Shultz, Bradley Roy "B.Roy" Our beloved Brad peacefully left the stage for a bigger and better stage on Wednesday, January 5th, due to complications resulting from cancer at the age of 69. Brad was well known in the Twin Cities music community as the quintessential Rock 'n' Roll drummer in a career that spanned over 5 decades and featured bands such as The Canterbury Tales, Orange %, Spice, Volcano, Trick, Fragile, The Brothers Foolish, Bulldogs, Cain and most recently, Jiggs Lee Invasion. Brad's love for Rock 'n' Roll was sealed after seeing The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan show in 1964 and following a brief stint on bass guitar, moved to drums and established himself as one of the premier drummers in the Twin Cities who mastered the nuanced approach of Ringo Star, the power of Ian Paice (his two favorite drummers), and everything in-between. All who were lucky enough to know Brad will remember him fondly as quite the character in every positive sense of the phrase. He was quick witted, thoughtful, insightful and always willing to help. He was also a great raconteur and conversationalist in a wide variety of topics including music, literature, history, politics, proper English grammar and all things British, especially motorcycles like his treasured 1975 Norton Commando. All who were lucky enough to see Brad perform will remember an extraordinary drummer who was always at the top of his game, including his last show on Nov. 27, 2021. They will also remember his frequent loud and humorous banter between songs, often peppered with "colorful" language in his own inimitable way. In 1994, Brad met up with an old acquaintance, Karen Mohn who became the love of his life. It was at this time that Brad, who was not a cat lover, became one with the help of Karen's cherished cat, Freya, and from that point on he knew he was "doomed". Brad and Karen had 28 wonderful years together where they enjoyed spending time coming up with creative solutions to home projects, working on their MG sports cars in their unbelievable garage, looking forward to "date night" every Friday (when there wasn't a gig), and most of all, always being there for each other with mutual respect, kindness and love. Brad was truly one of a kind - a great partner, a great mate, incredibly cool, always entertaining and a uniquely talented individual. He will be dearly missed. B.Roy, you exited this gig too early. Some songs will remain unsung without the strong backbeat you brought to our music and our lives. Brad was preceded in death by parents LeRoy and Imogene Shultz. Survived by his long time-partner of 28 years Karen Mohn, brother Jeff (Jennifer) of Youngstown, OH, nephews Nick (April) Shultz of St. Michael and Clay (Nikki) Shultz of Bloomington. A celebration of Brad's life will be announced at a later date. Gearty-Delmore 763-537-4511 gearty-delmore.com
Bradley Roy 'B.Roy' Shultz
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