Friday, 11 March 2016

Chris Kenny R. I. P.

Sadly we have this morning heard of the passing away yesterday of life long friend and drummer Chris Kenny. Chris started school at St Anne's RC School in Ormskirk and when moving up to secondary school at St Bede's also in Ormskirk. We our first band together at St Anne's Youth Club, The Nightriders later to become Ian & The Rebels. Chris then helped form renouned rock band Caliban who, over a five year period, as well as playing all the local gigs including Liverpool's Cavern Club, tour numerous venues in the UK and Europe, only curtailed when Chris became ill and had to leave the business. Chris then took up fell walking and was an esteemed member of the Cumbrian fell walking and mountaineering society. Recently on re-forming Ian & The Rebels, Chris got to play one last performance at Ormskirk Golf Club before illness again took it's toll. R. I. P. Chris Kenny. Our Sympathy's to all his family.

Thursday, 3 March 2016

The Final Countdown

Three years after getting back together, vocalist Ian Gregson and drummer Charlie Gallagher, have decided to retire from the band. Ian & The Rebels performed their final gig together on New Years Eve 2015 at West Derby Golf Club in Liverpool. Founder members, lead guitarist Keith Hubbard and rhythm guitarist Roy Smith together with bass player Derek Brough wish Ian and Charlie best wishes for the future and will be continuing performing as The Rebels with a new drummer to be announced.