It became known about the death of Nicky Tesco, the former frontman of the British punk band The Members.
The Members group formed in Camberley, Surrey, in 1976. The 1979 track "The Sound of the Suburbs", co-written with Tesco and Jean-Marie Carroll, raised a special sensation. For many, he remains one of the most alive hymns new wave.
Tesco formed the band with guitarist Gary Baker, bassist Steve Morley and drummer Steve Maycock, the latter soon replaced by Clive Parker and then Adrian Lillywhite. Tesco remained with the group throughout their original era, which ended in 1983, and briefly headed reunited and expanded line-up since 2007. The band also charted with the 1979 album containing their title track "At The Chelsea Nightclub" and the Top 40 single "Offshore Banking Business".
Later, the frontman took up acting skill, starring in four films by the famous Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki. He then became a music journalist, notably writing for Music Week magazine. Richard Jobson, his contemporary and soloist Scottish punk band The Skids wrote on social media:
Sad to hear about my buddy Nicky Tesco. He was the best for his friends and family.
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Fellow musicians also expressed regret about his death.
Rest in Peace Nicky Tesco,” wrote Danny Kelly. Trillions of words have been written about punk. Wasted effort - you did it in five. David Quantik added: The Members were a brilliant band with fantastic witty songs. Their vocalist Nicky Tesco was a fantastic frontman, and in later years he had a strong presence on social media.
Musical journalist Pete Paphides noted:
I remember my brother playing The Members' "Sound Of The Suburbs" for the first time, a song that perfectly captured the pent-up energy of teenage life away from the epicenter of punk. He loved punk rock and soon so did I. Much later I saw Nick Tesco's name in Music Week and wondered if that was the guy. On Twitter, I learned that he is not only Nicky Tesco, but also that he is wise, human, funny and gentle, which many would like to see the pop star of their youth.