Thursday, 18 March 2010

Billington Family Busker founder dead

Our brother in christ  Michael Billington, 49, father of three, of Bishop Street, Stourport, was found hanged on February 24 at Burlish Top Nature Reserve. His funeral was held at Stourport Cemetery on March 8.
 Gifted: Right, Michael Billington

Michael Billington founded the Billington Family Buskers about five years ago, consisting of his wife, Heidi, on keyboard, himself on bass guitar and their children, Hannah, Thomas and Becky.

The five-piece began busking when drummer, Hannah, was 11, guitarist, Thomas, 14 and rhythm guitarist, Becky, 15. Mr Billington was a Christadelphian and the band performed religious music, as well as pieces by the Beatles and the Shadows, before disbanding about two years ago. They played at functions and private parties, as well as in town centres all over Worcestershire and were featured in The Shuttle in 2005.

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