Sad to report the death of a mate. Ross Hannaford passed away peacefully at his home in Melbourne on February 8th. Ross was someone who gave and gave. Never said a bad word about anyone, accepted whatever life threw up and played music to the end. We've been selling CDs and DVDs to help over the last few months and know he'd been blown away by the outpouring of love and support that came to him from right across Australia. When I saw him a few weeks ago he was sucking on a huge joint in some native bush his partner had planted on the nature strip out the front of his house. It was like a setting created by Rousseau and Ross reflected on life, friendship and funny times over the years. It was a magical interlude, peaceful and uplifting. It was the last time I saw him.
Haydn Keenan March 9, 2016