I would like to announce that I am leaving Oysterband to pursue a career as a solo singer songwriter.
After many years of constant touring and recording, it is not easy to leave the friends, the fans and the life I have known. We have shared a lot of ups and downs and have grown together to be more like a family than a band. However, since the release of my solo album ‘Tales of Love War and Death by Hanging’ a couple of years ago, I knew that a door had been opened for me and another, more challenging path lay waiting. I have to sing.
The experience of being a part of Oysterband has been a wonderful one, as has been the warmth and energy of the fans we have played to along the way. This has been by far the best group I have ever played with and probably will remain so. Oysterband have plenty of albums to make and tours to play yet, I wish them well and thank them for being who they are.
My last show with the band will be February 23rd 2013 in Treorchy, Wales, which is also the last date of the highly successful Ragged Kingdom tour featuring Oysterband with June Tabor.
I will begin 2013 with solo tours of England, Denmark and Germany.