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
Occupation(s)Keyboardist, 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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Jay Kay needs new man on (key)board". New Musical Express. 29 April 2002. Retrieved 11 April 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)