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Abbey Mills Festival

Brendan Reilly and Annabel Williams

Our by now traditional annual summer festival gig at Abbey Mills was an absolute pleasure again this year.

It came together on all accounts – the weather, the people and fans and the band. Just fantastic. I want to thank everyone in the band again – Mike Sturgis on drums, Eran Kendler on guitar, Mike Gorman on keys, Simon Finch on trumpet and Simon Allen on tenor sax as well as Annabel Williams and Brendan Reilly on vocals. The band was truly kicking, tight and hit the pocket deeply and Annabel and Brendan really sung their hearts out.

This gig also marked the unofficial release of the ‘Brendan Reilly & RB Funkestra’ limited edition EP. We did not expect sales at the launch going quite so well – the EP pretty much needs reprinting after this gig! Once we’ve got more they’ll be available in the Funkstore 🙂

A big thank you to the lovely audience from Abbey Mills and Peter Walder, the fearless leader and organiser of the Festival, who, although recession is hitting hard everywhere, has managed to put the whole thing on again! We are looking forward to next year already.