Alistair McMenemy death, Glasgow drummer passed away suddenly

Alistair Mcmenemy has died. (Source: Facebook)
Alistair Mcmenemy has died. (Source: Facebook)


Glasgow’s vibrant rock scene is shrouded in grief as news reverberates that Alistair McMenemy, the accomplished drummer for the city’s rock stalwarts, Stoneface, has passed away.

Renowned for his unparalleled skills as a drummer, roadie extraordinaire, crew maestro, and the indisputable best in the business at securing coveted tickets, Alistair left an indelible mark on the industry. His multifaceted talents and infectious passion for all things music endeared him to countless artists and fans alike.

As we bid farewell to this iconic figure, we celebrate the life and contributions of Alistair McMenemy, a beloved force behind the scenes who shaped the very heartbeat of Glasgow’s musical landscape.

Alistair McMenemy passed away

MAD Crew Ltd, a prominent name in the music industry and a significant chapter in the professional journey of the late Alistair McMenemy, has recently announced the heartbreaking news of his passing.

Alistair, known for his multifaceted talents as a drummer and his invaluable contributions to the MAD Crew team, has left an indelible mark on both the company and the broader music community.

Who was Alistair McMenemy?

Alistair McMenemy’s musical journey traces back over three decades when he first embarked on his career with the then Glasgow Stage Crew. It was during these formative years that Alistair honed his skills, showcasing a passion for the technical intricacies of live performances and earning the respect of his peers. His dedication and expertise eventually led him to become an integral part of the Glasgow Stage Crew.

After over 30 years in the industry, Alistair took the next step in his career by joining MAD Crew, a move that marked a new chapter in his professional life. MAD Crew recognized not only his musical prowess as a drummer but also his exceptional talents as a roadie and crew member.

Alistair’s seamless transition into this role showcased his versatility and commitment to delivering top-notch performances. Alistair’s connection with his colleagues went beyond professional collaborations; he evolved into a true friend to those he worked alongside.

One notable testament to the camaraderie within the crew was the formation of the Spice Boys, a band created by the crew for a wedding performance that later extended to numerous charity events. Alistair, never one to shy away from a musical opportunity, contributed his drumming talents to this unique ensemble, leaving an unforgettable mark on those fortunate enough to witness their performances.

His warm and approachable nature was not confined to the stage or backstage areas. Alistair McMenemy was known for his genuine kindness and empathy, always ready with a comforting hug when needed. In an industry often characterized by its fast-paced and demanding nature, Alistair stood out for his ability to foster a sense of camaraderie and support, creating a positive and welcoming environment for everyone around him.

Alistair McMenemy Cause of Death

The sudden and unexpected passing of Alistair McMenemy, a cherished figure in the music industry, has left a profound void that has resonated through the hearts of all who knew him. According to initial reports, Alistair peacefully passed away overnight in his sleep, a somber turn of events that has shocked and saddened his colleagues, friends, and the broader community.

In the wake of this tragic news, an outpouring of grief and condolences flooded social media platforms, especially on Facebook, where many of Alistair’s colleagues and friends shared heartfelt messages to express their sorrow and pay tribute to the impact he had on their lives.


Ken “Kendo” Boyle Drummer wrote: “So I’ve woken up today to the devastating news that a great friend and a drumming compadre Alistair Mcmenemy passed away overnight. Life took us on different directions which meant we didn’t cross paths much over the years, but that didn’t matter. If we met or spoke together it was like it was yesterday. The outpouring of love for this pure gentleman, goes to show how many people were better off for having known him. Sleep well my friend, you’ll be sorely missed 🥁🥁🥁🥁”

John McFlarene wrote: “Absolutely gutted to be writing this. But yesterday we lost a lifelong friend and Brother. Alistair Mcmenemy.He was one in a million.Still can’t believe it. R.I.P bro .”

Layne Smith wrote: “Another one of life’s great people is no longer with us, so sad to hear this news today about the gentle giant Alistair Mcmenemy . If you were lucky enough to have met this guy, you will always remember him, always had time for anyone, always gave you a big hug! Will miss ya big guy xx”

Alistair McMenemy will be profoundly missed, and his legacy will resonate in the hearts of those lucky enough to have known him.


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