Claudia Duffy is the wife of the Late Martin Duffy who was the keyboardist for Primal Scream and Charlatans, dies at 55.
Claudia Duffy’s Husband Martin Duffy died at the age of 55.
Martin Duffy is a member of The Charlatans and Primal Scream, passed away, breaking hearts throughout the globe. Social media is flooded with condolences as news of Martin Duffy’s death at age 55 spreads. Famous English keyboardist Martin Duffy performed for Felt in the past and most recently for Primal Scream.
Tim Burgess, the lead vocalist of The Charlatans, posted on Facebook to announce Martin Duffy’s passing. Another awful passing of a lovely soul. When we lost Rob, Martin Duffy, who had played with us at Knebworth and was a good friend, came in to salvage The Charlatans. The reason of Martin Duffy’s death has not yet been disclosed. At the age of 55, he died.
“a true friend”, “another tragic loss of a beautiful soul”.Burgess said:
“We in Primal Scream are all so sad. I’ve known Martin since he was a teenager in Felt. He played keyboards on every album of ours from the first to the last. Finally joining the band in 1991.” Martin was a very special character. He had a love and understanding of music on a deep spiritual level.
Music meant everything to him. He loved literature and was well read and erudite. An autodidact. A deep thinker, curious about the world and other cultures. Always visiting museums in every city we played or looking for Neolithic stones in remote places. Opinionated and stubborn in his views.”
Gillespie went on to say that Duffy played piano “to the level where he was feted not just by his peers in British music” but also “old school master American musicians” such as pianist and singer James Luther Dickinson, drummer Roger Hawkins, bassist David Hood and producer Tom Dowd. “Martin was the most musically talented of all of us.
His style combined elements of country, blues and soul, all of which he had a God given natural feel for. He never played the same thing twice, ever. He was all about ‘the moment’, better have that ‘record’ button on when Duffy was on fire…” Martin was also in possession of a unique wit. He had a swift eye for the absurd, the surreal and the ridiculous. He lived to laugh and play music. He was loved by all of us in the Scream. A beautiful soul. We will miss him.”In an emotional tribute shared on Primal Scream’s Instagram account, Gillespie wrote:
“Very sad news, someone we toured with alongside #PrimalScream and a fantastic person all around has left us. Brilliant keyboardist #MartinDuffy ADF salutes you, thanks for all the good vibes.”Electro band Asian Dub Foundation tweeted:
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Martin Duffy’s wife is Claudia Duffy. There is no information about their children. Martin is a well-known English pianist who formerly worked with Felt and most recently with Primal Scream.
Claudia Duffy holds a British Citizen.
Husband Martin Duffy’s career
In 1985, keyboardist Martin Duffy joined the founding members of the independent rock group Felt. Later, Felt frontman Lawrence said “I posted flyers at Virgin in Birmingham asking, “Do You Want To Be A Rock ‘N’ Roll Star?” When this person approached me and said, “I know this piano player,” I had already put two up. He’s 16. He recently got out of school.”
Duffy contributed keyboards to Primal Scream’s first two albums, and when Felt split up at the end of 1989, he became a permanent member of the group. After founding member Rob Collins passed away, Duffy continued to perform with The Charlatans, playing with them at Knebworth in 1996 to support Oasis and providing piano parts to the band’s fifth album Tellin’ Stories.
Along with Carl Bart of The Libertines and Tim Burgess of the Charlatans, he was a member of the “rock supergroup” The Chavs in 2004. He has contributed to albums by Paul Weller, the Chemical Brothers, Heidi Berry, Beth Orton, and others. In 2014, he released a solo album titled Assorted Promenades.
Che was a member of the “rock supergroup” The Chavs in 2004. He has contributed to albums by Paul Weller, the Chemical Brothers, Heidi Berry, Beth Orton, and others. In 2014, he released a solo album titled Assorted Promenades.