White Wizzard: Why Singer Quit Again
White Wizzard bassist Jon Loen has told Classic Rock that he’s disappointed at vocalist Wyatt Anderson’s decision to leave the band for a second time.
“Wyatt came back for our new album (the just released Flying Tigers), but then he couldn’t commit to touring, because he has a new, well paid job. I can understand his choice, because right now there is no money to be made from the band. He also has health issues. However, for me he is the man who should be signing with White Wizzard. I even wrote the songs on the new album with him totally in mind.”
Once Anderson quit the band, it was decided to cancel the planned September UK tour with Jettblack.
“We were advised not to do it with a new singer, and also to wait until the album was out.”
Now, it’s Michael Gremio fronting the new-look White Wizzard, with Giovanni Durst on drums and the dual guitars of Jake Dreyer and Cory Nagatochi.
“We had Pete Ellis come in on vocals when Wyatt first left last September. But then we had visa problems, but he’s a great guy and an excellent singer. I wish him all the luck with his new band (Monument). Then Wyatt came back, and now it’s down to Michael.
“He’s a very strong vocalist in his own right, and I’m sure he’ll make his mark.”
The new White Wizzard line-up will be touring Europe at the end of the year with Iced Earth and Fury UK. The three shows over here are in November:
Fri. 4: London Islington O2 Academy
Sat. 5: Birmingham O2 Academy
Sun. 6: Bristol O2 Academy