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Neil Gits Visited By The “Blue Screen Of Death”!

9th October 2013
Posted by Neil Matthew

I usually put the finishing touches to each week’s new live show on a Sunday (for that read: “I always leave it to the last minute to start preparing my show”) which inevitably means a little while spent at the PC doing stuff so everything is ready and raring to go come Monday, but last weekend it didn’t go quite to plan. No sooner had I turfed Nathan out of the computer chair on Sunday morning and taken my rightful place at the hub of “DJ Neil Matthew HQ” than a sudden “blueness” covered the screen and some rather scary words appeared including “fatal” and “error”. Luckily, this wasn’t the first time I had experienced this situation and remembered that before, both me and my beloved PC came out of it relatively unscathed. I just had to remember HOW!!! To cut a long story short, Nathan’s mum popped round our house, being a bit of an IT whizz and bingo! Here I am de-stressed and writing another fabulous blog for you…

OK, some of the tunes you’ll hear this week aren’t the ones I had initially intended as I had to rely on CDs and a few previously created MP3s , but they are all crackers and we had a good show – hear it for yourself when it is repeated at 5pm this Saturday.

The Tunes

Tony Ettoria    I Can Prove It
Leprechaun    Lock It Up
K C & The Sunshine Band    Boogie Shoes
Gene Chandler    Nothing Can Stop Me
Phylis Hyman    Can’t Live Without You
Smokey Robinson    Tell Me Tomorrow
Terence Trent Darby & Des’ree    Delicate
Cameo    Sparkle
Luther Vandross    For The Sweetness Of Your Love
Linx    Throw Away The Key
Unlimited Touch    I Hear Music In The Street 
Brass Construction    Movin’ On 
Eddie Henderson    Say You Will
Honey Cone  – Don’t Count Your Chickens (Before They Hatch)
Gary’s Gang    Keep On Dancing 
Diana Ross    No One Gets The Prize
Lighthouse Family    Happy  
Rene Moore    Never Say Goodbye To Love
Roy Ayers    Time & Space
The Politicians feat McKinley Jackson    Love Machine
Michael Jackson    Farewell My Summer Love          

African Music Machine    Tropical

The Gigs

Friday 11th October
“Soul & Motown Night”
Westcliff Hard LTC, The Ridgeway, Leigh-On-Sea
DJs: Johnny Famous & John Barrall
7.30 start  –  £5 Entry

Saturday 12th October (Every 2nd Saturday Of the Month)
“Be Chic!”
The Crown, High Street, Billericay
Soulful Seduction DJs MJ & Bully present…
“Old Skool Soul, RnB, Carwash & Soulful Club Anthems”
8.30  –  12.30          Free Entry

Saturday 12th October
“Soul At The Cherry – 2nd Bite!”
The Cherry Tree, Queen Street, Brentwood, CM14 5JZ
DJ: Stevie B plus The Bish & Ian Holmes
“Soul Anthems & Jazz-Funk Classics”
8pm  –  1am    –     Free Entry

Saturday 12th October
“Haven Full Of Soul All-Dayer”
The Greenhouse Bar, Southend Golf Club
3pm  –  1am        –       Tickets £10
In aid of Haven Hospice, Family do, Under 16s free


Saturday 12th October
“Soul By The Sea”
The Divers Arms, Herne Bay
Carl Hyde & Tom Edgar
Free Entry

Friday 18th October
“Woodmans Soul Night”
The Woodmans Arms, Rayleigh Road, Thundersley SS7 3TA
“Soulful Funky Grooves of the 70s & 80s, plus some
Classic House Sounds Of The 90s…”
DJs: MJ & Bully
8.30  –  1am   ;   Free Entry

Saturday 19th October
The Knot, Beach Road, Westgate on Sea, CT8 8AD
“Upfront & Classic Soul, Jazz-Funk, RnB, Soulful House”
DJs: Micky B, Paul French, Jason Anderson
8pm  –  1am  ;  Admission Free  ;  Rooms Available !

Saturday 19th October
(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 19th October
“Soul Power!”
Sidneys Bar & Lounge, 545 Cranbrook Road, Gants Hill, IG2 6HE
Soul & RnB Classics 70s 80s 90s, Rare Groove & Reggae
8pm – 3am  ;  £8 All Night

Saturday 19th October
“Soul By The Jetty”
The Lobster Smack, Haven Road, Canvey Island
“Jazz Funk Soul & Swing”
DJs: Jonny Layton, Mark Messent, Gino Muscat, Brian Kelly, Tony Matthews & Bonnie O’Brien
8pm  –  1.15am   ;    £5 Wristbands, advance only

Saturday 19th October
“Soul By The Sea”
The Ship, New Road, Leigh On Sea, SS9 2EA
8pm  –  1am   ;   £5 On The Door
“Soul, Funk, Latin, Jazz, Reggae & Soulful House”
DJs: Gary Dennis, Birdy, Mick Liste, Chris White

Friday 25th October (Every Last Friday)
“Friday Night Live!”
Bar Plazma, Wickford High Street, SS12 9AT
“Soul, funk, disco & club classics”
DJs: Bully & Merve The Swerve
Over 25s only ; Free Entry ; 8.30  – 2am

Friday 25th October (Every Last Friday)
“Soul Weekender Vibe”
Vetro Bar, Western Road, Billericay, CM12 9DZ
“Funk, Soul & Rare Grooves from the 70s & 80s”
DJs: Simon “Whistles” Ford, Dave Bishop, Frostie
Free Entry  –   8pm  –  1am 

Saturday 26th October (Every Last Saturday)
“Disco Stomp”
Jacksons Wharf, Ramsgate
DJs: John Herbert & Tommy Gun
“70s & 80s Disco Classics”
8pm  –  1am  ;  Free Entry

Sunday 27th October (Every Last Sunday Of The Month)
“Sunday Soul Sessions”
The Victoria, Victoria Road, Romford, Essex, RM1 2PA
DJs: Tricia Butler, Bonnie DJ, Richard Brown, Sandra C & guests
“Club Classics, Soulful House, Jazz-Funk, Reggae”
3pm  –  11pm – soulful family atmosphere
Supervised children over 5 years old welcome before 7pm !

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!
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 – plus you can catch it again Saturday evening from 5pm – 7pm.