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19th February…..As always the crowd turned up in good spirits….prepared to rock the joint…..in the absence of a few regular musicians there was a mix ‘n’ match…

Here are The Magnificent 9 who gave the crowd a great night (Top left to right…Don,Eddie,Sir Eric,…Stevie,Andy,Gerry….Tony,Pete,Peter)…..Eddie opened up the proceedings backed by Don,Peter,Eric and Gerry….followed by Don (standing in for Nick),Eric and Andy….followed by Tony,Steve,Pete and Andy….the night being rounded off to a full floor by Don,Steve and Andy….it was another great night with a nice amount raised for the cause…well done everyone….not forgetting Brenda and Irene and the team for the draw….Next week we have a special guest band….The Four Originals with Cathy…the are brill so don’t be late!!!!!

And here they are….The Four Orginals with Cathy….great band and good friends of The Cheshire Cats

12 th February…once again the crowd arrived ready to be wonderfully entertained by the selection of vintage purveyors of Rock and roll

Rockin’ Eddie opened up the show backed by Steve,Pete,Don and Gerry with his selection of 50s and 60s classics.

Then we had The Mojos featuring Sir Eric,Andy and Nick….with a bit of Rhythm and a bit of Blues.

….Then it was time for a bit of country with Steve,Andy,Tony and Pete….the mouse Steve spotted was never caught….

The night was rounded off as usual with Deggsy,Tony and Don….not forgetting the dubious backing from The Church Street Choir on “Teenager In Love”…..another rocking’ night…..see you all next week and we’ll do it all again

February 5th….It was a cold night but things were certainly about to warm up as the rock and roll generation started filtering through the door ready to rock…word got around that Rockin’ Eddie couldn’t make it….he had cramp in his hand through signing autographs so his band opened the night without him…Deggsy,Andy Don and Gerry made sure they satisfied Eddie’s fans who both showed their appreciation….

….they were followed by Sir Eric,Andy and Nick….Sir Eric taking time off from his royal duties and not showing the strain Harry and Meghan have put him under…not to mention Andrew…we don’t know how he always manages to look so regal

…..next up was Folsom Express who were on the road again with Stevie,Andy Tony and Pete with their selection of country to get the crowd saddled up and ready to rock

Deggsy,Tony and Don rounded off another great night with a selection of songs only those of a certain age were lucky enough to have experiencing at the time….in other words the whole crowd

….And we’ll do it all again next week….don’t be late …. 8 O’Clock start

29th January….the regular musicians were joined by guest band “The Rockin’ Relics” who put on a fantastic show…

...another brilliant night and a big thanks to The Relics who are welcome any time….and again a nice amount raised for the cause….see you all next week…don’t be late.

22nd January….Another great turnout as the crowd filtered in ready for some serious action….added to which was a fab buffet laid on by Albie,a great supporter of the organisation,as it was his birthday…..the bands were primed up and ready to rock…

Eddie opened the proceedings backed by Deggsy,Peter,Don and Gerry….followed by Sir Eric,Andy and Nick….followed by Texas Tony backed by Sir Eric (standing in for Stevie who has gone off to Love Island),Andy and Pete…followed by Deggsy,Tony and Don rounding off another great night.

Here’s Albie…supplier of the buffet which,as always,was top of the bill…happy birthday mate and many of ’em….

And here it is….the back of the queue was on the Penny Bridge….a great spread

The crowd included Henry and his 5 wives….having a “quiet” evening…er…or not…..

And this lot want to know who nicked the cards!!

And last and by all means least this is Reg….our official photographer and conductor of The Church Street choir….who also has a G.C.E. in hand jiving….he can be seen showing his expertise by clicking on “About Us” on the home page….not for the faint hearted

NEXT WEEK GUEST BAND “THE ROCKIN’ RELICS”….FAB!!!…DON’T.BE LATE ………..8 O’CLOCK START

15th January…our regulars rolled up ready to rock plus a few new faces as Rockin’ Eddie took to the stage with his set list of classics and delivered them to his fans

…backed by Gerry,Deggsy,Peter and Don he certainly got things started…he was followed by The Mojos with Sir Eric,Andy and Nick who ensured the jivers got their weekly exercise……

…and we saw the return of Sir Eric who was absent last week because he said he had to go to a family function….yeah sure…we all know he went down to the Palace as part of his royal duties to sort out Harry and Meghan and to give Andrew a damn good telling off!!…..it was then time for the country spot and in the absence of Texas Tony Don stood in with Steve and Andy and delivered a bit of achey breaky and some classic harmonious ballads…..

…..then it was time for the draw and then for Deggsy,Tony and Don to round the night off with a selection of rock and sixties including several insults across to The Church Street Choir because of their usual slightly off pitch singing….we have to put it down to their upbringing I suppose.

…and it was discovered that Don Woods is just his stage name….his real name is Dane Chantelle…which he insists goes on his dressing room door

.…but it’s his stage name which goes on autographs….if he ever gets asked for one…………………great night as always with a nice amount raised for the cause…and a special thanks to Reg for taking the photos….see ya next week….don’t be late.

8th January.….we started the new year with a great well attended night….we had a few musicians who couldn’t make it so we had a mix and mash which was enjoyed by our loyal crowd….the night was opened by Rockin’ Eddie who was backed by Don,Gerry,Steve and Peter….a great set of classics….he was followed by Nick backed by Steve and Andy….then we had a treat as Terry Fisher came along to help out and got up with his mate Deggsy and Tony and did a set from their days in The Del Renas….Don then joined Steve,Andy and Pete for a country set…..the night being rounded off by Don,Deggsy and Tony……it was a great start to the year with a nice amount raised for the cause….well done everyone and a happy new year to you all.

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11th December…SO HERE IT IS MERRY CHRISTMAS….yes it was our annual Christmas party with a full house…and a long queue for the fabulous buffet laid on by the wonderful Vics….full plates and big smiles….the bands provided jiving,twisting,line dancing and a bit of smoochy……Deggsy,Andy Don and Gerry opened the night with Eddie’s spot….who is not to well so get well soon mate from all the gang…

Then it was nice to see Nick back after not being too well and he filled the floor with The Mojos rock and roll set….he brought along his young protege who stood in with them…as if we don’t feel old enough!!….great set…the young fella brought the average age of the band down to 71…

Then it was time for top of the bill…the buffet….followed by Folsom Express who arrived on the wagon train from Moreton and gave us some country…

The night was rounded off as usual by Deggsy,Tony and Don who had them boppin’ and Twistin’ and had the ladies shaking Deggsy’s maracas during Speedy Gonzales

Big thank you to the club,the bands,the helpers and the great loyal crowd for another good year which raised a nice amount for deserving causes…..happy Christmas and a happy new year to you all….We start up again on the 8th of January and we’ll do it all again.

Just had a nice letter from little Owen Murphy… we made a donation of £1000 to his cause earlier in the year….all the very best young man…it’s always nice to help where we can…best wishes from the Cheshire Cats...and big hugs from us.

4th December….despite competing with the Derby game (don’t mention the score to Evertonians…I did…but I think I got away with it) the night went well with our loyal crowd rolling up ready for some serious action….which they got in the shape of Rockin’ Eddie,Don,Deggsy,Andy,Frank,Gerry,Sir Eric,Tony,Steve,and Pete

Frank announced his “retirement” from our weekly jam sessions and The Cheshire Cats would like to thank him for his input over the years and wish him and his lovely wife Jean all the very best for the future.

NEXT WEEK IS THE CHRISTMAS DO…..DON”T BE LATE !!!!!

27th November….if you missed this you missed out…a brilliant night with a fab guest band…the joint was rockin’……..in the absence of Nick and Eddie, Don stood in with Eric and Andy to open the night….and instantly instructed The Church Street Choir to try and sing in tune for a change

Frank then did his spot with Deggsy,Andy and Gerry

...then it was time for a bit of country with Steve,Andy,Texas Tony and Pete

…Then it was time for the guest Band Dublin Street who provided a great mix of rock and roll and skiffle to the delight of the enthusiastic crowd….it was a brilliant spot…well done lads you are welcome anytime

.…another classic night was rounded off by Deggsy,Tony and Don…..

...and it’s always nice to see Henry VIII and his five wives

Brilliant night well done every one….and we got a nice thank you letter from Claire House…this is what it’s all about….

20th November….It was a cold night as the bands limbered up for another night of rock and country…..Rockin’ Eddie was first up backed by Deggsy,Don and Gerry with Pete making a guest appearance on drums

….as always he played a wonderful selection of rock and roll numbers to the delight of the crowd……then handed over to Frankie Jay backed by Deggsy.Andy and Gerry………..

.…who was followed by Nick backed by Frank “Fingers”,Sir Eric and Andy as he launched into his rock and blues set…with Sir Eric fancying his chances at being asked to take over Prince Andrew’s royal duties….if so he would probably want paying for his spot….

Then on came the country boys…Folsom Express…with Steve.Andy,Tony and Pete giving it large to the line dancers….in an attempt to sober them up….

….It was then time for top of the bill….the draw…giving Phil his weekly big moment….then it was time for DDT….Don, Derek and Tony who were joined by Frank on piano….music doesn’t get any better than this…at least that’s what they tell us….and there are moments where it seems some of our ladies actually lose control...

…this was one of those moments……another great night …well done everyone see you next week when we will have DUBLIN STREET as our guest band…starts at eight..don’t be late.

13th November….another great night….opened up by Rockin’ Eddie who had the early arrivers dancing in through the door….backed by Deggsy,Andy,Don and Gerry he is expecting a call from E.M.I. any time now

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...Next up was Frankie Jay keeping everyone guessing with his unpredictable set….including the band……he was skillfully backed by Deggsy,Andy and Gerry

Next up was Nick and his Mojos…Sir Eric and Andy….Sir Eric giving the crowd his usual regal smile and the occasional royal wave in between bass notes

It was then time to saddle up and hit the trail with Folsom Express featuring Steve,Andy,Texas Tony and Pete.YEEEHAAA!!

After the draw featuring Phil Moy it was time for D.D.T…….Don,Deggsy and Tony to rock the joint….which they did and took no prisoners

Another great night with a nice amount raised for the cause…well done everyone…see ya next week….and don’t forget 27th November we welcome our guest band DUBLIN STREET….

30th October….the crowd arrived early and claimed their new seating arrangements….they were ready for some major action……it was guest band night and George,Bill and Stevie…better known as The Rockin’ Sixties….were ready to give them some….first off was Rockin’ Eddie……

….he launched into his Rock and Roll set backed by Deggsy,Andy,Don and Gerry…as the jivers took to the floor…..

….next up was Texas Tony with his country set….backed by Stevie,Andy and Pete….giving it large to the line dancers with some country classics…..

…..then it was time for The Mojos with Sir Eric (taking time off from his royal duties at the Palace) Andy and Nick…..bit of rhythm and a bit of blues…..let it rock!!

It was then time for the Guest band….The Rockin’ Sixties….Stevie,George and Bill delivered a great set of sixties classics to the delight of the crowd….a fab band and great guys who sure know how to rock the joint….

As always the night was rounded off by Deggsy,Tony and Don who gave it large…ably assisted by The Church Street Choir on Teenager in Love and joined on the dance floor by our very own girl band…Chrissie and The Croations…..

They are soon to go on tour with The Spice Girls (who don’t know yet)

As a satisfied crowd left the building after the last dance Don decided to show Reg (lead singer in The Church Street Choir) that you only get a star on your door if you have AT LEAST one G.C.E…..which didn’t include Reg.

Another brilliant night with a great amount raised for the cause….well done Stevie and everyone involved including our loyal supporters…..see ya next week…8 O’Clock start…don’t be late.

24th October….delighted to donate a cheque to Claire House….here is Don,Phil,Stevie and Derek presenting £3000 to the lovely Cora on behalf of our musicians and supporters and The Poulton Vics who make it all possible….well done everyone.

23rd October…..another great night….we are settling in nicely to our new venue

…and here we are jamming .Frankie…Deggsy…Andy…Gerry….Eddie…Pete….Nick….Eric…Tony …Don and Tony A….giving it large….another great night with a nice amount raised for the cause……………………………….NEXT WEEK Guest Band THE ROCKIN’ SIXTIES….great band don’t be late…..8 O’Clock start

16th October….a great crowd turned out for a great night….and congrats to Stevie Davies for his brilliant Cheshire Cats site on Facebook making more people aware of where the action is on a Wednesday night….check it out….go on Facebook and type in thecheshirecats and it will come up……

The night was opened as always by Frankie Jay backed by Gerry,Deggsy,and Andy

…Followed by Nick…backed by Frankie “Fingers”,Sir Eric,and Andy….note the blue suede shoes……

…Then in the absence of Texas Tony (who is out on the prairie) Don took the reigns with Stevie and Andy and mixed a bit of country with a bit of rock and a bit of Akey Brakey…

...They were then joined by Gerry and Rockin’ Eddie for his spot….then Phil Moy did the draw….and won a bottle of wine….we checked for a pin in the ticket but there wasn’t one

The night was rounded off by Frankie…Deggsy….Tony….and Don who made sure everyone went home happy….a great night with a nice amount raised for the cause….see ya next week

Upcoming event for your diaries…..30th October we are delighted to have THE ROCKIN’ SIXTIES as our guest band….do NOT miss this they are brilliant.

Here’s a nice letter we received from Kel Murphy following our £1000 donation to his fundraising for his little boy….always nice to make a difference….that’s what we are here for

Scroll down to see a picture of the little fella

October 9th…..things are well underway at our new venue…the wonderful Poulton Vics…and our loyal followers have sorted out their new seats to chat and listen to the music and to throw a few shapes on the dance floor……a really good turnout and the bands took no prisoners…..here are the musicians who mixed and matched to provide a great night…

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.……Don,Derek,Andy,Gerry…Steve,Eddie,Tony,Frank….Nick and Sir Eric

NOT FORGETTING THE WONDERFUL CROWD

AND THE DANCING BABES……….Luvly movers

Well done everyone…great support and a nice amount raised for the cause

September 18th…..we moved to our new venue in Wallasey….the Poulton Victoria Sports and Social Club…and we said goodbye to our beloved British Legion who have supplied their premises to us for so many years…sadly it is due to be demolished and turned into flats….which is modern “progress” we suppose….we leave with a big thank you for the many wonderful memories over the years….and we say hello to our legendary new venue who were kind enough to let us have our Wednesday night fundraising nights there….and even donated a bottle of wine for our draw….great club great people and our opening night saw our wonderful supporters turn up and find themselves a new seat to watch the bands and to display their dancing talents on the generous dance floor….our bands turned up ready to rock as always to ensure we had a great night….

First up was Frankie backed by Derek,Andy and Gerry…..

…Next Eddie took to the stage backed by Derek,Andy Don and Pete…

Nick then did his spot backed by Steve and Andy….

It was then time for a bit of country with Steve,Tony,Andy and Pete

The night was rounded off with Derek,Andy and Don

…A great night which was well supported by our loyal followers……and we made a nice amount for the cause….you keep coming and we’ll keep rocking’……see ya next week!!

September 11th….we had our final rock session at The Legion before moving to The Poulton Vics….it was a great turnout as we rocked the night away…a big thanks to The Legion for all the years we had and a special thanks to Jordan the barman who kept us watered….the gear has now been moved to the Vics … another big thanks to the loyal crowd who we hope will join us at the new venue (which is brilliant) which I’m sure they will…and special mentions to the lads who help set up the gear each week….and who helped move it to our new venue…Don,Derek,Fred,Andy,Gerry and Eddie without whom there wouldn’t be a night….not forgetting Brenda on the door and our wonderful loyal supporters….well done everyone who have helped to raise thousands for local children charities over the years……………………………………..NEXT WEDNESDAY THE VICS 18TH SEPTEMBER…SEE YA DOWN THERE …USUAL TIME

…….In the meantime we still do our best to help local charities

This is little Owen Murphy who was born with brain damage resulting in his parents Joanne and Kel having to obtain treatment in The U.S.A……they did this through their fundraising efforts which have helped the little fella but he still needs to be fed through a tube into his tummy and further funds need to be raised…..we have gladly donated £1000 to their cause which we hope helps….if you want to know more about this little guy and perhaps make a small donation details can be found on their website…..just Google….Our Little Warrior…and his story will come up.

14th August…..the loyal crowd turned up as always to be entertained by the bands…each one a young,handsome,musician….(well one out of three aint bad)….and here they are…

…Frank…Derek…Andy…Gerry…Don…Eric…Tony…Steve…Eddie…Pete..Tony A.

Not forgetting our number one supporter … Young Andrew

.…another good night with a nice amount raised for the cause…see ya next week

31st July…..the gang were delighted to welcome guest band “Searchin”…who did the business with their great selection of past classics

Well done lads always nice to see you….another great night

17th July……we were a bit shorthanded on the musician front which didn’t stop the cast rockin’ the joint….a bit of mix ‘n’ match…a bit of sixties and rock and roll…..no problem

not forgetting our star drummer Andy who did the whole night….MBE in the post…

Also not forgetting Olive and her gang displaying their Benidorm tans….another great night…well done everyone…………...now it’s over to the judging panel….what did you think Geoff?

…We think that’s a big YES……

Guest band on 31st July,,,”Searchin'”….great band don’t miss them.

10th July…..Again the crowd turned up ready to rock….and the bands were taking no prisoners…..thankfully Olive and her mates,who had just got back from their holiday in Benidorm, had removed their mobility scooters from the car park so people could get in the front door……

…the night was opened by Frankie “Big Boy” Jay with his selection of songs from the past….the very distant past…songs which were once enjoyed during the first world war….that’s why we love him

…followed by Nick and Sir Eric with their blasts from the past…Eric looked very sunburnt…he said he had been playing golfbut he was more likely to have been at Wimbledon in the Royal Box with Meghan

…In the absence of Texas Tony the country band was joined by Don who did some close harmony with Steve…some say TOO close….but there is NOTHING going on!!..they’re just good friends!!……..they were joined by Rockin’ Eddie who rounded the set off…

.…then it was time for DDT to rock the night away as Derek,Don and Tony gave it large leaving the crowd wondering if it could ever get any better than this…………………another great night with a nice amount raised for the cause…well done everyone…..see ya next week.

5th June……….As always the crowd turned up ready to rock….we even had two couples from Malta…..THAT’S how popular WE are!!….we had two of our musos missing….Tony A. and Frankie “Big Boy” Jay….(but we are sure there is nothing going on there)…..which meant Andy our high quality drummer had to do the whole night…..a marathon effort which he handled with ease……..Rockin’ Eddie took the first spot backed by Don,Andy,Gerry and Deggsy

Then it was time for Nick and Sir Eric to take to the stage with Andy….Nick had to try and stop the screaming so he could launch into some serious Rhythm & Blues

….Then it was Country and Western time….Andy stayed put as Pete,Tony and Steve took to the stage….thankfully Steve wasn’t wearing his shorts so no arrests were expected…..there’s only so much we can take at our age….(the shorts are on Ebay)

.….it was then time for us to look over to Geoff….one of our regular supporters to see how things were going…..here he is when he doesn’t like the music

….and here he is when he is really enjoying the music…

So no clues there…..and as always the night was rounded off by Don,Deggsy and Andy (on his last legs)

….the place was buzzin’ as the crowd displayed their dancing skills…..another great night with a nice amount raised for the cause………what did you think of the night Geoff?

SEE YA NEXT WEEK………….DON’T BE LATE!!!!

We were delighted to give £1500 to The Wirral Development Trust who organise meals and outings and other activities for kiddies….here’s Jenny receiving the cheque on their behalf from Phil and Don….I hope she wasn’t expecting The Everly Brothers!!…..well done gang always nice to be able to make a difference…..

15th May…..it was a hot night and things were about to get hotter as Frankie “Big Boy” Jay took to the stage with his backing band who were wondering if they had heard of any of the historic songs on the set list….

Frankie with Gerry,Deggsy and Andy (who is looking a bit puzzled)they were followed by Nick who had brought in Stevie on bass as Sir Eric was absent (although he denies it it is very strange how he always goes missing on Royal occasions…he is probably baby sitting for Harry and Meghan…)

Stevie had just returned from Spain and turned up in his shorts….which is why he is photographed from the waist up…..as some people might find the sight somewhat disturbing…..Andy didn’t look too impressed with the back view…

Steve stayed up and was joined by Pete and Texas Tony for our weekly country set…..it was then time for Rockin’ Eddie to take to the stage and give it large

….he was backed by Pete,Deggsy,Andy and Don……the best band on the planet….and they will tell you that themselves if you ask them…and if you don’t ask them the will tell you anyway

The night was rounded off as always by Don,Tony and Deggsy….who had to keep telling the ladies they were NOT The Chippendales!!……brilliant night again…well done everyone….see you next week.

8th May……the crowd rolled up…straight from the gym where they had been limbering up ready to display their skills on the dance floor…as Fankie “Big Boy” Jay took to the stage with his faithful long suffering backing band….Gerry,Deggsy and Andy

the jivers decided not to risk injury as none of them knew the steps to “I Love To Go A Wandering” and several other selections from under his granddads piano stool….so they sang along instead……then it was time for Rockin’ Eddie to take to the stage…..

Don and Pete joined the session as Eddie gave it large before leaving the stage to rapturous applause as he went for a lie down……then it was time for Nick and Sir Eric to launch into some rhythm and blues…..Sir Eric had just arrived from the Palace after educating Archie…at the request of Meghan and Harry…

It was then time for Phil and Brenda to do the draw while things calmed down….it was then time for Don,Derek and Tony (DDT) to launch into set of classics as the crowd burst into action……..

Another great night with a nice amount raised for the causewell done everyone….see ya next week!!….and we’ll do it all again.

24th April….It was the Manchester derby game….but this did not stop the more goodlooking of our supporters from turning up ready to rock….and the loyal musicians were ready to display their rare talents…

…when you get skiffle….rhythm and blues…country…and pure sixties and rock and roll you can’t ask for more….and for £1.50 the great crowd experience the best value on the planet…..and here they are

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….and also we have a connection with the famous icon and Beatles manager Brian Epstein

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……Derek Green…one of our resident bass players and vocalists quietly announced that he worked for Eppy in NEMS back in the 60s….but Eppy only spoke to him once….he said those legendary words….”we won’t be needing you anymore”….and his 14 day career in NEMS was over.

…however it’s best not to mention it to Deggsy !!!

Another great night with a nice ammount raised for the cause…again well done everyone…….see you all next week…..don’t be late!!!!!

17th April….Summer’s on the way….and things were hotting up in the rock capital of Withens Lane….and we were delighted to announce the marriage of two of our regular supporters…Gaynor and Geoff….congratulations from us all…..

… the night was opened by Frankie “Big boy” Jay…backed by Gerry,Derek and Andy…..wearing his Malibu summer wear (the teddy boy suit back into mothballs for the Summer) he launched into a track off his album “Songs We Haven’t Heard For 80 Years”….Derek’s face says it all….the Church Street Choir would have sung along but didn’t want to show their age…….

Nick was up next backed by Sir Eric and Andy….and launched into his selection of rythm and blues….with Sir Eric occasionally glancing over to Reg and his mob…. trying not to feel above it all and thinking that the sooner he gets back to the Palace the better….good stuff as always

…Pete,Stevie and Don then joined Andy to back Rockin’ Eddie and his giant guitar….. Steve did a great job despite being Lemsip assisted….he wasn’t too well but that never stops high quality bass work…that’s why we love him.

…As always the night was rounded off by those high quality teenagers in love…..Derek,Don and Tony….who Steve has named DDT…..which I hope refers to their initials…..however there is a similarity between the group and the insecticide…they have both been banned in many countries….another great night with a nice ammount raised for the cause….well done everyone see ya next week….don’t be late….be there or be………well you know the rest.

27th March….…It was that time again…time to ROCK!….and the crowd turned up expecting nothing less that perfection for their £1.50 hard earned cash….and that is exactly what they got!!….with a few musos missing there was a bit of a re-shuffle bandwise which ensured the high quality music from the even higher quality musicians…….and here they are…..

Left to right…Don …Deggsy…Stu…Andy and Steve…..psyched up and ready to rock…..in fact they were BORN ready!!!!!

…..Frankie “Big Boy” Jay….Gerry….Tony…Eric….Eddie and Pete…..Frank brought along his Dead Sea Scrolls containing his historic setlist….Tony announced he would be away for a couple of weeks (and there was no need for the big cheer from his band!!)….and Sir Eric returned after a week off…..he said he had a cold…yeah sure Eric….Royal engagements more like…you only have to look at him….trying his best to not regard us all as serfs……………..another great night and as always well done everyone….great bands great crowd……upward and onward ROCK ON!!


20th March…….the regular musos were joined by our guest band…Dublin Street….who gave us a none stop session of 60s,70s,rock and roll,and skiffle….great entertainment which was enjoyed by the crowd who sang along (especially to the skiffle which sort of gave away their ages)……another great night with a nice amount raised for the cause…well done everyone and a big thanks to Dublin Street

Dublin Street in full flight….thanks for a great show lads.

12th March…..despite competing with a football match we had a good crowd who had there priorities right….who needs football when you can ROCK!!

The regular bands launched into their classic rock and roll sets enjoyed by our loyal supporters

As always well done everyone…….

NEXT WEEK……..GUEST BAND “DUBLIN STREET”……….Don’t be late!!!!

6th March…..we were delighted to feature the original members of Faron’s Flamingos featuring our two regulars Nick Crouch and Eric London plus Trevor Morais who has also played with Rory Storm and The Peddlers plus numerous big names…

They finished the night to a full house following the usual bands of regulars……….

…there was also a special presentation for an ex member of the Church Street Choir who we found out has tickets for….wait for it….Westlife….yes it is hard to believe but it’s true and he has even formed his own tribute band “Lowlife”….AND has also changed his name to Reg Ga Ga…….here is Don presenting him with three Westlife CDs (from the charity shop)….we did actually manage to get the £1 out of him…….it was also nice to see The Beverly Sisters……..

….and Girls Aloud (to loud according to the neighbours)…..

Another great night with a nice amount raised for the cause….well done everyone……see you all next week….don’t be late!!!


 February rocked with a nice amount raised for the cause….well done everyone…….. forthcoming attraction ….March 6th Faron’s Flamingos with the fabulous Trevor Morais on drums….he has played with them all….not to be missed.            


Don’t forget 6th March…..Faron’s Flamingos….do NOT be late…it will be a big one!!!!

23rd January…The loyal crowd braved the weather and turned up as always ready for their weekly fix….and the musicians were ready to deliver for two main reasons……………to display their talents and to keep warm………

Frankie “Big Boy” Jay opened up the proceedings with Deggsy,Gerry and Andy (who was ready for his weekly marathon)…..

.….then it was time to ask Rockin’ Eddie to stop doing his press ups in the corner as he prepared to give it large on stage…………and off he went backed by Don,Deggsy and Andy (who was now getting into his stride)…..

….after a none stop session of rock and roll Eddie had to be calmed down… and led off with a blanket over him…it was then time for the ever youthful Nick to give his all backed by Sir Eric.. ..who still fancies himself despite his fading U.S.A.tan…and…you guessed it …young Andy….

….Then through the swing doors (which have been specially fitted) came Texas Tony…Pete and Steve….still covered in dust from their ride across the prairie………they joined Andy (who was showing no sign of weakening) on stage and launched into their songs from the wild wild  west…….

..In the break the crowd were treated to a rendition of “You Raise Me Up” by Ernie,Reg and Ron….who have formed a Westlife tribute band…..called Lowlife………however after three strides forward Don,who was backing them,had to tell them to sit down…. as he couldn’t take any more………..Reg reluctantly walked back to his seat …..proudly displaying,in his back pocket,his tickets for the forthcoming Westlife tour………….sad or what…..

…after the crowd were persuaded to stay the final band rounded off the night as Deggsy,Tony and Don put memories of Lowlife out of peoples minds…as they rocked out big time……another great night with a nice amount raised for the cause…..well done everyone….                               ………… Ronan Keating from Boyzone has been on to us and he said that Lowlife even make HIM sound good…………and we understand that Westlife are now calling it a day.

16th January…… it was a cold night outside…..but inside the guitars were tuned up and the amps and radiators were turned full on so we were once again ready to visit those distant days of rock and roll…..

As always Frankie “Big Boy” Jay…. backed by a bemused Deggsy…Gerry and Andy….launched into a set that even Al Jolson wouldn’t have remembered….with “Little Sir Echo” taking the band completely by surprise…..

.Rockin’ Eddie then whips out his set list from his skin tight jeans and launched into his 50s classics backed by his orchestra – Don,Deggsy and Andy and things were hotting up as Nick entered stage right with Sir Eric who doesn’t ‘arf fancy himself with his U.S.A. tan and new svelte body…..and treated the crowd to a selection of  high density rock and roll with Eric throwing a few cool shapes behind his bass…………..as his set drew to a close the sound of horses hooves could be heard…… as Texas Tony,Steve,and Pete all arrived on the same horse to join young Andy for the country set………by now the crowd were getting a bit over excited…..especially the women……as Don…Deggsy and Tony took to the stage……Don looking slightly disappointed as he thought the wild screams were for him but they were actually for Reg (of The Church Street Choir) as it was revealed that he had tickets for the Westlife tour….yes seriously…..this explained why The Church Street Choir sing along in their seats and stand up for each chorus and walk forward…..yep…it really is pathetic……they need to count the candles on their birthday cakes……..

Another brilliant night with a nice amount raised for the cause….well done everyone…….see you all next week….don’t be late and don’t forget your dancing shoes !!!


It’s a brand new year and we are back to give it large on the Rock and Roll front……we are tuned up and ready to go…so fasten your seatbelts

9th January….it was a cold night but that did not stop the musicians turning up to give the loyal crowd their weekly fix…….

Frankie “Big Boy” Jay did his usual set from the distant past and took the guys who back him each week completely by surprise….and gave them each a small token of his gratitude…..mainly for their bravery in coping with the wide range of forgotten songs he throws at them each week….without which the night wouldn’t be the same…..here he is with his merry men…Gerry…Deggsy…and Andy

Then Nick and his Mojos…Andy on drums and Sir Eric….who had recently returned from The States where he had been performing his royal duties….mainly on the sunny golf courses….and didn’t he like to rub it in!!!

Next…direct from the prairie…Texas Tony was joined by Pete…Steve…and Andy for his country set

Rounding off the night with high quality Rock and Roll we had Deggsy…Tony…and Don who seems to have recovered from his unfair dismissal from Frankie Jay’s band for misbehaviour…..but he did receive a gift from Frankie (probably trying to get back in with him)…..a great night and superb start to the new year….well done everyone…..not forgetting our recent donation to Claire House….which is what we are all about.