Toby Smith

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Toby Smith
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Background information
Birth name Toby Grafftey-Smith
Born (1970-10-29)29 October 1970
Origin London, England
Died 11 April 2017(2017-04-11) (aged 46)
Genres Funk, pop
Occupation(s) Keyboardist, songwriter and music producer
Instruments Keyboards
Years active 1992–2017
Labels EMI (1993–2017)
Associated acts Jamiroquai (1992–2002)
The Hoosiers

Toby Grafftey-Smith (29 October 1970 – 11 April 2017), known professionally as Toby Smith, was a British musician, most famous for being the keyboardist and co-songwriter for Jamiroquai[1] from 1992 until his departure in 2002.

Smith left Jamiroquai on 29 April 2002 during the Funk Odyssey tour due to family commitments.[2]

He was the music producer and manager for the English pop-rock band, The Hoosiers.[3] In 2013, Smith co-produced Matt Cardle's third album, Porcelain, as well as provided writing contributions to several songs.[3]

He owned Angelic Recording Studios based near Banbury.[3]

Smith died on 11 April 2017. He was 46 years old.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "For The Record". MTV. 1 May 2002. Retrieved 21 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Jay Kay needs new man on (key)board". New Musical Express. 29 April 2002. Retrieved 11 April 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c d Welsh, April Clare (13 April 2017). "Original Jamiroquai keyboard player Toby Smith has died aged 46". Fact. Retrieved 11 April 2017.