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Neil Gits A Turn At SOTH

12th April 2014
Posted by Neil Matthew

I’ve played an awful lot of soul, jazz-funk & disco tunes on my show over the last few years and mentioned many gigs along the way and though I try to get to each of the regular events at least once, I very rarely get to play a set at any of them. Usually it is personal choice, I just like to go out and enjoy the music like a normal punter and let the guys that have been working hard at putting them on and getting bodies through the door enjoy their sixty minutes of floor filling, but I have been to “Soul On The Harbour” in Ramsgate about five times now through my Kent connections and made some good soul buddies in the last couple of years down there, so thought as they’d asked me more than once that I’d dive in and see what happened. As you can see from the photo above – I enjoyed myself ! And hopefully the busy dance floor suggested that the locals did too … Most of the tunes I played have featured in the show before and I heard one or two on the night in John, Tommy & Paul’s sets which may well crop up very soon (nick, nick ! 😉 ) but for now here is the line-up for tonight’s repeat play at 5pm :

The Tunes

Jacksons    Show You The Way To Go
Rufus & Chaka Khan    Do You Love What You Feel
Karyn White    Secret Rendez Vous
Bar-Kays    Soul Finger
Billy Paul    One Man’s Junk
Chi-Lites    My First Mistake
Luther Vandross    Don’t Want To Be A Fool
Walter Jackson    It’s Cool
Central Line –  You Know You Can Do It
Trammps    That’s Where The Happy People Go
Change    Miracles
Donald Byrd    Dominoes
Second Image    Images
Cashflow    Mine All Mine
Mystic Merlin    Can’t Stop Dancin’ (No Matter What I Do)
Brand New Heavies    Day By Day
Jean Carn    Love Don’t Love Nobody 
Scherrie Payne    V.I.P.
Star Quad    Booty Shaker
Lionel Richie    All Night Long 
Sheila B Devotion    You Light My Fire

Lee Ritenour    Rio Funk

The Gigs

Saturday 12th April
“Spring Madness”
Halfway House, A127, Brentwood, CM13 3LL
12 DJs: Including Jeff Young, Garry Dennis, Jonny Layton
Tony Fernandez & Stretch Taylor
“New Soul, Club Classics & Anthems, Modern Soul, Jazz Funk & Soulful House”
1pm    1am  ;  £18 on the door  or £12 in advance
Saturday 12th April
“Soul At The Cherry”
The Cherry Tree, Queen St, Warley, Brentwood, CM14 5JZ
DJs: Ian Holmes & David Bishop
“Soul Weekender Anthems, Jazz Funk, Nu Soul, Disco Classics & Soulful House”
8pm – 1am  ;  Free Entry
Saturday 12th April
“Soul By The Sea”
Divers Arms, Herne Bay, CT6 5JQ
“All Things Jazzy & Funky”
DJs: Tom Edgar & Carl Hyde & Tommy Gunn
7pm – 1am  ;  Free Entry
Thursday 17th April
“T G I E – Thank God It’s Easter”
The Ivory Rooms, Billericay, CM12 9LD
DJs: Simon Whistles Ford, Nick Aravis & Brian Kelly
“The Very Best In Soul Funk Disco & Weekender Anthems”
8pm Start  – Free before 11pm – £5 after
Thursday 17th
“Maundy Thursday Night”
Bar Zero, Western Road, Billericay, CM12 9DZ
DJ: Matt Jackson
“Cool Club Classics with a twist of house & r’n’b”
Free Entry All Night !  8pm  – Late
More details from (01277) 656581
Friday 18th April
“Soulful Seduction Special”
Woodmans Arms, Thundersely, SS7 3TA
DJs : MJ & Bully
*Special Guest PA from the USA – Joe Leavy ! *
8.30pm start – free Entry by wristband only – see below:
Friday 18th April
“The Long Good Friday”
Stomp’s 5th Birthday Party
Firemen’s Club, Purfleet Road, Aveley, RM15 4DT
“Two Rooms Of Soul, Funk, Jazz & House”
DJs from Stomp Radio
5pm    2am  ;  Tickets £10
Friday 18th April
“80s Soul Night Special”
Visage, Gants Hill, Ilford
DJs: John Leech & Enzo
Free Entry ; 8pm – Late;
Saturday 19TH April
(Every 3rd Saturday of the month)
“Super Soul Saturday”
The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, CM2 0JT Chelmsford
DJ: Paul Eve (Caister) & Hugsta
“The Very Best In Jazz-Funk, Soul & Boogie”
7.30pm –  Midnight   –  Free Entry
Saturday 19th April
“ Easter Soul ”
Banks Bar, Bank Street, Maidstone, Kent
DJs: Greg Edwards & Jeff Young
P.A.s: Real Thing & Odyssey
Tickets £20    Tel: (01622) 676799
Sunday 20th April
“Weekender Warm-Up”
Marcos Bar, Eastwood Road, Rayleigh, SS6 7JQ
DJs: Bully, Merve The Swerve & MJ
“Soul Funk Disco Club & Weekender Anthems”
8.30pm    1am  ;  Free Entry
Sunday 20th April
(Every Last Sunday Of The Month)
“Sunday Soul Sessions”
The Victoria, Victoria Road, Romford, Essex, RM1 2PA
DJs: Tricia Butler, Bonnie DJ, Peter P & Sandra C
“Club Classics, Soulful House, Jazz-Funk, Reggae”
3pm  –  Midnight – soulful family atmosphere
Supervised children over 5 years old welcome before 7pm !
Thursday 24th April
“The Real Thing – Live!”
The Palace Theatre, Westcliff On Sea, SS0 9LA
Featuring the three of the original vocalists Chris & Eddie Amoo & Dave Smith
8pm start ; Tickets from £16.50 – £21 (+ £1.50 booking fee)   Tel: (01702) 351135
Thursday 24th April
“Kenny Thomas –Live!”
Bar Zero, Western Road, Billericay, CM12 9DZ
More details on (01277) 656581
Friday 25th 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
Free Entry  before 11pm –   8pm    1.30am
Friday 25th April
Sky Rooms Nightclub, 60A High Street, Colchester, Essex
“Soul Jazz R’n’B Funk”
9pm – 3am  ;  £3 Admission
Saturday 26th April
“Soul By The Jetty  – Caister warm Up Event !”
The Oysterfleet, Knightswick Road, Canvey Island, SS8 7RB
“No:1 Soul Club Outside London 2013 !”
DJs: Jonny Layton, Brian Kelly, Mark Messy
Special Guest: Fitzroy Da Buzzboy
“Top Quality Jazz-Funk & Soul and more…”
Wristbands £7 In Advance Only – (07989) 591399
“Keeping The Goldmine Spirit Alive On Canvey Island”
Saturday 26th April
“Soulful Seduction”
The Treacle Mine, Lodge Lane, Grays
“Soul & 90s Club Classics”

DJs: Mj & Bully

Weekly Event:
Friday from 11th April, “Soul Night Special”
Bar Zero, Western Road, Billericay, CM12 9DZ
DJs: Paul Kidley, Bully, Mikey Porter & guests on rotation
Monthly Events:
First Friday: Zero Soul Night Out – Marcos, Rayleigh – next : 2nd May
First Saturday: Soulsations, Buddha Lounge, Maidstone – next: 3rd May
Third Friday: Soulful Seduction, Woodmans Arms, Thundersley – next 18th April
Third Saturday: The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford – next 19th April
Last Sunday: Sunday Soul Sessions, Victoria, Romford    next 20th April
Last Friday: Soul Weekender Vibe, Ivory Rooms, Billericay  – next date 25th 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 !
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