Guitar Gods would like to send sincerest condolences to the family & friends of Australian legend Harvey James (Sherbert – Lead Guitarist), who have announced that Harvey passed away peacefully at 8:30pm on Saturday,15th January 2011.


Celebrate the life of Harvey James.

Harvey James passed away one day shy of “Gimme That Guitar – A Benefit for Harvey James”.  Speculation is that the show will go on with part proceeds going to Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, a world leader in cancer treatment, research and education.

From the “Sherbert reunites for one of their own” page on the Gimme That Guitar website:

Realistic but feeling incredibly fortunate and inspired in this fight for his life, Harvey is passionate and motivated as he rallies his friends together for this one special night.

“My music found me; it found me when I was sixteen and has stayed with me ever since,” Harvey says. “It looked after me when I was down to my last dollar and desperate, it gave me joy at the strangest of times, and took me down a few roads I shouldn’t have gone down, but I suppose that’s what’s called experience.

“I am still here, and know that I will not be forgotten after I go, my music will make sure of that, even after I’m gone!”
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RIP Harvey William James 20/09/1952 – 15/01/2011
Your music will live on.  Respect.