Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Wonder Stuff Drummer Dies At 41

Martin Gilks

Gilks was part of the Wonder Stuff's successful 1990s line-up

Former Wonder Stuff drummer Martin Gilks has died a in a London hospital following a motorcycle accident.

The band enjoyed success in the early 1990s with hits such as The Size Of A Cow and Welcome To The Cheap Seats.

After the group split in 1994 Gilks, 41, went into management, working with rock bands A, Reef and Hundred Reasons.

A spokesperson for his company, Furtive, said: "He was greatly loved by many and will be sorely missed by all his family and friends."

Gilks also featured in 1980s indie band The Mighty Lemon Drops before he joined the Wonder Stuff, who were formed in Stourbridge, West Midlands.

After a brief reunion for live shows in 2000, vocalist Miles Hunt revived the Wonder Stuff name in 2004, but with a different line-up.

Gilks died at St George's Hospital, Tooting, on Monday of internal injuries following Sunday's accident. He leaves a son and daughter.

Found At bbc.co.uk


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