Associates and family members collect for Sheffield tributes to PJ’s One Drop singer Richard Cartwright

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Richard, the singer and driving drive of the Sheffield ska band PJs One Drop, died immediately on August 7, and can be remembered at his funeral, after which later at a celebration of his life.

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Tributes after shock loss of life of PJ’s One Drop singer Richard Cartwright

After his funeral at 12 midday at Grenoside Crematorium, there can be a celebration of his life at Crookes Social Membership, in Crookes, anticipated to observe at round 1pm.

Associates and family members can pay tribute tomorrow to well-known Sheffield singer Richard Cartwright, of PJ’s One Drop, pictured, following his shock loss of life.

His former bandmate, Andy Clixby, right this moment paid a private tribute to Richard, forward of tomorrow’s occasions.

He stated: “Richard had a dream, which was to kind a reggae band. He was a daily at The Fort pub at Hillsborough on a Sunday jam evening and had a great deal of musicians mates, so requested if anybody wished to kind a band. Everybody he requested stated they might assist out however solely till he might discover everlasting members. Within the eyes of the band, they have been momentary however Richard simply laughed as a result of he knew that “momentary” meant ceaselessly. So he and the keyboard participant – Paul Jones – sat down and sorted out a listing of reggae, Two Tone and Ska songs and One Drop was born.

“Issues have been going rather well till Paul sadly handed away. The band re-grouped and bought in a brand new keyboard participant (once more from The Fort) and renamed themselves PJs One Drop in honour of brother Paul.

Associates and family members can pay tribute tomorrow to well-known Sheffield singer Richard Cartwright, following his shock loss of life.

He stated that Richard discovered that The Dualers have been searching for native help bands on their upcoming tour, so bought in contact and persuaded them to make use of PJs One Drop at The Leadmill in Sheffield. The band, and particularly Richard, have been the proper band to get the group within the temper for the Dualers. Richard was in his aspect and was adored by everybody that noticed them and have been requested to help The Dualers when enjoying on the northern leg of their excursions.

He added: “Over the subsequent few years, in addition to The Leadmill the place he was joined on stage by Tyler’s canine, PJs One Drop opened for The Dualers at Manchester Albert Halls, Nottingham Rock Metropolis and Leeds O2 Academy and have been scheduled to play Nottingham Rock Metropolis once more on October 1.

“That they had a busy summer season deliberate with festivals at Millhouses, Crookes, Bakewell and Low Edges all booked however cruelly, on August 7, Richard – the singer, the entrance man, the chief – was snatched away leaving his household, mates, band mates and loving accomplice – Angie – bereft.

Funeral and celebration of Richard’s life

“Richard was a Crookes lad and it’s becoming {that a} celebration of his life will happen at Crookes Social Membership after the funeral on Tuesday September 13.”

RIchard had been attributable to carry out along with his group at Crookes Social Membership the weeked after his loss of life.

Membership supervisor Maurice Champeau additionally paid tribute to Richard that week

He stated: “Richard was a buyer right here in addition to a performer right here, and he was an all spherical nice man. He had a superb, lovely voice. How he was no more well-known than he was is past me.

Many tributes have been posted to former King Edward VII Faculty pupil Richard on social media.

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