Nick Cave has paid tribute to his former Bad Seeds bandmate Conway Savage who died Sunday from a brain tumour.
In his post, Cave says, “Our beloved Conway passed away on Sunday evening. A member of Bad Seeds for nearly thirty years, Conway was the anarchic thread that ran through the band’s live performances. He was much loved by everyone, band members and fans alike. Irascible, funny, terrifying, sentimental, warm-hearted, gentle, acerbic, honest, genuine – he was all of these things and quite literally “had the gift of a golden voice,” high and sweet and drenched in soul. On a drunken night, at four in the morning, in a hotel bar in Cologne, Conway sat at the piano and sang Streets of Laredo to us, in his sweet, melancholy style and stopped the world for a moment. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house. Goodbye Conway, there isn’t a dry eye in the house.
Conway was part of Nick Cave’s most recent Australian tour.
Conway Savage was a respected member of Melbourne’s music community. Ed Kuepper of The Saints/The Aints remembers Conway.
R.I.P Conway Savage….a really fine musician…I can't say I knew him incredibly well but, he was good and at times very amusing company on the two Bad Seeds tours I did a few years ago. Condolences to his family
— Ed Kuepper (@EdKuepper) September 3, 2018