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Farewell brother...

posted 23 Jun 2016, 11:25 by Dean Miles   [ updated 29 Dec 2016, 03:13 by Web Master ]

For Some reason this post vanished from the website, so I'm putting it back up.  (From 23rd June 2016)

It is with a great sadness, and a heavy heart, that we must announce that following a long battle with illness our great friend, band mate and brother, Tim Stamps has passed away leaving a void that shall never be filled.

Tim was a founding member of the band, being there in it's formation many years ago and was monumental in bringing us to where we are now.

Over those years Tim shared the stage with a long list of band mates from The Whipjacks and before.

Dean Miles, Tim Pearson, Daniel Oliver, Chris Richardson, Arran Gould, Simon Cooper, Malcolm Wyatt, Tim wright and Ashley Curtis to name just a few.  I speak for all of us when I say that the stage will always feel emptier without him.

Being a member of The Whipjacks was one of Tim's great joys and it was his request that we continued on when he made the difficult decision to step away from the band, due to his ill health just a few months ago and we will honor that request moving forward, as we did then.

Thank you Tim.  

You were an inspiration and a friend.  

But above all you were a band mate and you don’t get much closer than that.

Farewell until we all meet again.