On behalf of the band Abbey Rhode, I want to express our deepest thanks to our many friends and fans for their steadfast support over the past 12 years. It is now time for us to bring the band to an end.

Our goal was to bring to life the phenomenal music of The Beatles without gimmicks, costumes or fake accents and play it live with a foursome. We hope we succeed in creating a high quality, authentic musical experience for listeners.

Audiences both young and old, gave us great encouragement as we gigged all over Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York. We lent our hand in raising finds to build playgrounds, install fire alarms, celebrate birthdays like Portsmouth’s 375th, help the homeless shelters, Visiting Nurses, and helped with the effort to build a new police station in Portsmouth and many other worthy efforts and played from Billy Goodes-who gave us our start- to the steps of the Rhode Island Capitol Building. Thank you all for helping us fulfill our dream of playing this life-changing music!

We hope you can join us for our last show on Thanksgiving weekend, Saturday, Nov. 26th at the Sandywoods Center for the Arts in Tiverton, RI , doors open at 7 and the concert is from 7:30-10, tickets available at  http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2698802 for $15 advance,$20 at the door. Let’s celebrate the great music of John, Paul, George and Ringo this last time as a band in grand style and let us say thank you so very much.

“And in the end…the love you take, is equal to the love you make.”

John Flanders- guitars, keyboards, harmonica and vocals

Kevin Sullivan- guitars, keyboards, harmonica and vocals

Mike Jackson- drums

Ray Davis- bass and vocals

Ray Davis

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Ryan Belmore has been the Owner & Publisher of What's Up Newp since 2012. He also currently works for Mountain News, where he serves as Senior Editor - North America for OnTheSnow. He previously worked for the New England Patriots and American Cancer Society. He currently serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).