Sessions”
The Victoria, Victoria Road, Romford, Essex, RM1 2PA
DJs: Tricia Butler, Peter P, Richard Brown, Sandra C
Plus Guests: TBC
“Club Classics, Soulful House, Jaff-Funk, Reggae”
3pm  –  Midnight – soulful family atmosphere
Supervised children over 5 years old welcome before 7pm !
Saturday 31st August
“Soul By The Jetty – The Beach Party!”
The Lobster Smack Inn, Haven Road, Canvey Island
DJs: Johnny Layton, Mr Messy, Brian Kelly
Plus Guest: Les Knott
Entry by advance wristband only – always a sell out !
£7 from (07989) 591399 or [email protected]
Saturday 31st August
“Soul On The Edge”
The Edge Nightclub, High Pavement, Basildon
DJs: Frostie, Scott James, Tony Fernandez & Marky Mark
“70s – 00s Soul & Boogie Anthems”
9pm  –  3am  ;  £10 On The Door
Saturday 31st August (Every Last Saturday)
“Disco Stomp”
Jacksons Wharf, Ramsgate
DJs: John Herbert & Tommy Gun
“70s & 80s Disco Classics”

8pm    1am  ;  Free Entry


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