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Past and Present duo 2003-2019
 
 
 
Chris and Mandy for the next gig
 
 
0161 430 5052   -   07811 44 73 88
christatham@btinternet.com
 
 
 
Past and Present usually average 52 gigs a year, but since Louise moved to Dubai, that has changed.
In 2017 we did 41 (4 different Presents) plus I did 12 band gigs (2 bands).
In 2018 it was down to 22 (6 different Presents) and I did 50 band gigs (3 bands).
In 2019 I'm very busy playing in 4 different bands
Bridgewater Blues Band  -  Moody Gorillas  -  ReWired  -  SBS house band
so your next chance to catch Past and Present is 29th June at the Puss in Boots
 
 
check out gigs newsletter for what's on
 
 
upcoming gigs (scroll down for the full list)
2 gigs again for me this week
Friday 24th May - the Angel Inn Lees OL4 3BW Moody Gorillas band
Saturday 25th May - Man & Scythe Bolton BL11HL - 01204 559060 Bridgewater Blues band
 
 
 
Past & Presently Tracey were at the Stock Dove Romiley Easter Sunday
         
    
 
 
 
 upcoming gigs
2019
Friday 24th May - the Angel Inn Lees OL4 3BW Moody Gorillas band
Saturday 25th May - Man & Scythe Bolton BL11HL - 01204 559060 Bridgewater Blues band
Thursday 30th May - the Railway Greenfield OL3 7JZ - 01457 820 555 Moody Gorillas band
 
Saturday 1st June - the Crown Bredbury SK6 2AA - 406 6550 Blues Society band
Friday 7th June - ReWired & Bridgewater Blues band Available
Saturday 8th June - Chinley Bar & Lounge SK23 6BE - 01663 750591 Moody Gorillas band
Friday 28th June - Stock Dove Romiley SK6 4DE - 494 7051 ReWired band 9pm start
Saturday 29th June - Puss In Boots Offerton SK2 6DG - 456 5200 Past&Presently Mandy
 
Friday 5th July - the Buxton Inn Gee Cross SK14 5NG - 366 1534 Bridgewater Blues band
Saturday 6th July - the Gardener's Arms Hyde SK14 1PR - 641 9949 Moody Gorillas band
Friday 12th July - Bulls Head High Lane SK6 8BH - 01663 766195 ReWired band
Saturday 13th July - Man & Scythe Bolton BL11HL - 01204 559060 Bridgewater Blues band
Wednesday 17th July - Brinnington Labour Club Rock & Roll Society ReWired band
Thursday 18th July - Spinning Top Stockport SK4 1AA - 312 2457 Blues Society band
Friday 19th July - Bridgewater Blues band Available
Saturday 20th July - the Gardener's Arms Hyde SK14 1PR - 641 9949 ReWired band
Sunday 21st July - the Railway Greenfield OL3 7JZ - 01457 820 555 Moody Gorillas band
Friday 26th July - Bridgewater Blues band Available
Saturday 27th July - Mellor Golf Club Mark Rowden President's Ball Past&Presently Mandy
Sunday 28th July - Masons Arms New Mills SK22 4BR - 01663 635466 Bridgewater Blues band 3-6pm
 
Friday 2nd August - the Musketeer Leigh WN7 1AB - 07725 174573 Bridgewater Blues band
Saturday 3rd August - Moody Gorillas Available
Friday 9th August - Bulls Head High Lane SK6 8BH - 01663 766195 Bridgewater Blues band
Saturday 10th August - Hare & Hounds New Mills SK22 4LS - 01663 743646 Moody Gorillas band
Thursday 15th August - Spinning Top Stockport SK4 1AA - 312 2457 Blues Society band
Friday 16th August - the Crown Bredbury SK6 2AA - 406 6550 ReWired band
Saturday 17th August - Town Hall Tavern Stockport SK1 3SL - 476 4446 Bridgewater Blues band
Friday 23rd August - Bridgewater Blues band & ReWired Available
Saturday 24th August - Kings Arms Wilmslow SK9 1PZ - 01625 522187 Moody Gorillas band
Sunday 25th August - Beartown Cock Congleton CW12 1RS - 01260 291766 Bridgewater Blues band
Thursday 29th August - the Railway Greenfield OL3 7JZ - 01457 820 555 Moody Gorillas band
Friday 30th August - the Blossoms Stockport SK2 6NU - 222 4150 Bridgewater Blues band
Saturday 31st August - the Gardener's Arms Hyde SK14 1PR - 641 9949 Bridgewater Blues band
 
Friday 6th September - Arden Arms Stockport SK1 2LX - 480 2185 Moody Gorillas band
Saturday 7th September - Three Bears Hazel Grove SK7 5JH - 439 0611 Past&Present
Friday 13th September - Moody Gorillas Available
Saturday 14th September - Hare & Hounds New Mills SK22 4LS - 01663 743646 ReWired band
Thursday 19th September - Spinning Top Stockport SK4 1AA - 312 2457 Blues Society band
Saturday 21st September - Past&Present Available
Friday 27th September - Bridgewater Blues band Available
Saturday 28th September - Hare & Hounds New Mills SK22 4LS - 01663 743646 Bridgewater Blues band
 
Friday 4th October - Brinnington Labour Club SK5 8EP - Rock & Roll Society Blues Society band
Saturday 5th October - Bulls Head Mill Bottom OL4 2HB - 07792 806954 Moody Gorillas
Sunday 6th October - Masons Arms New Mills SK22 4BR - 01663 635466 Bridgewater Blues band 3-6pm
Saturday 12th October - the Victoria Withington M20 3BW - 434 2600 Bridgewater Blues band
Saturday 19th October - Lord Eldon Knutsford WA16 6AD - 01565 652261 Bridgewater Blues band
Thursday 24th October - Spinning Top Stockport SK4 1AA - 312 2457 Blues Society band
Friday 25th October - the Railway Greenfield OL3 7JZ - 01457 820 555 Bridgewater Blues band
Saturday 26th October - Kings Arms Wilmslow SK9 1PZ - 01625 522187 Bridgewater Blues band
 
Friday 1st November - Bridgewater Blues band Available
Saturday 2nd November - Acoustic Lounge Poynton SK12 1RE - 01625 874456 Moody Gorillas band
Friday 8th November - Blues Society band Available - Coco's Lounge cancelled
Saturday 9th November - the Crown Bredbury SK6 2AA - 406 6550 Moody Gorillas band
Friday 15th November - Stock Dove Romiley SK6 4DE - 494 7051 ReWired band 9pm start
Saturday 16th November - Town Hall Tavern Stockport SK1 3SL - 476 4446 Bridgewater Blues band
Thursday 21st November - Spinning Top Stockport SK4 1AA - 312 2457 Blues Society band
Friday 22nd November - the Buxton Inn Gee Cross SK14 5NG - 366 1534 Bridgewater Blues band
Saturday 23rd November - Hare & Hounds New Mills SK22 4LS - 01663 743646 Moody Gorillas band
Friday 29th November - Spinning Top Stockport SK4 1AA - 312 2457 Bridgewater Blues band
Saturday 30th November - Hare & Hounds New Mills SK22 4LS - 01663 743646 Bridgewater Blues band
 
Friday 6th December - the Wharf Macclesfield SK11 7AW - 01625 261879 Moody Gorillas band
Saturday 7th December - ReWired Available
Saturday 14th December - Railway Whaley Bridge SK23 7AA Bridgewater Blues band or Moody Gorillas
Thursday 19th December - Spinning Top Stockport SK4 1AA - 312 2457 Blues Society band
Friday 20th December - the Blossoms Stockport SK2 6NU - 222 4150 Bridgewater Blues band
Saturday 21st December - Kings Arms Wilmslow SK9 1PZ - 01625 522187 Bridgewater Blues band
Sunday 22nd December - Masons Arms New Mills SK22 4BR - 01663 635466 Bridgewater Blues band 3-6pm
Saturday 28th December - the Crown Bredbury SK6 2AA - 406 6550 ReWired band
 
 
 
 
 
Past and Presently Mandy were at the Three Bears Hazel Grove
        
Kirsten was looking forward to this gig
but she came down with a cold, sore throat and no voice
so Mandy joined me for the first time
have a listen - click
 
 
 
Past & Presently Tracey were at the Spread Eagle Hatherlow
      
a great turn-out to see Tracey back with a bang
 
 
 
Past & Presently Jamie were at the Puss In Boots Offerton
     
Tracey lost her voice, and Danni & Kirsten were unavailable
thankfully Jamie Sykes came to my rescue and was brilliant
have a listen - click
 
 
 
Past & Presently Tracey were at Poynton Workmen's Club
    
first time with this song - click
 
 
 
Past & Presently Tracey were at the Buxton Inn Gee Cross
    
we tried this song as a duet - click
 
 
 
Past & Presently Danni were at the Rising Sun Hazel Grove
Danni was fabulous as usual, but no decent photos unfortunately
have a listen - click
 
 
 
Past & Presently Danni were at the Crown Bredbury
      
have a listen - click                                                and another - click
 
 
 
Past & Presently Tracey were at the Gun Inn Hollingworth
   
have a listen - click
 
 
 
Past & Presently Kirsten were at the Spread Eagle Hatherlow
   
Past and Present returned to my local Almond pub
Kirsten joined me for the first time, and she was fabulous
have a listen to this - click              and this - click
 
 
 
Past & Presently Tracey were at the Windsor Castle
  
you'll know Tracey from Sisters in Song,  a great turn-out, lovely atmosphere
here's a short video - click
 
 
 
Past & Presently Tracey were at the Three Bears Hazel Grove
   
another very enjoyable gig with Tracey of Sisters in Song
have a listen - click          and another - click
 
 
 
Past & Presently Tracey were at the Puss In Boots Offerton
    
 
    
a very enjoyable first gig with Tracey of Sisters in Song
have a listen
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We had a happy Easter Sunday at the Stock Dove 
 
 
     
 
 
 
we had a cosy night at the Windsor Castle
     
 
 
 
we had a great gig at the Spread Eagle Hatherlow
     
 
 
 
Past & Presently Laura were at the Dog & Pheasant Ashton
       
a great night as always
 
 
 
Past & Presently Laura were at the Three Bears Hazel Grove
     
 
 
 
Past & Presently Laura were at Crown Bredbury
     
 
 
 
Laura had been poorly all week, and hadn't recovered in time for this gig
luckily, Danni agreed to step in
Past & Presently Danni were at V.I.P. Wine Bar & Grill Bredbury
(ex-Barnhouse) on New Year's Eve
      
 
 
 
Past & Presently Laura were at the Dog & Pheasant Ashton
    
 
 
 
Past & Presently Laura were at the Nursery Inn
    
 
 
 
Past & Presently Laura were at the Puss in Boots Offerton 
     
 
 
 
Past & Presently Laura were at Crown Bredbury
    
 
 
 
Past & Presently Laura were at the Three Bears Hazel Grove
     
 
 
 
Past & Presently Laura were at the Puss in Boots Offerton
  
 
      
it was packed
 
 
 
Past & Presently Laura were at the Dog & Pheasant Ashton on Saturday 4th November
celebrating Mark & Lynn & the Hughes family's 30 years at the Top Dog
    
 
    
a great night - here's a short video - click
 
 
 
Past & Presently Laura were at the Crown Bredbury
 
 
     
more photos & songs here - click
 
 
 
Laura was on holiday recently, so I asked Danni to join me
for our gig at the Spread Eagle Hatherlow Romiley
she did a great job, thank you Danni
       
Have a listen to this - click  -  and this - click
 
 
 
Past & Presently Laura were at the Old Pack Horse Chapel
        
 
 
 
Past & Presently Laura were at VIP Wine Bar
    
 
 
 
Past & Presently Laura were at the Nursery Inn
     
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
Past & Presently Laura were at the Crown Bredbury
   
a good turn-out, and everybody loved her
 
 
 
Past & Presently Laura were at the V.I.P. Wine Bar & Grill Bredbury
(ex-Barnhouse)
    
 
 
 
Past & Presently Laura were at the Penny Farthing Denton
    
click this link to hear Laura on ReverbNation
 
 
 
 
click on this link for the latest news & pics :-  gigs newsletter

 

 

 

A tribute to Julie

 
click the photo
 
 
 
 
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
she also has plans for a female duo - 07791 782 578

 

         

 

          

 

        

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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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

(click the pics for the web page)

the Moody Gorillas

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 now Louise has moved to Dubai
our final gig at the Dog & Pheasant Ashton on Saturday 22nd April 2017 was amazing
 
     
 
a packed pub and fabulous atmosphere
all our regulars came out to say goodbye to Louise
and lots of friends travelled to the Top Dog from other areas
Louise did encore after encore after 2 & a half hours non-stop
(look at the time on that clock)
Lots of love and best wishes Lou, we'll all miss you
see all the pics on Facebook - click
the Dog & Pheasant (Top Dog)
Our first gig as Past & Present was in August 2002
I met Louise Shufflebotham in the karaoke years when she was a teenager
 
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Easter Sunday at the Stock Dove Romiley went well
       
a fantastic turn-out for our last local gig
 
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Another great gig at the Nursery Inn Heaton Norris
A full house for Louise's last time
lots of friends in the hallway who couldn't get into the room.
We've been playing at the Nursery for the past 8 years, this was our 57th time
and we've made so many friends who came out to say goodbye to Louise.
A really fantastic night.  Thank you so much everybody.
 
see all the pics on Facebook - click
 
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Another great gig at the Crown Bredbury
We've been playing at the Crown for the past 4 years, this was our 32nd time
and we've made so many friends who came out to say goodbye to Louise.
A truly fantastic night.  Thank you very much everybody.
   
 
 

 

 

* 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

 

 

 

Past and Present Chris & Louise continued (click below)

 
 

More Pictures Here

 
 

 

Gigs Newsletter (page 2 older news)

 

 

 

Photo Gallery

 
 
 

Wedding Picture Gallery

 
 
 
 

The Karaoke Years

 
 

Chris's Songwriting & Recording Sessions 1978 - 1987

 

Chris's Bands 1963 - 1972

 
 
 
 

 

Saturday 9th February - the Victoria Withington M20 3BW - 434 2600 Bridgewater Blues band