Australian musician and co-founder of blues and roots band The Audreys, Tristan Goodall has died on the age of 48.
Goodall handed away “peacefully” on Saturday, July 2, surrounded by his household a consultant confirmed to Double J. He had reportedly been affected by well being points for the previous two years.
The South Australian band was shaped by Goodall and blues singer Taasha Coates, who have been then joined by musicians Cameron Goodall and Michael Inexperienced.
In late 2021, The Audreys introduced that Goodall had stepped down from the group as a consequence of sick well being and can be completely retiring from enjoying and touring.
Goodall continued to jot down music for The Audreys and gave Coates his blessing to kind a brand new line-up.
“It is time now for me to let go and say farewell,” he stated on the time. “I do know The Audreys will likely be secure in Taasha’s fingers and prepared for what comes subsequent.”
On the band’s Fb web page, Coates revealed to followers that the proficient guitarist had handed away.
“I’m very unhappy to should go on the information that regardless of our greatest hopes for his restoration, we misplaced our expensive Tristan on the weekend. He was 48 years previous,” she wrote.
“I’ve talked to so many individuals in the previous few days who knew Tristan, and the outpouring of affection has been overwhelming. He touched so many people together with his lovely music, his large coronary heart, his large hugs and his large goofy chuckle.”
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Coates additionally shared a bit about how she met Goodall, and the place their journey all started.
“Tristan and I met in 1997 in Adelaide,” she recalled. “We have been college college students, with foolish desires about touring the world with a band.”
She defined that although she had “crippling stagefright”, “Tristan noticed one thing in me, and as we began enjoying and writing songs collectively a complete new world opened up.”
The Audreys launched their debut album Between Final Evening & Us in 2006 which was met with excessive acclaim. It famously gained the ARIA for Greatest Blues and Roots Album that 12 months.
Only a few years later, the band hit the ball out of the park as soon as extra with their second album, When the Flood Comes which additionally gained the ARIA for Greatest Blues and Roots Album in 2008.
In 2010, Tristan and Coates continued as a duo after Cameron and Inexperienced give up the band, and the pair went on to launch their third album, Typically the Stars, which additionally gained an ARIA Award for Greatest Blues and Roots Album.
The band’s ultimate album, ‘Til My Tears Roll Away, was launched in 2014.
After a lifetime of working collectively, Coates says she is overcome with grief.
“25 years later I’ve to say goodbye to my dearest good friend, my musical soulmate, and my grief is nearly insufferable,” she wrote on Fb.
“Relaxation in peace my darling Tristan. We had a dream and we made it occur, are you able to imagine that? Thanks a lot for sharing that journey with me. I’ll miss you on a regular basis.”