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Con & Dec   'The Bachelors'


Simply The Best

King Rat Kaplan Kaye congratulates
Con on becoming Deputy Musical Rat
of the Grand Order of Water Rats.

Dec poses with New King Rat
Kaplan Kaye and Past King Rats
of the Grand Order of Water Rats.



Con with Councilor Henry Kenny
of Mayo County Council
at the Calderdale - Mayo Twin Link Society Dinner
in Berties Banqueting Suite, Elland.

Con with The Oldest Water Rat,
Past King Rat Alf Pearson
and the newest Water Rat,
Baby Rat Peter Polycarpou.
Peter became a Water Rat on 26th February.



Dec on the Mary Harboe Show in Spain


Dec enjoys a drink with Mr. & Mrs. Rolf Harris
and Bruce Welsh and his Good Lady

The Irish Together... Val Doonican,
His Wife and Dec


Dec mixes with Bobby Robson,
and Mr. & Mrs. Tony Selby


Appearing at 'The Waterfront' in Belfast
Con & Dec had them all Dancing
in the Isles.
Vicci C joined in the fun
and had them dancing as well!!

Wow what a night to remember.




Quote from Sharon Osbourne

"The Bachelors were a very big singing act out of Dublin,
and about the only non-pop artists who
consistently topped the charts in the Sixties."   Sharon Osbourne's book 'My Extreme Story'

The Welcome Return of
Water Rat Dr. Jim Marshall OBE with Dec,
Derek Martin
[Charley Slater in Eastenders]
and Con 

Dec gets together with Kevin Woodward
of 'Ready Steady Cook' fame on
Kevin's popular Radio Show in Spain.

Joining in the fun at
the Billy Fury Tribute Weekend
were Jimmy Cricket, Dec, The Mayor of Wirral,
Councilor Christine Meaden, her Consort, and Con 



Con & Dec
let their hair down to celebrate the 60th Birthdays
of Chris and Rita Stern at
of Elland

They also threw in
some entertainment as a Birthday Present!!


Con & Dec with Peter Lydon
when they appeared at 'Lydons' in Wimbledon Village
Another Memorable night,
with Memorable Food!!

Con & Dec with some members of their
Fan Club at a 'Get Together' before
their show at 'The Castle Hotel' in Tamworth

Con gets all dramatic at The Castle Hotel Tamworth



Write Up from 'The News of The World',
14th May 2006, on Con & Dec's
new record of 

'I Believe'
to be recorded soon in Dublin

Giovanni Di Stefano, Carmela,  and Dec  recording in Dublin


Con & Dec with Molly Malone in Dublin


Con & Dec with their 'Legal Team' in Dublin



Celebrating at the Eddie Stobart Golf Classic with
John Miles
and wife Eileen


Tony Barton, Stan Boardman, Con, Dave Wolfe,
and football legend Duncan McKenzie celebrating Stans entry into 'The Charts'
with his World Cup Song.

5 Water Rats - Tim Healy, Con, Tony Barton
Norman Collier and Johnny More all turned up
to support the Celebrity Golf Tour at
Elsham Golf Course

Celebrities Johnny More,
Pro Golfer Fred Whitfield,
Norman Collier, Football Legend Duncan McKenzie,
Con Cluskey, Lucy Collier, Stuart Wade (Emmerdale), and
Football Legend Frank Worthington



Con & Dec back in Guernsey
by Popular Demand at the
Wayside Cheer Hotel

They found a cottage in Guernsey
that reminded them of Ireland!


Con had a great day at
Forest of Arden Golf Club with Celebrity Golfers
Bev Bevan of  'The Move' and Professional Golfer
Fred Whitfield.


Robbie Williams Dad Pete Conway
joined Con and Pro Golfer Fred Whitfield
, Pro Golfer Fred Whitfield at
The Celebrity Golf Tour
Dinner at
The Forest of Arden Golf Club




Carmela recording her part
in the new version of  Con & Decs
'I Believe' to be released in Italy

Dec, Kenny Baker [R2 D2],Graham Cole [The Bill], Bert Weedon,Brian Poole, Victoria Marshall, Jess Conrad, Jim Marshall, Chas McDevitt, Nico McBrain [Iron Maiden] at Jim Marshalls Birthday Bash 

Con & Dec putting finishing touches
to their new recording of I Believe




Con gets a Standing Ovation at
The Bournemouth International Conference Centre.


Con & Dec playing to a Full House
at The Bournemouth International Centre

Another Super night at
Kidderminster Harriers Social Club


Lynne Hayes, Con & Dec The Bachelors Fan Club Secretary
came to see them on her Birthday
16th September, and shared a 'Special Cake'.

A Special Cake for a Special Lady!



Terry Marshall who is Baby Rat
of the Grand Order of Water Rats
with Con &  Dr. Jim Marshall OBE
enjoying the Sir Henry Cooper
Classic Boxing Night in aid of the
'Bud Flanagan Leukaemia Fund'


Con with Terry Marshall and Water Rats
Rex Roper and Udo Fontaine.


Graham Cole from The Bill,
Con and King Rat Kaplan Kaye enjoying
the Sir Henry Cooper Classic Boxing Night.

Con, Dec and Victoria with
Fr. Ned Quinn,
Parish Priest at St. Anne's Parish Centre
in Birkenhead. Fr. Ned and Con grew
up together in Dublin and are
life long pals.

Con, Dec and Victoria
had the time of their lives performing
at St. Anne's Parish Centre
for Fr. Ned Quinn.




Margaret Con & Jean celebrating
Joy's (Margaret's Mother)
80th Birthday Party at
DiMiro's Restaurant
in Cardiff


Bad News!
Breakdown on the way home.

 All Together "There's No Business Like Show Business" ..
Especially at 8 am on a Cold November Morning.

A Forlorn 'Bachelors Crew'
Mac (Sound), Phillip (Lights) and Justin (Drums)
can't wait to get home to bed!

The 'New Bachelors' Con,
Peter Phipps and Dec have a reunion 

when Pete popped in to see
his old mates at Corton Coastal Resort.


Dec's Daily Express Interview
'Whatever Happened to The Bachelors'
in which Dec explains our non stop
singing career since 1962. In it
he explains how John left the act in 1984
and how Con & Dec have continued recording
and performing all over the World!


Con & pal Graham Grumbleweed at
The Water Rats Ball
in Grosvenor House London


Water Rat Derek  Martin from Eastenders
with Con, Tony Barton and Natalie Cassidy
who plays Sonia Fowler in Eastenders


Con with friends Tony Barton,
Frazer Hines
and ventriloquist Neville King

Water Rats Tony Barton,
John Bardon and Con.


Con gets fresh with Natalie Cassidy .


Tony Barton shows Natalie Cassidy
the Champagne he won
in the Water Rats Quiz.


King Rat Kaplin Kaye
makes  John Bardon  Prince Rat of
The Grand Order of Water Rats

King Rat Kaplin Kaye  makes
Graham Cole from The Bill
Collecting Rat of
The Grand Order of Water Rats.

King Rat Kaplin Kaye makes Water Rat
Derek  Martin from Eastenders

King Rat Kaplin Kaye  congratulates
Con on becoming 'Bait Rat'
of The Grand Order of Water Rats.

Con & Dec were guests of
  Dr. Jim Marshall OBE.
Also there were Water Rats Terry Marshall,
Del Denester and  King Rat Kaplin Kaye 


Con & Dec joined Johnny Casson,
Robin Grumbleweed
and Bernadette Nolan on a charity show
at Batley Variety Club.


Dec chats on the stage of
Batley Variety Club with Tommy Cannon and
Syd Little

Dec recording in Rome with
Giovanni Di Stefano.

Dec,  Roy Walker, Vicci, 
Wayne Denton
and Con, backstage
at The Birmingham International Conference Centre


Looking out on a Full House
at The Birmingham International Conference Centre
with Snow Falling!

Dec & Con with Roy Walker onstage
at The Birmingham International Conference Centre.

Dec introduces Victoria
to old friend Tony Hatch



Dec Vicci and Con Reach for The Stars!!


Dec Enjoying himself 'Doing a Solo!'

Con gets Dramatic in 'I Believe'

Con & Dec enjoy meeting their
Fans after the show!


Vicci comes out front
to show her talents


The No. 1 Crew: Mac on sound, Con,
Justin on Drums and Pete Noble
on Lighting


Freddie Cluskey meets Santa


Lydia Cluskey is not too sure!

Miles Cluskey Definitely does not like Santa!!

Happy New Year

Ring in the New Year and wish Everybody
a Happy Healthy and Prosperous 2007