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Liane Carroll and Roger Carey… Hello. Roger and I are so very sad to hear the news that our lovely friend Kevin Hoad passed away this morning. A wonderful man, fabulous drummer. Many of mine, Sophie Bancroft and Sara Colman’s jazz vocal students would have sung with him at Porters. He absolutely LOVED those Sunday lunch concerts. We will miss him greatly and are sending Nicky all our love. R.I.P.Kevin.
Alan Esdaile… Very sad news. I know he’s been ill for awhile but still a shock. One of the nice guys.
Jim Penfold… thats really sad
Pete Houghton… I’m really sorry to hear this Kevin was a really great guy RIP Kevin
Dave Weeks… indeed a really nice guy. So sad.
Phil Thornton… RIP Kev (old goat) very sad news x
Diane Knight… Ohhh…that is really sad news …such a kind ,gentle soul
Tony Qunta… Very sorry to hear the sad news. He will be missed by many friends and fellow musicians.
Chris Howard… So sorry to hear of the sad news of Kevin an ex band member in Elite in the nineties had passed away this morning R.I.P Dear friend.
Terry Pack… We all have very fond memories of Kevin. He was a lovely, warm man, and, speaking as a bass player, he had a great pocket, too. RIP, Kevin. You are missed.
Steve Fitzy… Very sad news a really nice guy
Bernard Goffredo… sad news
Nicola Dobson… Sad news..I was in the same class as him in the infsnts school RIP
Janine Hemsley… So sad, great bloke, great drummer. RIP Kevin.
Harry Randall… Very sad to hear this and right on Christmas! Condolences to all concerned! A great guy and Great drummer!
Andy Qunta… So sorry to hear of Kevin’s passing. Lovely fella & great drummer. R.I.P.
Mark Gilham… Lovely bloke. Sad news.
Trevor Spears… RIP Kev,enjoyed all of the gigs we shared!
Elaine Roberts… So sorry to hear this. Thinking of you and all his family and friends xx
Martin Stringer… So sad
Dave Nattress… Truly shocked to learn this terrible news.
Stephen Winterbottom… Played with him back in the day. One of the very best in the south east. Rest well Kevin
Iain Cobby… Did a session with him many years ago , great drummer, RIP
Barry French… Such sad news, a great drummer & lovely guy.
Martyn Baker… What a fantastic bloke he was, and a very good friend. Drummers as good as Kevin Hoad are very rare. I’m very proud to have played bass in rhythm sections with him in Steppin’ Out, The Roaring 80’s and Missing Persons plus loads of sessions and one-off gigs. He was the groovy beat behind a lot of great music. Goodnight Kev mate.
Tich Turner… Only just heard from my old pal Tony Bird about the sad passing of Kevin Hoad. Shocking news. As others here have commented, he was a truly lovely fella and a very fine drummer. Like Martyn, very privileged to have shared a stage with him and some great times. Just one more dreadful poke in the eye from 2020! Sleep well Kevin.
Jacquie Hinves… Dear all, Kevin’s girls have asked me to send you the link to our darling friend’s funeral next Wednesday. If there is anyone I have missed out please would you forward the information on. Sending love to you all at this very sad time. Stay safe.Jacquie.xx
Yvonne Cleland… Too young x
John Wilde… Farewell rythmn master. Soar high.
Mike Curtis… Kevin used to turn up at the occasional Factory practice evening at Hatters, and Lol Cooksley would let him sit in and play on I Can’t Explain. He looked about 14 at the time, but played it perfectly, just like Lol (and therefore just like Keith Moon). Such sad news.
Ashley Pepper… Very sad to hear about Kev, had the pleasure of playing in various bands with him many times over the years. A top player and top guy. He had a way of making every gig that bit more enjoyable both with his playing and his wacky humour. RIP Kev.