It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Volker Bredebusch, promoter, friend and perhaps most of all a massive fan of everything John Martyn!
Volker promoted and tour managed for John in Europe for many years and also recently helped Beverley by organising a tour of Germany. Volker had an infectious enthusiasm, a great sense of humour and an encyclopedic knowledge of music!
He had beaten cancer once but it returned early last year with a vengeance, “life brought another unexpected surprise at the very start of the new year, after a sudden thrombosis in my right leg I couldn’t move and finally at the hospital they found a tumor beside my liver. So after 7 years without, I’ve got the C Blues again, well well well, I’m with the experts now in Essen and they’re known to be among the best in Germany for this. Let’s see what they can do, I will hold my head up high and keep on moving, hoping the slow train doesn’t come around the bend too soon..”
Volker lost his hard fought battle with cancer on 5th September. Our thoughts are with his family, particularly Jürgen and his ‘almost family’ Ian. Rest in peace Volker.