Geoff Foulkes of Birmingham band Troumaca dies following cancer battle

Guitarist passed away yesterday (September 17)

Geoff Foulkes of Birmingham band Troumaca has died following a short battle with cancer.

The band announced the news of Foulkes (pictured above) passing on Facebook, writing: “Our best friend Geoff passed away today. We will miss him dearly. Thank you all so much for the support, it means more than you know. Spread your love and feel the grace.”

The news was then confirmed by Troumaca’s label, Brownswood. A statement on the Gilles Peterson’s label website reads: “Brownswood are hugely saddened by the passing of Geoff Foulkes from Troumaca early this morning, after a year long battle with cancer. He was an extremely talented creative force and a beautiful person.”

A number of Troumaca’s fellow Birmingham bands, including The Twang, Jaws and Swim Deep, have paid tribute to Foulkes while the band themselves have vowed to continue.

See a selection of tributes to Foulkes below:

http://storify.com/nmemagazine/geoff-foulkes-rip

Troumaca released debut album ‘The Grace’ in 2013. Their single ‘Lady Colour’ can be streamed below: