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