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    Weʼve raised £1,366 to Craig Gill "Gilly" in his memory on behalf of all his fans, friends and family.

    Oldham, United Kingdom
    Funded on Saturday, 24th December 2016

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    This year hasn't been kind to the music world, with so many important artistes taken from us. Earlier this week it all got far too close to home, when we lost a musical hero that was also friend.

    At the age of just 44, Inspiral Carpets drummer Craig Gill, known to fans all over the world as Gilly, was taken from us. I say Inspiral Carpets drummer, but he was so much more than that. Born in Salford in 1971, at the age of just 14 he found fame with his band Inspiral Carpets, alongside Graham Lambert, Martyn Walsh, Clint Boon and Stephen Holt / Tom Hingley. Hits such as 'This is how it feels' Dragging me Down' 'Saturn 5' 'Joe' and 'She Comes in the fall' made the Oldham based band one of the biggest and most important bands in Manchester music history.

    Craig Gill has left a huge gap in the music world, one that perhaps even he wouldn't have expected. He was respected by the biggest bands in the world, with the likes of Liam Gallagher and Ian Brown sending messages of condolences, but also by the many up and coming bands he supported. Gilly was a drummer, a DJ, a historian, but most importantly a husband to Rose, a father to Georgia, Orla and Levon, and a great friend to many.

    All proceeds will be donated to Craig's family.

    RIP Gilly, we miss you X



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      Andrew Thompson

      Andrew Thompson

      1 year ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Hi Everyone Would just like to say a massive thanks you for all the donations from what we all raised between everyone who kindly donated via the Justgivng page, Tokyo Oldham and all at Timezone and Tom Hingley Gigs around the country, Support has come from everyone who met with Gilly on the Manchester Music Tours fans and friends. Total raised was £1,700 this was passed to Graham Lambert and has now been passed on to Craig’s family. Thanks you from us all for your support x

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    Page last updated on: 12/22/2016 2:08 PM





      Dec 22, 2016

      RIP Craig, you were one of my heroes and you will be missed always xxx Thinking of Rose, Georgia, Orla and Levon, the Inspirals and all those close to you, this Christmas. Love from Llewelyn xxx


    • Anonymous


      Dec 20, 2016

    • Jonah


      Dec 20, 2016

      RIP Gilly x


    • Matthew Thorpe

      Matthew Thorpe

      Dec 20, 2016


    • Anonymous


      Dec 19, 2016

      Im sorry for your loss, my thoughts are with you are this difficult time. Sieze the day, the world is ours :-)



      Dec 19, 2016


    • Jon Gray

      Jon Gray

      Dec 19, 2016

      RIP Gilly. Love to the loved ones left behind. Xx


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    We have set this page up due to the many request from his fans friends and family wishing to make a donation in Gilly's memory.

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