Archive for March, 2009

Hey friends

So we had a fun time in Salisbury Christian School (with Delmarva School visiting) yesterday. We played an assembly concert for the school.   I wish my high school had more rock bands come to the school!  Lucky… A highlight was the during our song, “Sunlight’.  The two sides of the room were split with one side singing “Sunlight” and the other side singing “Daybreak”.  I thought there was going to either be a fight or a reenactment of “Summer Lovin” from the movie “Grease”.

We are really looking forward to tomorrow night.  Just like Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus, this combines the best of both worlds…. chinese food and a concert…

featuring our good friends from Seattle WA, New Heights!

featuring our good friends from Seattle WA, New Heights!

Anyone who comes to the show can join us afterwards at a Chinese Restaurant to eat, laugh and enjoy each other’s company.  (You’ll have to pay your portion of food, but not pay for the laughs you’ll have!)

So if you ever wondered what it’d be like to eat with REILLY, here’s your opportunity that you’ll never (or hope to quickly) forget!


P.S.  thanks to all the students who prayed for us before the concert on Wednesday.  That was amazing!  We won’t forget it!

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Found this online. Check it out.

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So we had an amazing day this past Saturday in Lancaster. We took part in the Vision Conference (www.visionconference.org) where 700+ students came to Calvary Church to hear great messages by Steve Geyer and take seminars on reaching the world around us (both our neighbor and those across the ocean).  We led worship and also played a concert later that night.  We had a BLAST.  I’m working on getting some videos/photos up, but in the mean time, check out a review that a newspaper did of the concert Saturday Night…

“For up to three hours, these two bands, one well-known and one growing in popularity, both showed a true gift for what they do, which I hope will keep earning them both a growing audience.”

Continue reading the rest of the review online here:


More to come!  If you have any pics or videos of the conference/concert, please let me know!!  Email me at REILLYTHEBAND@GMAIL.COM or comment this blog and let us know where we can find the pics and memories!


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Hello Everyone!

This is my first ever blog. Honestly, I never really knew what a “blog” was. Thought it might be a Disney term related to that movie Shrek or something… Anyway, in all seriousness, as I sit to write, my heart is filled with joy accompanied by a sobering sadness. The Lord has been doing some great things in my life & I’d like to take a moment to share them with you all.

First off, most of you may already know about the healthy baby girl that the Lord is knitting together in my beautiful wife’s belly! Kate & I’s dream of becoming parents and raising children together is nearly upon us. Let me say that again…in 3 months, KATE & I WILL BECOME PARENTS! It’s a crazy thought, but man what a joy! We are excited to know that the Lord will grant us much grace, for we will need it, as we begin to raise a family with this amazing miracle just around the corner.

Secondly, you may already know too that Reilly is gearing up for some exciting shows coupled by some lengthy tour dates also, just around the corner. Yet there is a sobering sadness that goes along with this excitement. In this next season of our life, the Lord is calling me to take a huge leap of faith and step down from being the drummer of Reilly. It has been a huge process of prayer and counsel. In the end I hear the Lord’s voice leading my family and I in a different direction than He is leading the band. This is and has been a very hard decision to make. I love this band and its members. It has been an amazing 4 years of worshiping the Lord through creating music, memories, and friendships together. Each and every fan has also deeply touched my heart as you’ve shared how our music has touched you in unique ways. These memories are priceless and will be treasured for a lifetime. I look forward to sharing all of it with my daughter and Lord willing, more children in the future!

Although I am stepping down as the drummer, I will not be stepping down as a fan. My wife and I will continue to pray for Reilly and support them however and whenever we can. We will miss them dearly, but are in confident faith that the Lord is leading both them and us in the path that He has called. We part on good terms and strong friendships. Thank you for the years and memories! My wife and I will miss you all tremendously!

In His Hands,

p.s. After reading this, some of you may be wondering, “…who are they going to replace him with?” or, “…have they already found someone?” Well, have you heard of that talented drummer who plays the late show with Conan O’Brien? Oh yeah, he’s really good, but that’s not who they’re getting. In fact, they are seeking out a replacement as we speak. If anyone comes to mind or if you yourself would like to explore being a part of this exciting journey with Reilly, I urge you to contact Dan or any of the members of Reilly to see if this would be something God is calling you to. We know the Lord will provide the next drummer in His perfect timing and we are excited to see who He has in store. *(email to: reillytheband@gmail.com)



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A chunk of my violin got blown off

A chunk of my violin got blown off

This is what happens to a violin when you take a bow to it. (There shouldn’t be a gaping hole on the top right of that violin)

At Friday Night’s show in Bethlehem, PA, on the last note of “Irish Jig”, I decided to go big or go home. I went big and took a nice chunk off the top of my violin with it. Not a fun thing to see.

Noele said she almost threw up when she saw it. Her violin was stepped on at a show before and so she can relate. After the initial shock, I didn’t worry too much about it. It’s a pretty clean cut and hopefully my violin maker will be able to fix it up without disrupting the sound too much. It still plays and I played the rest of the evening and the next 2 shows on that violin. I guess we’ll find out the effect in a few days.

It’s all worth it and I don’t regret going BIG! heheh. Too much fun at shows 🙂


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