Last Friday, many of us awoke to the knowledge that our own Raychelle 'Voodoo Ray' Keane had taken her own life.
This, as you can imagine, was an absolute shock and has hit our little community hard.
Raychelle was very much a regular on the Vinyl Injury Unit Crew Facebook page and would regularly post her favourite Youtube songs. The weekly Funky Fridays would always feature Ray's love of early Soul Weekender-type, 80s-groove tracks.
She was an outspoken individual with a love for her dogs, tats and tees and would send pictures to Facebook of these with a huge grin on her face.
This was when she was on an 'up'. Sadly, Ray had many 'down' moments and her Facebook statuses would be quite reflective of this.
She was a special person who would always try to help anyone out in any way she could. Unfortunately the one person she couldn't help in the end was herself.
To say she will be missed is a huge understatement. The love that has been shown for her over the last week is testament to this.
True ABU fam.
R.I.P. Raychelle 'Voodoo Ray' Keane.
Taken from the second ABU album, Electic Boogaloo.
Composed by Rob Storton and featuring the unforgettable Queen of the Vinyl Injury/ABU crew, Raychelle 'Voodoo Ray' Keane.