Neil Gits Two Requests

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It’s always good to get some feedback , whether it’s just a cheeky comment on the Facebook page  (“The Old Gits Soul Show” ) or a nice email from a stranger via the inbox in the studio, but it’s particularly good to have listeners who clearly enjoy what I do suggesting ideas of their own for me to play. Usually they are really good songs that I haven’t played for ages, sometimes never, and occasionally I get asked to play a track I  had previously never heard of – and enjoy discovering it ! I also often forget about the people who listen in regularly but only occasionally get in touch and it was Paul in Billericay who caught me on the hop with two great 80s cuts that he fancied hearing – so on the show they went ! To get your choice of extra special 70s or 80s soul, jazz-funk or disco tune included in a future playlist, either email [email protected],  text (01268) 833978 or drop me a message on Facebook, then listen on Mondays between 7 & 9pm or Saturdays between 5 & 7pm. Take a look at this week’s selection below and see if you can spot Paul’s choices … 😉

The Tunes

Mystic Merlin – Just Can’t Give You Up
Bobby Womack – Secrets
Tom Glide – Soul Life (T Groove Philly Soul Remix)
Steve Washington – Please Don’t Go
Teddy Pendergrass – Joy
Rachelle Ferrell – Welcome To My Love
Jones Girls – Who Can I Run To
Soul Talk – Loving You
Bryan Loren – Lollipop Luv
SOS Band – Just Be Good To Me
Whispers – Imagination
Phyllis Hyman – Heavenly
Roy Ayers – Goree Island
Lillo Thomas – Sexy Girl
Luther Vandross – See Me
Al Jarreau – Moonlighting
Orgone – Take You Higher
Linden David Hall – Medicine For My Pain
Maze – Happy Feelin’s
Atlantic Starr – Cool Calm Collected
Cleveland Eaton – Bama Boogie Woogie
Jeff Kashiwa – 3 Day Weekend

The Gigs

Saturday 15th April

(Every 3rd Saturday of the month) “Super Soul Saturday” The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, CM2 0JT Chelmsford DJ: Paul Eve & Mick Jackson “The Best In Jazz-Funk and Soul”

7.30pm –  Midnight   –  Free Entry

 

Sunday 16th April

“The Haggis Horns”

The Boatyard, Leigh-on-Sea, SS9 2EN

“7 piece band – the world’s best horn section!”

Plus Support DJ  – Snowboy

Tickets £17.50  or  £50 inc 4-course meal

8pm  –  1am  ; Tel: 07702 089264

https://www.facebook.com/events/1638992493063276/

 

Monday 17th April (Bank Holiday)

“Bless The Funk Afloat”

DJs: Brian Jay, Nils & Onx, DJ Len, Mellow A,

Andy Jackson, Dave Marley

“Five Hours of Soul on board The Golden Jubilee on the Thames”

http://btfafloat.weebly.com/

 

Friday 21st April

(Every 3rd Friday of the month) “Soulful Seduction” The Bread & Cheese, London Road,Benfleet, Essex, SS7 1AA “Soul, Disco, RnB  & Old Skool Club Anthems, 70s – 90s” DJs: Bully & MJ

8.00pm  –  12.45am  ;  Free Entry ; Over 25s

 

Friday 21st April

(Every 3rd Friday of the month)

“Soul Kitchen”

The Grey Lady Music Lounge, The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 5TW

“Rare 60s & 70s Soul Night”

DJs: John Browne, Tracy Shaw & guests

Mark Taylor, Anthony Sweeney & Danny North

7.00pm  –  1.00 am  ;  £5 on the door ; Tel (01892) 544700

https://www.facebook.com/groups/thesoulkitchentw/

 

Friday 5th May

(Every 1st Friday Of the Month)

“The Big Zero Soul Night Out”

The Spread Eagle, High Street, Rayleigh, SS6 7EJ

DJs: Merve The Swerve & Brian Kelly plus guest

“70s 80s & 90s Soul, Jazz-Funk, Disco & Club Anthems”

8.30pm – 1.00am  ;  Free Entry

Tel: (01268) 775100

 

Friday 5th May

(Every 1st Friday Of the Month)

“Soul Weekender Vibe presents Essex Soul Sessions”

Marco’s Wine Bar, Eastwood Road, Rayleigh, SS6 7JQ

DJ: Simon “Whistles” Ford plus guest

“Soul, Disco, Funk, Re-Edits & Weekender Anthems”

Free Entry  ;  8.30pm – 1.30am

https://www.facebook.com/groups/575142429182187/

 

Saturday 6th May

(Every 1st Saturday Of the Month)

“Supersoul Saturday”

The Cock Tavern, High Street, Ongar, CM5 9AB

“The Very Best In Soul, Jazz & Funk !”

DJs: TBC

7.30pm  –  12.30 am ; Free Entry

https://www.facebook.com/supersoulsaturdayongar/?hc_ref=SEARCH

 

Friday 12th May

“Shakit !”

(Every Second Friday of the Month)

The Woodmans, Rayleigh Road, Thundersley, SS7 3TA

“100% Soul, Funk & Jazzy Grooves plus Soulful House & Weekender Anthems”

DJs: Jonny Layton & Ian Holmes plus guest

Free Entry b4 10.30 ; Doors open 8pm  –  1am

 

Saturday 13th May

(Every 2nd Saturday of the month)

“Soul By The Sea”

The Divers Arms, Central Parade, Herne Bay, CT6 5JQ

DJs: Tom Edgar, Pete Hayes & Tommy Boy

Plus guest DJ :

Free Entry  ;  8pm  –  1am

 

Saturday 13th May

(Every 2nd Saturday of the month)

“Brown Sugar”

The Spread Eagle, Queens Road, Brentwood, CM14 4HD

“Funk Soul & Disco Night”

DJ : Ben (Yours Truly)

8pm – Midnight ; Free Entry

https://www.facebook.com/BrentwoodSpreadEagle/?fref=ts

 

Saturday 13th May

“Soul Ascension”

Miles Bar, Harbour Parade, Ramsgate, CT11 8LN

DJs: Jay Anderson, Matt B & special guest Stretch Taylor

“The Very Best In Soul, RnB & Jazz-Funk”

Free Entry  –  9.30pm  –  2.00am

https://www.facebook.com/events/995886497212418/

 

 

Saturday 13th May

“Jackie Wilson Says – 20th Birthday Show!”

Maritime Rooms, Cliffs Pavillion, Southend-on-Sea, SS0 7RA

“13 piece soul band playing classic Motown & Stax hits”

8pm  –  Midnight ; Tickets £10

www.southendtheatres.org

https://www.facebook.com/events/1644960709142632/

 

Friday 19th May

“Five Star Soul”

Orsett Hall, Prince Charles Avenue, RM16 3HS

Two Rooms : “Soul Pavillion Suite” “Jazz Funk Lounge”

DJs: Brian “The Rev” Kelly, Lee “Fatbloke” Aldwinkle,

Mark “Jazzbod” O’Brien, Mark Lee, Jon Ovel

Special Guest : Les Knott

7.30pm  –  1 am  –  Tickets £15 in advance

Tel: (01375)891402 – www.eventbrite.co.uk

https://www.facebook.com/events/871308603025108/

 

Friday 26th May

“Soul & Motown Night”

Ye Olde Plough House, Monks Barn, Brentwood Road (A128)

Bulphan, RM14 3SR

Featuring Alton Edwards

8.30pm – 1.00 am

£10 per person (pre-booked) or £15 on the door

Over 25s  ;  Tel (01375) 891592

http://www.yeoldeploughhouse.co.uk/

 

Saturday 27th May

“Soul Crusade Festival”

Garon Park, Eastern Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, SS2 4FA

Two Arenas featuring Soul II Soul, Kenny Thomas & Jocelyn Brown Live

DJs: Greg Edwards, John Leech, John Osbourne, Ronnie Herel

Fat Freddie M, Bigger & Calvin Francis

2pm start  –  11.30pm finish

Details on (07968) 779950

Tickets : www.skiddle.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/138255376660468/

 

 

Weekenders:

 

Bless The Funk

Friday 26th May, Sat 27th, Sun 28th

The Lemon Tree Hotel, Orwell Road, Clacton-on-Sea, CO15 1PS

DJs from JFSR

www.jfsr.co.uk

www.blessthefunk.co.uk

 

Margate Soul Festival 2017

Friday 4th Aug, Sat 5th Aug & Sun 6th Aug

*Candi Staton, Arrested Development, Gerardo Frisina*

*Joe Bataan*

*DJ set from Trevor Nelson*

https://www.facebook.com/events/1765269347073504/

www.margatesoulfestival.co.uk

 

 

Weekly Events:

Fridays :

“Soul City”

The George II, High Street, Hornchurch, RM12 4UW

“Soul & Disco Classics, Motown & Caister Anthems”

DJs: Trish & Peter P

Free Entry ; 8pm  –  1am;

https://www.facebook.com/thegeorgeIIhornchurch/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheGeorgehornchurch/

 

 

Fridays:

“Old Skool Friday”

Bar Zero, Western Road, Billericay, CM12 9DZ

“Soul, Club Anthems ”

DJs on rotation : Deano, Geoff Lawrence, Mikey Porter, MJ

Free Entry  ;  8.30pm  –  1am  ;

Over 25’s  –  Smart Casual Dress

Tel: (01277) 656581

(also “Anthems Night” on Saturdays – DJ: Dave Rothwell

www.bar-zero.co.uk

 

Fridays :

“Classic Soul, Jazz & Funk Night”

Saturdays:

“Contemporary Soul & Club Classics”

The Chequers, Market Street, Old Harlow, CM17 0AH

Guest DJs each night  –  8.30pm – 1.00 am

Free Entry ; Over 30s ; Tel: (01279) 427302

https://www.facebook.com/The-Chequers-1708414582721885/

 

 

Monthly Events:
First Friday: Zero Soul Night Out – Spread Eagle, Rayleigh

First Friday: Essex Soul Sessions – Marco’s , Rayleigh

Second Friday: Shakit ! – The Woodmans, Thundersley

Third Friday: Soulful Seduction, Bread & Cheese, Benfleet

Third Friday: Soul Kitchen, Grey Lady, Tunbridge Wells

First Saturday: The Cock Tavern, High St, Ongar

Second Saturday: Soul By The Sea, Divers Arms, Herne Bay

Third Saturday: The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford

 

Do you know of any soulful, jazzy, funky gigs taking place in 2017 ? Let me know the details whether you are a DJ , promoter 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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