We are delighted to welcome Robert Vincent, with his band, back to Billericay. Robert first played here at the Rectory ‘Gig in the Garden’ in 2014 and has achieved some significant awards since that time, none more-so that the prestigious Bob Harris emerging artist award at the 2016 UK Americana awards.

I am so impressed with Robert’s music. Strong songs laced with blues and country. He is the real deal. ‘Whispering’ Bob Harris

Robert draws his influence from a range of music genres including 70’s Rock, Americana and Country music as well as his Merseyside roots.  Robert is described by Andrew Harrison (editor of Q Magazine) as: “The Mersey Van Morrison or Scouse Springsteen.”

His debut album ‘Life In Easy Steps’ contains a set of songs that are compassionate and perceptive, held together by a voice that can soothe, comfort and challenge. I’ve always been impressed by Robert’s searingly honest lyrics and warm stage presence. Rob says: “There’s no smoke and mirrors about it. It’s like a good old fashioned country record. Sing what you mean – and sing it like you mean it.”

Vincent’s voice is passionate, but with subtlety and melodic poise, and is wholly convincing in his role as the love beaten troubadour with a ray of hope in his heart. Americana UK Magazine

The 45’s (Ben, Annabel, Ben and Gary) a cracking up and coming local band who play a mixture of classic funk/soul and pop will be in support.

Tickets are £10 (Door £12), there is general seating with some standing and they are available direct from  www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/238611 More details can be found on Robert’s website www.robertvincentmusic.com 

Proceeds from this gig will be shared between Saint Mary’s and Communitas Care (working in Uganda – see here).

FYI, there will be a very reasonable priced bar selling wine, beer and soft drinks!

Saint Mary’s is a 5 minute walk from Billericay station (only 25 mins from Liverpool Street) and there is ample parking off the High Street (behind Iceland). We are also only 5 mins off the A127 or 10 mins off the A12.  You can find us on a map here

For more information, please contact Paul via email here or on Twitter @revPACman

You can download a leaflet here and a poster here