Announced on The Reasoning’s Facebook page this morning: Tony Turrell is leaving The Reasoning.
“I’m sorry to announce that as of this summer, I am no longer a part of The Reasoning. This is totally my own choice, and down to where I am at the moment in terms of time, health and head space. The band have been incredibly supportive and whilst not wanting me to go, whole-heartedly respected my decision. My reasons are not the ones normally associated with someone leaving a band – fighting, dislike or the good old-fashioned “musical differences” (nudge, nudge, wink, wink) – and every member of the band has become a dear and close friend over the course of the last 3 years (or year in Keith’s case).
It was a bit of a coup for The Reasoning when Tony joined, given his standing and the much higher profile artists he’s played with, such as Fish.
He made a very strong impression live, especially when the band slimmed down to a five-piece leaving his keys to fill out a lot more of the sound. He even too over the male lead vocal role. I did get the feeling the band never quite made as much use of his skills as a composer and arranger as they could have done, and it will be interesting to see what projects he’s involved with next.