According to a release, musician Angus “Drummie Zeb” Gaye, the lead singer and drummer for the British reggae band Aswad, passed away at the age of 62.
Aswad singer Drummie Zeb passed away.
Aswad, a reggae band, revealed on Friday that its lead singer, Drummie Zeb, has passed away at the age of 62. They also offered a moving homage to the late musician.
The band released a statement saying, “We have to announce the passing of our brother Angus ‘Drummie’ Gaye with the utmost grief and profound loss.” Drummie has left us to go live with our ancestors, which leaves a great hole in both his personal and professional life.
Drummie Zeb cause of death
His cause of death has not yet been made public. In an effort to learn more about the occurrence, Daily Info Express has made an effort to contact the family and close friends. There are currently no responses. This page will be updated when we get enough information. More information regarding Drummie Zeb’s cause of death will be released soon.
Aswad, a trio consisting of Angus Gaye, Brinsley Forde, and Tony Robinson, was the first British reggae band to be signed to Island Records in the 1970s. They quickly established themselves as a classic British reggae outfit, releasing 15 albums over a 20-year period.
Who was Drummie Zeb?
According to their management, Spaine Music, Aswad—known for their international hits Don’t Turn Around and Give A Little Love—also helped to the Free Nelson Mandela movement with their number-one song Set Them Free.
According to Spaine Music, “Aswad are still highly important in the twenty-first century as can be seen by the numerous festivals they appear on both in the UK and throughout the world.”
Aswad are still the primary distributors of the UK reggae scene after more than 25 years, and they will remain so well into the next millennium.
Gaye, who was raised by Grenadian parents in London, attended Holland Park school in the past, according to the Mirror.
The band requested privacy for Gaye’s family and the band at this “heartbreaking moment” and stated more information would be provided in due course. Gaye was described as “highly loved and respected” by his family, friends, and peers.
Drummie Zeb Biography
Drummie, whose real name is Angus Gaye, was the reggae band Aswad’s drummer and main singer in addition to being a record producer.
Drummie, who is of Grenadian descent, met his bandmates as a student at London’s Holland Park school.
The band gained notoriety in the 1970s and put out a mind-boggling 21 albums.
Don’t Turn Around in 1988 and Give a Little Love are among their top hits.
They sang the Cliff Richard song Share a Dream in 1989.
Drummie was the lone original member of the group when Forde, a band member for 16 years, departed the group in 1996 for spiritual reasons.
The band has performed on stage in some of the biggest locations, including West Africa and Japan as well as London’s Royal Albert Hall.
The album City Lock by Aswad, their most recent work, was published in 2009.
Tribute to Drummie Zeb
former UB40 frontman Ali Campbell said
Very sad to hear the passing of Aswads Drummie Zeb— ALI CAMPBELL (@UB40) September 2, 2022
We’ve lost another U.K Reggae pioneer.
Deepest condolences go out to all of the Aswad family @TheRealAswad
Big Love ❤️💛💚 pic.twitter.com/olXt0KEmEW
“I was quite saddened to learn of Drummie Zeb’s passing for Aswad. Another pioneer of UK reggae has passed away. My sincere sympathies to the entire Aswad family.
Fans paid tribute to Drummie Zeb
Online tributes were also shared by fans. Gaye was described as a gentleman by one person who had met him in Gibraltar, which came as “no surprise.”
It was an honour to have known you, added a different person who identified themselves as an old schoolmate from Holland Park. I usually bring up you and your songs when I’m talking to my pals about music,” they wrote.
Vocalist Matt Hoy said,
Drummie, RIP. Very upsetting news! #Aswad
Robin Campbell said
DRUMMIE ZEB, RIP
I was shocked to learn that Angus “Drummie Zeb” Gaye, a great drummer and vocalist for Aswad, had passed away. We send our condolences and sincere sympathy to his family, friends, and coworkers.
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