Blair Dunlop has today announced an end to ongoing work of the current line up of The Albion Band in order to focus on his rapidly developing solo career. In a letter to supporters of the band (which you can read below) he explained that the reasons related to pressures of an ever-increasing solo schedule alongside the numerous other projects on which fellow band members are working on. For anyone that knows the band members, as I’m sure many of you do, this comes as no real surprise with Blair Dunlop, Gavin Davenport, Tim Yates (Blackbeard’s Tea Party) and Katriona Gilmore (Gilmore & Roberts) all being kept very busy. Having said that they have done incredibly well to keep it all together for as long as they have.
Letter from Blair to The Albion Band fans:
Dear Albion Band supporters,
After much soul searching I’ve made the decision to call time on the work of the current incarnation of The Albion Band. We’ve had two years of great times, meeting fans old and new, defying some critics and playing some great shows along the way.
The pressures of an ever-increasing solo schedule along with the planned launch of a new solo album in May 2014 creates challenges in prioritising the group for the foreseeable future. This, alongside the numerous other projects on which fellow band members are working, means that the new year seems a good opportunity to draw a line under one phase and look forward to new horizons.
We all remain friends and will undoubtedly work together in various capacities in the future. It has been an absolute pleasure working with the rest of the band, and an honour to add to the great history of The Albion Band.
In the meantime thank you for all of your support and here’s to the future.
I’ve added links to all their individual projects below…they’re a great bunch of musicians so keep up with them.