As I look back on the last year and a half it seems like it’s gone so quickly. It’s been a real rollercoaster ride and I really can’t imagine who or where I’d be without it.
You may or may not know this but earlier this summer I decided that I would be parting ways with the band in order to move away to go to uni, this wasn’t an easy decision to make but I felt it was necessary for me to move away and experience life somewhere completely different by myself.
The things I’ve got the chance to do over the past year and a half really have made me feel so lucky, especially considering I’ve had 3 of my best friends by my side.
I’d like to take a moment to thank some people that have been instrumental in all this being possible.
Firstly every one of you who has ever come to a show or just stuck around to see us, bought a CD, or just spread us around your friends. Without you this would have all been for nothing.
Secondly Rach Ballet, for putting us on for our first time out in bournemouth, courteously giving us somewhere to stay, generally being awesome and not complaining when scott rubbed his sweaty feet on her pillow. Jenna, Katy and Layla from Rising Stars Promotions for giving us some of the best gigs we’ve played, and painting Katys face to look like jungle animals for our amusement. Rob Dahl for trading mine and Mattocks dignity for a chance to play with one of our favourite bands, and having one of the most glorious beards in all mankind. Not forgetting any other promoters that have ever given us a chance.
Lastly to all the bands who we’ve played with, for making us feel welcome and generally being an inspiration to play alongside, The City Calls, Save Your Breath, Goodbye Stereo, Not Advised, Forever Can Wait, Meet The Public, We Caught The Castle, Fake The Attack, Lost In Colour, The Lion and The Wolf, Kid Keep Dancing and so so so many more, you are some the most awesome guys and girls I’ve ever met.
Not of course forgetting Hope, Sam and Scott, for putting 110% into every single show no matter how small, for making this journey so memorable and having a great laugh along the way.
This has been one hell of a journey and although it’s sad that it’s coming to a close, I’m glad that we’re leaving it while things are on good terms.
And so it’s time to put a chapter of my life behind me, that I can safely say has made me who I am today.
So thanks again to all of you, and the best of luck to Sam, Scott and Hope in all their future endeavours without me.
Goodnight, and good luck.