In seiner diesjährigen Botschaft zum Weihnachtsfest macht Bischof Prof. Martin Hein deutlich, dass Gottes Zusage vorbehaltlos allen Menschen gilt.Die Weihnachtsbotschaft bringe zum Ausdruck, dass Gott zu den Menschen komme, ohne dass er ein Bemühen dafür voraussetzt. Gott will nicht ohne den Menschen sein, selbst wenn wir ohne Gott sein wollen. Ich bin inzwischen davon überzeugt, dass das für uns der wichtigste Teil der christlichen Botschaft ist: Du musst nichts tun, nur empfangen!
His distinctive power-house vocal style got him the attention of local musicians and eventually landed him the lead singer in , which he held for the last few years of the band's existence.Rodrigo played with Phil and Geordie in , their Scorpions tribute band, and they both loved his talent and his personality.' It's always sad when someone who is so deeply into Rock leaves us, but so comforting to know that there are always those who will celebrate their life in the way that they would love - a night of solid Rock. Only mere (okay, a slight exaggeration) when Riffs first caught up with the band, reviewed them for the magazine (oh those were the days), took some pics, and then more pics . If ther But don't take our word for the quality, stage presence and showmanship on offer; they are playing at the Royal in Stanley on Saturday 21 Oct (apparently the roof restorers have already been booked! Sailing through the questions (thankfully he got the Keith Moon question right), he got right to the final chase. gig at East Bedlington Community Centre last weekend and, by all accounts, the night was a resounding success.Still rockin' the North-East with power and energy some bands can only dream of, and musicianship that for most bands is just unattainable, not to mention a phenomenal stage presence - we are talking about our own home-grown mega rockers . ) So we are proud to post here some pics of the early Skinflint. For those who are not aware, the East Bedlington Community Centre (EBCC) is non-profit making so all monies taken go to keep the Centre alive and help arrange bands for the future.All proceeds going to The Roddy B Fund to be distributed as bursaries to young musicians.(pictured above at the Penny Gill) are well-known in the North-East for their professionalism and attention to detail - indeed, their covers are superceded only by their superb self-penned numbers.
Local promoter (and good friend of Roddy), Gary Melling, has organised the Rodfest event to mark what would have been the singer's 43rd birthday.