‘Without you there would be no band’: Jamiroquai give touching reverence to first member Toby Smith

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'Without you there would be no band': Jamiroquai issue touching reverence to Toby Smith
Jamiroquai’s Toby Smith (right) died on Apr 11 (Picture: SIPA PRESS/REX/Shutterstock)

Jamiroquai have released a moving reverence to their keyboard player, Toby Smith, who died on Apr 11 at the age of 46.

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A matter on the fan site Funkin announced his death on Wednesday, yet the means of death has not been disclosed.

The matter said: ‘It is with good unhappiness to hear and send the news that strange Jamiroquai keyboard player Toby Smith died on 11th Apr 2017.

‘He was an strange member of the rope until 2002 when he left to spend some-more time with his family.

'Without you there would be no band': Jamiroquai issue touching reverence to Toby Smith
Toby Smith founded the rope with Jason Kay, right (Picture: Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)

‘He set up a recording studio at his home, started producing cider with some friends, built up a adore (and garage) of classical cars and was a penetrating equine rider.’

‘This is a very unhappy day for all Jamiroquai fans. Much adore to his wife, children and the rest of his family.’

Since the news of Smith’s death people who knew or collaborated with him have paid reverence including strange Jamiroquai bassist Stuart Zender.

I adore you so much. My big hermit Toby crossed over to the other side last night. All my fondest memories are of him and the rope that we created. The many gifted musician we have ever had the respect to make music with. There will never be another like you Toby. Your light will gleam on eternally. Thank you for making cave and everyone’s life so bright. we applaud your adore and life! Rest in Love. Your bald hermit Stu x

A post shared by SZ (@stuartzender) on Apr 12, 2017 at 5:10am PDT

Smith, who as innate in Oct 1970, shaped the rope in 1992 with lead singer Jay Kay and members Stuart Zender, Nick Van Gelder and Wallis Buchanan.

He co-wrote a series of the band’s songs including Virtual Insanity, Space Cowbody and Deeper Underground.

After leaving Jamiroquai he became music writer and manager for The Hoosiers, who shaped in 2003, and in 2013 he co-produced Matt Cardle’s third manuscript Porcelain.

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