The Official Web Site has today (Monday) posted the following message on the site which reads as follows: JAMIROQUAI'S TOBY BOWS OUT, Posted by Webmaster on 29/04/2002 12:25:05.
Jamiroquai keyboardist and long time collaborator Toby Smith is bowing out of the band to spend more time with his family. Smith, who has a young daughter, has decided to take time out from the constant touring that has seen him away from home for much of the last few years. Jamiroquai front man Jay Kay said this week "It is sad to see him go but I totally understand the commitment Toby feels for his family and the strains of being away from home for long periods. I wish him all the best." The pair have left the door open to working together on future studio projects. All Jamiroquai live dates during the summer remain unaffected.