The ska community, particularly the NYC area, has lost another gifted musician. UK singer/toaster Roy Radics of The Rudie Crew and Bigger Thomas passed away last night. I really hate having to wake up to news like this (or any time really), especially when it’s someone young and gifted as Roy Radics. I didn’t really know Roy Radics but saw him perform a few times with Bigger Thomas and Rudie Crew. Rapid fire vocalist is how I remember him; just an awesome singer. Not sure on any specific details, funeral service or anything like that but all I know is we lost a talented ska singer last night.
You can see my photos of Roy Radics performing with The Rudie Crew last March at the Pilfers record release show here. Sadly, that was the last time I saw him perform.
My heart goes out to his family, friends, band mates! Rest Easy Roy Radics.