Neil Gits The Xmas Shopping Done

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This year (to save me from tears!) I did a fair bit of present buying online, but it just wouldn’t be Xmas without spending a couple of hours wandering round Basildon Town Centre taking the festive atmosphere in. Stocking up on cheap chocolate for the season from Poundland, joining the crush for cards in Card Factory, being overwhelmed by the vast array of crimbo tack to choose from in Asda – it was all there, along with the many varied types of shopper, from the seasoned seen-it-all-before old timers to the stressed young parents to the almost insane smug grins of those who have a secret we don’t know about ! But after 120 minutes plus of Slade & Wizzard ringing in my ears, all of us really could do with a good dollop of S-O-U-L – which is just what you can find on Gateway97.8 this Saturday at 5pm, with another helping LIVE on Monday at 7pm ! Enjoy these tunes:

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Earth Wind & Fire    Got To Get You Into My Life
Glen Adams Affair    Just A Groove
George McCrae    Rock Your Baby
Little Anthony & The Imperials – Better Use Your Head  
Natalie Cole    Party Lights
Cerrone    Music Of Life
George Benson    Hey Girl 
Luther Vandross    Take You Out
Herbie Mann    Hijack
Loose Ends    Hanging On A String
Stevie Wonder    All I Do
Finishing Touch    Second Best (Is Never Enough)
Billy Preston    Outta Space
Ann Peebles    Beware
First Choice    Smarty Pants
Rick James    Glow
Sylvester    Dance (Disco Heat)
Michael Jackson    Rock My World
Pages    I Get It From You 
Patti Labelle    I Can’t Forget You
Silent Majority    Colors Of My Love
SOS Band    Just Be Good To Me
Extra T’s    ET Boogie
This Year’s Last Gigs:

Friday 20th December
“The Woodmans Xmas Soul Special”
The Woodmans Arms, Rayleigh, Thundersely, SS7 3TA
DJs: Bully & MJ
“Nu Soul, Street Sounds, Soul & Funk Anthems, Soulful House & Ibiza Classics”
For ticket details visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/498744093554552/?fref=ts
 
Friday 20th December
“Soul At The Cherry”
The Cherry Tree, Queens Road, Warley, Brentwood
DJs playing Soul, Disco & Dance
 

Saturday 21ST December (Every 3rd Saturday of the month) “Super Soul Saturday” The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, CM2 0JT Chelmsford DJ: Paul Eve (Caister) & DJ Hugsta

7.30pm start   –  Free Entry
https://www.facebook.com/events/1425175381028787/
 
Saturday 21st December
“The Soul Factory – Live !”
Six piece old school jazz-funk & soul band
The Regent Ballroom, Corringham Road, Stanford-Le-Hope, SS17 0AQ
With guest DJ : Matt Jackson
7.30pm  – 1am  ;   Tickets £12
Contact : Shawnee Young (07884)496361
https://www.facebook.com/events/174718952733700/
 
 
Tuesday 24th December
“Xmas Eve – Soul At The Manor”
The Berwick Manor, Rainham, RM13 9EL
DJs: Chris Alexander, Pete Collins, Scott James,
Mark Gurcha Collins , Sandra C & Richard Brown
“All Things Soulful & Funky”
8pm    1.30am  ;   £10 in advance, £15 OTD
https://www.facebook.com/events/601761466525585/
 
Friday 27th December (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, Nick Aravis
Free Entry     8pm    1am      Smart Dress Code
https://www.facebook.com/events/218429651657501/?fref=ts
 
Friday 27th December (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
https://www.facebook.com/events/199028653635766/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming&source=1
 
 
Saturday 28th December
“Xmas @ Soulbay”
The Knot, Beach Road, Westgate-On-Sea, CT88AD
DJs: Micky B, Paul French, Jason Anderson, Penny K & Theresa B
“Quality Upfront & Classic Soul, Jazz-Funk, RnB, Soulful House & more…”
 

Sunday 29th December (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 !
 
Tuesday 31st December
“New Years Eve Soul Family Affair”
The Westcoast Bar, King Street, Margate, CT9 1DD
8pm    2am             Tickets £5
DJs : TBC

https://www.facebook.com/events/461068363992181/?fref=ts

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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 !

 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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