Just up on Falling Red’s facebook page is the sad news that bassist Mikey Lawless lost his battle with cancer this afternoon. The band have crossed through our sights on several occasions, all of which featured Mikey rumbling out the bass rhythm. Their album Lost Souls is a frequent player on my phone and it wouldn’t be the same without those fat licks.
Peacefully at 16.45 today Mikey lost his battle with Cancer, after a 9 month fight and some ups and down he passed away in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary with his mum Linda, brother Brian and Sister Debbie by his side.
He was always wanting to party and enjoyed nothing more than making that bass rumble and has done everything he could to make sure that never stopped throughout, he still stepped out on stage and rocked out and was always there to meet and greet people.
11 years ago we first met Mikey and 6 years ago he became part of Falling Red, he jumped at the chance to be on the road with us and always stated if he couldn’t have the day off work, he would be there anyway.
We have lasting memories that will stay with us forever.
On behalf of Linda and Falling Red we would like to say a huge thank you to everyone for their love and support since his diagnosis.
Please respect the families privacy at this difficult time
From all of us here at Moshville Times, our deepest condolences to Mikey’s family, friends and bandmates. He’ll be missed. As ever, we celebrate his life with a little sample of the great music he helped to produce – one of my favourite songs to come out in 2018. Thanks, Mikey!