Lead singer, composer, songwriter and bass guitarist/keyboardist with The Surfers and The October Cherries with several music albums to his credit.
A loving husband and father, he leaves behind his immediate family, relatives, friends, and fans to mourn his loss.
Tribute From Stephen Han:
I remember the Surfers, with Jay Shotam in the lead, were always practising their songs in a book shop opposite the former Amber Mansion. My house was facing the back of this shop and I enjoyed the music played.
However, someone who stayed at the Cathay Building and didn't appreciate music complained to the police that the noise was a nuisance. As the Surfers were playing within the eleven pm hour they were only told to lower their volume.
I had the pleasure of meeting Jay again at a concert organised by the National Heritage Board in 2002 at Raffles City. The Back To The 60s Show also featured Riem De Wolff (The Blue Diamonds), Vernon Cornelius, Larry Lai, Silah Kassim, and Tan Swee Leong.
Jay Shotam was an easy-going guy and I'm glad to have met him.
(Mr. Stephen Han is a good friend and guest blogger. Thank you, Stephen.)
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