1 Deke Martin 9 months ago I found out yesterday that my go-to drummer and friend of 10 years passed away in November of a pulmonary embolism on the eve of his 45th birthday. I texted him last week with a gig and he didn't respond. Unusual, but I wasn't worried unduly at that time. I chased him earlier this week and again he didn't respond. I know he had a couple of bouts of cancer in the past so I got a little worried and googled his name and came across his obituary.Bradford C. Gross was a fine, fine drummer, but he was so much more. Science teacher, entertainer, entrepreneur, father, husband, and a wonderful friend. Born and raised in Mystic, Connecticut, Brad came to England around 14 years ago, after a few years in NY and the Florida Keys. If you reside in either New England, New York, the Keys or Hastings, Sussex you will likely have seen and enjoyed Brad's playing and ever-positive attitude.Rest well my dear friend, I will miss you.