Musician Roy Noel passes away


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It is with sadness that we report the passing of musician Roy Jeremiah Noel. Roy was born in Grenada in 1952, subsequently attending Henry Compton School in Fulham, London. Quiet and unassuming by nature, he was passionate about calypso – and music in general.

Roy played drums with TJ Jazz Band, North Star Steel Band and various jab jab bands. Many would remember him as, for many years, the house drummer for the ABC Band at the London Calypso Tent, at Yaa Asantewaa, Maida Vale and the Tabernacle, Ladbroke Grove. He played alongside artists such as current UK Calypso and Groovy Soca Monarch Helena B, Alexander D Great, Brown Sugar, De Admiral, G String, Lord Cloak, Totally Talibah and many others.

Roy joined the Ancestors on December 31, 2019. We would like to send our sympathy to all his family and friends in this difficult time.