whats On locally

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


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





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




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







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





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


Louise singing their wedding song – click




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




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   






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





Home Services



New Bathroom or Kitchen

Plumber / Heating Engineer



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







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