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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
 
 
 
 
upcoming gigs (scroll down for the full list)
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
 
 
 
 
 
Past & Presently Laura were at the Puss in Boots Offerton last Saturday
     
 
 
 
Past & Presently Laura were at the Crown Inn Bredbury last Friday
    
 
 
 
 
 
 
upcoming gigs
 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 9th December - Puss In Boots Offerton SK2 6DG - 456 5200
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
 
 
2018
Thursday 25th January - the James Watts Cheadle SK8 1AX - 428 3361 Moody Gorillas band
Saturday 27th January - the Puss In Boots Offerton SK2 6DG - 456 5200
Saturday 3rd February - the Spread Eagle Hatherlow SK6 3DR - 494 5723
Friday 16th February - Windsor Castle Marple Bridge SK6 5EJ - 427 9898
Friday 23rd February - the Crown Bredbury SK6 2AA - 406 6550
Friday 2nd March - the Buxton Inn Gee Cross SK14 5NG - 366 1534
Saturday 3rd March - the Three Bears Hazel Grove SK7 5JH - 439 0611
Saturday 10th March - the Forester Dukinfield SK16 5EW - 338 4714 ReWired band
Friday 16th March - the Crown Bredbury SK6 2AA - 406 6550 ReWired band
Saturday 24th March - Prestbury Village Club - private ReWired band
 
Easter Sunday 1st April - Stock Dove Romiley SK6 4DE - 494 7051 4pm-7pm
Thursday 5th April - the Railway Greenfield OL3 7JZ - 01457 872307 Moody Gorillas band
Saturday 7th April - Old Pack Horse Chapel SK23 0NT - 01298 812135 Moody Gorillas band
Thursday 12th April - the James Watts Cheadle SK8 1AX - 428 3361 Moody Gorillas band
Saturday 14th April - the Crown Bredbury SK6 2AA - 406 6550
Friday 27th April - the Buxton Inn Gee Cross SK14 5NG - 366 1534 ReWired band
Saturday 12th May - the Dane Bank Denton M34 2EY - 336 3660 TBC band
Saturday 26th May - the Puss In Boots Offerton SK2 6DG - 456 5200
Saturday 2nd June - Spread Eagle Hatherlow SK6 3DR - 494 5723
Saturday 16th June - the Crown Bredbury SK6 2AA - 406 6550 ReWired band
Friday 22nd June - Stock Dove Romiley SK6 4DE - 494 7051 Moody Gorillas band
 
Saturday 7th July - the Three Bears Hazel Grove SK7 5JH - 439 0611
Friday 13th July - Stock Dove Romiley SK6 4DE - 494 7051 ReWired band
Friday 20th July - the Crown Bredbury SK6 2AA - 406 6550
Saturday 21st July - the Forester Dukinfield SK16 5EW - 338 4714 ReWired band
Friday 3rd August - the Buxton Inn Gee Cross SK14 5NG - 366 1534 Moody Gorillas band
Friday 7th September - the Buxton Inn Gee Cross SK14 5NG - 366 1534
Saturday 8th September - the Crown Bredbury SK6 2AA - 406 6550 ReWired band
Saturday 15th September - the Dane Bank Denton M34 2EY - 336 3660 TBC band
Friday 28th September - the Buxton Inn Gee Cross SK14 5NG - 366 1534 ReWired band
 
Friday 26th October - the Crown Bredbury SK6 2AA - 406 6550
Saturday 27th October - the Puss In Boots Offerton SK2 6DG - 456 5200
Saturday 3rd November - Spread Eagle Hatherlow SK6 3DR - 494 5723
Saturday 17th November - the Dane Bank Denton M34 2EY - 336 3660 TBC band
Friday 23rd November - Stock Dove Romiley SK6 4DE - 494 7051 ReWired band
Saturday 1st December - the Three Bears Hazel Grove SK7 5JH - 439 0611
Friday 7th December - the Crown Bredbury SK6 2AA - 406 6550 ReWired band
 
 
 
 
 
Past & Presently Laura were at the Three Bears Hazel Grove recently
     
 
 
 
Past & Presently Laura were at the Puss in Boots Offerton recently
  
 
      
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 recently
 
 
     
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 recently
        
 
 
 
Past & Presently Laura were at VIP Wine Bar recently
    
 
 
 
Past & Presently Laura were at the Nursery recently
     
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
Past & Presently Laura were at the Crown Bredbury recently
   
a good turn-out, and everybody loved her
 
 
 
Past & Presently Laura were at the V.I.P. Wine Bar & Grill Bredbury
(ex-Barnhouse) recently
    
 
 
 
Past & Presently Laura were at the Penny Farthing Denton recently
    
click this link to hear Laura on ReverbNation
 
 
 
 
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

Cher, Chris Rea, Chuck Berry

Diana Ross, Dionne Warwick, Dire Straits, Dirty Dancing, Dolly Parton

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

Eagles, E.L.O., Eric Clapton, Eurythmics, Eva Cassidy, Everly Brothers

Fats Domino, Fleetwood Mac, Gabrielle

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

Katy Perry, the Kinks, Kylie Minogue, Lady GaGa, Lynyrd Skynyrd

Madonna, Manfred Mann, Otis Redding, Paloma Faith, Phil Collins

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

Santana, Shania Twain, the Supremes

Taylor Swift, T.Rex, Temptations, Texas, Them, Tina Turner, the Troggs

Van Morrison, the Who, ZZ Top

 

 

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 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