Madison's own Derek Brady
Dr. Philip Tabane - D. 5-18-2018 - 84 - South African Jazz guitarist also nown for the pennywhistle, harmonica and malombo drum - worked with the Malombo Jazzmen - Tabane was awarded the South African Music Awards (SAMA) Lifetime Achievement Prize. One of South Africa’s most innovative jazz guitarists described as a quintessential African performer. He held 2 honorary doctorates in music.
Jim Milne - D. 6-10-2018 - 70 - short illness - bassist - a founding member of The Downchild Blues Band.
Dean Webb - D. 6-30-2018 - 79 - member of iconic bluegrass group The Dillards.
Alan Longmuir - D. 7-2-2018 - 70 - contracted a virus in Mexico while on holiday - bassist and founding member of the Bay City Rollers.
Brett Hoffmann - D. 7-7-2018 - 51 - colorectal cancer- American death metal singer for Malevolent Creation, Fire for Effect, Resthaven, South of Resthaven, and Down the Drain.
Garry Lowe - D. 7-7-2018 - 64 - cancer - long time bassist with Canadian rock/reggae band Big Sugar.
Richard Swift - D. 7-3-2018 - 41 - undisclosed illness - singer, songwriter, producer - member of the Shins, Starflyer 69 - associated with The Arcs, The Black Keys, Instruments of Science & Technology - owner of National Freedom recording studio Oregon.
Tab Hunter - D. 7-9-2018 - 86 - 1950s Hollywood idol - American actor, pop singer, film producer and author. He appeared in over forty films and was a well-known Hollywood star and heart throb of the 1950s and 1960s, known for his golden blond Californian surfer-boy looks.
Ponty Bone - D. 7-13-2018 - 78 - progressive supranuclear palsy - Texas - accordion - played for Joe Ely Band during the 1970s and ’80s, led his own band Squeezetones.
Derek Brady - D. 7-14-2018 - 31 - complications from an enlarged heart - Madison - guitarist for Underground Day 1, Derx Brax Band.
Mark “The Shark” Shelton - D. 7-26-2018 - 60 - guitarist - founder of power metal icons Manilla Road.
Tomasz Stanko - D. 7-29-2018 - 76 - Polish jazz trumpeter.