LATEST NEWS

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The Cheshire Cats are delighted to announce their latest donation of £2000 to The Liverpool Woman’s Hospital who help provide the care which makes a difference to baby’s lives and their young mothers…

…here are some of the wonderful staff who selflessly put their hearts and souls into caring for others….words are not enough to thank them…and the money will make a difference which is what we are all about….ladies we salute you.

10th May ….Pat is one of our loyal supporters and it was her birthday….she organised a superb buffet and we had a full house…..the regular musos gave it large…

 and the guest band…”NoName”… were their usual brilliant selves…a great night with a nice chunk raised for our cause….well done everyone and special thanks to Derek Green who organised the bands….see you all next week.

 

2nd May…..another good night…despite the Liverpool Roma match…our loyal supporters turned up ready to rock with all the musos on form

Next week we have a guest band…..”NoName”…..don’t be late.

 

We must give a mention to the guys who set the gear up each week and take it down again at the end of the night…

…Derek..Don..Gerry..Peter..Andy..Eddie and Tony…without their input there wouldn’t be a night….well done lads…the gear doesn’t go up on its own…you are much appreciated.

 

April 18th….the regular muses were joined by guest band The Lackies

…as always a great set from our mates…always nice to see you lads.

another great night with our wonderful crowd…see you next week.

 

 

April 11th…..another great night for our wonderful supporters….

…well done everyone keep on rocking’….see you all next week.

 

FORTHCOMING ATTRACTIONS

18th April…..guest band “The Lackies”…..get ready to rock !!!

…..27th June we will feature Chan Romero….the man who wrote Hippy Hippy Shake….it’s gonna be a great night…do NOT miss it.

August 1st….CHIMBO’S REVIVAL……The Danish Invasion….a welcome return by our mates from overseas…..ya better be ready to rock !!!

 

14th and 21st March  2018…..Both well attended nights with the bands in fine form as always…..

7th March 2018…..The excitement mounted as Frankie “Big Boy” Jay took to the stage….but where was Sir Eric his bass player?….his Lordship turned up a bit late to back him so Deggsy stood in (Sir Eric was seen at the bar punching the air)….but the show must go on…..

So Frank began the proceedings with Andy…Deggsy…Gerry…and Don (who stood in to refresh his memory and to face the challenge of Frank’s falsetto numbers…..

…then Nick took to the stage when the screaming had died down….with Sir Eric and Eddie…followed by Texas Tony and Pete for their weekly country set….

…and as always the night was rounded off by Deggsy…Tony and Don which included a trip south of the border down Mexico Way….

A highlight of the evening was the presentation of G.C.E.s to certain members of the Church Street choir…as Don felt their failures in the 11 plus all those years ago and their unsuccessful attempts to gain SOME sort of qualification perhaps deserved a helping hand to eliminate the unnecessary comments from the educated grammar school boys on the stage….so Don made them a G.C.E.

…the first presentation was to Ronnie and Chrissie (being the first joint G.C.E. ever) for Ronnie’s impression of Roy Orbison…and Chrissies impression of Kylie Minogue……

…and the second presentation was an O level in chatting while the bands were on and was gratefully accepted by Ernie (baritone in the Church Street Choir)….so now when Don shouts out “hands up who’s got a G.C.E.” they can proudly join in.

Well done everyone another great night….see you next week

 

 

28th February 2018…..it was a VERY cold night…..we had been warned about the atrocious weather due to “The Beast From The East”….no…NOT Frankie “Big Boy” it was a blizzard from Russia…..but despite this a bunch of our regulars braved it and turned up ready to give it large……In the absence of Steve and Texas Tony there was a re-shuffle bandwise….Frank opened with Eric…Gerry..and Andy…..followed by Nick…Eric…. Pete…Andy…and Eddie….with Don Deggsy and Tony rounding off the night…..another great night of rock and roll….that’s our answer to Russia !!!!…..again well done everyone see you next week without your duffle coats…..godd job we’re ‘ard !!!

 

21st February 2018……Despite a very cold evening our followers turned up ready to rock and it was nice to see some new faces…also it was a full house on the stage…nice to see Nick back from his recent off colourness…and Texas Tony was back with his 10 gallon hat…not forgetting the return of Sir Eric who we think had been down to the Palace on business …apparently it has been leaked that he has been backing Frankie “Big Boy”….her majesty was NOT amused…and it was nice to see Karl Terry (the nicest bloke on the planet) who popped in with some of his German pals….

…Frankie,Eric,Andy and Gerry were followed by Nick,Eric,Andy and Eddie….followed by Texas Tony,Steve,Pete and Andy….rounded off by Don,Deggsy and Tony….do we rock or what !!…..well done everyone…another classic night.

 

14th February 2018……Valentines Day and there was a lot of love in the air as the supporters turned up in their droves to have a bit of rock and roll and romance (well one out of two aint bad)….the night was opened as always with Frankie “Big Boy” Jay performing his usual set from the 60s……the 1860s that is and Deggsy stood in on bass for the absent Sir Eric who allegedly had a chest infection (but we know he had a royal appointment at the Palace)….joined by Gerry and Andy…..Nick and Texas Tony were also absent so Don did a spot with Pete and Steve and Andy….the night was rounded off with Don…Deggsy and Stu Jones who stood in for the absent Tony….I hope this lot bring their sick notes next week….as always it was a great night with the crowd well up for it….see you all next week when we will rock it up again.

 

7th February 2018…..another good turnout by our wonderful supporters….and we welcomed our new drummer Andy who settled in straight away (not that he had any choice)…great drumming mate…

…we were a bit shorthanded musicianwise so Deggsy joined Gerry and Andy to open the night with Frankie ….followed by Don and Steve who joined Andy and did Nick’s set in his absence…including a blast from Eddie….the night being rounded off by Don…Deggsy…Stu (standing in for Tony A.)…and Frank fingers who came along with his keyboard…all good stuff as always….well done everyone…see ya next week.

 

After 16 years of supporting the organisation with his drumming and setting up of the equipment without missing one week Tony Cavanagh has decided to call it a day… 

The Cheshire Cats would like to thank you for you loyal input over the years and wish you all the very best for the future.

31st January….it was a cold windy night but that didn’t put off our regulars who turned up as always ready for some action……the night was opened up by Frankie “Big Boy” Jay who was backed by Sir Eric on bass and Andy on drums making his debut on our stage…and making a great job of it…

…in the absence of Nick who is not been too well Don stepped in to join Sir Eric and Colin Middlesborough who kindly came along to fill the gap behind the drums…

….it was then time for the guest band “NoName” who did a great set as usual…great sound and harmonies….always nice to see you lads….

……then out of the blue Tony Aldridge appeared with his personal set of drums…

…he was instantly dismissed with the help of a few ex marines who were at a meeting in the next room….only to re-appear 10 minutes later WITHOUT his drums….he then joined Don and Deggsy for the final spot of the evening…

…another classic night with the crowd and The Church Street Choir in fine voice (with a few exceptions)….well done everyone see you all next week and we’ll do it all again…Rock On!!

 

24th January….another good night with all the regulars…next week guest band NoName so don’t be late….rock on !!!!

 

2018…..10th January….We are BACK!!….ready to rock through another year….it was a great beginning with a nice letter from Claire House thanking us for our recent donation

….you are more than welcome…it makes what we do all worthwhile….nice to know we make a difference…..it was a good turnout as the regulars turned up ready to bop….

Gerry…Frankie “Big Boy”…and Tony started the night with their usual musical history lesson….golden hits from the Tudor period…

….followed by Eric…Nick and Tony who wasted no time in getting their Mojo working…

…it was then on the road again with Pete…Texas Tony…Tony C….and Steve….with their selection of country classics……”Wagons Ho!!”

…another great night was rounded off by Don…Tony A…..Frank….and Deggsy….pure unadulterated rock and roll…..well done everyone here’s to a great 2018….if you want a good night you know where we are….come along and join the gang.

 

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13th December…..it was the annual Christmas party and as always it was a full turnout…

 

…all the lads were on form delivering the usual high density rock and roll as they have done throughout the year….here they are from top to bottom…Tony..Pete..Steve..Frank..Tony C..Gerry..Nick..Eric..Eddie..Don.. Deggsy and TonyA………another great social year with the crowd all enjoying each others company and the bands…well…sort of….that’s rock and roll!!!………well done lads….you do a great job.

….not forgetting Brenda Irene and Phil in the engine room.

Happy Christmas and New Year to you all….see you on 10th January and we’ll do it all again…..Rock On !!!!

 

On 8th of December Don Woods and Phil Moy were delighted to present a cheque for £3000 on behalf of all the musicians and supporters of The Cheshire Cats to our local children’s hospice Claire House…the cheque was accepted by Loren (who gave us a mince pie each)…..this is what we are all about…well done to everyone involved…it’s nice to make a difference….and we will continue to do so.

 

 

6th December….cold out side but things were heating up in the dancehall as the regulars removed their coats and prepared for some action…..

Frankie “Big Boy” Jay opened the proceedings with his trio…some of his songs being in Latin as they were so old….he was followed by Eddie who took Nick’s spot in his absence…aided by Don on lead…Tony on drums..and Sir Eric London on bass….then it was time for Texas Tony complete with stetson to get on the road again…

 

…backed by Steve on bass…Pete on steel and Tony on drums it was back to the old wild west….the night was rounded off by Don…Deggsy…and Stu who stood in on drums for Tony A……

the crowd staying well past their bedtimes to rock the night away….but for one person it was a special night….Reg (vital member of the Church Street Choir) was called up to the stage and presented with…wait for it….a G.C.E. for his hand jive in the recent film starring our supporters (click on “About Us” at the top of the page)…Don felt he deserved at least ONE positive exam result in his life…he can now converse with the grammar school gentlemen on the stage (or so he thinks)

….and here he is with his O Level.

Christmas party next week….don’t be late it will be a full house.

 

29th November…..the regular gang were joined by our guest band “NoName” who rocked the joint….thanks lads always nice to see you….wopbopaloobopalambamboom.

 

22nd November….another rocking’ night…..today would have been the birthday of Ian Hunter who we sadly lost earlier this year and it was nice to see his lovely daughter Joanne who turned up and presented a £20 cheque to the organisation in memory of her dad….lovely gesture lovely girl…..he will never be forgotten.

NEXT WEEK THE GUEST BAND “NoNAME” WILL BE PERFORMING SO DON”T BE LATE.

 

8th November…ready to rock again…a few old faces…and that was just the bands…our regulars turned up ready for a bit of action…

Frankie “Big Boy” opened up with Gerry and Tony with his ballads from the past…

…followed by Nick and Eric and Tony letting everyone know that they’re really rocking’ in Boston…

…it was then time for a bit of country with Texas Tony and Pete (recovered from his cold) and Steve (recovered fro his cold….people will be talking about you two)…back on the road again….

…Then Stevie took everyone by surprise as he returned to the stage in his attire from a past occupation…a Butlins red coat….he had recently been to a red coat re-union where they had raised money for charity and he kindly presented the Cheshire Cats with £275 !!! ..thank you so much Steve you are a great guy and we love you..HI-DE-HI !!

…here is Steve and the giant cheque with Phil Moy and Deggsy…Tony A…and Don…who went on to round off another great night with a bit of Achy Breaky and Brown Sugar….well done everyone and another big thanks to Steve.

 

1st November…..another great night with the regular crowd and musos….

Forthcoming Attractions

29th November…return of our friends “NoName”

…put it in your diary

13th December is the Christmas Party…make sure you get your tickets from Phil Moy.

 

18th October….the regular gang of musos welcomed the guest band…”Cathouse”….who rocked the joint with their brand of 50s and 60s classics

….rock and roll at it’s best….it was also Helen’s birthday….one of our regular supporters and top of the bill was the buffet….which as usual brought in lots of newcomers…or should we say foodcomers?….another great night enjoyed by all….well done everyone….see ya next week….but you’ll have to bring your own sarnies…

Happy Birthday Helen….we love ya !!!

 

 

10th October….did we rock or what !!!! ….

…Frankie “Big Boy” Jay opened up and wowed both of his fans with his ballads from the distant past…..backed by Tony and Gerry….

…in the absence of Texas Tony Don stood in with Tony C…Steve…Pete and Frank H…for a short bout of country…Texas Tony is away working on his Tan…

…it was then time for Nick to join up with Frank…Sir Eric and Tony to rock it up….

…it was then guest band time….Steve invited the rest of his band along…The Fabulous Rockin’ Sixties…who were great…spot on familiar vintage pops … had the place rattling’…great stuff…as good as it gets.

…another fab night rounded off by Deggsy..Don…Stu Jones…and Frank….big thanks to Stu fro standing in for Tony A….Don and Stu were in the same class in Church Street School..

…and here they are…proving they haven’t changed a bit in the last 60 years…Church Street’s finest !!!!

…It’s all gonna happen next week dudes….don’t be late..

 

4th October….another great night…our supporters turned up ready to rock including “The Spice Girls” who have just come back from a holiday in Croatia…and fortunately managed to get back in through border control….

Don..Deggsy..Tony A..Steve..Pete..Frank..Eddie..Gerry..Eric..and Tony C…….

…the musos were in good form (above)…Don stood in for Nick…then for Texas Tony…then rounded the night off with Deggsy and Tony A….he went the distance but needed carrying out by The Church Street Choir……see you all next week when we’ll do it all again….rock on!!!

NEXT WEEK 11th OCTOBER….. GUEST BAND STEVIE DAVIES AND HIS “ROCKIN’ SIXTIES”

 

September 13th…..Storms and gales were forecast to batter Wirral…so the crowd turned up in the light evening breeze for another rockin’ session…there was no turning back

Frankie “Big Boy” opened up with his usual blasts from the past

…followed by Nick and the boys…giving it large with Frank “Fingers” Hopley and Gerry looking like they were on the same bus…..

…then time for a bit of country with Texas Tony and the boys riding into the sunset….

…then it was time for our guest band “NoName” to fill the dance floor with their great selection of sixties classics …

….another brilliant night being rounded off with Don..Tony A..Deggsy..and Frank…at £1.50 to get in must be he best value in the universe…..

…We were also pleased to donate £1000 to help little Lucy Moroney who sadly requires expensive treatment to prolong her life (details in the above letter…click on it to enlarge it)….this is what we are about and we sincerely hope our donation makes a difference….well done everyone…..see you next week…don’t be late.

 

 

September 6th…..another great night with the regular gang.

…received a nice letter from Wirral Heartbeat thanking us for our £1000 donation to their charity based at St.Catherines Health Centre…we are here to make a difference…which is what we do …had a visit from DJ Vince Tracy (ex Radio Merseyside) who is over from Benidorm for a few days….Don and the boys got him up with his harmonica for a bit of rock and roll…..

…next week we welcome guest band “NoName” (see below)….don’t be late

 

August 30th….another great night with the regular bands giving it large to a full house…doesn’t get any better……….

Forthcoming attractions

September 13th….we welcome guest band “NoName”….a great band not to be missed.

…be there…and be ready to rock !!!!!

 

 

August 23rd….another full house…Frankie “Big Boy” opened the night with Don…Steve..Tony and Gerry….with his collection of songs only he remembers….followed by Nick…Sir Eric…and Eddie….then it was time to get down to the ranch with a bit of country with Texas Tony…Steve…and Pete…the night was rounded off by Don…Deggsy and Tony A….as always the enthusiastic crowd enjoyed a great night….

….the Church Street Choir were in fine voice (sort of)…but they had a lot on their minds as the very next day they were expecting their G.C.S.E. results …this was their 60th annual attempt to try and get at least ONE exam between them…..

…24th August….the results are out….the news isn’t good…..

 

16th August….the gang were delighted to host our special guests American Express….featuring from the U.S.A.  Bobby Cortes and his pal backed by local musos including Dave Fergy and Brian Saxophone Jones….they hammered out a tribute to Chuck Berry to a full house….a great night as always….great bands…great crowd…what more is there in life…Rock On !!!!!

American Express in full flight …..

….see ya next week…..don’t be late.

 

2nd August…….The Vikings have invaded !!….it was a welcome return for Chimbos Revival…direct from Denmark as they rocked the guest spot…..as usual they played their raw rock and roll…complete with Chimbos kiss curl…..

Great stuff guys and all the best for the rest of your tour….you are always welcome

 

…..August 16th…….. guest band American Express

 

July 2017

We are sad to announce the sad loss of one of our stalwarts …Ian Hunter….he was a brilliant talent and his guitar riffs will be much missed by all the musos … he was a delight to have known….all our thoughts and condolences go out to his friends and family.

Don’t forget August the 2nd….we have the Danish invasion in the shape of Chimbo’s Revival…hold on to your hats these guys really rock (kiss curl – the lot!!)….don’t be late it will be a big night.

Also on 16th August we have a guest band from the States….watch this space.

 

July 19th

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One or two of our musos were missing so there was a mix and match for the jam sessions….

Frankie opened the show backed by Don…Gerry…Steve…and Tony….followed by

 

….Eddie who took over from Frank….then Don did a spot with Steve and Tony…..then it was time for a bit of country…

….delivered by Texas Tony with Pete Steve and Tony…..yippeeyiyay !!!

…The night was rounded off with Deggsy…Tony A….and Terry Fisher making a rare but welcome appearance……………another great night much appreciated by our wonderful supporters….

SEE YOU ALL NEXT WEEK……DON’T BE LATE.

7 thoughts on “LATEST NEWS”

  1. It’s dependable guys like you Stevie who keep it going… a pleasure to play with you….catch you soon.

  2. To Don and all the musicians and supporters. Thanks for making every Wednesday so special and enjoyable and also the kids benefit so much.

  3. Always nice to see you and the gang….you help make it a great night (don’t mention G.C.E.s…I did but I think I got away with it)

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