Footage of Finley Quaye being kicked offstage by the promoter of his own gig has emerged online.
Quaye’s recent performance in Gloucester ended in disaster. The singer, who won a Brit Award and MOBO Award at the height of his fame, was playing at the Convent Club in Woodchester, Gloucestershire when promoter Matt Roberts called time on his performance.
“I am so sorry guys, I have worked in the industry 28 years, I have a reputation,” Roberts told the crowd as he interrupted the set.
“You guys, go home,” he then told Quaye’s band. “We will refund the tickets, and I can only say that I am so sorry because the music industry and live music is beautiful.
“I am sorry, I will not sit here and pollute my venue with bullshit, and I can only apologise for you who were getting some of it because there is some magic there.
“All I can say is this is my house and I have acted how I feel is appropriate.”
Roberts also revealed that Quaye and co failed to attend soundcheck earlier in the day. Watch the incident below.
Finley Quaye is best known for his songs ‘Sunday Shining’ and ‘Even After All’. His album ‘Maverick A Strike’ has been certificated multi-platinum since its release in 1997.
Quaye has encountered various problems in recent years. In 2012, he was found guilty of aggravated assault. The singer also admitted possession of cannabis in 2003.