DRAUGR DRUMMER JONNY MORELLI DIES AGE 30. STATEMENT IN BOTH ENGLISH AND ITALIAN

Posted: June 12, 2014 in DRAUGR, OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASES

 

The following statement in both Italian and English was issued today by DRAUGR’s management  Patricia Thomas, following the death  of drummer JONNY MORELLI:

“It is with a very heavy heart that I have to make the kind of announcement that every band manager hopes they will never have to make:

Jonny Morelli, drummer and founder member of Italian Pagan Metallers DRAUGR, lost his life at age 30 following a road accident in his home town of Pescara last night.

Jonny was not just a very talented musician who, in addition to his work with DRAUGR, which ended after ten years with the dissolution of the band in 2013, had, over the years, worked as a drummer both in the studio and on stage for many Italian bands, both metal and non-metal.  He was also a tattoo artist and writer.

Over the past year Jonny, along with three other former members of DRAUGR, was working on a new musical project, due to launch in 2014, that would see him take care of vocals and lyrics, as well as the drums.   An official statement regarding the project will follow soon.

My  personal condolences go to Jonny’s family, friends, and musicians who have played with him over the years.  And of course to all the fans who have followed his work, both as a musician, tattoo artist and writer.

RIP Jonny”

Comunicato bilingue della manager dei DRAUGR, Patricia Thomas riguardo la morte del batterista JONNY MORELLI:

“Con un peso al cuore, pubblico oggi un annuncio che ogni manager spererebbe di non dover mai fare.

Jonny Morelli, batterista e membro fondatore dei Draugr, ha perso la vita a 30 anni in seguito ad un incidente stradale avvenuto ieri sera a Pescara.

Musicista, tattoo artist e writer, oltre alla sua attività con i Draugr, terminata nel 2013 con lo scioglimento della band, comparì negli anni su lavori in studio e come batterista live di numerosi gruppi italiani, metal e non.

Nell’ultimo anno Jonny, insieme ad altri tre ex membri dei Draugr, era al lavoro su un nuovo progetto musicale, in uscita nel 2014, che lo avrebbe visto occuparsi delle voci e dei testi, oltre che delle parti di batteria. Presto seguirà uno statement ufficiale.

Le mie condoglianze personali vanno alla famiglia di Jonny, agli amici e ai musicisti che hanno suonato con lui nel corso degli anni e, naturalmente, a tutti i fans che lo hanno seguito nella la sua opera, sia come musicista, sia come tattoo artist, sia come writer.

RIP Jonny”

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialdraugr
Management & PR: Patricia Thomas Management https://patriciathomasmanagement.com/
email: patriciathomas@btinternet.com

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