Goodbye Andy, Steve and Fraser

The Final Bow for The Magnets line-up 2011-15, taken at our final public show together in Ettelbruck, Luxembourg.

The Final Bow for The Magnets line-up 2011-15, taken at our final public show together in Ettelbruck, Luxembourg.

The Magnets are very sad to be saying goodbye to some very dear friends and long serving members of the group. Steve, Andy and Fraser are moving onto a new stage of their musical career and they’ll be sorely missed. It’s been lovely for this line-up to go out on a high, with some of our best ever tours in Australia, China and Germany in the first half of 2015, ending with our final public show together in Luxembourg at the end of June.

Andy and Steve have been with us for the best part of twenty years. Andy has been our trump card with his amazing audience-winning solos, as well as being the rhythmic rock on which we could always rely. Steve’s voice has been central to our sound, as have his superb arrangements. Fraser joined us in 2009, bringing new energy to the group and multiple skills including choreography, videography and all-round showmanship. They are not lost to a cappella  however, and will continue to perform together in their trio We3. We wish them well, and look forward to the hard task of replacing them at our auditions this month. In their own words…

It is with mixed emotions that Fraser, Andy & I are announcing our retirement from The Magnets. After many amazing years of fantastic gigs, travels & experiences we feel that the time has come to move on to pastures new. We want to thank all our fans for their dedicated support – you have kept us going through the occasional tough times & are one of the reasons for our longevity as a band in what is often a difficult business to survive. We are sorry that most of you will not get the opportunity to see this line up of The Magnets perform before we leave but unfortunately we have had no public UK gigs in the diary this year. Our decision was made back in February but we wanted to ensure that a good future for The Magnets was secured before we made our announcement to the rest of the world. We will continue to perform with the other guys up until the beginning of July then the new line up will be revealed soon after as we move on to focus on other areas of our lives in music & beyond. We would love to stay in touch with you all & to ask for your continued & valued support in the future. We sincerely hope that our singing has made you as happy as we have been during our time with the Magnets & we will endeavour to make you smile, clap, cheer & sing along again when our paths next cross…Steve x

Goodbye Steve, Andy and Fraser, and thanks.

Goodbye Steve, Andy and Fraser, and thanks.

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