Victor Cross

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b. 21 June 1960, London, England, d. 9 September 2000, Orleans, France. Multi-instrumentalist Cross was the fourth of seven siblings, many of whom have enjoyed successful musical careers within the UK…
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b. 21 June 1960, London, England, d. 9 September 2000, Orleans, France. Multi-instrumentalist Cross was the fourth of seven siblings, many of whom have enjoyed successful musical careers within the UK reggae industry. By the early 80s he was working on recording sessions with the Mad Professor at Ariwa Sounds as part of the Wild Bunch alongside his sister Sandra Cross. In addition to working with the Mad Professor, Cross also recorded alongside the Twinkle Brothers, Mykal Rose, Jah Shaka and Aswad. While regarded as a session musician Cross occasionally recorded as a vocalist and his first solo effort was through Ariwa who released a cover version of the Stylistics’ ‘Break Up To Make Up’. He also worked alongside his siblings, including Derrick who performed as Slim Linton and Garnett who was another celebrated musician better known as Sergeant Pepper. Victor continued to release sporadic tunes through to the millennium, which resulted in the aptly titled debut, Finally. The album was completed in August 2000 and he embarked on a tour of Europe. In September, prior to the official release of his album, he was involved in a fatal traffic accident.