Neil Gits To Skeggy !

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Week two of the Easter school hols and it was time for our first Big Boys Day Out At The Seaside of 2015 on Thursday – well with a nice warm day forecast it would be rude not to ! Four of us jumped in the Neil-mobile and headed for Skegness – two soul-loving parents who hadn’t met up for years with two 10/11 year olds who had never met before and boy we had some fun doing all the things you really MUST do when you visit an English coastal town – fish n chips, crazy golf, ice creams, wacky rides, doughnuts and waste lots of change in the amusement arcades.

Ok, it was a fair old drive, but we hardly noticed as we had loads to catch up on and I obviously turned up to collect our guests with a front seat full of super soul CDs for them to enjoy ! We even had a couple of CDs of one of my old shows but they weren’t to be played in the car and I let my friend take them home to listen to at her leisure …

Wherever you are this Saturday, why not inject your car journey across the Basildon area with soul by tuning into the repeat of my “Old Gits Soul Show” from 5-7pm. If you are indoors, you can of course listen online right here at the Gateway site !

The Tunes

Raw Silk – Do It To The Music
Lanier & Co – I Just Don’t Know
Real Thing – Whenever You Want My Love
Four Tops – Seven Rooms Of Gloom
Stephanie Mills – Whatcha Gonna Do With My Lovin’
Chic – I’ll Be There
Anita Baker – Angel
Butch & Ronda Coleman – Here I Go Again
Fresh Band – Come Back Lover
Phil Hurtt – Giving It Back
Michael Wycoff – Do You Really Love Me
Incognito – Thinking Bout Tomorrow
Players Association – We Got The Groove
Candi Staton -Young Hearts Run Free (Mike Maurro 76 Disco Mix)
Roberta Flack & Donnie Hathaway – Back Together Again
Brenda Jones Girl Experience – What Your Love Has Done
Tisha – Love’s Gotta Hold On Me
The Limit – Pop
Lo-End – Le Beat
Voggue – Dancing The Night Away

The Gigs

Friday 10th April
(Every 2nd Friday of the month)
“Soul & Club Anthems Special”
Bar Zero, Western Road, Billericay, CM12 9DZ
“Soul RnB & Old School Club Anthems from the 80s – 90s”
DJ: Bully (other top DJs on rotation on other Fridays)
Free Entry ; 9pm – 1am ;
Over 25s – Smart Casual Dress

Friday 10th April
“Harlow Over 30s Night”
Park Inn Hotel, Southern Way, Harlow, CM18 7BA
Two Rooms Of Music:
1 – RnB & Club Classics with Neal Deejay
2 – Soul Jazz-Funk & Motown with John Osborne
8.30pm – 2am ; Tickets £10 Online at
www.indulgence-events.com
Tel/Text : (07875) 949565
https://www.facebook.com/events/335824313281968/

Saturday 11th April
“Essex Funkers Spring Bash”
Harlow Town FC, Elizabeth Way, The Pinnacles, CM19 5BE
DJs: Les Knott, Jonny Layton, DJ Dab
8pm – 2am ; Tickets £10
Tel: (07800) 724757 / (07791) 995670
https://www.facebook.com/events/893048300726228/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Saturday 11th April
“Soul By The Sea”
Divers Arms, Central Parade, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 5JQ
DJs: Tom Edgar & Carl Hyde
Free Admission – 7pm – Late
https://www.facebook.com/events/824226117642479/

Friday 17th April
(every third Friday)
“Soulful Seduction ”
Woodmans Arms, Thundersley, Essex, SS7 3TA
“Old School Soul, Jazz-Funk Disco & Club Anthems !”
DJs: Bully & MJ
8.30pm – 1.00am ; Free Entry
Over 30s – Smart Dress
https://www.facebook.com/events/426349487538307/

Saturday 18th April
“Soul By The Jetty – Caister Warm Up Event”
Lobster Smack, Haven Road, Canvey Island, SS8 0NR
“Jazz Funk Soul Nu-Jazz & Soulful House”
DJs: Jonny Layton, Mark Messent, Brian Kelly
Plus Guests : Tony Matthews, Roni O’Brien, Jazzbod,
Souldier & Simon Van Os
Wristbands Only Event – £7 – 8pm – 1am
No online sales, text (07989) 591399
https://www.facebook.com/events/1549285698655018/

Saturday 18th April
(Every 3rd Saturday of the month)
“Super Soul Saturday”
The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, CM2 0JT Chelmsford
DJ: Paul Eve & Hugsta plus guest DJ
“The Very Best In Soul, Jazz-Funk, Boogie & Old School RnB”
7.30pm – Midnight – Free Entry
https://www.facebook.com/events/1587103451547365/
Friday 24th April
(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 ; £5 after
Arrive Early – Over 25s only

Friday 1st May
(Every First Friday Of The Month)
“The Big Zero Soul Night Out”
The Spread Eagle, High Street, Rayleigh, SS6 7EJ
DJs: Bully & Merv The Swerve & Guest DJ TBC
8.30pm – 1am ; Free Entry ; Over 25s ;
“70s 80s & 90s Soul Jazz Funk Disco & Club Anthems”
https://www.facebook.com/events/365587843640481/

Friday 1st May
“The Old Soul Roadshow”
Maritime Room, Cliffs Pavillion, Westcliff-on-Sea
“Funk, Soul, Boogie,Disco & Motown – 60s to date”
Street food available on the night
Tel: (01702)351135
www.southendtheatres.org.uk

Friday 1st May
“Soulgood VIP”
Club Amber, Cheshunt FC, Theobalds Lane, EN8 8RU
DJ: Richard Lobban & Guest James Anthony
“Best In Soul, RnB, Reggae, 80s Disco & Soulful House”
9pm – 2am ; Admission £7
Tel: (07956)363131

Saturday 16th May
“KTF Soul Club”
Old Regent Ballroom (Upstairs), Corringham Road, Stanford Le Hope, SS17 0AQ
“Northern Soul”
DJs: Jon Drake (Bristol) Richard Corbyn (London)
Wristbands £6 on sale from 20th March – limited to 120
7.30pm start – 1.00am finish
https://www.facebook.com/events/1550142118593484/

Sunday 24th May
“Soul Inspiration”
Morgans, High Street, Margate, CT9 1DS
DJs: Kazzie D, Micky B, James Anthony, Kevin Webb
“Classic & Current Soul Anthems, Old School RnB & Soulful House”
8pm – 2am ; Tickets £5 in advance ; £8 on the door
https://www.facebook.com/events/1573339949608781

Friday 29th May
“5 Star Soul”
Orsett Hall, Prince Charles Avenue, Orsett, RM16 3HS
“Two Rooms Of Jazz Funk & Soul”
DJs: Brian “The Rev” Kelly, Lee “Fatbloke” Aldwinkle,
Mark Lee Homer, Jon Ovel & Ian Holmes
Special Guest: Jim “The Syrup” Day
7.30pm – 2.00am ; Over 30s
Tel : (01375)891402
https://www.facebook.com/events/810557062331293/

Saturday 30th May
“Soul Mates” (Monthly Event)
The George II Function Suite, High Street, Hornchurch, RM12 4UW
DJs: Frostie Original & John Wayne
Tickets £7 including a basket meal (like the old days !)
8pm – 2am
https://www.facebook.com/groups/785558224872763/?pnref=story

Saturday 6th June
“Summer Madness Part 1”
The Soul Marquee, Halfway House, A127, Brentwood, CM13 3LL
DJs include: Terry Jones, Eddie Piller, Chris Brown, Bob Masters
1pm – 1am ; Tickets £15 ; Tel: (01708)228678 / (01273) 413800
https://www.facebook.com/events/715657555199975/

Saturday 27th June
“The Ultimate Motown Night”
Maritime Room, Cliffs Pavilion, Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 7RA
DJ: John Watson plus Harry Cambridge singing live !
7.30pm – 1am ; Tickets £17.50 inc finger buffet
Tel (01702) 351135
www.southendtheatres.org.uk

Weekenders:

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

Margate Soul Weekend
Friday July 31st – Sunday August 2nd
Headline act : Roy Ayers – Live !
DJs include: Norman Jay, Joey Negro, Bob Jones,
Pete Collins, Jonny Layton, Tony Fernandez & many more
Full details at : www.margatesoulweekend.co.uk and …
https://www.facebook.com/events/815623535123683/?fref=ts

Weekly Events:
Fridays :
“Soul City”
George II Function Suite, High Street, Hornchurch, RM12 4UW
“70s 80s & 90s classic & commercial soul”
DJ: Peter Poyton plus guests each week
Free Entry ; Over 30s Night ; 8pm – 2am;
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002841427497

“Marco’s Soul Family”
Marco’s Wine Bar, Eastwood Road, Rayleigh, SS6 7JQ
DJs/Singers : Simon “Whistles” Ford , Georgie B , The Bushbaby , Reggie & Famous on rotation – see Facebook for this week’s event …
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Marcos-Soul-Family/573840989427588?fref=ts

“Soul Night”
The Chequers, Market Street, Old Harlow, CM17 0AH
“70s & 80s Soul Funk & Disco, 80s & 90s House Classics”
DJ: Soul-DJ Essex
8.30pm – 1am ; Free Entry
(Venue also has an “80s & 90s soul party” night on Saturdays)

Monthly Events:
First Friday: Zero Soul Night Out – Spread Eagle, Rayleigh – next : 1st May
Second Friday: Soul & Club Anthems Special – Bar Zero, Billericay – next 10th Apr
Third Friday: Soulful Seduction, Woodmans Arms, Thundersley – next 17th April
Second Saturday: Soul By The Sea, Divers Arms, Herne Bay – next 11th April
Third Saturday: The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford – next 18th April
Last Friday: Soul Weekender Vibe, Ivory Rooms, Billericay – next 24th April

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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