As part of our serving our community we at Christ Church are delighted to welcome local singer-songwriter Rob Richings and The Black Feathers, a Gloucestershire duo, to Christ Church, Old Town, Swindon Friday, 20th October, doors open 7.30 pm.
Tickets cost £10 per person and can be purchased online at: http://theblackfeathers.com/swindon or by contacting Chris on 01793 617237 or email: email@example.comTickets cost £10 per person and can be purchased online at: http://theblackfeathers.com/swindon or by contacting Chris on 01793 617237 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tickets cost £10 per person and can be purchased online at: http://theblackfeathers.com/swindon or by contacting Chris on 01793 617237 or email: email@example.com
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If second chances are for the lucky, singer-songwriter Rob Richings is one of the luckiest. Diagnosed in 2009 with what proved to be a near-fatal illness, once he beat it Richings decided enough was enough and it was time to get serious about his music. So after jacking in his decorating job, and now relatively healthy, it’s time to make good on his promise to himself.
“I don’t want my illness to define what I do,” Rob says, “but at the same time, that illness and the way I look at life now has made me a better songwriter.”
Born in Swindon, Rob moved to rural Ireland aged 11 when his mum received a job offer where he discovered music.
The Black Feathers
The ability to write songs that are both modern and ancient is a rare thing. The product of an arcane art of weaving in traditional influences so thoroughly that they become the warp and weft of fresh creations.
The Black Feathers, made up of Ray Hughes and Sian Chandler, are two such talents. They first became aware of the magic between them while collaborating on several musical projects, becoming The Black Feathers and life partners in 2012.
Folk, Americana and Acoustic Indie Rock sensibilities coexist comfortably in their musical world, with Hughes’ guitar work buoying the kind of harmonies often only heard in family bands.