The WELLSPRING Rucksack project

THE RUCKSACK PROJECT – STOCKPORT (2015)

DATE: 13th December 2015

After last years fantastic, amazing effort by the people of Stockport I will be organising another Rucksack Project event. If you wish to get involved then its simple……

I’m looking for as many friends as possible to go to charity shops or rummage through their wardrobes, get a rucksack, sleeping bag, gloves, hat, fleece, undies, socks and extra food so that these rucksack packs can be distributed to homeless people & rough sleepers in Stockport.

The address for drop off on the 13th December is:

The Wellspring, Harvey Street, Stockport. SK1 1YD 9am to 4pm

If you wish to donate a rucksack pack then this is what i hope they can contain:

1 x Rucksack
1 x Fleece / Jumper
1 x Hat / Scarf / Gloves
2 x Socks
2 x Undies
1 x Toothbrush
1 x Sleeping bag
1 x Flask
Tins of beans / Soup etc (with ring pulls)
1 x Spoon
Crossword puzzles / word searches / pens

Donate to the Campaign page here : http://campaign.justgiving.com/charity/thewellspring/rucksackprojectstockport

To Donate £5 via Text message please text WRSP15£5 to 70070 messages cost £5 plus your standard rate.

Ideally a completed rucksack can be donated but I do understand that it is not always affordable to provide a full pack so, If you wish to donate any of the items listed above then please feel free to message me and i will come and collect, no distance too far no item too small. I will then make up packs from the items we receive.

PLEASE NOTE: It is not just men that are homeless and in need of our help so If you wish to provide a ‘ladies pack’ then all I ask is that you pin a note clearly stating ‘LADIES’ so that we can distinguish and give out accordingly.

Please share my status’s re: The Rucksack Project to all of your friends and please ask that they do the same. Lets utilise social media to its maximum, there are people out their who want to help, who can help.

All we have to do is bring our project to the attention of the masses and hopefully provide as many people as we can a means to get through this winter and beyond.

LETS MAKE A DIFFERENCE xxx

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whats on entertainment in and around the local area SK6

gigs newsletter

(email me for the original & regular updates)

christatham@btinternet.com

Weddings, Anniversaries, Birthdays, Golf & Social Clubs, House Parties, Nice Pubs

 

0161 430 5052      –     07811 44 73 88
We’re back at our favourite regular Ashton venue on Saturday
hope you can join us for another special one
meanwhile
Denny Franklyn sings at Woodley Palace every Wednesday from 5-8pm
take a mini-disc with your backing tracks if you want a go
the Removal Men are at the Spinning Top Stockport on Thursday
Amy Michelle Rochford band are at the Acoustic Lounge Poynton on Thursday
Nick Steed Band are at the Crown Bredbury on Friday
the BridgeBeats are at the Windsor Castle Marple Bridge on Friday
Baltimore Switch are at the Buxton Inn Gee Cross on Friday
Lareena Mitchell is at the Marple Tavern on Friday
Cold Flame are at the Stock Dove Romiley on Friday
Live at Live Stockport on Friday
Eden are at the Crown Bredbury on Saturday
the BridgeBeats are at the Buxton Inn Gee Cross on Saturday
JamieSykes is at the Marple Tavern on Saturday
the Basics are at the Bike ‘n’ Hound Hyde on Saturday
Midnite Johnny band are the Arden Arms Stockport on Saturday
Cold Flame are at the Prince of Wales Glossop on Saturday
Live at Live Stockport on Saturday
Pete Maclaine & the Clan are at the Horse & Farrier Gatley on Sunday 9pm
Saffron Rain & Mia Moon are at the Navigation Marple on Sunday
upcoming gigs for Past & Present duo Chris & Louise
9pm ish unless stated
01-Aug Saturday Grey Mare Charlesworth SK13 5EZ 01457869916 NEW
07-Aug Friday Marple Tavern Marple SK6 7PZ 449 5189 NEW
15-Aug Saturday Sports Club The Heatons private party
22-Aug Saturday Nursery Inn Heaton Norris SK4 2NA 432 2044 43rd time
28-Aug Friday Hesketh Tavern Cheadle Hulme SK8 6JZ 485 3216 NEW
29-Aug Saturday The Crown Bredbury SK6 2AA 406 6550 20th time
05-Sep Saturday Dog & Pheasant Ashton OL7 9PQ 330 4894 13th time
19-Sep Saturday Puss In Boots Offerton SK2 6DG 456 5200 NEW
02-Oct Friday Forces Club Marple private party
03-Oct Saturday Nursery Inn Heaton Norris SK4 2NA 432 2044 44th time
10-Oct Saturday Marriott Hotel Worsley Wedding
17-Oct Saturday Marple Tavern Marple SK6 7PZ 449 5189 2nd time
23-Oct Friday Buxton Inn Gee Cross SK14 5NG 366 1534 2nd time
24-Oct Saturday Dog & Pheasant Ashton OL7 9PQ 330 4894 14th time
14-Nov Saturday The Crown Bredbury SK6 2AA 406 6550 21st time
21-Nov Saturday Spread Eagle Romiley SK6 3DR 494 5723 4th time
05-Dec Saturday Dog & Pheasant Ashton OL7 9PQ 330 4894 15th time
12-Dec Saturday Puss In Boots Offerton SK2 6DG 456 5200 2nd time
19-Dec Saturday Spread Eagle Romiley SK6 3DR 494 5723 5th time
Your support at these venues is very much appreciated
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gigs newsletter

(email me for the original & regular updates)christatham@btinternet.com

Weddings, Anniversaries, Birthdays, Golf & Social Clubs, House Parties, Nice Pubs0161 430 5052      –     07811 44 73 88

www.pastandpresentduo.co.uk

We’re back at the Crown Bredbury on Saturday 25th July

Our favourite local venue run by Pete & Olwen

always a great night, hope you can join us meanwhile

Denny Franklyn sings at Woodley Palace every Wednesday from 5-8pm

take a mini-disc with your backing tracks if you want a go

NEW venue Mid Week Muso Jam Night at Judges Bar Stalybridge on Wednesday

(NOT this week)

here’s me and the guys recentlyclick

and another from last month – click

Elvis is at the Crown Bredbury on Friday

the Classics are at the Windsor Castle Marple Bridge on Friday

the BridgeBeats are at the Buxton Inn Gee Cross on Friday

Blank Cheque are at Marple Tavern on Friday

Under the Wire are at the Whitehouse Stalybridge on Friday

Eden are at the No.71 Bar Stalybridge on Friday

Live at Live Stockport on Friday

 the Classics are at the Fingerpost Offerton on Saturday

the Matchstalk Men are at the Jubilee Simmondley on Saturday

the Removal Men are at the Railway Stockport on Saturday

Bethany Heywood is at the Marple Tavern on Saturday

Yes Sir are at Live at Live Stockport on Saturday

the BridgeBeats are at the Strawberry Gardens Droylsden on Saturday

the Originals are at the Whitehouse Stalybridge on Saturday

upcoming gigs for Past & Present duo Chris & Louise

9pm ish unless stated

06-Jun Saturday Moor Top Heaton Moor SK4 4DU 432 7875 4th time
20-Jun Saturday The Crown Bredbury SK6 2AA 406 6550 18th time
04-Jul Saturday Strawberry Gardens Droylsden M43 7HL 370 3664 3rd time
11-Jul Saturday Cricket Club Marple private party
17-Jul Friday Spread Eagle 8pm Romiley SK6 3DR 494 5723 3rd time
18-Jul Saturday Dog & Pheasant Ashton OL7 9PQ 330 4894 12th time
25-Jul Saturday The Crown Bredbury SK6 2AA 406 6550 19th time
01-Aug Saturday Grey Mare Charlesworth SK13 5EZ 01457869916 NEW
07-Aug Friday Marple Tavern Marple SK6 7PZ 449 5189 NEW
15-Aug Saturday Sports Club The Heatons private party
22-Aug Saturday Nursery Inn Heaton Norris SK4 2NA 432 2044 43rd time
28-Aug Friday Spread Eagle 8:30 Romiley SK6 3DR 494 5723 4th time
29-Aug Saturday The Crown Bredbury SK6 2AA 406 6550 20th time

Your support at these venues is very much appreciated

 

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Another full house at the Crown

Live at the Crown Bredbury – Heartache Tonight

Chris & Louise – our first try of 2 songs by Tot

A fantastic New Year’s Eve gig at the Crown in Bredbury for Pete & Olwen

Here’s a short video

we’re back there Saturday 25th July

Another great gig at the Nursery Inn Heaton Norris

    A couple of short videos from our Nursery gig  click  click

If you missed our previous gig at The Nursery
or you’d like to hear the songs again  click this

This is Louise singing Celine Dion’s ‘Love me Back to Life’ –  click

We’re back there Saturday 22nd August

(click the pic)

A splendid gig at the Spread Eagle

a short clip of Louise – click

we’re back there Friday 28th August – 8p

Another top gig at the Top Dog (Dog & Pheasant) in Ashton

  A short video clip of Louise singing ‘Hold On’ – click

A short video clip of Louise singing ‘Who Knew’ – click

Some short video clips – Louise 17

Chris & Louise – Need You Now TD         Chris & Louise – Bed of Roses TD

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

       

 

    

We’re back there Saturday 5th September

 

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More Top nights at the Moor Top

 

a short video clip – click

 

   

 

video clip of Louise singing ‘My Immortal’ – click

 

  

 

 

 

   

a great turn-out, we’ll be back there later in the year

.

Our return to the Apethorn Gee Cross was great

   

 

   

the Matchstalk Men were there on Friday 2nd January

for the last night before it closed

and a bit of harmonica from me

 

.

 

A very nice wedding venue at Hyde Bank Farm Romiley

 

Laura & Jason

 

     

 

 

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A very enjoyable wedding gig at Hollin Hall for Helen & Tony

    

 

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A great wedding gig at the Alma Lodge for Gemma & Mike

    

Louise singing their wedding song – click

 

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Another great gig at the Stock Dove Romiley

     

 

 

  

Erica & Kevin Parrott – Dot & Ian Brookes

 

 

Paul Burgess (10cc / Removal Men / Escape Committee etc)

Kevin Parrott (Matchstalk Men)

Ian Brookes (Yes Sir / Vehicle)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

more pictures here

and here

picture gallery

and here

Wedding picture gallery

 

 

gigs newsletter (page 2 older news)

 

 

 

 

here are some songs we did at the Nursery recently – click this

here’s a video ‘Live at the Crown’ – click this

some more at the Nursery a while ago – click this

 

Here’s a bit of soul from me & Lou – click this

 

Past & Present duo. Chris & Louise. Blues & Soul

 

Past & Present duo. Chris & Louise. Blues & Soul 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m always looking for new venues, can you help?  

Chris & Louise www.pastandpresentduo.co.uk   

We can cover over 1000 songs between us, not all ‘A’ list songs of course     

but it means we could play a weekly venue with a different set for the whole year   

see our song list

 

 

 

Chris Statham  – 0161 430 5052

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here’s what I did before Past & Present duo

 

 

The Karaoke Years

 

Chris’s Songwriting & Recording Sessions 1978 – 1987

 

Chris’s Bands 1963 – 1972

 

 

I’ve put together a lot of pictures to make a video for one of my old songs   

click on the picture or the link, tell me what you think   

Miss Sad Eyes

 

Here’s a new video for one of my old songs, nice pics of cars, girls, and dogs –  click

have a listen to some of my own songs 

Chris’s Songwriting & Recording

 

more of my songs here

 

 

manchesterbeat lots of interesting stuff here

manchesterbeat my old band Axis

 

 

 

here’s a great website full of useful info ….. SOFTSHOE’S MUSIC MATTERS

click ‘Albums’ to see all the albums & track listings your favourite artist released   

for singles and chart positions use this one ….. everyHit UK top 40 database   

 

 

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Some of the best bands, musicians & singers in the Stockport area

 

 

 

*****

Home Services

 

 

New Bathroom or Kitchen

Plumber / Heating Engineer

Electrician

Printing

new bed

computer & laptop repair

garden maintenance

 

 

Windows / Double Glazing

Garage Doors

 

Home Security

CCTV for the home & work

 

for sale

i’m having a clearout

hi-fi gear – various stuff

 

 

 

home

 

 

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Scam Alert

[TorrentLocker Alert]

A scam email is currently being sent to victims fraudulently claiming to be from British Gas or The Ministry of Justice. The attached document or link leads to the TorrentLocker ransomware.

This malware encrypts files on the victim’s system and requests a ransom be paid in order for the files to be decrypted; one reported amount has been £330 worth of Bitcoins.

It has been reported that some anti-virus vendors are detecting this and stopping the pages and or documents from being opened.

Protect yourself

• If you receive an email that you are suspicious of do not follow any links or open attachments until you can verify that the email is genuine. To do this contact the organisation that the email has come from by sourcing the number independently from the email received.

• If you believe the email to be fake, report it to your email provider as spam.

• Ensure your anti-virus software is up to date this will help to mitigate the potential for virus to be downloaded. It should be noted that anti-virus software is constantly being updated and may not stop all viruses especially if they are new or been adapted.  It has been reported that some anti-virus vendors are detecting this and stopping the pages and or documents from being opened.

• If you have opened an attachment or followed a link which you believe to be suspicious it is recommended that you run your anti-virus and/or take your machine to a reputable company to have it cleaned.

• In cases where files have been encrypted it can be very difficult to retrieve them, and in most cases they will be lost. It is recommended that you always back up all files on a separate device or cloud storage to ensure they are not lost. Please remember that if a device is attached to the infected machine the files on this could also be encrypted with the virus so ensure they are kept separate.

If you believe that you have been a victim of fraud you can report it online http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/report_fraud or by telephone 0300 123 2040.

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simply Red Fans

If you like simply Red you will like this Andy Lee as Simply Red Mick Hucknell not to be missed a fantastic singer and a fantastic artist come along and listen to himimg027

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Paul Mycock Of The Deltones

I have known Paul Mycock  from the first gig they did at St Martins Church Marple Bridge 1960 that was when Eddie the drummer joined them and the bass player, I met Paul through Clive Booth the original rhythm guitarist when they were practising at St Martins and the care taker came in and asked them if they would play that night the group that was booked cancelled it was a Sunday and Paul was a bit worried as it was the first time the drummer and bass player had joined them but after a bit of coaxing  they played and that was the start of the Deltones. very said news R.I.P Paul 
I have some terrible news for all you local music lovers,
Paul Mycock of ‘the Deltones’ died on Wednesday morning.
There are lots of comments on their Facebook page – click
Paul was just a few years older than me, and I’ve known him over 50 years.
My first school band ‘the Bouncers’ were supporting ‘the Deltones’ in 1964
at Marple General Youth Club.
The Deltones were well established and well respected, and we were just learning to play.
I looked up to Paul, we all did, the stage was about 3feet high.
I reminded Paul of this gig when Past & Present were booked with the Deltones for a wedding
in May 2004, …. ’40 years ago we were on the same bill, and here we are again’
Bugger, got a tear in my eye !

 

Tuesday, 30th June, 2015gigs newsletter

(email me for the original & regular updates)

christatham@btinternet.com

Weddings, Anniversaries, Birthdays, Golf & Social Clubs, House Parties, Nice Pubs

 

0161 430 5052      –     07811 44 73 88
We’re back at the Strawberry Gardens Droylsden on Saturday 4th July
   
a nice family run pub with a great atmosphere
not too far away if you fancy joining us
meanwhile
Denny Franklyn sings at Woodley Palace every Wednesday from 5-8pm
take a mini-disc with your backing tracks if you want a go
NEW venue Mid Week Muso Jam Night at Judges Bar Stalybridge on Wednesday
the Fabulous Dilly Sisters are at the Railway Greenfield on Thursday
the Originals are at the Crown Bredbury on Friday
the Bald Eagles duo are at the Buxton Inn Gee Cross on Friday
the Jalapenos are at the Windsor Castle Marple Bridge on Friday
the Retrobeats are at the Stock Dove Romiley on Friday
the BridgeBeats are at the No.71 Bar Stalybridge on Friday
Live at Live Stockport on Friday
the BridgeBeats are at the Crown Bredbury on Saturday
Morgan is at the Buxton Inn Gee Cross on Saturday
the Matchstalk Men are at the Grey Mare Charlesworth on Saturday
the Classics are at the Rising Sun Hazel Grove on Saturday
the Basics are at the Dane Bank Denton on Saturday
Eden are at the Prince of Orange Ashton on Saturday
Live at Live Stockport on Saturday
Pete Maclaine & the Clan are at the Horse & Farrier Gatley on Sunday
I have some terrible news for all you local music lovers,
Paul Mycock of ‘the Deltones’ died on Wednesday morning.
There are lots of comments on their Facebook page – click
Paul was just a few years older than me, and I’ve known him over 50 years.
My first school band ‘the Bouncers’ were supporting ‘the Deltones’ in 1964
at Marple General Youth Club.
The Deltones were well established and well respected, and we were just learning to play.
I looked up to Paul, we all did, the stage was about 3feet high.
I reminded Paul of this gig when Past & Present were booked with the Deltones for a wedding
in May 2004, …. ’40 years ago we were on the same bill, and here we are again’
Bugger, got a tear in my eye !
upcoming gigs for Past & Present duo Chris & Louise
9pm ish unless stated
06-Jun Saturday Moor Top Heaton Moor SK4 4DU 432 7875 4th time
20-Jun Saturday The Crown Bredbury SK6 2AA 406 6550 18th time
04-Jul Saturday Strawberry Gardens Droylsden M43 7HL 370 3664 3rd time
11-Jul Saturday Cricket Club Marple private party
17-Jul Friday Spread Eagle 8pm Romiley SK6 3DR 494 5723 3rd time
18-Jul Saturday Dog & Pheasant Ashton OL7 9PQ 330 4894 12th time
25-Jul Saturday The Crown Bredbury SK6 2AA 406 6550 19th time
01-Aug Saturday Available
07-Aug Friday Marple Tavern Marple SK6 7PZ 449 5189 NEW
15-Aug Saturday Sports Club The Heatons private party
22-Aug Saturday Nursery Inn Heaton Norris SK4 2NA 432 2044 43rd time
28-Aug Friday Spread Eagle 8:30 Romiley SK6 3DR 494 5723 4th time
29-Aug Saturday The Crown Bredbury SK6 2AA 406 6550 20th time
Your support at these venues is very much appreciated
***********************************************
 
A splendid gig at the Spread Eagle
   
we’re back there Friday 17th July – 8pm start
.
Another top gig at the Top Dog (Dog & Pheasant) in Ashton
  
A short video clip of Louise singing ‘Who Knew’ – click
   
   
   
   
       
    
We’re back there Saturday 18th July
.
Another full house at the Crown
  
   
   
A fantastic New Year’s Eve gig at the Crown in Bredbury for Pete & Olwen
   
    
    
    
        
     
   
     
    
   

    

Here’s a short video

we’re back there Saturday 25th July
 .
Another great gig at the Nursery Inn Heaton Norris
   
A couple of short videos from our Nursery gig  click  click
   
If you missed our previous gig at The Nursery
or you’d like to hear the songs again  click this
       
   
            
     
     

          

This is Louise singing Celine Dion’s ‘Love me Back to Life’ –  click
 We’re back there Saturday 22nd August

(click the pic)

         

.

More Top nights at the Moor Top
    
  
      
   
a great turn-out, we’ll be back there later in the year

.

Our return to the Apethorn Gee Cross was great
   
   
the Matchstalk Men were there on Friday 2nd January
for the last night before it closed
and a bit of harmonica from me
.
A very nice wedding venue at Hyde Bank Farm Romiley
Laura & Jason
     
.
A very enjoyable wedding gig at Hollin Hall for Helen & Tony
    
.
A great wedding gig at the Alma Lodge for Gemma & Mike
    
.
Another great gig at the Stock Dove Romiley
     
       
  
Erica & Kevin Parrott – Dot & Ian Brookes
Paul Burgess (10cc / Removal Men / Escape Committee etc)
Kevin Parrott (Matchstalk Men)
Ian Brookes (Yes Sir / Vehicle)
      
and here
and here
 
here are some songs we did at the Nursery recently – click this
here’s a video ‘Live at the Crown’ – click this
some more at the Nursery a while ago – click this
I’m always looking for new venues, can you help?  
Chris & Louise www.pastandpresentduo.co.uk   
We can cover over 1000 songs between us, not all ‘A’ list songs of course     
but it means we could play a weekly venue with a different set for the whole year   
Chris Statham  – 0161 430 5052
=========================
here’s what I did before Past & Present duo
I’ve put together a lot of pictures to make a video for one of my old songs   
click on the picture or the link, tell me what you think   

Here’s a new video for one of my old songs, nice pics of cars, girls, and dogs –  click

have a listen to some of my own songs    

more of my songs here
Reverbnation
manchesterbeat lots of interesting stuff here
manchesterbeat my old band Axis
 here’s a great website full of useful info ….. SOFTSHOE’S MUSIC MATTERS      
click ‘Albums’ to see all the albums & track listings your favourite artist released   
for singles and chart positions use this one ….. everyHit UK top 40 database   
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