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RIP Kelly 8
Posted: 18th October 2010
Tagged: Kelly 8
All good things must come to an end and it is with heavy hearts that we announce the end of Kelly 8.
Following on from the last news update where we mentioned that Dan would be leaving the band, I got an e-mail from Jacob. In his own words, "after some considerations we decided that a Kelly 8 without Dan wouldn't be a decent Kelly 8. As a matter of fact, it's not an alternative at all..."
We're obviously gutted to hear this. After 3 great CDs, UK tours with The Mercy Suite and Dugong, on which we tagged along, plus some fantastic appearances at our annual all-dayer, we'd come to know and love the band as much as all their UK label mates. Probably more so because they could teach us how to swear in Swedish, which is kinda cool.
On the up side, there is already a new band in the works which will feature the remaining 3/4 of Kelly 8: Pia, Jacob (now on guitar), Joakim; along with and a new drummer and, if early indications are anything to go by, the sound should please long-time 8 fans.
So, to conclude... Rest in peace, Kelly 8!
... Oh yeah ...
And because we couldn't let them bow out so easily it gives me a bittersweet pleasure to say that the band will play their last UK gig ever at New Year / New Start 2011 at The Well, Leeds on the 15th January. Come along, you won't get another chance!!