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Neil Gits Verbal Diarrhea

14th July 2019
Posted by Neil Matthew

You do know it’s all about the music, right ? But the soul scene is a sociable scene and sometimes when I am playing my tunes on the radio, I just feel the urge to talk … and talk … and sometimes it is hard to stop ! Luckily, despite an unusually large percentage of the show spent gassing to whoever may have been listening, I still managed to squeeze in all the soul, jazz-funk & disco tunes I wanted to last week, but this week I intend to keep my mouth shut for at least another five minutes and get a bonus tune in …

The “Old Gits Soul Show” is on LIVE this and every Monday at 7pm on Gateway, with a repeat play “as live” on Saturday at 5pm – plus you can “Listen Again” any time for about 30 days afterwards and hear these tunes :

Last Week’s Playlist :

Midnight Star – Midas Touch

Barry White – It’s Only Love Doing It’s Thing

Myles Sanko – Forget Me Not

Luther Vandross – I Wanted Your Love

Richard Jon Smith – Baby’s Got Another

Sargent Tucker – No One Can Replace You

Toni Braxton – Find Me A Man

Soul Talk feat Gary B. Poole – Say What’s On Your Mind

Chaka Khan – Some Love

Stevie Wonder – He’s Mistra Know It All

Kenny Lynch – Half The Day’s Gone…

Wilbert Longmire – Black Is The Colour

Preston Glass : Bishop Wayne – Rise & Fly

Jody Watley – Looking For a New Love

Lanier & Co – Dancing In The Night

Freddie McGregor – Just Don’t Wanna Be Lonely

Rockie Robbins – Good Life

Lenny Williams – Cause I Love You

Phylis Nelson – Move Closer

Tyrone Davis – Is It Something You Got

Kandidate – Girls Girls Girls

Almost Up To Date Gig List :

Thursday 18th July

Alexander O’Neal – Live !

Plus Mark Anthony Prince – tribute act

Reids Bar, Laindon Road, Billericay, CM12 9LD

Tickets £15 ; 9pm start

Friday 19th July

“Soul Odyssey”

M & B Sports & Social Club, Dagenham Road, Romford, RM7 0QX

DJs Gary Walden, Gary Fish & Tony Treble

“Soul, Funk, Disco, Nu Soul & Soulful House”

Tickets £6 in advance or £10 on the door

Friday 19th July

(Every 3rd Friday of the month)

“Soulful Seduction”

The Bread & Cheese, London Road,Benfleet, Essex, SS7 1AA

“100% Soul, Funk, Disco & Old Skool Club Anthems”

DJs: Bully & MJ

8.00pm – 1 am ; Free Entry ; Over 25s

Friday 19th July

(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 : Steve Guarnori & Blake Helliwell

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

Two weeks today

Posted by John Browne on Friday, 5 July 2019

Saturday 20th July

(Every 3rd Saturday of the month)

“Super Soul Saturday”

The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, CM2 0JT

DJ: Paul Eve & Mick Jackson

“The Very Best In Jazz Funk & Soul”

7.30pm – Midnight – Free Entry

Saturday 27th July

“Time To Get Your Groove On”

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

“Soul, Funk, Nu Disco, Funky House & More !”

DJs: Tom G Edgar, Tommy Boy & guest DJ Malcolm Titch

Free Entry ; 8pm – 1am

Saturday 27th July

“Kent Soul Sessions All Dayer”

Tjs Pub, Milton Road, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 2RF

DJs: Roni O’Brien, Simon Van Os, Ian Holmes, Ian Gray

Paul Hamilton, James Howarth, Elliott Mount, Paul Kidley

Brian Kelly, Mark Messent, Mark O’Brien

More details to follow at :

Sunday 28th July

(Last Sunday of Each Month)

“Over Roast Of Joy”

Frankies Wine Bar, Station Lane, Hornchurch, RM2 6JL

“Soul, Weekender Anthems & Soulful House”

DJ : Paul Kidley & Sam Green

Free Entry ; 5.30pm – 11pm

Friday 2nd August

(Every 1st Friday Of the Month)

“The Big Zero Friday Night Out”

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

DJs: Merve The Swerve & Brian Kelly plus guest Zero DJs

“Old Skool Soul, Dance, House, R’n’B,Hip Hop, Disco & more…”

8.30pm – 1.30am ; Free Entry

Saturday 3rd August

(1st Saturday of each month)

“Chelmsford City Soul”

Barista, Duke Street, Chelmsford, CM1 1JA

DJs: John Peters & John Douglas

“Soul, Funk, Jazz, RnB, 2 Step”

Free Entry ; 9pm – 2am ; Over 30s Only

Saturday 24th August

“Soul By The Jetty – Beach Party”

Lobster Smack, Haven Road, Canvey Island, SS8 0NR

“Soul, Jazz, Funk, Soulful House, Boogie & More..”

DJs: Jonny Layton, Brian Kelly, Mark Messent

Guest: Paul Clark

8pm – 1am ; Wristbands £7 in advance only

email: [email protected]

Text : (07960) 217136

Sunday 25th August

“Overdose Of Joy All Dayer”

Top Meadow Golf Club & Hotel, Fen Lane, North Ockendon, RM14 3PR

DJs: Paul Kidley, Sam Green, Elliott Mount, Bully, Nick Gunn,

Steve Kite, Lee Fatloke, Danny T, James Anthony

Live PA by : Imaani

3pm – 1am ; Tickets £20

*Supporting The Indee Rose Trust & Joni’s Army Charities

Friday 30th August

“Brentwood Over 30s Summer Ball”

Holiday Inn, Brentwood, just off J28 of the M25

Room 1 : Greg Edwards & John Osborne

“Jazz Funk & Soulful Anthems”

Room 2 : DJ Phil Indulgence

“Club Classics & Chart Tunes”

9pm – 2am ; Full details at

Saturday 14th September

“The Soul Fiesta All-Dayer”

Cromwell manor, Pitsea Hall Lane, Basildon, SS16 4UH

DJs: Aitch B, Birdy, Gordon Mac, Chris White, Brian Kelly

Lee Aldwinkle, Glen Sherry, Femi Fem, Jonny Layton,

Paul Clark, Tony Matthews, Jigs, Ian Holmes,

Mike Vitti & Victor Afro Anderson

Saturday 14th September

“Soul By The Sea”

The Hampton Inn, Western Esplanade, Herne Bay, CT6 8DL

“Soul Funk Disco & Groove”

DJs: Purple Hayes

8pm – Midnight ; Free Entry

Weekenders :

Margate Soul Festival 2019

Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th August

Including: Saturday : LIVE : Light Of The World – Incognito”

Sunday : James D Train Williams / Cool Million

Omar / Janet Kay / Steve Nichol (Loose Ends)

Weekly Events:

Fridays :

“Glitter Fridays”

The Rising Sun, High Street, Hornchurch, RM12 4UW

“Soul, House, Disco, R’n’B , Club Classics”

DJ : Peter P and guests

Free Entry ; 8pm – 1am

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

Third Friday: Soulful Seduction, Bread & Cheese, Benfleet

Third Friday: Soul Kitchen, Grey Lady, Tunbridge Wells

Third Saturday: The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford

Last Sunday: Overroast Of Joy, Frankies, Hornchurch

Do you know of any soulful, jazzy, funky gigs taking place in 2019 ? 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 from 7pm–9pm every Monday, also repeated on Saturday evening from 5pm–7pm, plus you can hear it again anytime you like via the “Listen Again” button on the Gateway website … search “Cool Soul” !