Friday, September 04, 2009

Keyboardobit: Jake Brockman

In an eerie echo of the way his former Bunnymen bandmate Pete DeFreitas died, Jake Brockman, keyboard player, has been killed in a motorcycle crash.

Jake was also a founder of BOM and worked for the BBC Natural History Unit. Although a long-term live member during the 1980s, he became a full-time member of the band during the flag-of-convenience post-Mac era. At the time, the band seemed to be chasing a Flowered Up bandwagon, and it was all psychedelic colour schemes and swirls). His work can be heard on the Reverberation album.

Brockman, who was 53, was riding on the Isle Of Man when he was in a collision with a converted ambulance.