I’ve known Rob Halligan for many years – he is a friend, one of my favourite artists and is no stranger to Billericay! In fact, Rob performed at my first ‘Gig in the Garden’ in 2009 and we’ve enjoyed having him with us a few times since then.
I’ve arranged for Rob to play a ‘House Gig’ here at the Rectory on Saturday 25 November 2017 as part of his autumn tour to promote his latest album Wild Horses. Doors will open at 7.00 pm and Rob will play two sets from 7.30 pm (ish!). We’ll provide some hot food during the interval (with a veggie option) all for a donation of £15 (payable on the night). There will also be an honesty bar!
Rob is well known for using his music to raise awareness of small charities, working with some of the most vulnerable people, both at home and abroad, raising well over £30K in the process and this house gig is a charity fund-raising event.
All proceeds from this evening will be going, at Rob’s request, to Global Care and their work on the Lebanon/Syrian border building and staffing shack schools for refugee children in the camps.
Obviously, a House Gig is an intimate and cosy (!?) event and, whilst we will provide some seating, some of you might be required to sit on a cushion on the floor – we have plenty of these and some bean bags too so you might want to dress accordingly!
A professional musician for over 10 years, Coventry based Rob is an award winning singer/songwriter and has toured across the world, gaining a reputation as a passionate and engaging performer. Rob’s songs draw from his own experiences of life on the streets, of losing his father in the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and of the people he’s met on his journey. His songs challenge politics, complacency and faith and are delivered with brutal honesty, rough spirituality and tested to be true.
Rob has released seven albums and has made his mark on the unsigned music scene as an award-winning singer/songwriter. The BBC once described Rob as:
Bruce Springsteen having English tea with Billy Bragg!
It’s a good comparison, however, I think Rob has more than a few shades of Jack Savoretti meets Ricky Ross!
NB. A house gig is a private invitation only gig. You can contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to reserve a spot on the floor and I’ll get back to you to confirm your attendance. Maximum two tickets per person/family – spaces are very limited!