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A message from Stephen

A message from Stephen

Just a wee note to say that after a lot of consideration I've made the very difficult decision to leave StillMarillion. It's just been too much of a challenge to juggle the responsibilities of being a relatively new father with the commitment required to rehearse and tour on a regular basis and this feels like the most appropriate time to make the move.

It has been an amazing eleven years and I've seen the band go from playing pubs to regularly touring Europe and selling out incredible venues like the Boerderij in the Netherlands. I don't think that when we started this we ever expected to see the success this band has acheived and I'm really going to miss it. I want to thank my bandmates Martin, Mark, Barrie Mark B, Kevin and Andrew for all the laughs, the professionalism and the hard work that has made all of this possible. It's been a pleasure and a privilege to share the stage with them over the years and I wish them all the very best for the future. I'm very much looking forward to the prospect of attending a StillMarillion gig soon as a punter. Best of luck also to whoever steps into the role, it really is one of the best gigs out there.

I've made a lot of friends over the last few years with the band and hope I'll still catch up with some of you at gigs in the future. I'll be playing a few more gigs with the band this year until they have a replacement in place so hopefully see some of you before I bow out completely.

In the short term, I'm looking forward to being able to devote more time to my parental responsibilities and also look forward to getting the chance to move a couple of other musical projects forward that have been sitting on the back burner for the last few years. Hopefully I'll get something out there soon.

All the best and Sláinte,

Stephen



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