Touchstone Drummer Quits
Highly rated British prog rockers Touchstone have parted with drummer Alasdair Melville. He wants to pursue a heavier musical direction.
In a statement, keyboard player/vocalist Rob Cottingham says:
“I met Al when we were auditioning and took on Simon Cook as drummer some five plus years ago. I always kept in touch as I recognised a superb raw talent there. When Simon left, I was delighted that Al joined. Since then it has been an absolute honour and a privilege to share the stage and studio with Al, and to see him grow as a drummer in the last three-and-a-half years.
“We have all had some fun for sure, having toured the UK, been out to the US and produced two cracking albums together. I believe he has a very bright future in the rock world, and look forward to seeing him ascend the drumming heights. Whilst it is with mixed emotions that we make this announcement, Al leaves Touchstone with much love, respect, and support from all its band members.”
The band have a replacement in mind, but have yet to make it official. Whoever it is, you’ll be able to see them on the Prog Stage at Classic Rock‘s High Voltage Festival. This happens at Victoria Park on July 24/25.
Find out more at www.touchstonemusic.co.uk