Just after their triumphal performance at the Cambridge Rock Festival comes this news, from the Stolen Earth website:
It is with sadness that we are saying goodbye to our bass player, Paul Teasdale, whose last gig with the band was at the Cambridge Rock Festival (talk about going out on a high!). We are sad to see Paul go, and we know he will be missed, but we wish him all the best for the future.
Words from Paul…
Following the release of our album and this summer’s promotional tour, I have decided the time is right for me to take a step away from Stolen Earth to concentrate on new projects.
I’d like to say a massive ‘thank you’ to everyone who bought the album and has seen us play over the last year. Thank you all for your support and your fantastic encouragement. Also thanks to everybody who has played our songs on the radio – for a songwriter there really is no greater feeling!
But most of all, thanks to the members of Stolen Earth for the journey so far. I know the band will go on to bigger and better things and I wish them well. I look forward to watching the band as a fan!
Paul was of course not just a founder member of Stolen Earth, but a founder member of Breathing Space too, Stolen Earth’s direct ancestor. He’ll certainly be missed; he’s a great guy who made an important contribution to Stolen Earth’s songwriting as well as being a great bassist. It will be interesting to hear what Paul comes up with next.
As for Stolen Earth, let’s hope finding a new bassist proves be a minor speedbump on the road to those bigger and better things.