4 Feb 2020

Straitjacket Fits guitarist Andrew Brough dies

From RNZ Music, 1:00 pm on 4 February 2020

Straitjacket Fits guitarist and songwriter Andrew Brough has died.

Fans and musicians have paid tribute to Brough, who also played in bands Bike and the Blue Meanies,

"Andrew was an amazing person and he will be sorely missed," Martin Kean, a Blue Meanies member, said today.

Brough was part of the Straitjacket Fits with Shayne Carter, drummer John Collie and bass player David Wood, formed in the mid 1980s in Dunedin. After writing the hit single 'Down in Splendour', he left the band after a US tour in the early 1990s.

He then formed Bike in the mid-90s, writing the single 'Save My Life'. Bike split before the end of the decade.

Brough continued to play and record music with other bands and under his own name.

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