Chas and Shirley married in April 1959.  They recorded for a variety of labels; Top Rank, HMV, Columbia, Fontana and President records.  Currently most of this material is available on Rollercoaster. By the mid 60s they were playing the world wide cabaret circuit, from Helsinki to Hong Kong, from Bangkok to Nairobi, and from Cape Town to Reykjavik. They toured as support to the Beatles, Cliff Richard, the Shadows, Dave Clark Five and Chubby Checker as well as headlining their own shows in summer season.

Chas and Shirley remained married until the mid 70s. Their daughter Kerry occasionally sings and plays washboard with the current Chas McDevitt Skiffle Group.

For a while in the late 80s Chas reconstituted his original line-up, with Marc Sharratt on washboard and John Paul on bass and they toured both in the UK and on the continent.  With the demise of both Marc and John, Chas now fronts a group of young contemporary musicians as well as making guest appearances with The Lonnigans and The K.C.Moaners Skiffle groups.  He plays solo in cabaret on the holiday circuit, including Warners Stately homes and occasionally on the cruise ships. Chas is currently President of The National Skiffle Society.