Don Woods – Singer, songwriter.




The Cheshire Cats were delighted to present a cheque for £3000 to our local children’s hospice Claire House…nice to be able to make a difference.

…here’s myself and Phil Moy presenting the money to Loren on behalf of all the musicians and supporters of the Cheshire Cats who meet up every Wednesday and deliver rock and roll to an enthusiastic crowd….all money raised goes to local charities for sick and underprivileged kids……check us out on


Back in the 80’s I wrote and produced an album of wrestling songs for wrestler Adrian Street….this has recently been re-released in The U.S. in it’s original state except it is now on clear vinyl with blood splatterings …also on CD AND cassette….I knew it would come back to haunt me one day……this album is available from Burger Records…

…I actually produced two albums for Adrian “Shake Wrestle and Roll” and “Naughty But It’s Nice”….I intend to release both albums in a double CD package in the future…….advance copies are available at the moment for his fans…details can be obtained by Emailing me             This item is NOT for the faint hearted …NOT for the politically correct brigade…NOT for the easily offended….it is raw pure classic Adrian !!!….24 original tracks on two CDs

…advance copies available now…..


Every week I do a podcast with my pal Vince Tracy who broadcasts from Benidorm in Spain….we chat and rant about the news in general …no-one is safe….double click on the links below if you want to have a listen to the recent ones…..

7th March 2018….we discuss the Oscars being used as a political platform…the witch hunting of Bradley Wiggins….Mathew Wright being put in his place by Iain Lee…the pointlessness of making complaints to Newswatch re the O.T.T. coverage of the weather….plus a song about the seasons od wonderful Wirral..double click on the link below and let it load up.

31st January 2018….we discuss the never ending reporting on the never ending moaning feminists who are never happy and seem to be succeeding in arguing amongst themselves…and costing children’s charities millions with their nonsense ….Phil Neville being “found out”….tourists in Venice being ripped off in restaurants…the new level the BBC news has sunk to and the obscene salaries paid to their presenters…plus my tibet to Ricky Nelson…..double click on the link below and let it load up…and enjoy.

24th January 2018….we discuss,amongst other things, Ant Mcpartlins hideous fortune and ask why?….the moaning female reporter who has turned down a rise of 45000 because the men get more…Prince William’s £180 haircut …the return of The Voice with everyone trying to shout the loudest with granny and granddad cheering them on from the wings….plus my song about the less fortunate on the streets….all good stuff to get your teeth into….double click on the link below and let it load up.




for past podcasts Google “vince tracy don woods”


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Below are some of the personalities I have had the pleasure to know and work with.

James Burton

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In 2008 it was my privilege to perform an hour of Ricky Nelson’s hits backed by the man who played on his records…the great James Burton….whom I have been a massive fan of since I was at school….James has backed many big names including Roy Orbison…Jerry Lee Lewis…Bobby Vee…Emmy Lou Harris…etc …etc…and was Elvis’s lead guitarist during the Vegas years…

Since then I have played another 7 concerts with him and enjoyed every second…to play with one of you heroes is good but when he ends up as your mate it is special…he is a great guy and a joy to work with…I can now add my name to all those who have had the opportunity to say “Play it James”

This was the 2008 concert….the other pictures are a selection of concerts over the following years……

YEP……..”Play It James”

Albert Lee

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Albert is one of the world’s leading guitarists and has backed many stars from The Everly Brothers…to Shakin’ Stevens and Jerry Lee lewis and numerous others…I met him during a show at Fort Perch Rock on Wirral and we talked about guitars (what else)…he was on Radio Merseyside that afternoon and Billy Butler played my song “The Ballad of Randolph Scott” (see YouTube)…which he enjoyed…so I gave him the CD with it on (can’t see Jerry Lee doing it)……what a nice guy and what a guitarist!!!

…I actually rehearsed with him AND James Burton….Johnny B.Goode with these two backing you doesn’t get much better…..rock on!!

Bobby Vee

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I opened the show for Bobby on two occasions….The Floral Pavilion in New Brighton and The North Wales Theatre in Llandudno…he was undoubtedly one of the nicest guys (if not THE nicest) I have ever met….an absolute delight and we hit it off straight away discussing his hits over a coffee and how he was rocketed to fame at the gig Buddy Holly never showed up to after his plane crash….it was a pleasure to have worked with him…..he will be sadly missed.

Chris Montez

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Chris was on the Bobby Vee shows in New Brighton and Llandudno which I opened on both occasions….he was a great guy and a good laugh (seemed to have a pint inches hand most of the time)…he reeled off his hits including his classic “The More I See You” and was very popular with the ladies in the audience….he is still going strong…a pleasure to have known and worked with.

Johnny Preston

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Johnny was known for his massive 60’s hit “Runnin’ Bear” and he was on the bill of the Bobby Vee shows in New Brighton and Llandudno which I opened on both occasions…he was a quiet gentle guy and we chatted about his long career…a pleasure to have worked with….sadly no longer with us.

The stepmum and stepsister of Paul….they were a part of Mingard Music,a publishing company I was signed to in the 70s….they moved to America where they still reside and run various companies…we are still in touch and I learned a lot from this dynamic duo which resulted in me forming my own publishing and record company in 1980…great friends and a pleasure to know…check out their website.



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With a reputation of being the loose cannon of Rock and Roll I found him to be a really nice chap….he was at one of the James Burton concerts I was part of and I had a chat with him in the green room….he told me he was a carpenter by trade and when he worked in one of the Liverpool clubs I saw him in during the 70’s he actually did a bit of work on the ceiling during the day to make his money up….he was a real good laugh…he told me I looked like Dick Van Dyke…which I have been told since I was 21 !!!….but I forgive him.

Joe Conroy

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Joe and I became friends through a shared admiration of pop star Bobby Vee….he has a radio station in the States called Doowop Radio…

Like myself he is a bid fan of droop music which he features on his radio programme where he goes under the name of DJ Brad…..we co-wrote a droop song together called “DooWop Days” which can be found on YouTube….this resulted in me writing an album of songs in that style…a labour (or labor as Joe would say) of love.

We mail each other regularly mainly concerning our golf games….great guy.

Sir John Mills

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It was my pleasure and privilege to meet one of our great actors….Radio Merseyside’s Monty Lister and myself interviewed him in Liverpool…we talked about his illustrious career and I mentioned the film “Ice Cold In Alex” and how I’ll always remember him drinking that pint of beer at the end….he took my arm and said “Lager….it was Lager not beer…and the take you saw was the 15th….by which time I was totally pissed”….he was the ultimate gentleman and a delight to have met….sadly no longer with us.

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