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Neil Gits To Guernsey !

26th October 2013
Posted by Neil Matthew

Aside from playing soul music on the radio, my other big passion is following the fortunes of Billericay Town FC and I try to get to as many games, home and away, as possible. So when we got drawn away to Guernsey FC in the FA Trophy, and my diary was clear that weekend, it seemed rude not to drop everything and have a “Neil Mini Adventure” to the Channel Islands!

Not having a current passport or indeed any photo ID nor time to get some quickly, it was down to Weymouth to catch the ferry and although I suffered a touch of “queasiness” going across, I and the 40 or so Ricay fans that made the trip had a marvellous time on Friday & Saturday – including our winning 2-1!

With apologies, it did impact on my time available to prepare my show as usual, so there are no “re-discovered” vinyl tunes this week, but you can still hear a fabulous two hours worth of soul, jazz-funk & disco from the 70s, 80s & beyond, brought to you by our trusty CD players, by tuning in at 5pm today (Saturday) on Gateway 97.8 on FM or listen via …

The Tunes:

Wilton Felder & Bobby Womack    Inherit The Wind
Central Line    Don’t Tell Me
Esther Phillips    What A Difference A Day Makes
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
Teddy Pendergrass    You And Me For Right Now 
Honey Cone    While You’re Out Looking For Sugar
Dina Carroll    One Two Three
Nancy Wilson    Are We Losing Touch
Cherelle    I Didn’t Mean To Turn You On
David Grant    Stop & Go
Shalamar    Second Time Around 
First Choice    The Player  
Vincent Montana Jr – Heavy Vibes (Deej Valavanis Edit)
Ann Peebles    It’s Your Thing
New York City    I’m Doing Fine Now
Q    The Voice Of Q
Bobby Womack  – Caught Up In the Middle
Chico Hamilton    Magic Fingers
Flaming Ember    Westbound No:9
Jacksons  – Different Kind Of Lady
Maryann Farra & Satin Soul    Stoned Out Of My Mind

Lafayette Street    Can You Dig It 

The Gigs:

Saturday 26th October (Every Last Saturday)
“Disco Stomp”
Jacksons Wharf, Ramsgate
DJs: John Herbert & Tommy Gun
“70s & 80s Disco Classics”

8pm    1am  ;  Free Entry

Sunday 27th October (Every Last Sunday Of The Month)
“Sunday Soul Sessions”
The Victoria, Victoria Road, Romford, Essex, RM1 2PA
DJs: Tricia Butler, Bonnie DJ, Richard Brown, Sandra C & guests
“Club Classics, Soulful House, Jazz-Funk, Reggae”
3pm  –  11pm – soulful family atmosphere

Supervised children over 5 years old welcome before 7pm !

Friday 1st November 2013 (Every First Friday Of The Month)
“The Big Zero Soul Night”
Marco’s, 30 Eastwood Road, Rayleigh, SS67JQ
DJ Bully plus guests
“Old School Soul, Funk & Disco plus a sprinkling of Nu Soul &
Soulful House From The 70s Upwards”
“Weekender Anthems All The Way!”
Free Entry    –   8.30pm  – 1am
Saturday 2nd November (Every First Saturday)
“Soul On The Harbour  – 3rd Anniversary Special !”
Jacksons Wharf, York Street, Ramsgate
DJs: John Herbert, Paul Spickett plus guests
“70s 80s & 90s Soul & Jazz-Funk Anthems”
Free Admission   –   8pm – 1am 

Thursday 7th November
“The Stylistics Greatest Hits Tour”
Towngate Theatre, Basildon
7.30pm   –   Tickets  £26

(Also on Wed 6th Nov at The Cliffs Pavillion)

Friday 8th November
“Five Star Soul”
The Orsett Hall, just off the A128, Orsett
“Jazz Funk & Soul”
7.30pm  –  2am
Tickets £15  –  Over 30s Only

Tel: (01375) 891402
More details to follow….

Friday 8th November
“So Soulful”
The Holly Tree, Northdown Road, Margate, CT9 3PG
DJ Lee Aitch plays all things soulful & funky
8pm – 1am ; Free Admission

Saturday 9th November

“The Team feat Angelo Starr”
The Palace Theatre, Southend-on-Sea
Special performance from Edwin Starr’s band
Marks 10th Anniversary of his death, feat son Angelo
Tickets £22     –     8pm start

(01702) 351135

Saturday 9th November (Every 2nd Saturday Of the Month)
“Be Chic!”
The Crown, High Street, Billericay
Soulful Seduction DJs MJ & Bully present…
“Old Skool Soul, RnB, Carwash & Soulful Club Anthems”

8.30  –  12.30          Free Entry

Saturday 16th November
(Every 3rd Saturday of the month)
“Super Soul Saturday”
The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, CM2 0JT Chelmsford
DJ: Paul Eve (Caister)

7.30pm start   –  Free Entry

Saturday 23rd November

“Treacle Mine Soul & 90s Anthems Night”
The Treacle Mine, Lodge Lane, Grays, RM17 5PR
DJs: MJ & Bully
“Retro Soul Sounds & 90s Club Anthems”

8pm  –  12 Midnight  ;  Free Entry

Friday 29th November (Every Last Friday)

“Friday Night Live!”
Bar Plazma, Wickford High Street, SS12 9AT
“Soul, funk, disco & club classics”
DJs: Bully & Merve The Swerve

Over 25s only ; Free Entry ; 8.30  – 2am

Friday 29th November (Every Last Friday)

“Soul Weekender Vibe”
Vetro Bar, Western Road, Billericay, CM12 9DZ
“Funk, Soul & Rare Grooves from the 70s & 80s”
DJs: Simon “Whistles” Ford, Dave Bishop, Frostie

Free Entry  –   8pm  –  1am

Friday 6th December

“Westcoast Soulstars with Digi Soul & Laura Jackson”
Westcoast Bar, Margate
DJ: Fitzroy The Buzzboy

Tickets £10

Saturdau 7th December

“Hockley Soul Night”
Hockley Community Centre, Westminster Drive
“70s & 80s Soul Anthems plus a great atmosphere!”
DJ: Geoff Grove

8pm – 1am   ;   Tickets £6 in advance, £7 On The Door

Saturday 7th December

“KTF Soul Club Festive Knees Up”
The Regent Ballroom, Corringham Road, Stanford Le Hope, SS17 0AQ
DJs: Gavin Page, Mark Gurcha Collins & Tom Page
“Northern Soul Event”

Tickets £5 In Advance including free CD ! (£8 OTD = no CD)

7.30pm  –  1am

Friday 13th December

“Xmas Killer Soul – With Kenny Thomas!”
Rayleigh Club Golf Resort

8.30pm  –  Ticket Info to follow…

Saturday 14th December

“Handbags & Gladrags 2”
Bar Plazma, High Street, Wickford, SS12 9AT
DJs: Stretch Taylor, Brian Jay, Euan Bass, Gayle Lawless

9pm  –  2am

More Info to follow…

Saturday 14th December

“Essex Funkers Xmas Bash”
Harlow Town FC
Two rooms of funky soulful music provided by:
DJs: Les Knott, Marky Mark, Frostie, Terry Munro
… and Scott Savill, Marky P, DJ Bushbaby

8pm –  1am   ;  Tickets £10

Friday 20th December

“The Woodmans Xmas Soul Special”
The Woodmans Arms, Rayleigh, Thundersely, SS7 3TA

DJs: Bully & MJ

“Nu Soul, Street Sounds, Soul & Funk Anthems, Soulful House & Ibiza Classics”

For ticket details visit:

Tuesday 31st December

“New Years Eve Soul Family Affair”
The Westcoast Bar, King Street, Margate, CT9 1DD

8pm  –  2am       –      Tickets £5



 21st – 23rd March 2014

“Clacton Soul Weekender”
The Esplanade Hotel, Clacton On Sea, CO151UU

Monthly Events:
First Friday: Zero Soul Night Out – Marcos, Rayleigh – next : 4th Oct
First Saturday: Soul On The Harbour, Jacksons Wharf, Ramsgate – next: 5th Oct
Second Saturday: Be Chic  –  The Crown, Billericay  –  next 12th Oct
Third Saturday: The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford – next 19th Oct
Last Saturday: Disco Stomp, Jacksons Wharf, Ramsgate – next: 28th Sept

Also recommended…

Most Friday Nights At …
Lot 75 , Shenfield,  DJ Graham Norton
Plazma, High Street, Wickford, DJ Geoff Grove

Every Friday: Funkin’ Fridays, Bar West One, Brentwood

These chaps play plenty of “our tunes” within their sets !                                                                                       

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