A few months back when the SpecialOz'd team began to form, we welcomed into our fold, one of Australia's best Ska drummers.
He was keen to be part of the team for this cause that was so close to his heart. You see, he was fighting his own battle with this, but to him, it was so important to be doing something for the kids. I’ve looked back on our group post and these were his very own words, when he joined us.
“Since 2014 when the Strange Tenants were in London, I have been passionate about being involved with the cause . Yeah I’,m going through my own cancer battle, but it’s about the kids that might not even get to see their next birthday. I look forward to working with and catching up with everyone. Thank you again for allowing me to be part of SpecialOz’d…love and peace to all ox”
Since then he kept regularly involved, often apologising for absences because he had been in hospital and checking up on others who weren’t well. We are so sad our brother won’t be there at the gig, giving a guest drumming spot, and seeing to fruition the amazing work he did.
Jeff, we thank you for your work with us, your positive and generous spirit and your massive contribution to Ska with Melbourne legends, Strange Tenants!
We will be celebrating your spirit on September 30th and know you’ll be there with us, helping out ‘those kids’!
Grey skies over our hearts! RIP Jeff Denny