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You might have heard my voice twice on Gateway last Saturday (apart from the odd “are you an old git…” trailer for the show !) as I phoned in “live” on Ros Connors’ morning show to let the good people of Basildon know of an interesting event I was involved in taking place in the Town Square. Wearing one of my many hats as a full-time professional DJ, I hosted the special “UK Strongest Man Show” put on by Basildon Market to raise awareness of their traders – and what a brilliant day it was ! Adrian “Mighty” Smith was a true gent and put on two thoroughly entertaining and eye-opening shows during the day, for which the weather held and a healthy crowd of shoppers gathered round our “arena” out of curiosity. Mr. Mighty also popped up to the studios for a chat on air with Jack Sullivan later in the afternoon after I’d twisted his arm (yes, I twisted the UK’s Strongest Man’s arm !!!) and it was good to bump into a few familiar Basildon based faces in between shows too. So what has this got to do with “The Old Gits Soul Show” ? Not much really, except that being a committed “nightbird” I had to be up at OMG O’Clock to get the PA set up and once up and running, the first thing I did was put a selection of fave “Soul Soothers” to relax and prepare me for the day ahead – hopefully the town’s early morning shoppers enjoyed hearing the likes of Gerald Alston, Glenn Jones, George Benson & Freddie Jackson drifting across the mother & child fountain !
Tune in to this week’s super soul songs in their usual environment at 5pm this Saturday , with another brand new live show on Monday at 7pm, on air and online …
The Tunes:Gene Chandler – Get Down
O’Jays – I Just Want To Satisfy
Shalamar – A Night To Remember
Yvonne Fair – It Should Have Been Me
Al Jarreau – Love Is Waiting Tashan – Read My Mind
George Benson – This Masquerade
Kazu Matsui Project – The Music Inside You Lukk feat Felicia Collins – On The One Aurra – You & Me Tonight Earth Wind & Fire – In The Stone MFSB – Use Ta Be My Guy Sound Experience – Devil With The Bust Deniece Williams – Free Rose Royce – Still In Love Brand New Heavies – Don’t Let It Go To Your Head Winans feat Anita Baker – Ain’t No Need To Worry Jones Girls – Life Goes On
Etta James – All The Way Down
David Grant – Watching You Watching Me Fourplay – Double Trouble June’s Gigs: Saturday 15th June “Disco Inferno Car Wash Special!” Marcos Wine Bar, Eastwood Road, Rayleigh Celebrating the venue’s 10th anniversary… DJ Bully & MJ Mac present: “The Best 70s & 80s Disco & Club Floorfillers” 8pm – 1.30am ; Admission Free https://www.facebook.com/events/293952527401564/ Saturday 15th June (Every 3rd Saturday of the month) “Soul Night” The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, CM2 0JT Chelmsford DJ: Paul Eve (Caister) 7.30pm start – Free Entry Friday 21st June (Every 3rd Friday Of The Month) “Soul At The Curlew” The Curlew Pub, Gandalfs Ride, South Woodham Ferrers DJ: Ricky Oatham 9pm start – Admission Free Friday 21st June “Woodmans Soul Night” The Woodmans Arms, Thundersley, Rayleigh Road, SS7 3TA “Soul Anthems, Classic 80s Funk, Disco & Soulful House” DJs: Bully & MJ 8pm – 1am ; Free Admission https://www.facebook.com/events/144783145708312/?fref=ts Saturday 22nd June “Soul By The Jetty – The Big June Bash!” The Lobster Smack Inn, Haven Road, Canvey Island DJs: Johnny Layton, Mr Messy, Brian Kelly Plus Guests: Paul Clark & Jeff Young Entry by advance wristband only – always a sell out ! £7 from (07989) 591399 or [email protected] https://www.facebook.com/events/546810082029345/?fref=ts Saturday 22nd June “Soul ladies – Live!” The Strawbery Fayre, Shenfield Common, Brentwood On stage around 2pm Friday 28th June “80s Beach Party” Visage, Gants Hill, Ilford “All Things 80s” with DJ Endso plus “80s Summer Soul Set” from John Leech Saturday 29th June (Every Last Saturday of the month) “Disco Stomp” Jacksons Wharf, York Street, Ramsgate DJs: John Herbert plus guests 70s & 80s Disco Classics Free Admission – 8pm – 1am Saturday 29th June “The Motown Girls” The Inn On The Green, Bilericay 8.30 pm start – Free Admission Sunday 30th June (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 “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