“Our beloved Ross was involved in a very sudden and tragic accident on Friday night. Ross was the drummer in Late of the Pier who formed in 2005. As well as writing and playing his own material Ross was a drummer with many other successful artists including Misty Miller, Kai Fish and most recently Zibra. Ross was a monumental force in the lives of everybody who knew him, multi-talented, modest, kind and generous; he loved and was loved by his family. The world has become a sadder place without him. He will be eternally missed by all who knew and loved him”.
Con questo triste annuncio viene data notizia della prematura scomparsa di Ross Dawson batterista dei Late Of The Pier. La band inglese (sciolta nel 2010) aveva mandato in archivio l’album ‘Fantasy Black Channel’ nel 2008. Dawson nel 2014 era entrato nei Zibra con i quali era rimasto fino all’inizio del 2015. Dalla Warner Bros. Miles Leonard scrive:
“Late of the Pier were one of the most original, innovative and exciting artists I’ve ever worked with. Ahead of their time but with such a youthful outlook in both music and life. Although our time working together was relatively short, I shall remember Ross with great fondness and as a bright, personable and warm character. Sadly we have all lost a talented musician but his music will be with us forever. Our sincere condolences go to his friends and family. Very sad news. Our thoughts are, naturally, with his family and friends”.
In questi giorni esce ‘Inji’ il debutto solista di Sam Dust a nome La Priest.