Photo: Brethren Fast (photo by Colleen Emory) From Tommy Nuhulu on Facebook: Brethren Fast, they were. Today we lost our brother Mik, last of the original power trio who rocked everything from big Denver clubs to backyard parties and won local music awards. Still, more important were the hearts they won as a reckless band of brothers who made you love being at their shows and who loved their place on stage.
I loved them like a brother, because they treated me like a brother.
Big love and big hugs to the family and friends of Mik ‘The Stick’ Messina.
Victoria Woodworth: Oh this breaks my heart. I remember opening for Brethren Fast at the Road Tavern a reeeeeaaallly long time ago now and they were so nice and funny as hell. Hard to believe we are so much stardust. Sending love to family and loved ones.
Mik was preceded in death by his brother Don “Dynomite” Messina who was killed in a car wreck on Lookout Mountain in August 2016.
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Other Notable Musicians’ Deaths…
Again, the number of deaths from COVID is astounding. Please get vaccinated. Truly may save your life.
Posted on Facebook July 19, 2021: The members of the band KANSAS, past and present, wish to express our deepest sorrow over the death of our bandmate and friend, Robby Steinhardt. Robby will always be in our souls, in our minds, and in our music. What he brought to us as bandmates, to the fans who attended our concerts, and to the sound of KANSAS, will always be heartfelt. We love him and will miss him always. ~ KANSAS
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21: Tõnu Aare, 67, Estonian musician, composer and songwriter (Apelsin); Lieb Bester, 72, South African musician and actor (The Making of the Mahatma, Stander, Winnie Mandela), COVID-19;
20: Jerry Granelli, 80, American-born Canadian jazz drummer (A Charlie Brown Christmas); Curt-Eric Holmquist, 73, Swedish conductor (Eurovision Song Contest), leukemia.
19: Tolis Voskopoulos, 80, Greek singer and actor (Marijuana Stop!, Agonia); *Chuck E. Weiss, 76, American songwriter and vocalist, cancer.
18: František Nedved, 73, Czech singer-songwriter and guitarist, lung cancer.
17: Dolores Claman, 94, Canadian composer (“The Hockey Theme”), complications from dementia; Filio Pirgaki [el], 81, Greek folk singer; Robby Steinhardt, 71, American singer and violinist (Kansas); Sir Graham Vick, 67, English opera director, COVID-19.
16: Biz Markie, 57, American rapper (“Just a Friend”) and actor (Men in Black II, Yo Gabba Gabba!), complications from diabetes; Thomas Rajna, 92, Hungarian-born British pianist and composer (Seven Years in Tibet, Jet Storm).
15: Boris Goryachev, 49, Russian singer (Turetsky Choir Art Group), COVID-19; Jean Kraft, 94, American mezzo-soprano; Pyotr Mamonov, 70, Russian rock musician (Zvuki Mu), COVID-19; Tsepo Tshola, 67, Mosotho musician (Sankomota), complications from COVID-19.
14: *Gary Corbett, American rock keyboardist (Cinderella, Kiss) and songwriter (“She Bop”), lung cancer; Flores El Gaditano, 99, Spanish flamenco singer; Jeff LaBar, 58, American rock guitarist (Cinderella, Naked Beggars).