Posted: 26 August, 2014
Tumbleweed bass player Jay Curley has died suddenly at his home
Tumbleweed bass player Jay Curley has died suddenly at his home. He was .
"It is with deep sadness that we inform everyone of a great loss in the Tumbleweed family, our brother, friend and bass player Jay Curley passed away suddenly in his home yesterday," read a statement on the Tumbleweed Facebook page.
"We are still shocked by the news of his death. We hope that people will remember him for his music, his big heart and his total dedication to rock and roll."
Jay Curley (far left) of Tumbleweed has passed away Photo: Tumbleweed Facebook page
Alongside his brothers Dave and Lenny, he helped formed the Wollongong band in 1990.
They went on to become one of Australia's ultimate stoner rock bands, having three killers singles make the ARIA Top 50 - "Sundial (Maryjane)" (1993), "Gyroscope" (1994), and "Hang Around" (1995). They also supported the likes of Rollins Band (June 1994) and Monster Magnet (February to March 1996) as well as playing major festivals around the country.
A lot of us here at Triple M saw many a Tumbleweed gig in our time, shaping our live music experiences forever.
Tumbleweed Dedicated This Song To Jay
Tumbleweed uploaded this single as a tribute to Jay Curley who passed away Video: Tumbleweed Facebook page
Hang Around - Tumbleweed
Tumbleweed "Hang Around" from the Galactaphonic album Video: YouTube