Il saluto di Jay Kay a Toby Smith

Con la notizia della morte di Toby Smith, tastierista e fondatore dei Jamiroquai, in tanti tra fan e personaggi del panorama musicale hanno espresso le loro parole di dolore e cordoglio per la sua scomparsa prematura. Tra i tanti, well Derrick Mc Kenzie e Paul Turner, ricordiamo Stuart Zender, the Incognito e i Coldplay che hanno pubblicato sui loro social parole toccanti dedicate a lui.

Le parole di Jay Kay si sono fatte attendere fino ad oggi ma hanno espresso con intensità il dolore di chi ha condiviso con Toby una fetta importante della propria vita e la riconoscenza di chi sa che senza di lui oggi non esisterebbero i Jamiroquai. Di seguito le parole di Jay:

Yesterday, I found out the news I was hoping, and truly believed, would never happen, that my dear friend Toby, had passed away. My heart hangs so heavy with grief and pain, that I have found it difficult to write anything about this up to now. The recent success of the new album has paled into complete and utter insignificance to me on hearing this terrible news.

Toby had fought this voracious illness with his own indefatigable and stubborn brand of spirit and courage for a very long time, and until fairly recently, had shown all the signs of beating it, only for it to take him away so cruelly from his wife, his children, his relations and his many friends.

But it has also taken him away from the millions of people who have enjoyed his music, the music I had the privilege of writing with him, the music that has brought joy and happiness to people’s hearts across the whole planet for so long, and the music that leaves an indelible and everlasting legacy for all of us. This is my only solace at this most heartbreaking moment.

I have so much to say about the man but I will try to keep it brief for now. I want to remember Toby as the guy who struck me with his magic the first time I heard him play in my small bedsit in 1992, the guy who made laugh and cry in equal measure as we wrote the songs you all sing, the guy who would entertain us all on our most arduous tours with his obtuse sense of humour, and the guy who would crack me up with his quirky sense of style and his unique and candid views on people, life and love.

And so I want you all to remember him this way, because all you have to do is put his music on, wherever you are, whatever your mood, and let his amazing alchemy of chord structure, his mastery of timing, and his effortless and eloquent solos, get under your skin, right into your soul, and make you smile at the world, not matter how bad it seems.

He has been a huge part of my life. Without him, there would be no JAMIROQUAI, and as I write this, the moon is clear and bright in the sky, and I think of him how it should be, riding his mighty horse across it, leaving a trail of stars behind him.

I will miss you so much Tobesman. I will always be so proud of you. Ride the wind buddy, nothing can stop you now.

Your mate, Jx

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Toby ha contribuito a scrivere numerosi successi che ascoltiamo tutti i giorni e che accompagnano la nostra vita ed ha lasciato la band nel 2002 per trascorrere più tempo con la sua famiglia. Da quel momento ha continuato a fare musica nello studio privato che ha costruito nella sua abitazione.


Jamitaly ti porta ai concerti dei Jamiroquai

Jamitaly ti porta ai concerti dei JamiroquaiHai mai pensato come sarebbe andare ai concerti dei Jamiroquai insieme ad altri fan, comodamente e senza stress? Il divertimento può iniziare già prima che i Jamiroquai salgano sul palco! 🙂

Jamitaly, in collaborazione Busforfun, ti accompagna ai concerti dei Jamiroquai in Italia che si terranno l’11 Luglio a Florence and 20 November to Milan in occasione dell’Automaton Tour 2017.

Gli amici di Jamitaly utilizzando il codice promozionale BFF-JAM150317 in fase di prenotazione ottengono il 15% di sconto che si cumula con l’Early Price, la promozione dedicata a chi prenota il viaggio in anticipo.

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