Saturday, 15 April 2017

REMEMBERING TOBY SMITH

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Toby Smith

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Toby Smith
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Background information
Birth nameToby Grafftey-Smith
Born29 October 1970
OriginLondon, England
Died11 April 2017 (aged 46)
GenresFunkpop
Occupation(s)Keyboardistsongwriter and music producer
InstrumentsKeyboards
Years active1992–2017
LabelsEMI (1993–2017)
Associated actsJamiroquai (1992–2002)
The Hoosiers
Toby Grafftey-Smith (29 October 1970 – 11 April 2017), known professionally as Toby Smith, was a British musician, most famous for being the keyboardist and co-songwriter for Jamiroquai[1] from 1992 until his departure in 2002.
Smith left Jamiroquai on 29 April 2002 during the Funk Odyssey tour due to family commitments.[2]
He was the music producer and manager for the English pop-rock bandThe Hoosiers.[3] In 2013, Smith co-produced Matt Cardle's third album, Porcelain, as well as provided writing contributions to several songs.[3]
He owned Angelic Recording Studios based near Banbury.[3]
Smith died on 11 April 2017. He was 46 years old.[3]

References[edit]

  1. Jump up^ "For The Record"MTV. 1 May 2002. Retrieved 21 July 2012.
  2. Jump up^ "Jay Kay needs new man on (key)board"New Musical Express. 29 April 2002. Retrieved 11 April 2017.
  3. Jump up to:a b c d Welsh, April Clare (13 April 2017). "Original Jamiroquai keyboard player Toby Smith has died aged 46"Fact. Retrieved 11 April 2017.

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