From an article first published in Easdale People magazine, Issue No 17, Autumn 2003.
Those who braved the weather were treated to two sets combining Rab's
own compositions, a mix of his 35 years of writing and a broad cross-section of favourites from other writers including
Radiohead and Ben E King. We were taken through his 8 albums, including
'Turn a Deaf Ear', 'Don't Keep Passing Me
By' and even a song he wrote with Pink Floyd's Richard Wright. It's a privilege to watch a performer and writer of such skill, we were lucky to have experienced it on the Island.
This occasion was also notable for the fist public use of the 'Waterboys' piano. The keyboard was road tested by the support band, Colin Blakey & Friends who played a vibrant set with an eclectic mix of tunes
originating in Jamaican, Brazilian, African, Galician and Scottish traditions, all mixed up with a smidgen of Easdale Funk. Tidy.
Colin Blakey and Friends