After the departure of guitarist Michael Fairbairn, The King Lot are excited to welcome their new guitarist Jay Moir. Whilst the guys are of course sad to lose Michael, Jay is already bringing a fresh new edge to the band and will join Jason and Chris in recording the follow up to their debut album, "The King Lot".
Jay is well known on his local scene in Fife and has been gigging for over a decade. His influences include Eddie Van Halen and Paul Gilbert who he recently joined on stage at a masterclass in Edinburgh.
For a taster of what's to come, check out the video below which features the chance for a sneaky listen of one of the forthcoming album tracks...
It is with great regret that we announce our guitarist Michael Fairbairn is moving on from The King Lot.
As many of you know, Michael welcomed his beautiful baby daughter, Iris, into the world in February and he wishes to focus more on his family which we completely understand.
Michael says: "It wasn't an easy decision to move on from The King Lot but my family is my No.1 priority and I would like to thank everyone for all of the experiences over the past few years. I've met a lot of great people, have learned so much and created memories that will last with me forever. I wish Jason and Chris all the best for the continued success of the band and I know this is the right decision for everyone at this point in our lives."
Being in a band is challenging, juggling family commitments and often being away from home. There are no hard feelings and this is certainly not the end for The King Lot. We have a solid touring schedule with more gigs to come as well as the recording and release of our second album which we're incredibly excited about.
Says drummer Chris Gillon: "The last four years have been a lot of fun and we have shared many great experiences. I wish Michael all the best in whatever he decides to do next."
Lead vocalist and bassist Jason Sweeney adds: "I've known Michael for years and it's always a pleasure to work with him in our many musical adventures. I respect Michael's decision in leaving The King Lot to allow us to take things to the next step in gigging more and further afield. A charismatic and elegant gent he is"
All gigs booked will be honoured and arrangements regarding a new guitarist will be announced in due course.
Jason and Chris
The King Lot