Toby Smith

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Toby Smith
Birth nameToby Grafftey-Smith
Born(1970-10-29)29 October 1970
OriginLondon, England
Died12 April 2017(2017-04-12) (aged 46)
GenresFunk, pop
OccupationsKeyboardist, songwriter and music producer
InstrumentsKeyboards
Years active1992–2017
LabelsEMI (1993–2017)
Associated actsJamiroquai (1992–2002)
The Hoosiers

Toby Grafftey-Smith (29 October 1970 – 12 April 2017), known professionally as Toby Smith, was an English musician. He was most famous for being the keyboardist and co-songwriter for Jamiroquai[1] from 1992 until he left from the band in 2002.

Smith left Jamiroquai in 2002 during the Funk Odyssey tour due to family commitments.[2]

He was the music producer and manager for the English pop-rock band, The Hoosiers.[3] He owned Angelic Recording Studios based near Banbury.[3]

Smith died on 11 April 2017. He was 46 years old.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "For The Record". MTV. 1 May 2002. Retrieved 21 July 2012.
  2. "Jay Kay needs new man on (key)board". New Musical Express. 29 April 2002. Retrieved 11 April 2017.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Welsh, April Clare (13 April 2017). "Original Jamiroquai keyboard player Toby Smith has died aged 46". Fact. Retrieved 11 April 2017.