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22nd November 2012
Posted by Neil Matthew

With various technical issues affecting both this website and my own PC at home, you are well overdue an updated “Recommended Old Gits Nights Out” list – and you will find just such a thing below ! So if you are looking for an oasis of soul in amongst all the Xmas party dross over the weeks to come, take a look and see where you can find some tunes being played that are nearly as good as the ones on my latest show 😉
The Tunes

Trammps  –  Hold Back The Night

Teddy Pendergrass  –  I Don’t Love You Any More

Diana Ross  –  Upside Down

Jimmy Ruffin  –  What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted

Donny Hathaway  –  No Other One But You

Blue Zone – Big Thing

Dina Carroll  –  Someone Like You

Luther Vandross  – Once You Know How

Bill Summers  –  Straight To The Bank

The Limit  –  Say Yeah 

O’Jays  –  This Time Baby

Chic  –  Sometimes You Win

Shakatak  –  Rio Nights

Ohio Players  –  Who’d She Coo

D Train  –  You’re The One For Me

Jacksons  – Different Kind Of Lady

Kenny Thomas  – Best Of You

Diana Krall  –  Narrow Daylight 

Gladys Knight & The Pips  –  Nobody But You

Real To Reel  –  Love Me Like This

Cameo  –  Back & Forth

Milton Wright  –  Keep It Up

Sadao Watanabe  –  Love Will Make It Right

The Gigs

Friday 23rd November

“80s Groove Night”

Visage 80s Bar, Gants Hill near Ilford

With “The Essex Soul Man” – John Leech

9pm  –  2am     –     Free Entry


Saturday 24th November

“Soulful Seduction”

The Tollgate, High Road, Chadwell Heath, RM6 6QT

DJs: Darren Bull & MJ

“Soul Funk  Disco & Dance Anthems Across The Decades”

8pm  –  Midnight    –   Free Entry

For further details contact 07971 902633 or 020 8548 7841


Saturday 24th November

“Soul At The Ship”

The Ship, New Road, Leigh On Sea, SS9 2EA

“Jazz-Funk, Soul, Rare Groove & Latin”

8pm -1am  –  £5 On The Door

DJs: Tom Toher & Gary Turner


Saturday 24th November

“Shakatak Live in Bishops Stortford!”

The Rhodes Centre, South Road, CM23 3JG

8pm start  –   11pm  finish

Tickets £19.50   –  Tel: (01279) 651746


Friday 30th November

“Killer Soul X – The Xmas Special !”

Lords Golf & Country Club, Hullbridge Road, Rayleigh

Tickets £7 in advance, £10 on the door

Tel: (01702)232377

More Details To Follow…


Friday 30th November

“The Final Soul @ The Squire”

The Squire, North Street, Romford

8pm –  2am     –     Free Entry

DJs: Steve Kite, Tom Holland, Pete Collins

Peter P & DJ Ricky

“Philly, Funk, Boogie, Soulful House & Caister Classics”

Pub prices, superior sound


Saturday 1st December

“Essex Funkers Xmas Bash”

Harlow Town FC, Elizabeth Way, Harlow

DJ: Les Knott with Guest Jonny Layton

Plus Soul DJ Essex & Madhatter T-Shirts

Times TBC …

Tickets £8 in advance available from (07800)724757

Or £10 on the door – details from


Saturday 1st December

“Soul On The Harbour ”

Jacksons Wharf, York Street, Ramsgate

DJs: Paul Spickett, John Herbert, Tommy Gun & more…

Free Admission   –   8pm – 1am


Friday 7th December

“The Big Zero Xmas Soul Night”

Marco’s, 30 Eastwood Road, Rayleigh, SS67JQ

DJs : Bully & Guest DJ Brian Kelly

“Soul, Funk & Disco From The 70s Upwards”

Free Entry    –   8pm  – 1am


Saturday 8th December

“KTF Soul Club End Of Year Knees Up!”

Stifford Clays Social Club, Crammavill Road, Grays, RM16 2AP

DJs: Eddie Piller, Gavin Page, Lee Markwick & The KTF Team

“Northern Soul”   –  8pm  – 1am   –  £5 Entry


Saturday 8th December

“Soulful Seduction”

The Treacle Mine, Lodge Lane, Grays

DJs: Bully & MJ

“Soul, Funk, Disco & Dance Anthems”

8pm – Midnight     Free Entry


Saturday 15th December

“Soul By The Jetty – Xmas Bash!”

The Lobster Smack, Haven Road, Canvey Island

DJs: Jonny Layton, Mr Messy, Brian Kelly

Special Guests: Tony Matthews & Jazzbod

£8 – Advance Wristbands Only Tel: (07989) 591399

“100% Jazz Funk & Soul with a sprinkling of nu jazz & soulful house – keeping the spirit of the Goldmine alive on Canvey Island”


Saturday 15th December

“Saturday Soul”

Roberts Live Lounge, Vineyard Street, Colchester, CO2 7TG

DJ: Nick Gunn

“Soul Funk & Disco plus Old Skool Anthems”

9pm   –   2am


Saturday 15th December

“Xmas Soul Night”

Charlies Bar, Warley Hill, Brentwood

DJ: Charlie Cook

9pm –  Late    –     Free Entry


Wednesday 26th December

“The Real Thing – Live”

Plus support from EK1 &and 80s Disco DJ

Broadstairs Pavillion

Tickets £15 (07805)955057

8pm start   –   Over 18s only


Saturday 29th December

Soulbay Xmas Party

The Knot, Beach Road, Westgate on Sea, Kent, CT8 8AD

8pm –  1am      –       Free Entry

DJs: Frostie, Micky B, Paul French, Jason Anderson, Chris Bangs


Saturday 29th December

“Guilty Pleasures”

Jacksons Wharf, York Street, Ramsgate, Kent

Free Entry     –    8pm – 1am

DJs: “The Soul On The Harbour/Disco Stomp” Team !


Monday 31st December (New Years Eve!)

“Family Affair New Years Eve Party”

The Westcoast Bar, King Street, Margate

8pm  –  3am    –    £5 Entry

DJs: Tony Matthews, Pete Collins, Roni O’Brien

Jonny Layton & Penny K



Every Other Saturday:
Love Canvey Soul
Bar Monico, Canvey Seafront
8pm – 2am – Free Admission
Tony D with Guest Djs & Live Acts
“Jazz, Funk, Soul, Old Skool, Disco, Boogie, Motown & Reggae”

**Check with the venue for dates (01268) 683026**


Monthly Events:
First Friday: Zero Soul Night Out – Marcos, Rayleigh – next one 7th Dec

Last Friday: The Qube, Crouch St, Colchester  – next one 30th Nov

First Saturday: Soul On The Harbour, Jacksons Wharf, Ramsgate – next one 1st Dec

Last Saturday : Disco Stomp, Jacksons Wharf, Ramsgate  –  next one ???

And don’t forget…

Live Jazz at The Inn On The Green, Mountnessing Road, Billericay

Every 1st Sunday Of The Month

1pm – 4pm   –  Free Admission

Next Date : 2nd December


If you enjoy the show, then the chances are you will like what happens each month here with music provided by The Dan Banks Duo


Also recommended…

Most Friday Nights At …

Lot 75 , Shenfield,  DJ Graham Norton

Plazma, High Street, Wickford, DJ Geoff Grove

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

Do you know of any soulful, jazzy, funky gigs taking place in 2012 ? 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 voice/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