Tony Wright leaves ASIWYFA
2011-09-23 by Dr Dave De Sylvia STAFF | 13 Comments
And So I Watch You From Afar have parted company with guitarist Tony Wright, who will now focus on his solo project, VerseChorusVerse.

He will be replaced on upcoming tour dates by Niall Kennedy, formerly of the Panama Kings.

The band wrote the following statement: "It been an honor and a privilege to share the road, studio, stage and world with Tony for the last five years. He's been part of the ASIWYFA family from the start, and he always will be.

We're excited, proud and in full support of Tony as he embarks on his new adventure.

In the words of Richard Bach: 'Don't be dismayed at goodbyes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or a lifetime, is certain for those who are friends.'

Give 'em hell Tony!"


Wright added: "It is with a heavy heart and leaden feet I announce my decision to leave And So I Watch You From Afar. The past few years have been an unbelievable ride and I'll always remember them with rose tinted spectacles as the incredible times, in the full thrust of reality, they were.

"Johnny, Rory and Chris as well as the amazing crew that we had around us will continue on the path we forged together, however the time has come for one reason and many others for me to take a different, less trodden road but one with the same ultimate destination, fulfilment. I wish them all the success in the world and I know they will receive it as they are amongst the most driven, talented people I've had the fortune to work, travel, create, learn and grow with.

"I will continue to make music as that is something that coarses through me as familiarly as the blood that pumps to my heart.

"Finally, but most certainly not least, I wish to thank all the incredible people I have met on this journey and the people who were into our music. You will remain forever with me in my mind, heart, and soul. Thank you infinitely for the times you gave me. I know one day we will all cross paths again and I hope so much you will support me in this agonising decision. Once more into the breach..."

Tagged: And So I Watch You From Afar

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MutnikSpusic
September 23rd 2011
560 Comments


fcuk

LumpSum
September 23rd 2011
68 Comments


ho shit

HenchmanOfSanta
September 23rd 2011
1899 Comments


Damn.

Digging: Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels 2

Jash
September 23rd 2011
4244 Comments


Lame news but atleast they're not breaking up for good

Kris.
September 23rd 2011
12424 Comments


damn this sucks

YouGotLucky
September 23rd 2011
946 Comments


Never heard of the band. The ridiculous band name kinda puts me off though.

Metamorphosis
September 23rd 2011
420 Comments


Don't let it. The music is pretty solid. This kinda sucks, but I'm sure they'll be able to find a great new permanent guitarist.

vakuola
September 23rd 2011
276 Comments


Haven't listened to their latest record, but the EP previously released is sooo good.

Damrod
Moderator
September 24th 2011
1093 Comments


Not sure how much of a driving force Tony was behind the songwriting, but it will definitely be interesting to see how this changes their sound and songs

TheLodge
September 24th 2011
40 Comments


Wow. Oh well. Forwards! Gangs was excellent.

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
September 24th 2011
23964 Comments


sucks scrotum

scrotum I tells you

never heard of his solo project though, hopefully it's half as good as ASIWYFA

Digging: Taylor Swift - 1989

Poncharelo
September 25th 2011
27 Comments


So sad...so long, we wish you well...

Gbhill
September 26th 2011
107 Comments


Major bummer!



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