Looking for Entertainment?
Stockport, Cheshire, Manchester
Weddings, Anniversaries, Birthdays, Golf Clubs, Social Clubs, Nice Pubs
Book us for your Special Occasion
 
 
 
Chris and Laura
 
0161 430 5052   -   07811 44 73 88
christatham@btinternet.com
 
 
 
Jess has had so many offers of solo gigs that clash with Past & Present dates
I'm not surprised, everyone has been very impressed with her
07791 782 578
 
so I will be introducing Laura, who I've known for a number of years
you'll have 2 chances to hear her this weekend
 
 
Past & Presently Laura are at the V.I.P. Wine Bar & Grill Bredbury
(ex-Barnhouse) on Friday 9pm
a very nice local venue, why not have a meal and choose some songs for us
or just pop in for a drink or two
 
 
Past & Presently Laura are at the Penny Farthing Denton on Saturday
a nice friendly pub run by the Jordan family
 
 
 
 
upcoming gigs
 
Friday 4th August - Buxton Inn Gee Cross SK14 5NG - 366 1534
Saturday 5th August - Penny Farthing Denton M34 3BP - 336 5400 ReWired band
Friday 18th August - V.I.P. Wine Bar & Grill Bredbury SK6 2JW - 430 3984
Saturday 19th August - Penny Farthing Denton M34 3BP - 336 5400
Saturday 26th August - Claire & Pete's wedding - Hyde Bank Farm
 
Friday 1st September - the Crown Bredbury SK6 2AA - 406 6550
Saturday 9th September - Nursery Inn Heaton Norris SK4 2NA - 432 2044
Saturday 16th September - Dog & Pheasant Ashton OL7 9PQ - 330 4894 Moody Gorillas band
Fri or Sat 22/23 September TBC - V.I.P. Wine Bar & Grill Bredbury SK6 2JW - 430 3984
Saturday 30th September - Old Pack Horse Chapel SK23 0NT - 01298 812135
 
Saturday 7th October - Spread Eagle Hatherlow SK6 3DR - 494 5723
Saturday 14th October - Old Pack Horse Chapel SK23 0NT - 01298 812135 Moody Gorillas band
Saturday 21st October - the Crown Bredbury SK6 2AA - 406 6550
Fri or Sat 27/28 October TBC - V.I.P. Wine Bar & Grill Bredbury SK6 2JW - 430 3984
 
Friday 3rd November - Dog & Pheasant Ashton OL7 9PQ - 330 4894
Saturday 11th November - Hare & Hounds New Mills SK22 4LS - 01663 743646 Moody Gorillas band
Saturday 18th November - Old Pack Horse Chapel SK23 0NT - 01298 812135
Saturday 25th November - Puss In Boots Offerton SK2 6DG - 456 5200
 
Friday 1st December - Stock Dove Romiley SK6 4DE - 494 7051 ReWired band
Saturday 2nd December - Three Bears Hazel Grove SK7 5JH - 439 0611
Friday 8th December - the Crown Bredbury SK6 2AA - 406 6550
Saturday 16th December - Nursery Inn Heaton Norris SK4 2NA - 432 2044
Saturday 23rd December - Dog & Pheasant Ashton OL7 9PQ - 330 4894
New Year's Eve - V.I.P. Wine Bar & Grill Bredbury SK6 2JW - 430 3984
 
 
 
 
 
Our format is quite different to other artists ....... we do NOT have a preset set of songs
we do it as a 'request show' by handing out our 'music menu'

The audience can choose from a list of artists featuring
Pop, Blues, Soul, R&B, Tamla Motown, Rock 'n' Roll music from the 50s to the present

 

  

Our backing tracks are top quality, and our sound system is superb.

We take it in turn to do a song, sometimes helping each other with harmonies,

some songs of course are duets, I play harmonica on some of the blues & country songs

 

  

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

 

Book us for your Special Occasion, and choose the songs you'd like us to do for you

 

 

 

some of the artists we cover

Abba, Adele, Alan Jackson, Alicia Keys, Amy Winehouse, Anastacia, Aretha Franklin

BB King, Beatles, Bee Gees, Bob Dylan, Blues Brothers, Bryan Adams, Bryan Ferry, Buddy Holly

Carpenters, Celine Dion, Cher, Chris Rea, Chuck Berry, Cyndi Lauper

Diana Ross, Dionne Warwick, Dire Straits, Dirty Dancing

Dobie Gray, Donna Summer, Dr.Hook, Drifters, Duffy, Dusty Springfield

Eagles, E.L.O., Eric Clapton, Eurythmics, Etta James

Eva Cassidy, Everly Brothers, Fats Domino, Fleetwood Mac

James Taylor, Joe Cocker, John Lennon, Johnny Kidd & the Pirates

Kinks, Kylie Minogue, Lynyrd Skynyrd

Madonna, Manfred Mann, Mariah Carey

Otis Redding, Paloma Faith, Phil Collins, Pretenders,

Randy Crawford, Ray Charles, Rod Stewart, Rolling Stones, Roxy Music

Santana, Shania Twain, Supremes

T.Rex, Temptations, Texas, Them, Tina Turner, Troggs

Van Morrison, Whitney Houston, Who, ZZ Top

 

 

click on this link for the latest news & pics :-  gigs newsletter

 

 

 

         

 

          

 

        

Our first gig together was at the V.I.P. Wine Bar & Grill Bredbury
(ex-Barnhouse) a very nice venue
a few of our friends came along and they all thought Jess was fab
here's a short video clip     and     here's another short video clip

 

more songs by Jess on ReverbNation

 

 
Our next gig was at the Spread Eagle Hatherlow Romiley
 
another fabulous reception from our friends and regulars
who've seen Past & Present many times
 
 
 
Our 3rd gig was back at the V.I.P. Wine Bar & Grill Bredbury
    
 
    
a good turn-out of friends came to support us
 
 
 
Our 4th gig was at the Nursery Inn
    
 
 
my 58th time, and Jess's 1st time
many of our regular friends came along, and they loved her
 
 
 
Our 5th gig was for Hyde Social Group
 
A great bunch of people, some we already knew
Maza Cooke took some videos of us
Jess - Dear Future Husband
Chris & Jess - You Belong To Me
Jess - No One Needs to Know Right Now
Jess - Shout
Chris & Jess - Let's Stick Together
 
 
 
Our 6th gig was at the Dog & Pheasant Ashton
        
my 27th time, and Jess's 1st time
some of our regular friends came along, and they loved her
 
 
 
Our 7th gig was back at the V.I.P. Wine Bar & Grill Bredbury
       
 
the busiest yet, lots of our friends came along
great grill, and great entertainment
 
 
 
Our 8th gig was at the Three Bears Hazel Grove
  
 
  
good turn-out of friends, some to hear Jess for the first time
made some new friends too
 
 
 
Past & Presently Jess had to cancel at the Crown Inn Bredbury
I'm very sorry everybody .....
we can't be at the Crown tonight because Jess has been asked to sing somewhere else
at the request of a dying man who wants to hear her for the last time
 
 
 
Our 9th gig was at Charlesworth Village Music Festival
the Village Club
    
 
 
 
 
Our 10th gig was back at the V.I.P. Wine Bar & Grill Bredbury
    
 
   
a few more friends heard Jess for the first time and were very impressed
we're back at VIP Bar Friday 18th August
 
 
 
Our 11th gig was back at the Nursery Inn
 
 
 
Our 12th gig was back at the Dog & Pheasant Ashton
   
 
 
 
Our 13th gig was at the Buxton Inn Gee Cross
 
 
     
everyone was very impressed by Jess
 
 
 
 
 
Past & Present have 2 facebook pages
                
 
 
 
Thank you for your interest
 
 
Chris Statham

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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I'm also playing in 2 bands

the Moody Gorillas

 

 

Saturday 5th August playing at the Penny Farthing Denton

 

 

 

 

and here's what I was doing before Past & Presently

 

Louise & I have been Past & Present duo for 14 years

and we've done over 700 gigs together
but Louise moved to Dubai end of April 2017
Good luck and lots of Love Lou, we'll all miss you.
 

* Past & Present duo Chris & Louise - Live at the Crown Bredbury 2016 *

 

* Past & Present duo Chris & Louise - Live Video Edit at the Crown *

 Have a listen to the variety of songs on YouTube

Need You Now

Past & Present duo live at the Nursery April 2016

Past & Present duo live at the Crown Bredbury

Past & Present duo - 8 relaxing songs

Chris & Louise - 8 songs at the Top Dog

Louise - Anyone Who Had a Heart

Past & Present duo Chris & Louise - A bit of Soul

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

Past & Present duo. Chris & Louise. Blues & Soul 2
an evening at the Nursery Inn

an evening at the Rising Sun Bredbury

 

many more songs on ReverbNation

 

 

 

Photo Gallery

 
 

Wedding Picture Gallery

 
 

 

 
 

The Karaoke Years

 

Chris's Songwriting & Recording Sessions 1978 - 1987

 

Chris's Bands 1963 - 1972