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Neil Gits To The Beefeater Again !

1st June 2013
Posted by Neil Matthew

Another year older, another mighty feast at the Watermill ! It was all back to normal last Monday though with a live show from gateway 97.8 FM Studio One, but if like me on my birthday a couple of weeks ago you had to be somewhere else between 7pm & 9pm – fear not ! There’s still time to catch this week’s repeat play of the “Old Gits Soul Show”  at 5pm today (and every Saturday) – so click across to the “Listen Live” button on the homepage here at and sit back and enjoy two hours of fantabulous soul, disco & jazz-funk from the 70s 80s & beyond. The playlist and an updated “Recommended Old Gits Nights Out” guide are copied in below for you too…

The Tunes

Tom Browne     Funkin’ For Jamaica
Archie Bell & Drells – Where Will You Go When The Party’s Over 
Kool & The Gang    Straight Ahead
Ernie K Doe    Here Come The Girls
Jermaine Jackson & Whitney Houston – Take Good Care Of My Heart
Labelle    Moonshadow
Gladys Knight & The Pips – Neither One Of Us
Al Jarreau    Moonlighting
Central Line  – You’ve Said Enough
Detroit Spinners & Dionne Warwick – Then Came You
Carl Anderson    Buttercup
Ultra High Frequency feat Ben Aiken – We’re On The Right Track
Wilbert Longmire    Black Is The Colour
Blackbyrds    Do It Fluid
First Choice    Armed & Extremely Dangerous
Kenny Lynch – Half The Day’s Gone…
Mariah Carey    All My Life
Be Be & Ce Ce  Winans    Lost Without You
Tamiko Jones    Creepin’ 
Sherrick – Lady You Are

Chris Standing    Through The Looking Glass

The Gigs

Saturday 1st June
“Soul Carnival All Dayer”
The Cromwell Manor, Basildon
“8 Hours Of Soul, Funk, Rare Groove & Soulful House”
DJs: Aitch B, Gordon Mac, Gary Dennis, James Anthony and more
5pm    1am       Tickets £15 In Advance
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Saturday 1st June (Every First Saturday)
“Soul On The Harbour ”
Jacksons Wharf, York Street, Ramsgate
DJs: John Herbert, Paul Spickett plus guests
“70s 80s & 90s Soul & Jazz-Funk Anthems”
Free Admission      8pm – 1am
Friday 7th June 2013
“The Big Zero Soul Night”
Marco’s, 30 Eastwood Road, Rayleigh, SS67JQ
DJ Bully plus guests
“Soul, Funk Disco & Dance From The 70s Upwards”
Free Entry       8.30pm  – 1am
Friday 7th June
“Soul Reunited”
The RUSS Club, 28 Mawney Road, Romford, RM7 7HB
DJs: Tony Matthews, Roni O’Brien, Jazzbod & Steve Kite
“A night of soul, old & new, boogie, latin & jazz-funk”
8.30pm     2.00am    ;     £5 On The Door
Saturday 8th June
“Soul At The Cherry”
The Cherry Tree, Queen Street, Warley, Brentwood, CM14 5JZ
“Modern & Classic Soul Grooves & Dancefloor Classics”
DJ: Stevie B plus guests Dave Bishop & Frostie Original
8pm    1am   ;   Free Entry
Saturday 8th June
The Ink Bar, King Street, Maidstone, ME14 1BA
DJs: Nick Aravis & James Anthony
£5 On The Door
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
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]
Saturday 22nd June
“Soul ladies – Live!”
The Strawbery Fayre, Shenfield Common, Brentwood
On stage around 2pm
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 !
Saturday 6th July
“Essex Funkers Summer Bash”
Harlow Town FC
“Two rooms of jazz-funk & soul inc the “Funk Bunker” featuring new & old school soul, funk & r’n’b”
DJs: Les Knott, Jonny Layton, Tony Fernandez,
DJ Isis & Terry Munro & Paul Crowley
Tickets £10      more details to follow…
Saturday 6th July
“Treacle Mine Soul Night”
The Treacle Mine, Lodge Lane, Grays, RM17 5PR
DJs: Bully & MJ playing:
“Soul Anthems, Classic & Modern, Soulful House…
…and The Grooves That Make You Move !”
Free Entry     8pm Start
Saturday 6th July (Every First Saturday)
“Soul On The Harbour ”
Jacksons Wharf, York Street, Ramsgate
DJs: John Herbert, Paul Spickett plus guests
“70s 80s & 90s Soul & Jazz-Funk Anthems”

Free Admission      8pm – 1am

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 !

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 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