On Friday January 8th our Daddy passed on.
Simon Goss was the creator and owner of Wah Wah 45s, our inspiration, brother and our friend.
After a short and hard fought battle against cancer the big man that we all loved and looked up to left us peacefully on Friday morning. He’s left a massive hole in our lives, but also the strength to carry on and keep his beautiful spirit alive in our music.
We shall miss his uniquely eclectic DJ sets (noone could mix up Ray Charles and drum’n’bass quite like ‘The Daddy’ ), his wonderful sense of humour (part Tommy Cooper, part Eric and Ernie), his belief in new music and young artists, his long and amusing stories, his detailed knowledge of obscure jazz and soul records, his obsession with standing up for the little man against the corporate hordes, and more than anything else his elegance and enigmatic persona. He was, in truth, a real gentleman.
We shall also miss his flat caps hitting us in the head every time he cornered us for a word in our ear.
Rest easy Daddy Goss. Wah Wah will always love you and miss you.
Dom and Adam.
Love untold going out to Patti, Chris, Tom, Joe and all the Wah Wah family at this time.