Martin Duffy, long-time keyboardist with Primal Scream, has died on the age of 55.
The reason for dying was a mind harm on account of a fall at his house in Brighton, his bandmate Bobby Gillespie stated.
Duffy, who was born in Birmingham, joined the band Felt as keyboard participant in 1986. Frontman Lawrence recalled: “I put up notices in Virgin in Birmingham promoting for a guitarist saying ‘Do You Need To Be A Rock ‘N’ Roll Star?’ I’d put two up when this man got here as much as me and stated, ‘I do know this keyboard participant. He’s 16. He’s simply left faculty.”
Whereas with Felt he guested on Primal Scream’s first two albums, becoming a member of the band as a full-time member in 1991.
He additionally performed with The Charlatans following the dying, in 1996, of their keyboardist Rob Collins, showing with the group at Knebworth supporting Oasis and contributing components to the band’s 1997 album Tellin’ Tales.
“I’ve recognized Martin since he was a young person in Felt,” Bobby Gillespie wrote on Instagram. “Martin was a really particular character. He had a love and understanding of music on a deep non secular degree. Music meant every part to him.
Tim Burgess, lead singer with The Charlatans tweeted: “One other tragic lack of a wonderful soul. Martin Duffy stepped in to avoid wasting The Charlatans after we misplaced Rob – he performed with us at Knebworth and was a real buddy. He toured with me in my solo band too – he was a pleasure to spend time with. Secure travels Duffy.”
Primal Scream bassist Simone Marie Butler additionally paid tribute: “You’ll wrestle to discover a extra real, gifted, humorous, type hearted, caring, naturally proficient one that performed like nobody else … Your gentle will at all times burn Duffy. Everybody who knew him liked, everybody who met him liked him. He was a pure real soul.”
One other tragic lack of a wonderful soul. Martin Duffy stepped in to avoid wasting The Charlatans after we misplaced Rob – he performed with us at Knebworth and was a real buddy. He toured with me in my solo band too – he was a pleasure to spend time with. Secure travels Duffy 💔 pic.twitter.com/cvuEvvqYGa
— Tim Burgess (@Tim_Burgess) December 20, 2022
Terrible information about Martin Duffy. To make music like Felt and to switchback into Primal Scream’s music is a few expertise. RIP.https://t.co/Na9oSIwYPl
— John Earls (@EarlsJohn) December 20, 2022
RIP Martin Duffy. Felt’s Ceaselessly Breathes The Lonely Phrase is certainly one of my very favorite albums, and Martin’s organ is the factor that provides it its celestial, timeless, placeless flavour. An unbelievable contribution to a stunning factor. pic.twitter.com/OFFJbztxGt
— Danny Kelly (@dannykellywords) December 20, 2022
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