Rustlers CMCWe have recieved the following from Vince Keeler.

Hi Maggie & Mick,
Please could you put up on your website that it is with a very heavy heart that I have to announce that December 16th 2017 will be The Rustlers C.M.C. very last night.

After much deliberation we will be closing our club after some 30+ years we have had a great time running the club and will be sad to say goodbye to all our regular supporters but due to financial difficulties and health issues with my father and co founder of the club we feel we have no choice but to call time on the club.

We hope everyone will come and support us on our last night with Martin Jaye on December 16th and have a great farewell night for the club.

Many thanks Vince

Following the untimely death of Dean Barnes, we understand that Ray will be continuing as a solo.
The band steel player Dave, was planning to leave the band and re-join the Henry Smith Band, so  the Ray Peters Band is temporarily disbanded.

Ray tells us that the plan is to re-form the band with new players, and as and when these plans firm up, we hope to bring news.

We have today recieved a phone call from Frank Powers (organiser Golden Star CMC) asking us to remove all reference to the club from our site.

We had previously been asked to add the details by a representive of Chatham Suburban club, and accordingly, the information was published.

However, Frank tells us that he is now a member of the Chatham Suburban Club committee and they agree that they do not want to have their events published on this site.

Although we find it difficut to understand why anyone would not want free publicity for their events, we will respect their wishes.

Therefore, it is reluctance, we have removed all reference to The Golden Staer CMC from this site

Due to ill health, the Best of British will (for the time being) be run by the support team.

Details of the revised contact numbers can be found on the Best of British web site.

We are pleased to announce the start of a new Country Music Venue.

The Chatham Suburban Club will be holding Country & Western evenings on the 4th Wednesday each month at their premises in Wyles Road, Chatham (see details)

The music will be from 8 - 11pm, but the Club is open before this.

The entrance fee for the C & W nights is £3 for non club members (£1 for Suburban club members) the times and entrance fee will be the same for all the C & W nights. 

With regret Shaun and I have decided to discontinue running Amigos from the new year. There's no big story, we're simply both too busy as working musicians to be able to devote the time needed. I have had to turn down a couple of tours this year, and Shaun has been offered some dates for 2017, two of which would have clashed with club night. We're delighted to let you know that Malcolm O'Dell and his wife Ann will take over from January, keeping the Amigos name. Malcolm and Anne ran the Silver Sabres club in Gillingham for many years and are known, I'm sure, to almost all of you who go to Amigos. We liked the way Silver Sabres was run and we have no doubt they will prove to be wonderful hosts at Amigos. Shaun and I have enjoyed the club thoroughly and we hope we mostly got it right when it came to booking the acts.
The remaining acts booked for 2016 are:
Sept 6: Kay D
Oct 4: Ray Peters Band PLUS Liza Marshall Band
Nov 1: Tony Crooks
Dec 6: Gone Country.
Acts for 2017 will be announced by Malcolm and Anne in due course.
Thank you all for supporting us since our opening night in Feb 2014!
See you at Amigos for Kay D on the 6th.Sept