Funeral for a Friend replace guitarist... with bassist

Posted by DR on 28/04/10

After guitarist Darran Smith announced his intention to leave Funeral for a Friend, the band have announced on their forum that he will be replaced on guitar by current bassist Gavin Burrough, who will in turn be replaced on bass by Richard Boucher (from Hondo Maclean and Ghostlines).

"For those of you wondering who will be stepping into Darran’s jet black shoes? Well, you already know the fella.

Step forward Mr Gavin Burrough. You all know Gav as the big fella who’s been melting your hearts and faces for the last couple of years while playing bass for us. Some of you with longer memories might remember Gav tearing it up on his beloved six string guitar as a founding member of both ‘Hondo Maclean’ and ‘The Future’. As great as it’s been having Gav on bass for the last couple of years, he’s still never really “gotten over” his first love – his guitar. Suffice it to say, Gav’s contribution to the new record and interplay with Kris has been mind-blowing and we can’t wait for you all to hear it.

So this left us with a dilemma. Do we:

1) Continue without a bassist and go for that “White Stripes” sound and write an album of ‘7 Nation Army’ rip offs?


2) Go out and find ourselves a fantastically talented Nordic looking bassist with locks of gold and a penchant for good curry and crap jokes?

We chose option 2. Welcome Richard Boucher. You’re gonna love him. He’s SO good on bass that we let someone with blonde hair join our band. That ought to be an indication of how great he is. He’s a bit tasty on the guitar as well actually, and has been contributing some great material in that area too. The creative well is well and truly overflowing. Exciting times."

Thanks to "Sugardaddy" for the tip.

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