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25th February 2019
NEW SHOW FOR WEDNESDAYS IN MANCHESTER

It was a shame that the owners of the Falstaff in Southport didn't feel able to carry on in the venue for any longer. It meant that the town was deprived of a Wednesday night rave up with our Chris. Churhill's in Manchester is owned by the same man and such was his faith in Chris D'Bray that after the Falstaff closed, he wanted to install Chris as main star on the venue on Wednesday nights. The bar is situated on the corner of Chorlton Street and Canal Street in the heart of the gay village. Many had felt that the gay village had lost some of its buzz on midweek nights. We know our Chris will do everything in his power to make the night the best and most attended venue of the week! Get yourself and your friends to Churchills and support Chris and this great party night.






17th February 2019 - NEW SHOW FOR BLACKBURN.

The Chris D'Bray roadshow carries on unabaited! Tonight, Sunday 17th February will see Chris debut at The White Bull in Blackburn. Although not entirely a stranger to the town, this will be the first time that Chris has taken the plunge at a new residency in the Lancashire Town. There's the usual comedy, camp and entertainment in this packed three and a half hours. Bringing memories of the old fun pubs of the eighties flooding back, Chris promises to make Sundays the best night of the week in Blackburn.



16th February 2019 - THE NEW FALSTAFF

The management at the New alstaff have decided to close their new venture just a few weeks after opening. It is not an easy time for the pub industry at the moment and they felt that Southport were not getting behind the LGBT venture. The bar itself was a stunning venue and everyone had high hopes for its success. Chris' nights proved to be popular, but a pub needs to be busy seven nights a week. It's sad that the pub didn't last - BUT - our Chris had already a new show lined up. He is also having a meeting this weekend with a certain someone to bring the show to another venue - as they say, watch this space.....





CHRIS LEAVES THE IMPERIAL - A STATEMENT

Chris D'Bray wanted to make a statement after it came to light on Saturday after a rather peevish comment was relayed to him. The rumour was that Chris had been sacked from The Imperial. It may seem trivial, but to a person who is rightly protective of their reputation - it mattered a lot. Chris would like to set the record straight. The Imperial was making slow progress with rising numbers. Sadly the roadworks directly in front of the venue did hamper progress. In any case, Chris was happy with the gig. When Chris was discussing a new job offer in another town he was told by text that that the show time was to be changed. Chris was not available to do the Imperial job at the new time and so he decided that he would bow out. There was no discussion, no argument and certainly no dismissal. Chris wanted to state that he has never been sacked from any job he has ever worked on. The owner of the Imperial, Matthew and his partner, actually came to see Chris at his launch night at the Sir John Falstaff. The remain friends and Chris wishes Matthew and his company nothing but the very best. He hopes that the Imperial goes from strength to strength.

WHO'S THAT WITH CHRIS D'BRAY?
February 2nd 2019



At the opening of the New Falstaff in Southport last night. Chris hosted the packed out event with cabaret provided by the legend that is Hazell Dean. The two entertainers have known each other for many years. Steve Paulden a friend of both also attended the launch night party. A great time was had by all.


February 1st 2019
Great News!! Chris is now headliniing at Southport twice weekly. On Wednesdays The Sir John Falstaff in the town centre will host an LGBTQ Night. This is experiemental and it is hoped that the event will become a permanent fixture. All Chris D'Bray fans should support the night that commences at 8pm through until 12 Mindigh  We wish the Sir John Falstaff the very best of luck in their new venture. Saturday night in the same venue will feature a late night appearance from Chris from 10:30pm until 1am. This appearance follows on from the Centre Stage show in Manchester that remains unchanged..

 




Chris will star in a new show at the Bridge Inn, Lytham Road Blackpool from February 1st. 2019. The show will start at 8pm and run until 12:30 The large, welcoming venue is ideal for Chris' brand of firebrand humour and music. There's a strong chance that you will see some cabaret numbers too. Fun and games galore are instore. There is already a buzz at the venue after Chris stormed the place with a one off show in 2018. He is back for the full year and we know you will want to support the club and, of course, our Chris!



As 2019 kicks off make sure you join Chris at the Centre Stage in Manchester's famous Gay Villlage. Every Saturday - 6 'til 9pm


JULIA GRANT R.I.P
(Photograph removed at the request of R.G Stafford)

Chris has asked me to mention that he would like to pay respect to Julia  Grant who passed away this morning. Julia was the subject of a massive  documentary in the 1970s that saw her M to F transition from her home in  Blackpool and later in London. She re emerged in the 1980s in  Manchester and opened a bar in Manchester's gay village. Chris was her  first choice as star DJ. They worked together for quite some time and  had lots of laughs as well as a few tears. Julia was an important part  of Chris' life and she will never be forgotten. I'm sure many of you  will know of Julia, even if you didn't know her personally, her  reputation preceeded her! Chris would like you to raise a glass for  Julia - a pioneer and a legend!




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Chris D'Bray always endeavours to make it to all his shows. If there is any reason that he cannot make it he will let you know in advance via his Official Fan Club Facebook Page

If you are travelling any distance to see Chris then PLEASE check with the page, or wth the venue. It is outside our control if cancellations do occur.



CLICK PICTURE FOR BOOKINGS

FRIDAY 16th NOVEMBER
Imperial. Talbot Road, Blackpool
8pm - Midnight

SATURDAY 17th NOVEMBER
Centre Stage, Manchester
6-9pm

SUNDAY 18th NOVEMBER
Step Back In Time
The Imperial, Talbot Road, Blackpool
6-30 - 10-30

MONDAY 19th NOVEMBER
Imperial. Talbot Road, Blackpool
8pm - Midnight

FRIDAY 23rd NOVEMBER
Imperial. Talbot Road, Blackpool
8pm - Midnight

SATURDAY 24th NOVEMBER
Centre Stage, Manchester
6-9pm

SUNDAY 25th NOVEMBER
Step Back In Time
The Imperial, Talbot Road, Blackpool
6-30 - 10-30

MONDAY 26th NOVEMBER
Imperial. Talbot Road, Blackpool
8pm - Midnight

FRIDAY 30th NOVEMBER
Imperial. Talbot Road, Blackpool
8pm - Midnight

SATURDAY 1st DECEMBER
Centre Stage, Manchester
6-9pm
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