It was announced this morning that Neck Deep Bassist Fil Thorpe Evans has left the band.
A statement from Fil was posted on the band’s Facebook page. This news comes just two days before Neck Deep set off on the Peace And The Panic Tour 2 in the USA.
Immediately setting the record straight the statement says, “Before going any further, I want to leave no room for speculation and make it clear that this is a decision born of positivity, not negativity, with no ill feeling involved.”
Fil goes on to say that due to a significant amount of time he spent working in the production side of music he’s discovered a passion for production and this is what is behind his decision stating “This has quickly become my true passion and being true to myself means letting myself commit to that fully now. I truly believe that every person out there should find their passion and commit to it fully.”
Speaking about his time in Neck Deep he states “Neck Deep has been a dream come true for me since its inception. We achieved things I never thought possible and I will forever be grateful, and simply in awe of my time spent in the band with nothing but positive memories.”
Read the full statement below:
Fans took to Twitter to express their support for both Fil and Neck Deep going forward:
Nothing but good wishes for @filisthorpe !! Miss you in the band but I know whatever’s next will be a huge success for you!!
— tracey (@BONESOF98) September 4, 2018
The band has not confirmed whether Fil will finish prior commitments taking part in the USA tour starting in two days on the 6th of September, or if someone will fill in on bass for the band.
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