After spending five days in the studio recording new tracks, Degrees announced yesterday that lead guitarist Neillo had left the band.This brings their number down to three: Alex on Drums, Jon on Bass and Patrick on acoustic and vocals (though maybe he’ll swap to electric guitar). Will they stay as a trio or are they looking for a new guitarist. No information has reached my ears on that, but I do know that Neillo will continue to support the band in other ways. He’s also said that the new tracks are “great”. From a man who never seems to overstate, this is an indication of something very special indeed.
I’m not going to say I’m happy about Neillo’s departure, but I wish them all well on their newly separated journeys and am, of course, really looking forward to the new tunes.