BRIAN JACK of CHILD’s PLAY Passes Away
Former Child’s Play bandmate and drummer John Allen posted the following on Facebook, “I am completely shocked and saddened by the death of Brian Jack. He was one of the most gifted, charismatic artists I have ever had the pleasure of sharing the stage with. He along with the rest of the guys were the brothers I never had. I will miss him incredibly.”
Currently playing with the Charm City Devils, Allen will dedicate their April 21st show in Towson, Maryland to Brian Jack. “He was loved by many and it would be nice for everyone to be together again”, says Allen. “So come out to Recher with your love and memories of one of the greatest frontmen/singer/artist that Baltimore has ever seen.”
Brian Jack, a Baltimore, Maryland native, was a member of Child’s Play from 1984 until 1991. In 1990 the band, then signed to Chrysalis Records, released their Howard Benson produced debut album, Rat Race, which was promoted by a video of the title track (see link below). However, Jack would quickly leave the group to pursue a solo career.
In 1992, Brian independently released his first solo effort Promise Of Love, which displayed a softer side to his music and went on to sell over 10,000 copies without any major label support. In 1996 the singer teamed up with Gabi Records to release his second solo album Collage, a collection that was recorded with several musicians in various studios.
Watch Child’s Play’s video for the song “Rat Race” by click HERE.