Well, time to make lemonade, cause we’ve been dealt a pretty bitter lemon.. Even though we’ve had an incredible time together this past year, Kelly has decided to take some time off playing music and quit our little quartet. The personal (and very understandable) reasons she’s given us became a bit too big to ignore. You can read some words from her below. Needless to say we’re devastated to lose our solo shredding, fun rock animal with her golden voice.
However, we’re happy we get to play 2 last shows together. If you’re around, come and give her a goodbye to remember tomorrow at Junkfest 2, Siegen (DE) or May 09th @ Taverne du Théatre, La Louvière. As far as the rest of us goes, we’re still having way too much fun to call it quits. Except for El Topo Goes Loco, hero of the year Bert Floren (New Pokerface fame) has agreed to fill in for Kelly until further notice. This gives us a bit more time to look for a definitive solution. Dammit, Kel. Bye, Kel. It’s been a blast <3
“Sadly, due to other priorities, I see myself forced to quit MARCH. It’s a really sad thing to do, but personally the right one to take.. The shows in Siegen (DE) on April 7th and La Louvière (BE) on May 9th will be the last ones I’ll play. I’ll sorely miss MARCH and thus Fleur, Jare and Thomas. It’s been an incredibly fun year that I wouldn’t have want to miss for the world. There’s loads I’ll remember: Our UK and EU tours, meeting The Penske File (& Ralph!), our disco themed merch case, the plays on words (DU MAL, Fleur! DU MAL), playing tour bingo on the road, Tino’s tourquiz, the random magician’s performance in Tours (FR), playing a halfpipe during a skate contest, meeting enthusiastic people at the shows, driving to the 3FM studio’s at night, playing KNRD fest in the middle of the woods while dodging wasps, playing Popronde, the veg food backstage, the first time in 17 years that I forgot to bring my amp, killing countless strings, good breakfast but oh so nasty hangovers on tour, some weird afterparty in the UK, Zimmie, acting nuts backstage, meeting heaps of new people, pretty much always beating Fleur at fussball, Thomas’ Ozzy shirts, Jare’s Red Bull scents and especially the awesome music of MARCH. It’s been a true pleasure and you’ll be deeply missed… Love, Kel”