Michael Weiley, lead guitarist and singer for Sydney’s V Spy V Spy has died.
Michael’s sister Georgia announced the news on her Facebook page.
Bidding a final farewell to my gorgeous “big brother” Michael, the gentlest soul I ever knew. May we treasure his memory and fabulous music forever. I’ll miss him always, and am so thankful for having him in my life. RIP Michael Weiley Mike Weiley
The Spy Vs Spy Facebook page also made an announcement:
VALE Michael Ian Patrick Weiley (1959-2018).
We can confirm that Michael Weiley has passed away.
Please leave all thoughts, comments, tributes to Mike in the below thread.
It is indeed a sad day for Australian Music.
VALE Michael Weiley …your legacy of music will live on!
Mike Weiley, Cliff Grigg and Crain Bloxom formed V Spy Vs Spy in Sydney in 1981. They were signed to their first recording deal through Midnight Oil’s Powderworks label. The debut V Spy V Spy album ‘Harry’s Reasons’ was released in March 1986.
The second V Spy V Spy album ‘A.O. Mod TV. Vers.’ was released through Warner in December 1986. It featured the hit ‘Don’t Tear It Down’.
V Spy V Spy became an important part of moulding the Sydney pub rock scene of the 80s.
By 1983, the band stalled, then picked up some momentum in 1984 with Weiley, Bloxom and Crigg continuing together through until 2003. Weiley resurrected V Spy V Spy in 2006 with Bloxum and Crigg.